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Lester Outduels Halladay

BoSox rally with two outs in the ninth against Toronto's ace

(Newser) - Kevin Youkilis lined a run-scoring single to center field in the ninth, ending a brilliant pitching duel between Roy Halladay and Jon Lester and giving the Boston Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Halladay (2-4) retired the first two batters in the inning before walking David... More »

Shields Tosses Shutout as Rays Beat Red Sox

Tampa completes first three-game sweep of the defending champs

(Newser) - James Shields threw a two-hitter for his first career shutout, Evan Longoria homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Josh Beckett and Boston 3-0 to complete their first three-game sweep of the Red Sox. Shields (3-1) struck out seven and walked one while Beckett (2-2) struck out a career-high 13... More »

Haynes' 11th-Inning Single Gives Rays a 5-4 Win

Tampa winning streak at a season-best four

(Newser) - Nathan Haynes singled with no outs in the 11th inning, driving in Carl Crawford from second base and giving the Tampa Bay Rays a 5-4 victory over Boston. Haynes lined Mike Timlin’s pitch to right field after Crawford, who scored three runs, began the rally with a single and... More »

Ortiz Backs Buchholz as Red Sox win 4th Straight

DH drives in three, rookie pitches 6 shutout innings

(Newser) - Clay Buchholz pitched six shutout innings, David Ortiz drove in three runs with a pair of doubles and the Boston Red Sox completed a four-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with an 8-3 win Monday. Julio Lugo went 4-for-4 with a walk and an RBI as the Red Sox... More »

Red Sox Pull Off Another Late Rally to Beat Rangers 6-5

Sean Casey's bases-loaded walk caps a four-run eighth inning

(Newser) - Sean Casey's bases-loaded walk capped a four-run eighth inning and the Boston Red Sox pulled another late rally, beating the Texas Rangers 6-5. The Red Sox overcame a 5-0 deficit and won for the eighth time in nine games. Boston has taken the first three in a four-game series that... More »

Ortiz, Ramirez Push Red Sox to Comeback Win

Eighth-inning rally downs Rangers, bails out starter Lester

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez hit a two-run homer after slumping slugging partner David Ortiz tied it with an RBI single in the eighth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 win over the Texas Rangers last night. Dustin Pedroia doubled off the Green Monster against Joaquin Benoit (1-1) with one... More »

Ortiz Hits Grand Slam as Red Sox Crush Texas

Pedroia adds his first homer of the year in Boston laugher

(Newser) - Slumping David Ortiz, who entered the game hitting just .111, blasted a grand slam, Daisuke Matsuzaka stayed unbeaten and the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 11-3 on Friday. Dustin Pedroia hit his first homer, a two-run shot that capped Boston's five-run fourth inning. The Red Sox won for... More »

Red Sox Jersey Up for Auction After Failed Curse Attempt

Yankees donate 'cursed' jersey to raise money for children's cancer

(Newser) - Some might call it a curse, others might say it's a goodwill gesture by longtime baseball rivals. The official charity of the Red Sox, the Jimmy Fund, began an eBay auction Thursday for the David Ortiz jersey that was buried under the New York Yankees' new stadium by a... More »

Yanks Exhume Sox Jersey at New Stadium

Boston fan tried to hex New York's new home

(Newser) - A construction worker on the Yankees' new stadium made a unique play to reverse the Curse, reports the New York Post. A Red Sox fan, Gino Castignoli buried a David Ortiz jersey behind home plate last summer, but two former colleagues located and exhumed the shirt today. Now the Sox-lover... More »

Red Sox Top A's Behind Lester, Ortiz

Lester pitches three-hit ball into seventh, Ortiz with two-run homer

(Newser) - Jon Lester pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, David Ortiz broke open a scoreless game with a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 5-0 Wednesday. Kevin Youkilis had a double and a run-scoring single while setting the major league record for consecutive errorless games... More »

Sox Clinch 1st Title in 12 Years

Boston wins 5-2 over the Twins, then watches Yankees collapse

(Newser) - After watching their once double-digit lead dwindle alarmingly in recent weeks, the Red Sox finally clinched the AL East title last night with a 5-2 win over the Twins and a loss by the second-place Yankees. Boston players and fans stayed at Fenway park to cheer for the Orioles as... More »

Papi Puts Away the D-Rays With Just 2 Swings

Walk-off homer boosts Sox to 5-4 win

(Newser) - Jonathan Papelbon got the win, but it was David Ortiz who had all the RBIs in Boston's 5-4 defeat of the Devil Rays last night at Fenway, AP reports . Ortiz went deep in the third inning to narrow Tampa Bay's 4-0 lead to 4-3, and came through again in the... More »

Clemens, Yanks Down Sox, 4-3

NY ties Seattle for AL wild-card lead with key victory over Boston

(Newser) - The Yankees grabbed a share of the AL wild-card lead last night with a 4-3 win over Boston in the Bronx. Roger Clemens took a no-hitter into the sixth and surrendered only two hits in six innings for New York, while Boston's Josh Beckett gave up 13 hits en route... More »

BoSox Sweep ChiSox

Boston routs Chicago 11-1 to move 7½ games ahead of the Yanks in the AL East

(Newser) - The Red Sox routed the White Sox 11-1 yesterday, with home runs from David Ortiz, J.D. Drew, and Bobby Kielty rounding out Boston's four-game sweep in Chicago. The Sox, climbing to 7½ games ahead of the Yanks in the American League East, hammered pitcher Javier Vazquez to end his... More »

Wakefield, Sox Blank Rays

The knuckleballer posts his 15th win of the season; Boston looks to secure the AL East

(Newser) - Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield surrendered only four hits in a seven-inning outing last night, leading Boston past the Devil Rays 6-0. Wakefield, whose 15 wins tie him for the most in  Major League Baseball this year, got some big offense from his teammates. Though slugger David Ortiz sat out, Mike Lowell... More »

Vlad Impales Rios in HR Derby Final

Angels' slugger topples Philly's Howard

(Newser) - Anaheim's Vladimir Guerrero dethroned 2006 champ Ryan Howard in last night's Home Run Derby at China Basin, after a final-round sprint past Blue Jay Alex Rios. The righty needed only 3 dingers to bury Rios, who Fox speculates blew himself out with an record 12-blast second round. More »

Schilling One Out From No-No

Ortiz solo homer is enough as Boston squeaks by Oakland, 1-0

(Newser) - Shannon Stewart hit a single with two outs in the 9th to blight Curt Schilling's bid for the first no-hitter of his career in Oakland. The Boston righty/blogger shook off his catcher's call for a slider and threw a fastball outside to the A's outfielder, who had been fooled outside... More »

Schilling Vows To Give Bonds Nothing to Hit

Red Sox pitcher hurls insults at slugger on home-run chase

(Newser) - Ace and blogger Curt Schilling let fly at Barry Bonds on Boston sports radio, asserting that the slugger's pursuit of the home-run record is irrevocably marred. Schilling contended that Bond admitted to using steroids and cheating on both his taxes and his wife, and this makes him "the biggest... More »

Manny Being Manny

Ben McGrath gets a bead on the affably subversive, obviously brilliant slugger

(Newser) - The New Yorker's Ben McGrath finagled an astounding nine minutes with Manny Ramirez, the notoriously fractious and endlessly fascinating Red Sox slugger. In the interview the reclusive Ramirez embodies all the myths about him: He's deeply personal, funny, petulant, and cryptic—besides being, arguably, "the greatest hitter of his... More »

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