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Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz (right) can't even watch as Evan Longoria rounds hte bases following his game-winning homer on Tuesday. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
August 30, 2016 - 7:26 pm
This time, it was Clay Buchholz's turn. For months, the Red Sox have searched for a reliable arm to pitch the eighth inning and bridge the divide to closer Craig Kimbrel. And for months, applicants have failed. Koji Uehara got hurt. Junichi Tazawa flamed out. Brad Ziegler walked too many lefties...
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Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi (left) rolls his left ankle while being erased on a double play on Wednesday vs. the Rays. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
August 24, 2016 - 7:00 pm
The Red Sox lost in horrible fashion on Wednesday night, but that wasn't the worst takeaway from a 4-3 walk-off loss to the Rays. The defeat came at a steep cost as rookie outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who has given the team an injection of life, badly rolled his left ankle while attempting to...
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David Price can't believe he gave up a homer to Brandon Guyer, either. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)
June 29, 2016 - 11:00 am
Here we go again. The momentum the Red Sox hoped to build after Tuesday's 8-2 victory in Tampa lasted about 12 hours before the Rays sent the Sox crawling back to Boston with a 4-0 shutout that completed a disappointing 2-4 road trip. David Price couldn't stop the bleeding, allowing four runs on...
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John Tomase
June 29, 2016 - 6:04 am
The Red Sox get little time to celebrate Tuesday's 8-2 victory over the Rays , because they're right back at it at noon in Wednesday's finale. Xander Bogaerts returns to the lineup after getting Tuesday off with what he has described as tired legs. The rest of the lineup remains unchanged, with...
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Rick Porcello turned in a solid performance Tuesday night. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)
June 28, 2016 - 6:21 pm
It took nearly 30 days, but the Red Sox finally have their 10th win of June. The Sox claimed an 8-2 victory over the Rays in the penultimate game of what has been an abysmal month. This one didn't fall any of the recent patterns. The Red Sox scored first. Starter Rick Porcello pitched well. Travis...
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Dustin Pedroia (2nd from right) lays into pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (2nd from left) on Monday. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
June 27, 2016 - 6:39 pm
The state of the Red Sox pitching staff has reached DEFCON 1 status. One night after Clay Buchholz put the Red Sox in an immediate hole in a loss to the Rangers, Eduardo Rodriguez did him one better with a five-run first against the lowly Rays. The Red Sox never had a chance thereafter against one...
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John Tomase
June 27, 2016 - 4:29 pm
The time for niceties is over and it looks like Dustin Pedroia has seen enough. With Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez imploding vs. the Rays -- he allowed five runs in the first inning alone on Monday night -- Pedroia decided it was time for some tough love. As the following Vine illustrates,...
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David Price
April 21, 2016 - 4:20 am
David Price will face off against the team he played most of his career with on Thursday afternoon, when the Red Sox host the Rays for their series finale. He will be opposed by Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi. Price will look to build on the success he had in his last start against the Blue Jays...
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Rick Porcello
April 20, 2016 - 4:31 am
The Red Sox will send Rick Porcello to the mound on Wednesday night at Fenway Park in the middle game of a three-game series against the Rays. He will face off against Chris Archer in a battle of righties. Porcello will look to continue his winning ways, as he has come out with a victory in each of...
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Joe Kelly
April 19, 2016 - 4:39 am
Hard throwing right-hander Joe Kelly will be on the bump Tuesday night as the Red Sox open a three-game series against the Rays, who will send out lefty Drew Smyly. Kelly will look to build on his previous start last Thursday, when he picked up his first win of the young season. He went five...
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