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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 […]

Walks Sting Lester as Rays Thump Red Sox

Jon Lester turned in his shortest and worst start of the season as the Boston Red Sox fell to the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 on a night where the Sox southpaw ace tied a career-high by allowing seven walks. The Rays homered three times against Lester, as Desmond Jennings, Evan Longoria and Matt Joyce all […]

Red Sox Blow 6-0, 8-6 Leads, Manage to Win 10-8 Against Rays in 14 Innings

With the game tied 8-8 in the 14th inning, Daniel Nava came up to the dish with runners on first and second and one out and lined a base hit up the middle to score Shane Victorino to give the Boston Red Sox the 9-8 edge over the Tampa Bay Rays. Jarrod Saltalamacchia added a […]

Middlebrooks Delivers in 9th as Sox Rally in Dramatic Fashion

The Boston Red Sox were down to their last strike against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night, trailing 3-1 with Will Middlebrooks at the plate in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded against Rodney. The third baseman delivered for Boston, drilling a bases-clearing double into the left-center gap, giving the Red […]

Buchholz No-Hits Rays into 8th, Red Sox Win 5-0

Clay Buchholz flirted with his second career no-hitter, holding the Tampa Bay Rays hitless until the eighth inning to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-0 victory. One day after Jon Lester limited the Rays to one run over 7 innings, Buchholz decided to do him one better by not allowing a single hit […]

Video: Yankees Turn 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 Triple Play

While the Boston Red Sox had an unscheduled night off thanks to rain postponing Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Yankees did what the Red Sox couldn’t do the two previous nights: beat the Baltimore Orioles. It was the Yankees’ fourth straight win, improving their record to 5-4 to enter into […]

Red Sox Lose Rubber Match in Late Innings, 3-2 to the Baltimore Orioles

The Boston Red Sox had a chance in the ninth inning to tie the game with one out and Stephen Drew on first after his first base hit with his new club, but Jim Johnson settled down for his fourth save by striking out Jonny Gomes and getting Jacoby Ellsbury to line out to the […]

Despite AL East Hype, Red Sox Good Bet for 2013 Postseason

This season, parity redefines itself in the American League East. Unlike years past, where the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have clashed over the division title and sole AL Wild Card, the division presents five potentially great baseball teams competing for a maximum of three playoff spots. After an abysmal 2012 season, the […]

The Changing Landscape of the American League East

Buckle your seat belts, ladies and gentlemen. This is not in the AL East we’re used to any more. After a turbulent regular season, marked by the Baltimore Orioles making the playoffs and the Boston Red Sox finishing in last place, the offseason that followed has been equally hectic. A flurry of big-name acquisitions by […]