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Red Sox Head to House of Horrors in Tampa Bay

The Red Sox are on the road again, heading to the site where they have more trouble than any other the past couple years, Tampa Bay. The Red Sox were 1-7 there last regular season, 2-2 in the American League Championship Series, and are 1-5 at the Dome this year, a 4-14 (.222) overall mark. The Red […]

Resurgent Red Sox Face Fading Blue Jays

The Red Sox took three of four against the White Sox to boost their lead to 1.5 games over the Rangers in the Wild Card race. Toronto comes to town for a three-game series and they have really hit the skids since the non-trade of Roy Halladay at the deadline, going 17-29 in July and August. Halladay, […]

Red Sox Shift Focus to White Sox, Wild Card

After dropping two of three in Fenway against the Yankees, who have now won six of the last seven against the Red Sox, winning the division title rides on a historic New York collapse. With that said, the Red Sox now need to focus on the Wild Card and will see the White Sox, who […]

Red Sox Look for Revenge Against Yankees

The Red Sox disastrous trip to the Bronx is behind them and they briefly lost the Wild Card lead in Texas. The Yankees return to town, giving the Red Sox an opportunity to exorcise the demons that started the tailspin. Amazingly, all four series the rivals have played so far this season have been sweeps, […]

Red Sox Try to Retake Wild Card Lead Against Blue Jays

For the first time in months, the Red Sox do not control their destiny in the playoff race. They lost the division lead to the Yankees and with the series loss to the Rangers, have ceded the Wild Card lead to them. The Red Sox continue their road trip north of the border to Toronto, […]

Red Sox and Rangers Set to Stage Wild Weekend

The Red Sox finally woke up a bit at home against the Tigers, but hit the road again, to face the team they are leading in the Wild Card race. The Rangers sit just one half game behind the Red Sox for the final playoff spot in the American League, so the winner of this […]

Red Sox Limping Home to Face Tigers

The schedule-makers have done the Red Sox no favors right now. After visiting Tampa Bay and New York, it does not get any easier as they return home for a four-game set with the AL Central leading Tigers. The Red Sox have few days off and lots of potential playoff teams in the mix in […]

Red Sox Look for Spark Against Yankees

The Red Sox just dropped the two-game set to the Rays, which has turned the East into a three team race. However, the Red Sox, now trailing the Yankees by 2.5 games, have a chance to cut into the lead with the four game set in the Bronx. The Sox are 8-0 against the Bombers […]

Red Sox, Rays Renew Rivalry

The Red Sox continue their tour of the American League East with a brief stop in Tampa Bay to face the Rays for a pair of games. The Red Sox have climed back to within a half game of the Yankees and the Rays, quiet at the deadline, are still hanging around in the race […]

Red Sox Open Road Trip in Baltimore

The Red Sox have an opportunity to put their struggles behind them or exacerbate them as they embark on an eight-game, nine-day road trip to divisional foes Baltimore, Tampa Bay, and New York. The Red Sox just completed a split with the A’s in a frustrating series that has seen even the bullpen, and closer […]

A’s Come Back to Town as Red Sox Try to Warm Up

The Red Sox won their first series of the second half and stayed 2.5 games back of the Yankees in the East. However, the bats still have not woken up entirely and the pitching is still not as consistent as they had hoped it would be. The A’s return to Boston, without Matt Holliday, for the […]

Slumping Sox Look to Fly Against Orioles

The second half-opening trip to Toronto and Texas looked like a tough one and proved to be far worse than expected. The whole offense seems to have fallen into a slump at the same time, prompting the Red Sox to finally cut loose Julio Lugo, and miraculously, find someone to actually trade for him, and […]

With Lead Down to One, Red Sox Head to Texas

The Red Sox dropped two of three to the Blue Jays to see their division lead trimmed to a single game and will wrap up with road trip at the home of the Texas Rangers. The Rangers have found some pitching to pair with their prodigious offense to keep them in second place in the […]

Red Sox Back to Work, Head to Toronto

With the All-Star Game behind them, the Red Sox open the second half with a road trip to Toronto and then to Texas, two venues that always seem to prove troublesome no matter how good the teams are. The Blue Jays started the season very well, on the arms of their pitching staff, but have […]

Crisp-less Royals Come to Boston

Coco Crisp will miss the Royals first trip to Boston since his offseason trade to the Royals, which netted the Red Sox reliever Ramon Ramirez and resolved the center field muddle, giving Jacoby Ellsbury the full-time gig. Crips’s season ended prematurely with surgery on his right rotator cuff and now appears to be having similar surgery on his […]