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Mike Petraglia
July 13, 2015 - 8:24 pm
CINCINNATI -- Fans in Cincinnati finally have a hero they can really rally around. Todd Frazier pulled off one of the more dramatic finishes in 30-year history of the Home Run Derby here in his home of homer-friendly Great American Ball Park. Needing 15 home runs in the final round to beat Dodger...
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Carter Capps has one of the most unique deliveries in baseball. (Jon Durr/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
July 08, 2015 - 7:50 pm
After all the furor over whether what Carter Capps was doing Tuesday night was legal or not, Major League Baseball decided to issue a friendly reminder to the Marlins and Capps that they're watching his unique delivery. Speaking to WEEI.com after Wednesday's 6-3 Red Sox win, Marlins manager Dan...
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Carter Capps has one of the most unique deliveries in baseball. (Jon Durr/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
July 07, 2015 - 7:17 pm
The bottom of the seventh, down two runs and the bases loaded and two out. It's the situation every big league hitter would salivate over. But when a 6-foot-5 crow-hopping righty is throwing 100 mph on the mound, that excitement can wane just a bit. Just ask Xander Bogaerts. Even after his rare...
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Mike Petraglia
July 04, 2015 - 1:55 pm
Is Xander Bogaerts All-Star worthy? It's a question that may not have seemed very likely in the first two months of the season but as the game approaches July 14 in Cincinnati, the Red Sox shortstop has certainly put himself in the conversation when the reserves are announced on Monday evening...
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Hanley Ramirez, David Ortiz, now teammates talk at the 2010 Home Run Derby. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
June 29, 2015 - 9:21 am
The MLB announced changes to its Home Run Derby format on Sunday, nixing the 10-out set up and installing a five-minute timer for each batter. Balls hit within the field of play will no longer be counted as outs. One of the primary reasons for the clocked rounds is time-certainty, a major advantage...
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Mike Petraglia
June 16, 2015 - 4:17 am
If Hanley Ramirez wanted help in how to play left field at Fenway, perhaps he should chat up Jonny Gomes. The Braves left fielder not only robbed former teammate Dustin Pedroia of a sure double to open the bottom of the fourth Monday night, he explained the intricacies of the position after Atlanta...
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Mike Petraglia
June 10, 2015 - 11:32 am
WALTHAM -- Pat Connaughton didn't lack confidence when he was setting school records at St. John's Prep in Danvers, and he didn't lose that swagger while leading the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame to within a breath of the Final Four this spring. The Arlington resident always has had a swagger about...
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Pat Venditte Friday at Fenway Park became MLB's first switch-pitcher since 1995. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
June 05, 2015 - 9:47 pm
Red Sox manager John Farrell can certainly appreciate being part of history, even if it means standing in awe of the opponent. On Friday night at Fenway, Oakland's Pat Venditte became the first major league pitcher since Greg Harris on Sept. 28, 1995 to pitch with both arms in a major league game...
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Fenway security officials stand in the unprotected area where a female fan was struck Friday night. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
June 05, 2015 - 7:22 pm
After Friday's horrific bat accident in the stands behind the A's on-deck circle, the scrutiny of controversial maple bats is likely to intensify. But Brett Lawrie , the A's batter whose bat shattered in the top of the second inning and struck a woman two rows deep in the box seats, sees a much...
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Mike Napoli tosses his bat aside after crushing his second homer of two homers Saturday night against C.J. Wilson. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Mike Petraglia
May 23, 2015 - 8:18 pm
When C.J. Wilson is paying Mike Napoli a compliment, you know he means it. The two rivals from their bitter tweet dust-up of 2012 met again Saturday night, and safe to say, Napoli got the last laugh. He homered twice off the pitcher who took offense to Napoli proclaiming that he can't wait to make...
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