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Cole Hamels Quiets Rays Bats, Wins Game 1

Cole Hamels did what most Red Sox starters could not do: quiet the Rays bats. Hamels allowed two runs on hits in seven strong innings of the Phillies’ 3-2 Game 1 victory at Tropicana Field. Closer Brad Lidge slammed the door shut after a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts. B.J. Upton and Evan Longoria […]

Sox Lose Dream as Rays Win Game 7

The Red Sox had used all their energy to get to Game 7 of the ALCS. With no Mike Lowell or even Manny Ramirez (though Jason Bay has been a nice substitute), the Red Sox clawed their way to a deciding game after being down in the series 3-1. For the first time since 2003, […]

Miracle Red Sox Force Game 7

You all know the story. In fact, this is the fourth time since 2003 that the Red Sox have forced a Game 7 in the ALCS after winning Game 6. They did so by beating the Rays 4-2 behind a gutsy effort from an injured Josh Beckett. The Sox righty allowed two runs on four […]

Rays Blast Red Sox 9-1 in Game 3

The Tampa Bay Rays came into Boston for Game 3 and blasted four home runs (B.J. Upton, Evan Longoria, Rocco Baldelli, Carlos Pena) en route to a 9-1 victory. Joe Maddon’s crew now has a 2-1 series lead, and can end the series in Boston with wins in Game 4 and 5. Jon Lester was […]

AL East Fantasy Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

It’s just about that time of the year. Pitchers and Catchers have already reported, the Boys of Summer are getting ready to captivate us for the next 7 months. Most importantly, FANTASY BASEBALL is set to start. Fantasy is a lot of fun, but it can be a frustrating love/hate relationship if you don’t play […]