Tag: Boston Red Sox

 Red Sox  raise their World Series banner

After starting the season with 11 consecutive road games – and losing 8 of them – the Red Sox finally hold their home opener. The raise their World Series banner and their players receive their rings, but they lose again, 7 – 5 to the Blue Jays. On the positive side, Dustin Pedroia starts at second base in his first game since last May, and it is the first time ever that both managers hail from Puerto Rico: Alex Cora for Boston and Charlie Montoyo for Toronto.

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1903

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1903 World Series – Boston Red Sox AL over Pittsburgh Pirates NL 5 games to 3 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1915

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1915 World Series – Boston Red Sox AL over Philadelphia Phillies NL 4 games to 1 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1916

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1916 World Series – Boston Red Sox AL over Brooklyn Dodgers NL 4 games to 1 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1918

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1918 World Series – Boston Red Sox AL over Chicago Cubs NL 4 games to 2 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy Young...

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Major League Season Recap 1986

Major League Season Recap 1986 World Series – New York Mets NL over Boston Red Sox AL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Ray Knight Babe Ruth Award – Ray Knight ALCS Boston Red Sox over California Angels 4 games...

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Sean Manaea tosses the 12th no-hitter in A’s franchise history

Sean Manaea tosses the 12th no-hitter in A’s franchise history and the first since southpaw Dallas Braden’s perfect game in 2010, when he keeps the opponents hitless in the team’s 3-0 victory over the 17-2 Red Sox at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The 26 year old southpaw’s performance ends Boston’s run of 3,987 games without being no-hit, a streak dating back Mariners’ Chris Bosio’s no-no against the club at the Kingdome on April 22, 1993.

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OF Mookie Betts of the Red Sox wins the first salary arbitration filing to be decided this off-season and will earn $10.5 million

OF Mookie Betts of the Red Sox wins the first salary arbitration filing to be decided this off-season and will earn $10.5 million, a significant raise over his previous salary of $950,000. He will still be a huge bargain, as he will win the MVP Award and lead the Sox to a World Series title.

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Houston eliminates Boston with a 5 – 4 win in Game 4.

In the ALDS, Houston eliminates Boston with a 5 – 4 win in Game 4. Boston takes a 3 – 2 lead in the 5th on a two-run homer by Andrew Benintendi off Justin Verlander, making the first relief appearance of his career. In the 8th, Alex Bregman ties it with a solo homer off Chris Sale, also making an unexpected relief outing, before Carlos Beltran drives in the go-ahead run with a single off closer Craig Kimbrel.

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legendary Nancy Faust’s organ who entertained fans for more than 3,000 White Sox is purchased by Red Sox organist Josh Kantor

The organ, played by the legendary Nancy Faust who entertained fans at Old Comiskey Park and the U.S. Cellular Field for more than 3,000 White Sox home games over 41 seasons, is purchased by Red Sox organist Josh Kantor, who grow up in Chicago listening to her renditions of Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye and Take Me Out to the Ballgame. The iconic instrument was put up for bid by the team during their annual holiday charity auction at U.S. Cellular Field.

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In a major coup, the Yankees grab American League stolen bases leader Jacoby Ellsbury 

In a major coup, the Yankees grab American League stolen bases leader Jacoby Ellsbury from their rivals the Red Sox, signing him to a seven-year deal worth $153 million. The Sox lose another starter from last year’s Championship team, C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who moves to the Marlins for $21 million over three years, but replace him with veteran backstop A.J. Pierzynski, plucked from the Rangers on a one-year deal. The other big signing is reliever Joe Nathan, who moves to the Tigers on a two-year contract.

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The Red Sox crush the Tigers, 20 – 4, in a battle of first-place teams as DH David Ortiz collects the 2,000th hit of his career. The Sox tie a team record with 8 homers at home, with Big Papi hitting two of the long balls. Will Middlebrooks hits a grand slam in the Sox’s 8-run 6th inning and Daniel Nava adds a two-run shot, while Jacoby Ellsbury, Stephen Drew, Mike Napoli and Ryan Lavarnway account for the other long balls.

The Red Sox crush the Tigers, 20 – 4, in a battle of first-place teams as DH David Ortiz collects the 2,000th hit of his career. The Sox tie a team record with 8 homers at home, with Big Papi hitting two of the long balls. Will Middlebrooks hits a grand slam in the Sox’s 8-run 6th inning and Daniel Nava adds a two-run shot, while Jacoby Ellsbury, Stephen Drew, Mike Napoli and Ryan Lavarnway account for the other long balls.

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Boston Red Sox play first game after Marathon Bombings

2013 – The Red Sox play their first home game since the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, defeating Kansas City, 4 – 3. David Ortiz, playing his first game of the year, gives a rousing speech thanking municipal authorities and police before the game. Ortiz sums up the mood of the city when he tells the capacity crowd, “This jersey that we wear today, it doesn’t say Red Sox. It says Boston. This is our f’***ng city, and nobody’s going to dictate our freedom. Stay Strong.” Neil Diamond comes in person to sing “Sweet Caroline” in the 8th inning. Daniel Nava has the key blow, a three-run homer in the bottom of the 8th. The Red Sox would hang a uniform in the club house for the remainder of the season “617” was the number and Boston Strong was the name. They used this energy and theme to propel them to the 2013 World title.

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On Opening Day Jackie Bradley Jr. becomes the first major leaguer to wear “Jr.” on the back of his jersey

On Opening Day, Jackie Bradley Jr. has a memorable major league debut when he walks three times, scores twice, and robs Robinson Cano of an extra-base hit with an outstanding defensive play in the Red Sox’ 8-2 victory over New York at Yankee Stadium. The 22 year-old Boston rookie outfielder also makes uniform history, becoming the first major leaguer to wear “Jr.” on the back of his jersey.

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The Red Sox and Dodgers complete a huge blockbuster deal, with Boston getting rid of $260 million in future salary

The Red Sox and Dodgers complete a huge blockbuster deal, with Boston getting rid of $260 million in future salary by sending 1B Adrian Gonzalez, P Josh Beckett, OF Carl Crawford and IF Nick Punto to Los Angeles. In return, they receive 1B James Loney and four prospects: Ps Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster, IF Ivan DeJesus and OF/1B Jerry Sands. Both Crawford and De La Rosa are recovering from Tommy John surgery and will not play until next season. Gonzalez makes the biggest immediate impact, hitting a three-run homer in his first at-bat as a Dodger to key an 8 – 2 win over the Marlins. For their part, the Sox blow a 9 – 3 lead and lose to Kansas City, 10 – 9, in 12 innings, with none of the new acquisitions in the line-up.

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The Red Sox hire Bobby Valentine to be their new manager

The Red Sox hire Bobby Valentine to be their new manager. He was most recently an analyst for ESPN, but has also managed the Texas Rangers and New York Mets for long stretches, in addition to spending seven years as a skipper for the Chiba Lotte Marines, leading them to one Japan Series title.

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The Red Sox complete their deal for Adrian Gonzalez

The Red Sox complete their deal for Adrian Gonzalez by sending minor league right-hander Casey Kelly, first baseman Anthony Rizzo, outfielder Reymond Fuentes, and a player to be named to San Diego for the All-Star first baseman. The left-handed slugger, who is expected to take advantage of the Green Monster’s proximity to home plate, is entering the last year of his contract, and the deal does not include a contract extension to stay in Boston.

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Pedroia rescuses Red Sox when he hits three homers at Coors Field

Dustin Pedroia hits three homers, the last in the 10th inning at Coors Field, as the Red Sox defeat the Rockies, 13 – 11. The wild game takes 4 hours and 48 minutes to complete and ends when Jonathan Papelbonredeems himself for blowing an 11 – 9 lead in the 9th – his second blown save in a row – by setting down the Rox in the bottom of the 10th.

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Texas Rangers ties record for most thefts in a game

On the day the struggling Boston Red Sox have to place two starting outfielders – Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Cameron – on the disabled list, they eke out a dramatic 7 – 6 win over the Texas Rangers. Entering the game with a 4-9 record, they fall behind 5 – 1 and 6 – 2 while the Rangers run wild, stealing 9 bases against the duo of Tim Wakefield and Victor Martinez. the Rangers swipe nine bases, including a club-record of five in one inning, to establish a franchise mark. The number of stolen bases allowed by the Boston backstops ties the 1913 mark for the most ever yielded by the team in one game. They then mount a comeback when Darnell McDonald, called up earlier in the day from AAA Pawtucket, hits a two-run game-tying pinch homer in the 8th, then ends the game with a run-scoring single off the Green Monster in the bottom of the 9th.

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The Yankees complete a four-game sweep of the Red Sox with a 5 – 2 victory at New Yankee Stadium. Jon Lester and Andy Pettitte keep the game scoreless for six innings until Alex Rodriguez leads off the bottom of the 7th with a home run. Victor Martinez gives Boston the lead with a two-run shot off Phil Coke in the 8th, breaking a 31-inning scoring drought. In the bottom of the 8th, Johnny Damon and Mark Teixeira hit back-to-back long balls against Daniel Bard to put the Yanks ahead, and Nick Swisher hits a two-run single to seal the deal.

The Yankees complete a four-game sweep of the Red Sox with a 5 – 2 victory at New Yankee Stadium. Jon Lester and Andy Pettitte keep the game scoreless for six innings until Alex Rodriguez leads off the bottom of the 7th with a home run. Victor Martinez gives Boston the lead with a two-run shot off Phil Coke in the 8th, breaking a 31-inning scoring drought. In the bottom of the 8th, Johnny Damon and Mark Teixeira hit back-to-back long balls against Daniel Bard to put the Yanks ahead, and Nick Swisher hits a two-run single to seal the deal.

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Carl Crawford steals his sixth base of the game to become the fourth major leaguer to accomplish the feat

In the eighth inning of the Rays’ 5-3 victory over Boston, Carl Crawford steals his sixth base of the game to become the fourth major leaguer to accomplish the feat. The 27 year-old perennial American League stolen base champ joins Eddie Collins (twice 1912 – A’s ), Otis Nixon (Braves – 1991), and Eric Young (Rockies – 1996) as the only players to pilfer a half dozen bags in a contest since 1900.

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The Red Sox stage biggest comeback since 1929 as JD Drew delivers a walkoff single

The Red Sox, behind 7-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, score eight runs in the three last frames to beat the Rays in Game 5 of the ALCS at Fenway Park, 8-7. Boston’s comeback victory is the biggest postseason rally since the 1929 A’s tallied ten times in the seventh inning to wipe out an eight-run deficit against the Cubs in their 10-8 victory in Game 4 of the World Series.

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