After giving away a gut-wrenching loss on Saturday, Alfredo Aceves will sleep easier tonight after saving the Sox from a more brutal defeat. Going for a stunning series sweep, the Minnesota Twins managed to scrap across three late runs before the closer enabled the Sox to escape with a 6-4 win. Salvaging the final game [...]
The Boston Red Sox were one strike away from ending their three game skid until Joe Mauer hit a three-run home run to give the Minnesota Twins the 6-4 win. The loss is the Red Sox third straight against the second to last place team in the American League, and fourth straight loss of the [...]
The Red Sox needed a game like this; good pitching, lots of hitting, and a clear victory. They almost didn’t get it – Josh Beckett needed 37 pitches to get through the first inning, but rebounded to toss 6 innings and limit the Twins to two runs in what would become a blowout. The Sox [...]
It wasn’t one bad inning that did in Jon Lester Wednesday night in Minnesota: it was three mediocre innings, and a Red Sox bullpen that didn’t help. The Twins scored in three separate innings off Lester, and Alfredo Aceves struggled in eighth-inning relief to give the Twins a 5-2 victory.
David Ortiz was taken out of his third spot in the batting order Tuesday night for the first time since 2005. Batting sixth, Big Papi doubled in his first at bat when he found the gap in right-center field. He later walked as part of a 1-3 night, so let’s hope that the move continues to [...]