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Sale boatload: Sox ace in elite 300-K club
9/21/17 via MLB Red Sox
Chris Sale knew he was approaching a magical milestone, but it wasn't until he heard the roars from the large contingent of Red Sox fans at Camden Yards and received an equally-warm reception from teammates upon his return to the dugout that he knew he got it....
Benintendi excited to play at 'home' vs. Reds
9/21/17 via MLB Red Sox
As the Red Sox head to their final road series of the regular season in hopes of getting closer to an American League East title, rookie left fielder Andrew Benintendi gets to experience the thrill of playing at home for the first time on Friday night....
Spot clinched, Sox still seek AL East title
9/21/17 via MLB Red Sox
When the Red Sox clinched their ticket to the postseason early Thursday morning, they had just landed in Cincinnati. But even if they had still been at Camden Yards, where they downed the Orioles, 9-0, on Wednesday, you wouldn't have heard any champagne corks pop....
Dress for October: Get postseason gear
9/21/17 via MLB Red Sox
Check out the Red Sox Shop and get suited up for the postseason in official T-shirts, hoodies, caps and more....
Red Sox sweep O's, secure playoff berth
9/21/17 via MLB Red Sox
The Red Sox are fending off a surge by the Yankees with a nice hot streak of their own. Backed by an overpowering performance by Chris Sale, who became the first Boston pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 1999 to record 300 strikeouts in a season, Boston finished a three-game sweep of the Orioles with a...
Sox first MLB team to sign player from Tibet
9/21/17 via MLB Red Sox
The Red Sox will go near and far to find talent, and one of their recent finds is the first player from Tibet to be signed by a Major League Baseball team....
'Sale-A-Bration' As Sox Ace Reaches 300Ks In 9-0 Win
9/21/17 via FenwayNation
For the first time in 18 years, a major-league pitcher has reached the 300 strikeout plateau. And on top of that, Chris Sale tonight became only the second pitcher in Red Sox history to collect 300 Ks. The other guy was Pedro Matrinez in his ridiculous 1999 season. The lanky lefty ace mowed...
Sale Reaches 300 Ks As Red Sox Beat Orioles 9-0 For Sweep
9/21/17 via Red Sox – CBS Boston
Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale has become the first AL pitcher in 18 years to record 300 strikeouts in a season. ...
Farrell confident rest will help Devers' defense
9/20/17 via MLB Red Sox
Though rookie Rafael Devers made errors in five consecutive games leading into Wednesday, Red Sox manager John Farrell is standing by the talented left-handed hitter as his third baseman....
G152: Red Sox 9, Orioles 0
9/20/17 via the joy of sox
Updated with stuff! Red Sox - 000 420 021 - 9 10 0 Orioles - 000 000 000 - 0 6 2 Chris Sale (8-4-0-0-13, 111) became only the second pitcher in Red Sox history to strike out 300 batters in a season, joining Pedro Martinez, who set the franchise record in 1999 with 313 strikeouts. That's s...
Only Four Red Sox Seasons In History With Two Shutouts Of 11+ Innings
9/20/17 via the joy of sox
The Red Sox have been in the American League for 117 years and in only four of those seasons has the team had two shutouts (wins or ties) of at least 11 innings*: 1913 August 14 : Red Sox 4, Browns 0 (11) August 28 : Red Sox 1, Senators 0 (11) 1915 May 16 : Red Sox 3, Cleveland 0 (14) Sept...
POLL: Near Three-Quarters Think MLB Is Juicing Ball
9/20/17 via FenwayNation
Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that almost three FN readers in four think Major League Baseball is "juicing" the baseball to increase the number of HRs hit. Yesterday, the all-time single-season HR record was broken. As the chart shows, just over one-quarter of ...
Craig Kimbrel's Historic "Game" Against Tampa Bay
9/20/17 via the joy of sox
Craig Kimbrel posted a historic pitching line against the Tampa Bay Rays this year. 9 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 23 strikeouts Here are the nine innings of Kimbrel's "game": 1st inning - April 15 K Kc 5-3 (13 pitches) 2nd inning - April 16 P2 K K ...
Red Sox Can Clinch A Playoff Spot On Wednesday
9/20/17 via Red Sox – CBS Boston
The Boston Red Sox have to be feeling pretty good about themselves as they wake up on Wednesday. ...
POLL: With Record-Breaking HR, Is MLB Juicing Ball?
9/20/17 via FenwayNation
The all-time, single-season record 5,694th HR was hit yesterday. In 2014, just 4,186 HRs were hit. Is MLB juicing the baseball? Yes No   pollcode.com free polls ...
Smith contender to land 'pen role in playoffs
9/20/17 via MLB Red Sox
The plan was to ease Carson Smith back in his return from Tommy John surgery, and the Red Sox have done that....
Wild pitch has Sox on cusp of postseason
9/20/17 via MLB Red Sox
The Red Sox have won every which way in extra innings this season. And on Tuesday, they didn't even need a ball to leave the infield in the rally that propelled them to a 1-0, 11-inning victory over the Orioles at Camden Yards....
Bradley robs Davis of HR with leaping grab
9/20/17 via MLB Red Sox
Jackie Bradley Jr. has home run robbery down to a science. The Red Sox's standout center fielder raced back to the wall, timed his leap perfectly and took a solo shot away from Orioles slugger Chris Davis on the first pitch of the bottom of the fifth inning during a 1-0 win in 11 innings on Tuesday ...
Red Sox 'Walk On The Wild (Pitch) Side', Beat O's 1-0
9/20/17 via FenwayNation
Alert the media! Another extra-innings Red Sox win—their fifteenth of 2017. A true pitcher's duel dominated most of this quick contest—with Drew Pomeranz going 6.1 innings and giving up no eared runs on just five hits. Stellar defensive plays helped— Andrew Benintendi gunning down a runn...
Red Sox Use Wild Pitch To Beat Orioles 1-0 In 11 Innings
9/20/17 via Red Sox – CBS Boston
Jackie Bradley Jr. scored the game's lone run on a wild pitch by Brad Brach in the 11th inning, and the Boston Red Sox used six pitchers to silence the Baltimore Orioles' bats in a 1-0 victory Tuesday night. ...
Pedey And Hanley Both Out Of Red Sox Lineup
9/19/17 via FenwayNation
Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup: Xander Bogaerts SS; Andrew Benintendi LF; Mookie Betts RF; Mitch Moreland 1B; Christian Vazquez C; Rafael Devers 3B; Sam Travis DH ; Brock Holt 2B; Jackie Bradley Jr. CF. Drew Pomeranz is on the mound for The Carmine Hose ....
G151: Red Sox 1, Orioles 0 (11)
9/19/17 via the joy of sox
Red Sox - 000 000 000 01 - 1 6 1 Orioles - 000 000 000 00 - 0 5 0 Jackie Bradley scored on Orioles reliever Brad Brach's bases-loaded wild pitch, giving the Red Sox their franchise-tying 15th extra-inning victory of the season. Boston is now 15-3 in extra-inning games. In 1943, the team went ...
Half whiffs: Kimbrel posting historic K rate
9/19/17 via MLB Red Sox
Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel is striking out more than 50 percent of the batters that appear before him -- 236 hitters have stepped in, 120 have struck out and only 116 have done anything else....
A New Book From Bill James
9/19/17 via the joy of sox
Bill James - the iconoclastic writer, historian, and statistician, and a Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Red Sox - has a new book on the shelves today - but The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery (written with his daughter, Rachel McCarthy J...
Twins, Red Sox are top out-making outfields
9/19/17 via MLB Red Sox
There's no one perfect formula that takes teams to October success. With that said, you won't find many clubs in recent years that went deep in the postseason without excellent defense. Enter Statcast™, and its new metric, outs above average....

 

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