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Red Sox Advance to ALCS with 3-1 Win Over Rays

They may be itchy, they may be unruly, but the beards will live to grow another day. The Boston Red Sox will be playing in the American League Championship Series. Shane Victorino drove in the go-ahead run in the 7th inning with an infield hit, Craig Breslow recorded five huge outs in relief of Jake […]

Rays Walk Off with 5-4 Win Over Uehara, Red Sox in Game 3

Two blinks of an eye, two swings of the bat, two home runs. Evan Longoria hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning┬áto tie the game at 3-3, then Jose Lobaton hit a home run of his own off closer Koji Uehara with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Tampa […]

Red Sox-Rays ALDS Preview: Can Red Sox Beat Rays Starting Pitching?

The upcoming Division Series featuring the Red Sox and the Rays has plenty of storylines, but the biggest could very well be the Tampa Bay starting pitching staff. The group was touted by many to be the most dangerous in baseball coming into the season, and they have done a fantastic job backing up those […]

Indians Host Rays in AL Wild Card Game; Who Do Red Sox Want to Play in ALDS?

On Wednesday night, the Cleveland Indians host the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL wild card play-in game. The Rays will send Alex Cobb (11-3, 2.76 ERA) to the mound opposite the Indians’ rookie starter Danny Salazar (2-3, 3.12). First pitch is at 8:07 PM. Why do we care? Well, the winner advances to play […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 25

Just one week remains until the playoffs begin. Four divisions and five slots overall are locked up. The Wildcard race in the East is still heated at this late stage, so pay close attention to the melees in the upcoming weeks. It’ll be fun to watch who ends up with which seed, so let’s look […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 24

The playoffs are stating to come into picture, but the AL is still full of action in the season’s final two weeks. The Indians, Orioles, Yankees and Royals are all well within striking distance of the Rays and Rangers for a Wildcard spot. While five divisions are all but wrapped up, the Cardinals and Pirates […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 23

September is well underway, and the divisions are starting to wrap up. We’re really starting to get a good idea of who the final 10 teams will be, though a few teams on the outside in the AL still have some pretty legitimate hopes of a Wildcard berth. Even if a postseason birth is probable, […]

Which Starting Pitcher Should Be the Red Sox Ace Come October?

The Boston Red Sox lead the American League East by one-and-a-half measly games over the Tampa Bay Rays. If I learned anything from 2011, it’s never to assume the Red Sox will make the playoffs. (Thankfully my glasses are protecting me from my natural instinct of clawing my eyes out at the mere mention of […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 21

We’re rapidly getting down to the last month of the season, but nothing has slowed down yet. The AL is still tough as ever, though Oakland is starting to fall off just a bit. Pittsburgh’s troubles are finally catching up with them, which has served to make the NL Central race and NL overall a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 20

20 weeks into the season, plenty of races are still in play. By the same token, many other teams are running out of time. The AL playoff teams are logjammed at the top. The NL is a little more open, but the Reds are starting to make things interesting again in the NL Central. A […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 19

The Waiver-Wire deals are well underway, and there are plenty of contending teams still looking to tweak their rosters in the event they finds themselves in a late-September race. Neither league is safe at the top, and with the #1 seed meaning a whole lot with a one-game Wildcard playoff, we’re sure to see a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 18

August is here, and there’s still plenty going on. Most importantly, the Biogenesis suspensions have been dished out. A-Rod is appealing, though the Yankees aren’t in the best position anyway with other teams vastly improving their records. Plenty of teams are still in the race, and the trade deadline helped out plenty of them. Especially […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – Week 17

The trade deadline is almost upon us, and teams are looking to add some last-minute pieces. Plenty of players are available, and there are lots of close races. With the home stretch coming up, there are plenty of opportunities left. Especially with both top seeds still very much in play, let’s look at what would […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15

The All Star Break is here, which should give everyone plenty of time to rest their weary bones before the rest of the season resumes. St. Louis and Boston are still leading the leagues, but they aren’t safe by any means. Several teams in each league remain with great shots of forcing their way into […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 14

Just a week remains until the All Star game, and teams are still looking to solidify their spot in the standings beforehand. Divisions are still close, and the AL Wildcard is up in the air. Teams at the top are having trouble, so there’s still plenty of turmoil to take advantage of. Who will make […]