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Rob Bradford
August 08, 2017 - 6:35 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The time-honored tradition of tinkering with a lineup usually takes place after a prolonged slump or losing streak. The Red Sox head into Tropicana Field Tuesday with neither, yet Red Sox manager John Farrell deemed it was time for somewhat of a change. For the 37th time in...
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Rob Bradford
July 28, 2017 - 9:30 pm
Dave Dombrowski has said for a while that the one position the Red Sox weren't going to look to upgrade prior to the non-waiver trade deadline was starting pitcher. Well, even after putting one of their top-of-the-rotation options, David Price, on the 10-day disabled list with an elbow injury we...
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Joe Kelly walks off in disappointment after allowing go-ahead homer to Rays.
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John Tomase
July 09, 2017 - 4:53 pm
The first half ended on a down note for the Red Sox on Sunday when Brad Miller's two-run homer lifted the Rays to a 5-3 victory and three wins in the four-game series. But big picture, the Red Sox have to like where they're sitting with the All-Star break upon us. They enter the break in first...
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Rick Porcello watches the Red Sox lose to the Rays alongside David Price.
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John Tomase
July 08, 2017 - 11:53 pm
The Red Sox lost to the Rays on Saturday in St. Petersburg, but we may look back on the outing as a turning point for Rick Porcello. The defending Cy Young Award winner delivered his best start of the season in the 1-0 defeat. Though he fell to 4-11 after being outdueled by Alex Cobb, he limited...
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Rob Bradford
July 08, 2017 - 12:34 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Xander Bogaerts' hand is evidently better. Two days after being struck in the right hand with a 92 mph fastball, Bogaerts is returning to the Red Sox' lineup. The shortstop exited Thursday night's game in the first inning after the incident, and sat out Friday night, with...
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Rob Bradford
July 07, 2017 - 11:59 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It has now been 30 starts in a Red Sox uniform. It's might be time to reflect on that Drew Pomeranz trade. It's impossible to figure out the guy the Sox gave up for Pomeranz, Anderson Espinoza, is going to be. Sure, the 19-year-old has had a lost season due to forearm...
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Rob Bradford
July 06, 2017 - 9:54 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- OK, it was one game. Chris Sale was bitten by a couple of home runs on a night he still struck out 12 and didn't walk a batter. And maybe we should just chalk up the ace's fourth loss of the season to getting to the team hotel at 5 a.m. Or ... What this Rays team did do in...
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Rob Bradford
June 30, 2017 - 1:41 pm
By the time Saturday's game in Toronto concludes, the Red Sox will be officially at the halfway point of the season. So far, so good (enough). Heading into the three-game set with the Blue Jays, the Sox are in first-place by a game, four games up on the third-place Rays, 4 1/2 over Baltimore, and 6...
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Red Sox slugger David Ortiz (right) hugs Hanley Ramirez after slamming a two-run homer Friday. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
September 23, 2016 - 6:03 pm
The David Ortiz Show keeps getting better and better. On a night when the Red Sox offense didn't do much with Rays starter Chris Archer or the Tampa Bay bullpen, Ortiz gave the Red Sox all the runs they would need with a mammoth two-run homer in the first that proved decisive in a 2-1 victory. The...
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Hanley Ramirez (right) is congratulated by Dustin Pedroia after a grand slam on Wednesday vs. the Rays. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
August 31, 2016 - 12:51 pm
With one swing, Hanley Ramirez seemingly sent the Red Sox to the West Coast on a high, at least until the bullpen struck again in the eighth inning. But Aaron Hill picked a good time to snap an 0-for-20 slump with a tie-breaking single in the eighth as the Red Sox overcame blowing a 6-4 lead to...
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