Tigers

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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 2:47 pm
There was one glaring omission from the Red Sox' lineup Saturday. J.D. Martinez isn't in it. The big league's home run and RBI leader will start the second game of the Red Sox' series in Detroit on the bench, with Steve Pearce serving as the designated hitter against Tigers righty Mike Fiers. Red...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 7:10 am
The Red Sox are rolling. With their 1-0 win over the Tigers Friday night Alex Cora's team is now 5 1/2 games over the Yankees in the American League East race, sitting 39 games over .500. In the last month, the Red Sox have now gone 20-4, not having lost two games in a row since June 21. (For a...
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Rob Bradford
June 07, 2018 - 11:24 pm
Abe Alvarez was a nice story. The Red Sox' second-round pick in 2003 was just 21 years old when called up to the major leagues just more than a year after leaving college. He was supposed to be the team's next really good pitching prospect, with an inspirational side story just for good measure. (...
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Rob Bradford
June 07, 2018 - 3:14 pm
Blake Swihart is finally getting his chance to catch. For the first time this season Swihart gets the nod as the Red Sox' starting catcher, serving as the team's backstop with Jalen Beeks getting the start. Swihart has caught two innings this season after getting six starts at the position (...
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Rob Bradford
June 07, 2018 - 12:00 am
The lights went out for one misguided fan thanks to a perfect form tackle by a Fenway Park security guard. The price paid for running on the field Wednesday was probably some sore ribs and definitely a bail of $500. For everybody else with a rooting interest in the Red Sox, the bulbs burned...
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Rob Bradford
October 20, 2017 - 6:02 pm
Most all of baseball believe the Red Sox want to have their manager before the beginning of the World Series, which is slated to start Tuesday. And a good chunk of those people also are convinced Alex Cora is going to be the guy, with the hold-up being his current participation in the American...
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Red Sox manager John Farrell had seen enough of Drew Pomeranz on Sunday.
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John Tomase
June 12, 2017 - 12:26 am
Want to kill baseball? Keep inflicting games like Sunday night's Red Sox-Tigers affair upon a national audience. Everything wrong with our once-great national pastime was on display. Drew Pomeranz took forever between pitches and couldn't put anyone away. Commercial breaks for ESPN stretched for...
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Henry Owens didn't have it for the Red Sox on Sunday in Detroit. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
John Tomase
August 21, 2016 - 12:19 pm
DETROIT -- Henry Owens had quite a travel odyssey to reach Comerica Park in time for Sunday's start against the Tigers. Notified at 6 p.m. on Saturday, he was immediately scratched from his start with Triple-A Pawtucket in Scranton Wilkes-Barre and drove to Philadelphia, where he caught a 6:30 a.m...
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David Ortiz is congratulated after blasting a two-run homer against the Tigers on Saturday. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
John Tomase
August 20, 2016 - 8:18 pm
DETROIT -- The Red Sox suddenly look like one of the best teams in baseball again. They continued what is turning into a season-defining road trip with their eighth victory in nine games, beating the Tigers 3-2 despite a pair of lengthy rain delays that entrusted the final four innings to their...
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John Tomase
August 20, 2016 - 3:57 pm
Showers in Detroit have let up and the tarp is being removed from the field. First pitch has been pushed back to 8:30 p.m. The Red Sox and Tigers are playing the third game in their four-game set, with Drew Pomeranz on the mound. The forecast calls for showers throughout the night, but the hope is...
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