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Rob Bradford
August 30, 2017 - 3:30 pm
TORONTO -- John Farrell didn't want Christian Vazquez's hot bat to stay on the bench too long. Farrell is matching up Vazquez with Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello, who has been throwing to Sandy Leon for most of the season. Prior to Wednesday's series finale against the Blue Jays, Vazquez...
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Rob Bradford
August 29, 2017 - 9:52 pm
TORONTO -- The talk now seems silly. After two very un-Chris Sale-like starts from Chris Sale, the rumblings about an actual race for the American League Cy Young Award were getting louder. Cleveland's Corey Kluber had dropped slightly below the Red Sox' ace in both ERA and WHIP, while possessing...
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Rob Bradford
August 29, 2017 - 6:22 pm
TORONTO -- It's still somewhat a race against time when it comes to getting David Price back into the Red Sox' starting rotation. But if the pitcher remains on his current path, his chances are good he can beat the clock. Price is slated to throw off a mound Wednesday at Rogers Centre. It would...
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Rob Bradford
August 29, 2017 - 3:30 pm
TORONTO -- The left field wall at Fenway Park might be a bit foreign to Rajai Davis, but the position at Rogers Centre is quite comfortable for the outfielder. That's why Davis gets the nod in left field Tuesday night with Blue Jays lefty Brett Anderson on the mound for the hosts. Davis'...
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Rob Bradford
August 29, 2017 - 12:28 pm
TORONTO -- There's a first time for everything, but odds are that first time won't be rolling around at Rogers Centre Tuesday night. Chris Sale has had his troubles of late, losing his last two starts while allowing 11 runs over a combined 10 innings. And because of the downturn, the Cy Young Award...
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Rob Bradford
August 29, 2017 - 1:33 am
TORONTO -- We thought we knew Rafael Devers. Heading into what would be a Red Sox' 6-5 win over the Blue Jays Monday night, Devers had already sold himself. In 28 games, the 20-year-old rookie already hit eight home runs with a batting average of .296. He chewed a lot of gum, smiled a bunch, and...
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Rob Bradford
August 28, 2017 - 10:32 pm
TORONTO -- For a first-place team, a lot has sure gone awry for the Red Sox. The plan to have Hanley Ramirez and Mitch Moreland platoon at first base in order to get Chris Young's bat in the lineup against lefties has been a mess. Ramirez hasn't been physically able to play first for much of the...
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Rob Bradford
August 28, 2017 - 3:33 pm
TORONTO -- Hanley Ramirez's lack of production has resulted in a lineup shake-up. For just the 10th time in his career, Ramirez starts a game hitting seventh in the batting order. This time around the Red Sox designated hitter will do it in the series opener at Rogers Centre against the Blue Jays...
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Dustin Pedroia homers against the Blue Jays on Thursday.
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John Tomase
July 20, 2017 - 5:00 pm
Something has gotten into Dustin Pedroia, whose laser shows suddenly rival 2008. Ever since blasting what briefly looked like the winning two-run homer against the Rays in the final game before the All-Star break, Pedroia has been on a tear. He homered again on Sunday in an 8-6 loss to the Blue...
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Rob Bradford
July 18, 2017 - 12:44 am
Let Captain Obvious scream it from the mountaintops: This offense is missing something. The Red Sox scored three runs in their loss to the Blue Jays Monday night at Fenway Park. It felt all too familiar. (For a complete recap of the Red Sox' loss, click here.) John Farrell's team has now gone 5-32...
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