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Indians, Red Sox flex muscles with 6 homers

CLEVELAND -- The Indians turned their first Division Series game since 2007 into a home run derby, combining with the Red Sox for six home runs -- …

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Red Sox vs. Indians: Game 1 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 MLB Playoffs

The Cleveland Indians are attempting to match the Cavaliers by bringing a championship to their city in 2016.<p>They took the first step Thursday at Progressive Field with a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the American League Division Series. Home runs by Roberto Perez, Jason Kipnis …

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TV cameras catch David Ortiz lecturing Marco Hernandez in dugout during Game 1 loss, and Hernandez reveals what Ortiz said

Marco HernandezCLEVELAND — The second the ball bounded in front of home plate, Hanley Ramirez waved for Marco Hernandez to take third. The rookie …

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With playoffs approaching, Craig Kimbrel giving Red Sox a reason to worry

BOSTON -- Craig Kimbrel relocated to Boston this season because the Red Sox can picture him recording the final out of the World Series.<p>One lousy …

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Jays’ lengthy loss to Red Sox was no ordinary game: DiManno

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 3: 105 minutes.<p>Stairway to Heaven: 8 minutes.<p>Drum solo from Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”: 2 ½ minutes. But it …

Red Sox outslug Jays, lead East by two

TORONTO -- The series finale between the Red Sox and Blue Jays turned into a back-and-forth marathon affair, but in the end, it was Boston that had …

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Papi passes Foxx, sinks Jays with 535th HR

TORONTO -- The stage was set for David Ortiz in perhaps his favorite road ballpark, and against the pitcher whom he had already tagged for one of his …

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Red Sox bullpen flexes its muscles in biggest win of the season

TORONTO — When Heath Hembree took the mound to replace Clay Buchholz at the start of the fourth inning Sunday, the rest of the Red Sox relievers …

Red Sox Nation is loving the new Hanley Ramirez

2015 was definitely not the year for Hanley Ramirez. He played a shortened season due to a shoulder injury caused from crashing into the wall at …

The Red Sox are in 1st, but their schedule is ridiculous

Monday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes a rough last three weeks for the Red Sox, the Pirates’ descent, and reasons to keep watching the Twins.<p>Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage and …

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Drew Pomeranz Quietly Pitching Like The All-Star Red Sox Traded For

2,385<p>Don’t look now, but that Drew Pomeranz trade is looking pretty good for the Boston Red Sox.<p>The 27-year-old lefty settled down in August after a …

Red Sox 1, Padres 2: Another horrendous outing for the lineup

Typically, a 2-1 loss like this would not be quite such a travesty. But today’s game was all about context, so...let’s provide some context. Some …

Red Sox player power rankings: a familiar face tops the list

<b>COMMENTARY</b><p>The final month can feel like a sprint, but it’s really just the part of the race when the racers are beginning their finishing kick. One …

What's going on with Sandy Leon?

It was only June when two of the three catchers that the Red Sox had been relying on for the 2016 season, Blake Swihart and Ryan Hanigan, both got …

The 'Impossible' EM Drive Is About to Be Tested in Space

Time to get to the bottom of this crazy thing.<p>An actual EM Drive is about to be launched into space for the first time, so scientists can finally …

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Boston Red Sox: David Ortiz is a commercial success

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is a natural before the cameras, but before Papi, there was another baseball player who mastered the art of …

Yoan Moncada Primer: What Can Red Sox Fans Expect From No. 1 Prospect?

2,622<p>Yes, David Ortiz is enjoying a historic final season. And yes, Mookie Betts has emerged as a legitimate American League MVP candidate. But all …

It's showtime for Yoan Moncada

In the summer of 2014, Yoan Moncada left Cuba to pursue a professional baseball career in the United States. By the spring of 2015, he had received a …

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What Yoan Moncada can do for the Red Sox

The top prospect in baseball is coming to the major leagues.<p>The Boston Red Sox, having seemingly grown weary of the below average production they …

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Yoan Moncada's road to Red Sox isn't clear yet, but aided by lessons learned from Mookie Betts' rise

Mookie Betts understands what Andrew Benintendi and Yoan Moncada are going through right now perhaps better than anyone.<p>It wasn't long ago that Betts …

John Farrell insinuates Yoan Moncada will be playing 3B for Red Sox soon

Yoan MoncadaThe Yoan Moncada Era seems to be on the immediate horizon.During his pregame media briefing, John Farrell insinuated the Red Sox are …

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Rays stun Red Sox with pair of clutch HRs

BOSTON -- With a chance to gain a game on the Blue Jays for first place in the American League East, the Red Sox instead lost a lead in the late …

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Set up to fail? Red Sox's Clay Buchholz flunks first high-leverage relief test

BOSTON -- Before we get started, let's get this out of the way: No, Brad Ziegler wasn't available to pitch Tuesday night. The Red Sox sent him home …

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Yoan Moncada Could Provide Red Sox with Spark Lost in Andrew Benintendi Injury

The day the Baltimore Orioles first called up Manny Machado, they were in a three-way tie for the American League wild-card lead, and third base was a problem. Wilson Betemit and Robert Andino were splitting the job, and they weren't getting the job done.<p>Machado was a shortstop who was one of the …

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Red Sox: Tim Tebow Is No Mookie Betts

If one MLB team signs former NFL QB Tim Tebow, it sounds like it won’t be the Boston Red Sox. The boss, Dave Dombrowski didn’t seem impressed.<p>Darren …

Mookie is having an all-time great season for the Sox

Not to state the obvious, but Mookie Betts is pretty damn good at baseball. Monday night saw him reach 30 homers on the season, which is a feat that …

Dustin Pedroia’s Text Helped Mookie Betts Keep Level Head After Big Night

2,852<p>BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia wasn’t even present for the Red Sox’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, but in typical Pedroia fashion, …

Red Sox Notes: Rick Porcello Continues To Enjoy Excellent Run Support

2,261<p>BOSTON — Rick Porcello and the Red Sox have had quite the mutually beneficial relationship this season.<p>The right-handed starter once again …

Rick Porcello Leads MLB In Wins, But This Is What He Wants You To Focus On

1,881<p>Pretty Ricky is sitting pretty once again. Then again, he was pitching at Fenway Park on Monday, so you probably already knew that.<p>Boston Red …

Dave Dombrowski offers insight to likelihood of Yoan Moncada, Christian Vazquez call-ups

Dave DombrowskiListening to Dave Dombrowski Monday morning, it sure sounds like Yoan Moncada might not be spending his September in the majors. …

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