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Pedroia taking temporary leave, to miss finale with KC

The Red Sox will be without red-hot leadoff man Dustin Pedroia for Sunday night's rubber match against the Royals at Fenway Park. He will take a temporary leave from the team to tend to a family matter.
Via RedSox.com
2 hours ago

Pedey And Xander Lead Red Sox Past KC Royals, 8-3

(AP Photo)On the way to the bathroom, Dustin Pedroia heard on TV that he was on verge of making MLB history. He had 11 straight hits over the last three games and could—in his next at-bat—tie the all-time record (held by three others, including former Red Sox Walt Dropo and Mike 'Pinky' Higgins). Unfortunately, The Laser Show swiped at the first pitch and grounded into a double...
Via FenwayNation
5 hours ago

Red Sox Minor League Gameday August 28, 2016

Today’s Games MLB: Boston Red Sox (Eduardo Rodriguez) vs. Kansas City Royals (Yordano Ventura) [8:08PM](ESPN) IL: Pawtucket Red Sox (Roenis Elias) @ Syracuse Chiefs [WAS] (Joe Ross) [1:05PM] EL: Portland Sea Dogs (Jalen Beeks) vs. Trenton Thunder [NYY] (Daniel Camarena) [1:00PM] CL: Salem Red Sox (Daniel McGrath) vs. Frederick Keys [BAL] (Mitch Horacek) [4:05PM] SAL...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
6 hours ago

Price turning it on for crunch time

For just a moment, David Price interrupted Kansas City's hot streak. The left-hander plowed through the Royals' lineup for his fourth straight win and an 8-3 Red Sox victory on Saturday night at Fenway Park.
Via RedSox.com
15 hours ago

Man, Myth, Legend, Sandy Leon?

Photo Credit: Christopher EvansContributing Writer Bryan Mauro (@threecolorbeard)When the Red Sox traded for Sandy Leon at the beginning of the 2015 season, no one imagined what was about to happen. The Red Sox made the trade because Sandy is a fantastic defensive catcher, and knows how to handle a pitching staff. However, he is not going to light the world on fire at the plate...
Via RedSoxLife
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: August Recap

We still have a few more days left in the month of August, but the playoff race is still heating up. And with the Boston Red Sox right in the middle of the mix, it’s important for them to not take their foot off the pedal. The offense continued to do its job, and that put the team in prime position in the postseason hunt. At one point, they held the lead in the AL East, but that...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Red Sox Offense Sparks Win Over Royals

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox jumped on Royals starter Danny Duffy for three home runs as Boston beat Kansas City 8-3 at Fenway Park.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxDavid Price was the beneficiary of the nine-hit Boston attack, going six innings and allowing just two runs for his thirteenth win of the year. He scattered five hits and a pair of walks while striking...
Via RedSoxLife
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

You Betts Believe It

Mookie Betts was 5-for-5 and drove in two runs Friday night. It was the first five-hit game of his career and the number of pets in New England being named Mookie is climbing quicker than his batting average. Let me gush about Betts for a minute, even though it might be tough because I know Xander is reading. (Do not worry, you are still my number 1, Awesome-X.) Mookie is slashing ...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wrong 'Wright' Off The Bat, Red Sox Lose To KC, 6-3

(AP Photo)Maybe it was the heat, or the humidity that did Steven Wright in last night in the first inning—but more likely it was just the hot Kansas City bats. In any event, the game was pretty much over before most fans squeezed their 21st-century posteriors into Fenway's early 20th-century seats. Down 5-0 after one, Boston's offense again squandered multiple opportunities to...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago

Brock Holt Starts In Left Field Tonight For The Red Sox

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup: Dustin Pedroia 2B; Xander Bogaerts SS; David Ortiz DH; Mookie Betts RF; Hanley Ramirez 1B; Sandy Leon C; Jackie Bradley, Jr. CF; Travis Shaw 3B; Brock Holt LF. On the hill tonight for The Carmine Hose will be Steven Wright.
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago

The Red Sox have found a playoff-caliber rotation

Welcome to Friday, it’s party night! We’re going to start by playing Spin The Bottle. This is a bit different than the version of the game you probably know. This is Picking-Who-Starts-The-One-Game-Playoff-Game-From-The-List-Of-2016-Red-Sox-Starters Spin The Bottle. Sounds awful? Excellent. Let’s dig in! We’ll lay out this list of every starter the Red Sox used this season...
Via BP Boston
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Benintendi on DL but it's too early to tell if injury is season-ending

There’s no way to sugar coat it: The Boston Red Sox received some pretty bad news Thursday. Rookie left fielder Andrew Benintendi exited Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays with an ugly left knee sprain, and after tests the next morning, the Red Sox already sent him to the 15-day disabled list. “He did have an MRI (Thursday) morning and that exam and images are still...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

To Win it All, What are the Red Sox Missing?

As of Thursday morning, the Red Sox sit atop the American League East with the Toronto Blue Jays. As it stands, the Sox would have a chance at the World Series. Yet, it’s hard to predict the Red Sox chances of advancing to game 163. Look at the 2011 collapse. The beer and chicken scandal; a last place finish; a manager fired; a major disappointment. That same kind of disappointment...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval has reportedly lost 22 pounds during rehab

Pablo Sandoval joined the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field on Wednesday and worked out at third base before batting practice looking noticeably trimmer. WEEI’s Rob Bradford reports Sandoval has lost 22 pounds during his rehabilitation after undergoing shoulder surgery in early May. Here’s proof: One picture of Sandoval pic.twitter.com/aLQoYvqChq — Rob Bradford (@bradfo...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Benintendi’s Incredible Catch To Rob Homer Might Be The Play Of The Year

Turns out the kid can do more than just hit. Boston Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi has been swinging a hot bat since he was recalled from Double-A Portland in late July. But his prowess at the plate pales in comparison to the play he made in left field Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. With a runner on first base in the eighth inning, Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe hit...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Perspective on Travis Shaw’s Struggles

One of the most exciting parts of the 2016 season has been watching the Red Sox’s young core blossom before our very eyes. Mookie Betts has mashed his way into American League MVP consideration, Xander Bogaerts might be the AL’s best-hitting shortstop and Jackie Bradley Jr. has had a career-changing season that’s seen him ride a 29-game hitting streak and go from Triple-A castoff...
Via BP Boston
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Rick Porcello’s Cy Young case

The Boston Red Sox have the Major League’s best offense with superstars like Mookie Betts, David Ortiz, and Xander Bogaerts and many other good players in their lineup they average over 5.5 runs per game. In order for the Boston Red Sox to go far into the postseason they need good pitching. Their starting pitching has been pretty good led by Rick Porcello, but their bullpen is...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Needs To Return To Form With David Ortiz Retiring, John Henry Says

It sounds as though the Boston Red Sox haven’t given up on Pablo Sandoval just yet. The third baseman had a rough 2015 campaign after signing a five-year, $95 million contract with the Red Sox and appeared in just three games in 2016 after losing his starting job to Travis Shaw and undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in May. But Red Sox owner John Henry is hoping to see more...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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