Signs of attrition, along with plenty of Matt Clement sliders and cutters, hung in the September air yesterday.
Edgar Renteria (he's hitting... Read more
After landing in Oakland's bullpen after a year in the minors, recording 23 saves for a playoff contender, drawing comparisons to Hall of Famer... Read more
Hopefully, Mark Ellis can take it easy on himself even if the buzz only lasts a day.
Standing in front of his locker, having just slipped on a... Read more
As sure things go, Curt Schilling winning at Fenway Park may be trumped by a tension level approaching DEFCON status for this afternoon's finale... Read more
Perhaps the Red Sox, in all the trading deadline phone calls that will be made in the next two weeks, could work out the switch that might really... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- One must always allow for the prospect, even after last night's 7-3 Red Sox win over the Oakland Athletics, that Manny Ramírez... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- They are 100 games into the schedule, four days from the trading deadline, and nine weeks from the end of the season.
A good... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A season slipping away took another crushing turn last night, even before a ragtag team of Red Sox was beaten, 9-0, by the... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The margin of error is so tiny that Josh Beckett was actually chiding himself for throwing a fastball high and away to Eric... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Red Sox have been through too much during this misbegotten journey to say they are returning home with trepidation.
But... Read more
For much of the past week and a half, the Orioles have done nearly everything right. But in a frantic ninth inning last night at Camden Yards, when... Read more
The Orioles said after Monday night's loss that it was just another game, one that would not derail the momentum they had built through the first... Read more
Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon was perfect in 2007. Oakland closer Huston Street was perfect against the Red Sox in his career. Only one of those... Read more
The wager with Josh Beckett was made in spring training, when Jonathan Papelbon thought he was still part of the starting rotation.
"We had... Read more
Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo tries to make the rounds in the clubhouse each afternoon to notify certain veteran players that they'll be out of the... Read more
Brian Burres might not have a guaranteed spot in the rotation, but he did nothing to hurt his chances of staying in it. Making only... Read more
If slumps are routinely described as being contagious, capable of infecting an entire lineup like a virus, the same theory can apply to hitting.... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- This was not something the Red Sox merely imagined in their sleep-deprived state, like Terry Francona arriving at the team's... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif.--Until Valentine's Day, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Lenny DiNardo were Red Sox teammates. But then the Sox needed to clear a spot to add... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Used to be, the Red Sox didn't have to work this hard for a smile here, even in moments of high anxiety. The locals were often... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- One out away, and as Oakland's Shannon Stewart settled into the batter's box, Jason Varitek flashed his fingers from his... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- As his scoreless-innings streak extended through the middle innings last night at McAfee Coliseum, Erik Bedard was creating even... Read more
Play It Again -- Athletics 4, Orioles 3
NOT SO GOOD RETURN
Making his first start since June 29 after a stint on the disabled list, Steve... Read more
Eric Gagné paused, with his head rocked backward toward the scoreboard. Confused? Quite likely. While he had done nothing to cause it, a giant... Read more
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