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Rob Bradford
March 28, 2018 - 3:40 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Alex Cora identified Hanley Ramirez as his No. 3 hitter early on in camp, and sure enough, that's where the first baseman will find himself on Opening Day. The Red Sox manager said Wednesday that Ramirez would get the start at first and hit behind No. 2 hitter Andrew...
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Rob Bradford
September 17, 2017 - 8:47 pm
You might have thought David Price pitching two perfect innings in relief was the most important element of the Red Sox' 3-2 loss to the Rays Sunday afternoon, but it wasn't. That honor would go to the health of Mookie Betts, who banged up his thumb and had to exit the game in the fifth inning. (...
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Rob Bradford
September 16, 2017 - 9:50 pm
The Red Sox might need Rick Porcello more than they once thought. So it's a good thing this Rick Porcello is showing up. After the Red Sox' 3-1 win over the Rays, John Farrell's team now has a pitcher they could actually rely on when the postseason rolls around. Sure, Porcello is still sitting with...
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Rob Bradford
September 10, 2017 - 7:21 pm
It's not too often you get a replay that goes beyond inconclusive to just flat-out wrong. But the Red Sox seemed to be on the wrong end of one of those Sunday. With one out and Christian Vazquez at third base, Sam Travis lofted a fly ball to medium depth right field. Tampa Bay right fielder Mallex...
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Rob Bradford
September 10, 2017 - 12:04 am
There wasn't much more that could have gone right for the Red Sox Saturday night. Chris Sale got back to dominating, while getting to call it a night after just six innings and 97 pitches. The Red Sox' offense put a licking on Tampa Bay pitching, scoring all nine of its runs by the time the fourth...
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Rob Bradford
September 08, 2017 - 10:25 pm
The time off worked out for Drew Pomeranz Friday night. The Red Sox pitcher got his extra day of rest, and then proceeded to get the same sort of results that he had become used to since May 25. (The starter has a 2.79 ERA since that date.) Pomeranz mowed down the Rays on the way to his 15th win of...
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Rob Bradford
September 08, 2017 - 3:40 pm
Dustin Pedroia has found himself back at the top of the Red Sox batting order. Pedroia, who is 3-for-13 since coming off the 10-day disabled list, hits leadoff against Tampa Bay and its righty starter Chris Archer. For his career the second baseman is 11-for-42 (.262) against Archer. Andrew...
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Rob Bradford
August 09, 2017 - 11:48 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Watching the Red Sox roll over the Rays Wednesday night, it's hard to remember what life was like before they won eight in a row. (For a complete recap of the game, click here.) Let's try. Remember that last loss, when the bullpen suffered an eighth-inning implosion against...
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Rob Bradford
August 09, 2017 - 9:01 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Eduardo Nunez is doing damage all over the place. Not only did the Red Sox infielder raise his batting average with his new team to .438 after notching hits in two of his first three at-bats Wednesday night, but he single-handedly took out the Rays' starting pitcher in the...
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Rob Bradford
August 08, 2017 - 11:22 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It was the kind of miscue that looks really, really bad. The sort of thing that usually isn't going to result in any sort of postgame protection or sympathy. When Jackie Bradley Jr. raced around the bases from first on a deep, but semi-routine, fly ball off the bat of...
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