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Sox Rally Late to Take Series from Astros

The Red Sox came into the day game on Sunday with the hope of taking the game and the series.  The Sox had rookie Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound vs. Lance McCullers for the Astros.  The Sox went out early, but then the Astros battled back to take the lead.  The game came down to a 2 run homerun from Hanley Ramirez for the go ahead run.  The back end of the Sox bullpen was able...
Via Fenway West
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hanley And Hanigan Pace Sox Over 'Stros, 5-4

(Getty Images)Hanley Ramirez clocked a 2-run HR in the seventh inning to put the Red Sox ahead to stay in a 5-4 win over the Astros at Fenway Park. The nearly one-handed shot off a change-up was Ramirez's 18th of the year. Andover High School's Ryan Hanigan had a big game as well—going 3-3 with 2 RBIs and making several key blocks behind the plate. Pablo Sandoval also had a big...
Via FenwayNation
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Ramirez 2-Run HR, Hanigan 3 Hits Push Sox Past Astros 5-4

Ryan Hanigan did work early in the game with 3 hits and 2 RBI and Hanley Ramirez did work late with a 7th inning 2-run blast and the Red Sox (39-45) took two of three from the AL-leading Houston Astros (48-36) with a 5-4 victory on Sunday. 
Via CLNS Radio
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Clay Buchholz delivers July 4 sparkler for Red Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterRemember when he was announced as the Opening Day starting pitcher and we all moaned?Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesClay Buchholz may have finally arrived.Coming off a frustrating loss to the Astros the night before, Buchholz gave the Red Sox their first complete game of the season as he dominated Houston in a 6-1 Fourth of July win Saturday afternoon...
Via RedSoxLife
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clay 'Aces' Astros With Complete Game Win

(Getty Images)Clay Buchholz still had his swagger in the ninth inning—and the sign behind home plate said it all for him. 'Ace Ticket' could not have timed its advertising any better—as the tall righty was about to gain a 6-1 complete game victory over the Astros. Buchholz gave up six hits and one earned run while striking out eight. It was a dominant performance—and a needed...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval falls into Astros dugout after catching foul ball (Video)

Pablo Sandoval fell into the Houston Astros dugout after catching a foul ball during Saturday's Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park."Kung Fu Panda" chased down Preston Tucker's foul popup and couldn't stop his momentum from carrying him over the railing. Astros pitcher Vincent Velasquez was accidentally kicked in the face by Sandoval, but he was OK afterwards.  Here's another angle...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz not worried about trade rumors

Clay Buchholz isn’t concerned about whether he’ll follow in the footsteps of Jon Lester, John Lackey and Jake Peavy, among others. Not every July rumor carries weight. Buchholz, the only member of the Boston Red Sox’s 2014 Opening Day rotation to not be traded at last season’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, realizes his name could be tossed around in speculation...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the Red Sox Buyers or Sellers This Year?

As of late, the Boston Red Sox seem to have found their groove. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games, and are winners in five of their last eight games. Up until June 18th, the Red Sox looked to be out of playoff contention, and definite sellers come the trade deadline. The idea of trading Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, the team’s two big offseason signings, became a legitimate...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox activate Shane Victorino from the disabled list

The Boston Red Sox have just made a slew of transactions involving the disabled list in the last two days. They have activated Shane Victorino, who has missed most of the season, appearing in just 20 games to date. Ryan Hanigan, veteran catcher was also activated off of the 60-day DL. They placed rookie catcher Blake Swihart on the DL with left foot sprain, and to make room for Victorino...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Pregame Notes 07/03/15

The Boston Red Sox (37-44) take on the best team in the American League and second best team in the majors, the Houston Astros (47-34) in the first of three games Friday. 
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox put a beatdown on the Blue Jays

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox scored eight runs on nine hits in the top of the first inning en route to an 12-6 win over the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Toronto starter Matt Boyd didn't even stick around long enough to record an out in that first inning.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxThe win gave Boston a 5-2 record on the road trip as they come home for the...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alejandro De Aza — Minor move a major hit for Boston Red Sox

When the Boston Red Sox acquired Alejandro De Aza on June 3, no one really took notice. Boston was 24-30, which was good enough for last place in the American League East, and De Aza was batting .214 on the season with the Baltimore Orioles. This trade looked like nothing more than an irrelevant team picking up a depth player. Somebody didn’t tell De Aza this however. De Aza came...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox GM: 'Time to think about' team being sellers

      This embed is invalid   " /> The Boston Red Sox aren’t ready to place a label on themselves just yet. They still could pursue major league players at the trade deadline or they could sell off pieces with an eye toward the future. Either way, it’s clear general manager Ben Cherington is at least considering the latter route with the Red Sox entering...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 81 Preview: Red Sox at Blue Jays

The Red Sox officially get to the half way point of their season tonight and will attempt to win back to back series against divisional opponents. The Sox will send Wade Miley (7-7 4.38) to the hill before they head back to Boston for a holiday series against the Astros. The Jays will have rookie Matt Boyd (0-1 5.40) who is making just his 2nd career start, but that has always seemed...
Via RedSoxLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz vehemently denies that his bat speed is declining

Last rites were being read on David Ortiz’s illustrious major league career when he stumbled out of the gates this season. This prompted the Boston Red Sox slugger, 39, to feel compelled on numerous occasions to vehemently deny that Father Time at long last had caught up with him. A rudimentary look at his statistics...Read More The post David Ortiz vehmently blasts notion that...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Beat:Why is Justin Masterson on the Mound and Brian Johnson Still in Pawtucket?

Jared Scali returned to the Red Sox Beat this week and was ready to talk Brian Johnson, Justin Masterson and all things Red Sox. Plus, he makes a special announcement. 
Via CLNS Radio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Could Still Win It All: A Totally Sober Guy Explains

There is no place that hope springs eternal with greater fervor or frequency than the mind of a Red Sox fan. Case in point: After watching them lose seven in a row and receive last rites, I took the recent series wins against Tampa Bay and Kansas City as a sign that these guys may not yet have played their best baseball. In fact, now that we’ve taken the first two in this series...
Via Surviving Grady
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Alejandro De Aza Start Over Hanley Ramirez?

Alejandro De Aza has been a bright spot for the Boston Red Sox since joining the team in early June. Last July, when the Boston Red Sox acquired Yoenis Cespedes in a trade with the Oakland Athletics involving Jon Lester, I was excited about the slugger’s future here in Boston. But in the offseason, the Red Sox decided to sign free agent shortstop-turned left-fielder Hanley Ramirez...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Moves the Red Sox Should Make

The Red Sox are not a good baseball team, and that’s putting it likely. Although they have the talent to make a run to the top of the AL East, it does not look likely. With that, they should start looking ahead to the future, and building for 2016 and beyond.End the Hanley Ramirez LF Experiment View image | gettyimages.com Hanley Ramirez has been terrible in left field...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox sign first-round draft pick Andrew Benintendi

Andrew Benintendi agrees with Boston. (Photo/Arkansas Athletics)It took longer then most wanted it to, but the Boston Red Sox have finally signed their 2015 first-round draft pick. Outfielder Andrew Benintendi, the seventh overall pick in the draft, has agreed with the Red Sox to a full-slot bonus of $3,590,400, according to MLB.com’ Jim Callis. Benintendi has been milling around...
Via Mill City Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Jumps to Hit Ball at Eyes

Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval has never really had great plate discipline when batting. However, he last night reached a new high –...
Via Athlon Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

For Red Sox, Getting Clayed is Now Officially a Good Thing

Look, I made this silly-ass meme back when Clay Buchholz was pitching, as Robert California might say, like “some ineffectual, privileged, effete, soft-penis debutante.” It made me laugh and, hey, any excuse to work Caddyshack into the mix. Now, however, the joke may be on me. Since a rather inauspicious start, The Face That Launched A Thousand Nightmares is suddenly pitching...
Via Surviving Grady
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Lineup Tonight Versus The Blue Jays

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup for tonight's game at SkyDome (erroneously re-named as Rogers Centre): Mookie Betts CF, Brock Holt 2B, Xander Bogaerts SS, David Ortiz DH, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Mike Napoli 1B, Alejandro De Aza LF, Sandy Leon C, Jackie Bradley Jr. RF. Clay Buchholz will take the hill tonight for The Carmine Hose.
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Lucchino: Red Sox not giving up on season yet

    This embed is invalid   " /> The war isn’t over for the Boston Red Sox. Although Boston sits 10 games under .500 (33-43) and nine games back in the American League East entering Sunday, Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino still fully expects the club to turn things around this season. “There’s no reason, and no requirement, that we throw a white...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Even Mookie Betts Finds Rick Porcello’s Starts Forgettable

Last night, something truly wondrous happened: Multi-millionaire Rick Porcello took the hill for the Red Sox and we didn’t lose. Rick did do his best to keep the Rays in the game, however, generously allowing them to tie the game after the Sox clawed out an early lead thanks to runs driven in by the likes of Jackie Bradley Jr and Alejandro De Aza. The game ended up going into...
Via Surviving Grady
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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