Boston Red Sox
  • Published
    August 31, 2011
    Francisco Cervelli, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Ed Rapuano

    Red Sox: Real Sabathia finally stands up

    BOSTON — CC Sabathia finally snapped out of his Red Sox funk, and it took an extra effort to do it.<br><br> Sabathia struck out 10, throwing a season-high 128 pitches in six innings Tuesday night to beat Boston for the first time in five tries and lead New York to a 5-2 victory.<br><br> The Yankees improved to 3-13 this season against the Red Sox, who lead the AL East by a half-game.

  • Published
    August 30, 2011
    John Lackey

    Tom Caron: Division winner gets glory… and baseball’s home edge

    Starting tonight, they meet again. The Red Sox and Yankees will spend the next three nights sizing one another up as they roll into the final month of the season. Once again they are fiercely battling for the division title – the winner of this series will move onto Labor Day weekend in first place.<br><br> Does it matter? Barring a major collapse, both will be playing baseball in October. They have run away from the rest of the AL East and any other playoff contenders. The team that's second will undoubtedly win the wild card. And just making the playoffs is the goal, right?

  • Published
    August 28, 2011
    Dustin Pedroia, Terry Francona

    Sox wait out delays to sweep Athletics

    Boston gets strong pitching in both games on its way to a pair of rain-soaked wins, 9-3 and 4-0.

  • Published
    August 27, 2011
    Jacoby Ellsbury, Scott Sizemore

    One to put behind them

    Oakland raps out six runs in the fourth inning in a rout of Boston that again denies Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield his 200th career victory.

  • Published
    August 26, 2011
    Kerwin Danley, Adrian Gonzalez, Yorvit Torrealba

    Sox put on power show

    Adrian Gonzalez and the Boston Red Sox powered their way to some payback in Texas.<br><br> Gonzalez homered twice to give him five in four games, Andrew Miller pitched three-hit ball in a spot start and the Red Sox beat the Rangers 6-0 on Thursday night.<br><br> Miller threw 6 1/3 impressive innings and the Red Sox took the final three games in a four-game series between American League division leaders.

  • Published
    August 25, 2011

    Ortiz returns, Sox lead AL East

    Big Papi is back in the Boston lineup, and the Red Sox are back in first place.<br><br>David Ortiz had an RBI single on the first pitch he saw in 10 days and scored twice in his return as the Red Sox had another convincing victory over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers, 13-2 . . .

  • Published
    August 24, 2011
    Adrian Gonzalez

    Red Sox end their drought at Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Gonzalez rediscovered his power stroke and Jacoby Ellsbury made an immediate impact in his return to the lineup for the Boston Red Sox, who finally won a game in Texas.<br><br> Gonzalez homered twice after going deep only once in 155 at-bats over the previous 39 games, and Boston beat the AL West-leading Rangers 11-5 Tuesday night to move within two percentage points of the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East.<br><br> "I wasn't hitting as many home runs, but I wasn't worried about it," said Gonzalez, who leads the majors with a .346 batting average. "I was getting on base. The main thing is we're winning."

  • Published
    August 23, 2011

    Tom Caron: Overall, Red Sox heading in the right direction

  • Published
    August 23, 2011

    Rangers silence Red Sox in 4-0 loss

    ARLINGTON, Texas — C.J. Wilson stood at his locker after pitching 6 2/3 scoreless innings for Texas wearing a T-shirt he designed bearing the image of teammate Mike Napoli with a chef's hat and holding a spatula.<br><br> So appropriate.<br><br> Wilson's 13th win and Napoli's three-run homer were the primary ingredients for the Rangers in a 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night in the opener a four-game series that is a potential playoff preview.

  • Published
    August 21, 2011
    Ryan Lavarnway

    Lester, bench better than Royals

    Jon Lester is again too much for Kansas City, and Boston's backup players are keys to a 6-1 victory.

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