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Sox's 'Tek Files for Divorce

Catcher is out with his wife

(Newser) - Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek has filed for divorce, the Boston Globe reports. Vartiek filed the papers on July 28 in Gwinnett County, Ga., where his family lives during the offseason. The captain and his wife have been married since 1997, and have three daughters ages 8, 6, and 3.... More »

Ramirez's Bat and Arm Lead Red Sox

Beckett pitches eight strong innings as Boston continues roll

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez singled in two runs in the first inning to end his longest RBI drought with Boston and Josh Beckett pitched eight innings to help the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 12-4 last night. Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz each had three hits and Jason Varitek drove... More »

Varitek Single Gives Boston Win Over Jays

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez slid in just ahead of the tag on Jason Varitek's single in the ninth, giving the Boston Red Sox their second straight win in their last at bat, 2-1 over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night. Ramirez barely beat the throw from center fielder Vernon Wells, who... More »

Varitek's Pinch-Hit HR in 9th Lifts Red Sox Past Indians

Boston takes 4-game win streak into series with New York

(Newser) - Jason Varitek sat long enough. After resting for eight innings, Boston's catcher Varitek hit a pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning off Jensen Lewis to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night, sweeping the two-game ALCS rematch. Varitek didn't start... More »

It's Fenway's True Opening Day

Red Sox season doesn't really start until the first Yankees game, and vice versa

(Newser) - This century has seen a drastic reversal of the Red Sox and Yankees' fortunes, but the draw of the teams' storied rivalry is still as strong as ever. Although small-market fans across the country will express derision or disinterest at the meeting of the powerhouses, chances are they will still... More »

Red Sox Boycott Resolved Bloodlessly

Players threatened to stay home unless staff, too, get paid for Japan trip

(Newser) - The Boston Red Sox are headed to Japan as planned after Major League Baseball gave in to players' demands that team coaches be paid for the trip, the Boston Globe reports. Players threatened not to board this afternoon's flight to Tokyo for season-opening games Tuesday and Wednesday against Oakland; "... More »

Closer's Canine Eats Historic Baseball

Papelbon admits ball from World Series' final out is in pieces

(Newser) - The mystery location of the ball that served the final out of the 2007 World Series has been solved—it's all over Jonathan Papelbon's house, ESPN reports. "My dog ate it," said the Red Sox closer of the ball used to strike out Colorado's Seth Smith. "He... More »

So Long? Schilling Files for Free Agency

Aging ace wants 1-year deal but price may be too steep for Boston

(Newser) - On the same day that duck boats paraded the World Series champion Red Sox around Boston the team’s veteran hurler, Curt Schilling, filed for free agency. Schilling was part of two championship teams in Boston, including the club’s first in 86 years, but told a radio audience that... More »

Red Sox Bag Playoff Berth

Boston clinches at least a wild card, still leads the Yanks

(Newser) - The Red Sox became the first team to clinch a playoff spot last night with an 8-6 win over Tampa Bay. Boston trailed 6-5 heading into the ninth but got homers from Jason  Varitek and Julio Lugo. The only question now is whether Boston will get the wild-card spot or... More »

Beckett Is Back

Sox righty makes it 8 starts, 8 wins in return from DL

(Newser) - The AL-leading Red Sox stuck it to the Indians, 4-2, as Josh Beckett continues the best season-opening run by a Boston pitcher since Roger Clemens started 14-0 in 1986. Beckett had spent 15 days on the disabled list with an irritated middle finger, but mystified Cleveland to the tune of... More »

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