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Gutsy Red Sox Force Game 7

Comeback kings 'played like it was their last game'

(Newser) - The Boston Red Sox, playing like the defending champs they are, came out swinging and beat Tampa Bay 4-2 last night to force a seventh game in an American League championship series that the Rays had all but wrapped up two days ago. "We went out there and played... More »

Red Sox Alive After Miracle Rally

(Newser) - The Red Sox stayed alive tonight with a stunning 8-run rally over the last 3 innings, the Globe reports. Boston trailed Tampa 7-0 after 6 innings but scored 4 in the 7th and 3 in the 8th to tie the game. In the bottom of the 9th, a base hit... More »

Rays Rout Boston, 13-4; Lead Series 3-1

(Newser) - Tampa Bay rocked Tim Wakefield and the Boston Red Sox tonight in a 13-4 victory at Fenway that put the defending champs on the brink of elimination. Evan Longoria hit his rookie-record fifth home run of the playoffs, and Carlos Pena and Willie Aybar also homered off aging knuckleballer Wakefield.... More »

Red Sox Send Angels Packing

(Newser) - When it turns to October, no one dominates like Boston. Jason Bay slid headfirst into home plate to score on Jed Lowrie's two-out single in the ninth inning tonight as the defending World Series champs beat Los Angeles, 3-2, in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. The Sox advance... More »

Rays Win 6-2, Earn ALCS Berth

(Newser) - B.J. Upton and these Tampa Bay Rays are headed home — to get ready for the American League championship series. Worst in the majors last year, the Rays will play for a spot in the World Series after finishing off the Chicago White Sox 6-2 today in Game 4... More »

Byrd's HGH Use Was News to Mitchell

Baseball investigator denies leaking info on Indians pitcher

(Newser) - Baseball investigator George Mitchell denied a report that he leaked information on Cleveland pitcher Paul Byrd’s use of human growth hormone. News broke before Cleveland lost Game 7 to Boston that Byrd had bought HGH online; he said it was used to treat a pituitary tumor. Mitchell said he... More »

Pedroia Powers Sox Into Series

Rookie second baseman hits big blows in win over Tribe

(Newser) - The smallest guy on the field struck the biggest blows last night as the Red Sox turned a tense ALCS Game 7 into a late-inning laugher. With the Sox leading the Indians 3-2, rookie second baseman Dustin Pedroia hit a 2-run HR in the 7th inning, then a bases-loaded double... More »

Red Sox Cruise Behind Beckett

Smash Cleveland 10-3 to take 1-0 ALCS lead

(Newser) - Game 1 of the ALCS did not prove to be the pitching duel between Cy Young candidates that many had expected, as the Red Sox battered Cleveland starter C.C. Sabathia en-route to a 10-3 victory, the Providence Journal reports. Sabathia was rocked for eight runs in four and a... More »

Ramirez, Sox Walk Off With Win

Manny's three-run shot off K-Rod ends game in bottom of the ninth; Sox take 2-0 series lead

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez sent a 96-mph Francisco Rodriguez fastball hurtling out of Fenway Park for a walk off home run, and game 2 of the Red Sox-Angels ALDS ended in a 6-3 Sox victory.  The Sox now lead the series 2-0. "Man, it feels great. This is the best... More »

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