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John Tomase
July 16, 2018 - 2:37 pm
The Red Sox are the best team in baseball and Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez are their two best hitters, so it should be no surprise that they've been given positions of prominence in the American League All-Star lineup. Betts will bat leadoff for A.J. Hinch's AL squad, with Martinez slotting in at...
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John Tomase
July 16, 2018 - 2:16 pm
If you think Chris Sale feels like the most dominant pitcher in the American League, apparently Astros manager A.J. Hinch agrees. Sale was named the American League starter in the All-Star Game for the third straight season on Monday, and for the second straight year, he'll be opposed by Washington...
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Connor Donahue
July 16, 2018 - 12:33 pm
The July 31st trade deadline is creeping up slowly but surely and every contender is looking to load up for the stretch run. Obviously, the name on the minds of multiple clubs around baseball is that of Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado. We’ve reached the All-Star break and it seems more likely...
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Kyle DaLuz
July 16, 2018 - 11:50 am
The Red Sox have the best record in baseball at 68-30, remain ahead of the Yankees by 4.5 games in the American League East, and have had the best first half of the 2018 season imaginable. But as good as the team has played thus far, the question remains as to whether or not Boston can exorcise the...
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Alex Reimer
July 16, 2018 - 11:00 am
Dave Dombrowski has already sacrificed most of the Red Sox’ farm system and pushed them right up against the luxury tax in order to build the best team in the American League. He might as well finish the job. The Red Sox own the best record in baseball (68-30) and are steamrolling the competition...
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Connor Donahue
July 16, 2018 - 9:52 am
Here’s what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Sunday. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (44-47): W, 5-3 vs Syracuse -- MLB veteran Adam Lind launched a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to secure a 5-3 victory for the PawSox. -- Pawtucket stormed back from a 2-0 deficit in the seventh inning,...
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Ryan Hannable
July 15, 2018 - 6:11 pm
David Ortiz was back on the baseball field Sunday, but not as a player. The former Red Sox slugger was the manager for the World Team in the Futures Game in Washington D.C., which kicked off All-Star week. Prior to the game, Ortiz met with reporters and touched on a few subjects, including the...
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Ryan Hannable
July 15, 2018 - 5:56 pm
It seems the Red Sox have been connected to Mike Moustakas for the last several years and as the trade deadline approaches, here we go again. According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick , the Red Sox and Braves are both interested in the Royals third baseman via trade. The report also notes the Yankees...
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Ryan Hannable
July 15, 2018 - 5:36 pm
Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a right ankle sprain, but the way manager Alex Cora spoke after the game, it will be longer than that. “There’s some serious damage in the ankle," Cora said. "No surgery required. He’s going to have a [walking...
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Ryan Hannable
July 15, 2018 - 4:19 pm
The final game of the first half of the season for the Red Sox summed up how the entire first half went: beating up on a bad team. With the game tied at two in the fifth, Sandy Leon and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit back-to-back doubles to give the Red Sox the lead for good in their 5-2 over the Blue Jays...
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