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Phillies beat Red Sox behind Wilson Ramos' impressive debut

Wilson Ramos stood at second base on Wednesday night with his fists clenched as two more runs scored and his new teammates rushed to the top of the …

Boston Red Sox

"Mookie Betts and JD Martínez are two of the best 3 hitters in baseball" -Gabe Kapler

"Mookie Betts and JD Martínez are two of the best 3 hitters in baseball" -Gabe Kapler<p>Marly Rivera, ESPN Writer11h ago

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Red Sox Vs. Phillies Lineups: Nathan Eovaldi Starts, Mookie Betts Sits

The Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies will wrap up their brief two-game series Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.The Red Sox, who won …

Boston Red Sox

We’re witnessing MLB’s incredibly young future (which is bad for Mets)

Five thoughts for the midweek:<p><b>1.</b> Juan Soto is the youngest player in the majors this season. The Nationals outfielder will turn 20 in October. He …

Tampa Bay

Red Sox head home after 7-4 loss to Phillies

After off day Thursday, Tampa Bay comes to Fenway for a weekend series.<p>PHILADELPHIA -- Just because he was traded out of the American League East …

Baseball

Ready to Pay $25,000 For a Digital Baseball Card?

Forget paying a quid for a pack of football stickers and some gum if you're lucky. In the US, and Major League Baseball's brave new future, you could …

Boston Red Sox

Yankees can’t keep coming up empty in ideal scoring situations

Reality is hitting the Yankees hard. Especially when they load the bases.<p>The Red Sox are 10 games better than the Yankees and it’s not just the …

Boston Red Sox

The 2018 Red Sox are great and they make you know it

There is a relentlessness about these Boston Red Sox that goes beyond the typical greatness baseball teams show over the course of a season. Others …

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Cleveland Indians' MVP candidate Jose Ramirez right behind Boston's J.D. Martinez in AL HR race

CINCINNATI - Jose Ramirez says he doesn't think about the American League home run race. He says it never enters his mind.<p>But after a brief power …

Baseball

J.D. Martinez contending for Triple Crown | MLB.com

In his first season with the Red Sox, J.D. Martinez has slugged his way into contention for a Triple Crown. But one of his teammates may thwart that …

Baseball

Alex Cora Has Great Take On J.D. Martinez-Mookie Betts MVP Debate

2,224<p>Not only do the Boston Red Sox boast the best record in Major League Baseball, they also feature the consensus leading candidates for the …

Baseball

That weird-looking baseball bat at Royals games? We’re glad you axed

As simple as a baseball bat might seem to be, people are forever tinkering with its design.<p>Bats have gotten shorter and lighter, handles have gotten …

Mookie Betts

Ronald Acuña, Vlad Guerrero Jr. or Juan Soto: Who ya got?

It feels like they’re coming out with awesome new baseball guys all the time nowadays, and man, oh, man is there an impressive crop of young players at or approaching the Major League level in 2018. Two of the guys listed here are already producing in the show — vying for the NL Rookie of the Year …

Baseball

Full 2018 MLB Award Predictions at the Three-Quarter Mark

We've reached the home stretch of the 2018 MLB season. Postseason races are coming into focus. Most, if not all, of the big trades have been consummated.<p>It's a fine time, then, to gaze ahead and predict the winners of the major awards in each league: Manager of the Year, Rookie of the Year and the …

Baseball

The Potential Light at the End of the Tunnel | FOX Sports

The NBA and NFL are known as copycat leagues. The teams that win it all dictate the landscape of the entire sport. As you can see, NBA teams are …

San Diego

Daily Red Sox Links: A Visit to Citizens Bank Park

When the Boston Red Sox visited the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park last night, Over The Monster was on the scene, or at least I was. I …

Citizens Bank

Cora tips cap to players who stepped up after rash of early-season injuries

PHILADELPHIA -- Alex Cora wrapped up his pregame media briefing Tuesday by chronicling the baseball equivalent of First World problems.<p>The Red Sox …

Baseball

Fantasy Baseball: Ronald Acuna shooting up in latest Rotisserie rankings update

With Ronald Acuna on a tear, Scott White takes a moment to re-assess his Fantasy value for the rest of the season.<p><i>Looking to make a deal? Head over</i> …

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Breakdown: One of the Best Weeks of the Red Sox Season

How do you follow up a week that you swept the 2nd best team in the league and your division rival New York Yankees in a 4 game series? Maybe go out …

Boston Red Sox

Harrison Bader has become a fielding superstar | MLB.com

If you were asked who baseball's best defensive outfielders were, you might immediately think of Kevin Kiermaier or Mookie Betts. Maybe you'd go to …

Tampa Bay

Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez has turned into Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds over the last calendar year

Martinez has hit 59 homers over the past 365 days, and that's not the only eye-catching stat over the last year<p>Here's a PSA: Boston Red Sox slugger …

Baseball

Chris Sale is measuring up to peak Pedro, and two other overlooked Red Sox stats

J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts are slugging above .650, and Mitch Moreland, while helpful, is hitting for his career average.

Boston Red Sox

Who has a better case for AL MVP, Mookie Betts or J.D. Martinez?

<i>Welcome to Boston.com’s Sports Q, our daily conversation, initiated by you and moderated by Chad Finn, about a compelling topic in Boston sports.</i> …

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Philadelphia Phillies a threat to land Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel in free agency

<b>PHILADELPHIA --</b> The last time the Red Sox had an All-Star closer hit free agency, he ran toward the bags of money that awaited him in …

Boston Red Sox

Game Thread 8/14: Red Sox at Phillies

Tonight, the Phillies face the enormous, chainsaw-handed behemoth of the American League. The Boston Red Sox have come to town, and the only way out …

Baseball

The Daily Grind: Jose’s Favorite Cookies

And we’re back! Over six starters and (nearly) the entire Blue Jays lineup are my top waiver wire targets for tomorrow. Check out all my picks in …

Sports Analytics

St. Louis Cardinals: Do the Cards need some ‘new blood’ in the front office?

The St. Louis Cardinals front office recently shook up the coaching staff and the roster. Does the front office also need to add some ‘new blood’ …

Baseball

Daily Red Sox Links: Steve Pearce is Good: A One Act Play

Pearce has played far above what was expected when his right-handed bat was added to provide depth. Plus more about the best team in baseball.We pan …

Baseball

Ten secrets to the success of playoff contenders

Look at the top of the standings and you find the better teams. Look at the top of the leaderboards and you find simple explanations for why the …

Baseball

Top 5 all-time Boston Red Sox starting pitchers

Out of all of the pitchers who have toed the rubber for the Boston Red Sox, who are the top five pitchers ever?<p>When looking at the best starting …

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