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Rob Bradford
September 01, 2018 - 1:00 am
CHICAGO -- A day after the Yankees made their final roster declaration, trading for outfielder Andrew McCutchen, another one of the Red Sox' chief competitors for the American League crown, the Indians, offered one final salvo before the waiver trade deadline. Cleveland dealt for Toronto third...
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Rob Bradford
August 08, 2018 - 11:38 pm
TORONTO -- Matt Barnes claims the confidence ingrained in his award-winning, 10-year-old Bristol Conn. travel team was pretty high. But ... "No, this is better," the Red Sox relief pitcher admitted. Brian Johnson pitched for a 2011 University of Florida club that started 20-2. Yet he would admit...
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Rob Bradford
August 08, 2018 - 10:09 pm
TORONTO -- What if Rafael Devers is really, really good? The Red Sox won Wednesday night -- because that's what they do -- beating the Blue Jays, 10-5, at Rogers Centre. Since that Sunday night debacle in the Bronx on July 1, this is a team that has won 25 of its 30 games. The Sox sit 47 games over...
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Rob Bradford
August 08, 2018 - 1:27 am
TORONTO -- It probably seemed like the right thing to do, let Ryan Tepera pitch to J.D. Martinez with two outs, runners on first and third and the Blue Jays clinging to a one-run lead over the Red Sox in the eighth inning Tuesday night. Tepera had faced Martinez four times, retiring the righty...
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Rob Bradford
August 08, 2018 - 12:03 am
TORONTO -- Craig Kimbrel has blown saves before. Heck, he's done it this year in this very same city. But when the Red Sox closer allowed the game-tying home run to Justin Smoak in the ninth inning Tuesday night, it represented more than just a random blip on the radar. This time the blast was a...
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Rob Bradford
August 07, 2018 - 10:38 pm
TORONTO -- Remember last year, when the Red Sox' strategy to score runs was based on grit, guile and a little bit of good fortune? Forget that. Down in the eighth inning? Let J.D. Martinez blast a three-run homer to give the Red Sox a late-inning lead against the Blue Jays. Craig Kimbrel blown save...
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Rob Bradford
August 07, 2018 - 8:49 pm
TORONTO — Judging by his latest outing, Drew Pomeranz’s time in the Red Sox starting rotation might be coming to an end. The Red Sox starter lasted just 4 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays Tuesday night, with only 44 of his 84 pitches going for strikes. And while Pomeranz gave up just two runs, he...
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Rob Bradford
July 30, 2018 - 6:04 pm
The Astros continue to aggressively address their bullpen issues. This time Houston is doing it in a somewhat controversial fashion. According to The Athletic, the American League West leaders have dealt for former Toronto closer Roberto Osuna, trading away another troubled late-inning reliever,...
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John Tomase
July 30, 2018 - 12:33 pm
Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna, a 2017 All-Star, is reportedly on the trade market . The Red Sox should stay far, far away. While the 23-year-old checks a lot of boxes from a baseball perspective -- he owns over 100 career save, remains under team control through 2021, and represents a possible...
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Lucy Burdge
July 16, 2018 - 12:36 pm
Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman was not happy after his team’s loss to the Red Sox on Sunday. Stroman got the loss after giving up three runs and unleashed his anger to a reporter after the game. After refusing to answer a question about his 2012 season with the Class-A Vancouver Canadians,...
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