BALTIMORE — As the solo home run settled past the fence in straightaway center field Friday night, the giant scoreboard changed slightly. Next to... Read more
BALTIMORE — Josh Beckett had stalked around the clubhouse in recent days, his focus and determination clear. He was not comfortable with his 7.22... Read more
BOSTON—Dustin Pedroia's three-run homer capped Boston's seven-run sixth inning and sparked the Red Sox to a 17-8 win over the Los Angeles Angels on... Read more
Volume X, Chapter 27: Is David Ortiz done?
Sorry for the repetition. You’ve read this story before. The manager is tired of the questions. The... Read more
When asked before last night’s game about his decision to start David Ortiz, Red Sox manager Terry Francona talked about wanting to put his players... Read more
It had been a month since Victor Martinez hit a home run, which explained the fist he raised as the ball sailed into the Red Sox bullpen in the... Read more
As his starting pitcher fell apart in the sixth inning — four hits, two walks (one intentional), two hit batters, and a whopping six runs — the... Read more
The stands were rain-soaked and sparsely populated by the time No. 44 jogged in from the bullpen. There was nothing more on the line, with the... Read more
When David Ortiz stepped to the plate in the third inning last night, something was missing. Ortiz had ditched his pink bat, used to promote breast... Read more
By the time the walking had stopped, the slow trots around the bases that had ground the game to a halt in the first two innings, the score was... Read more
As Daisuke Matsuzaka walked off the mound at the end of the seventh inning last night, he never raised his head. Many in the crowd of 37,609,... Read more
The Red Sox leave on a road trip today, and before he left the clubhouse yesterday, David Ortiz had the mundane duty of packing up his bats.
He... Read more
DETROIT — We should know a lot more about the Red Sox in two weeks than we do now. Last night’s game against the Detroit Tigers started a portion... Read more
DETROIT — The Red Sox were 4-9 on the afternoon of April 20, when they placed first Mike Cameron and then Jacoby Ellsbury on the disabled list. For... Read more
DETROIT—The Detroit Tigers accomplished a feat no team had in the wild card era.
Ramon Santiago hit a two-run homer and Armando Galarraga was... Read more
NEW YORK — If it was home runs that set up the Red Sox, it was only fitting they would be their undoing as well. With Jonathan Papelbon on the... Read more
NEW YORK — Jonathan Papelbon was in the same place a little more than a day later, on the mound at Yankee Stadium charged with protecting a lead in... Read more
No one was coming out of the bullpen to start the ninth inning. Clay Buchholz trotted back out to the mound. He had thrown just 100 pitches,... Read more
Pitching, defense, and the three-run homer?
Sounds vaguely familiar.
It’s the old Earl Weaver Oriole Way. And it’s a hybrid of Theo Epstein’s... Read more
The smile is largely gone these days, the locker now a refuge instead of a stage. It used to be a beacon, drawing in teammates and media to a back... Read more
PHILADELPHIA — Before yesterday’s 8-3 Red Sox win over the Phillies, as he walked over to hit in the cage with bat in hand, Dustin Pedroia made... Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—As much as the Boston Red Sox wanted to play down the significance of beating the Tampa Bay Rays, David Ortiz conceded it did... Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As he walked into the clubhouse after last night’s game, the first thing Red Sox manager Terry Francona said to director of... Read more
BOSTON—Brian Bannister did everything he could to stop Boston's winning streak.
Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka kind of did, too. David... Read more
Tired of watching the Kansas City Royals run around the bases largely unopposed, Red Sox fans resorted to chanting “Let’s go Celtics’’ by the... Read more
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