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Aaron Judge
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John Tomase
September 12, 2018 - 10:34 am
Barring a miraculous run by the Rays or an improbable shakeup atop the AL West, the Red Sox will almost certainly face either the Yankees or A's in the divisional series, and that's good news, because both are battling major injuries. The A's just announced that left-hander Sean Manaea, who no-hit...
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Connor Donahue
August 17, 2018 - 1:54 pm
The Red Sox own the best record in baseball halfway through August and it doesn’t look like anyone’s going to catch up. Other American League contenders in the Yankees, Astros, A’s and Indians all own impressive records as well, so let’s see how each team closes out their regular season. New York...
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Fernando Rodney
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John Tomase
August 10, 2018 - 11:06 am
The Red Sox need bullpen help, and a pretty good arm just went to one of their postseason competitors, but Dave Dombrowski and Co. had no way to join the Fernando Rodney sweepstakes. The 41-year-old closer, in the midst of a solid season with the Twins, was traded to the A's on Thursday night,...
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Rob Bradford
May 16, 2018 - 8:38 am
Remember 17-2? Tuesday was one of those days that probably made it tough for Alex Cora to recall those first few weeks of this season. It was a bad day for the Red Sox' manager and his team's second straight loss to the A's -- a 5-3 decision ending way too late due to Mother Nature -- was just a...
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Rob Bradford
May 14, 2018 - 11:14 pm
Rick Porcello wasn't buying not being able to put hitters away. He was pleased enough with his overall stuff. And the Red Sox starter could even live with the two home runs he surrendered. It was just those two, fourth-inning at-bats Monday night that clearly ate at Porcello after the Red Sox' 6-5...
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Rob Bradford
April 22, 2018 - 10:07 pm
It had been exactly 25 days since we could legitimately question an Alex Cora decision leading to a Red Sox loss. It was an impressive run. But Sunday afternoon in Oakland, the streak came to an end. Coming into the series finale with the A's, the Red Sox had lost just three times. The first was...
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Rob Bradford
April 21, 2018 - 11:24 pm
When the Red Sox lose, they sure make it memorable. The first defeat came via an Opening Day, eighth-inning collapse. Then there was the bench-clearing brawl game on April 11 that almost seemed more like a win that what it was, the Sox' second loss of the season. And then came Saturday night in...
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Rob Bradford
April 21, 2018 - 1:45 am
Alex Cora can officially do whatever he wants. In 19 games, he has (almost) earned a Belichickian-level of benefit of the doubt. Sure, starting your managerial career at 17-2 has something to do with the newfound cache. But it's how Cora has gotten to this point that has truly allowed for a desk...
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Andrew Benintendi
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John Tomase
September 14, 2017 - 4:57 pm
The Red Sox offense isn't exactly cruising into the postseason. One day after getting shut down by anonymous A's right-hander Jharel Cotton, the Red Sox needed six innings to figure out his teammate, right-hander Daniel Gossett. They didn't pile on until they reached the A's bullpen, but with Drew...
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This Jackie Bradley Jr. catch would’ve made much more of an impact if the Red Sox had beaten the A’s on Friday. (Neville E. Guard/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
May 20, 2017 - 1:12 am
Jackie Bradley Jr. saved the Red Sox from defeat in the bottom of the ninth with one of the best catches of the year. “That’s ridiculous,” said Red Sox starter Chris Sale told reporters regarding the catch. “That’s as good of an outfield catch that you’re going to see. This is a big...
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