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RED SOX 5, TIGERS 2 Game 6 ALCS at Fenway Park Star of the Game: Shane Victorino stroked a grand slam in the seventh inning to give Boston a 5-2 lead. Second Star: The 21-year-old rookie, Xander Bogaerts doubled, walked twice and scored twice. Third Star: Jacoby Ellsbury went 1 for 3 with a walk, [...]

BOSTON — Koji Uehara had two disastrous relief outings against these same Detroit Tigers in the 2011 American League Championship Series when he was pitching for the Texas Rangers. He surrendered a solo homer in each appearance, which both were shorter than an inning. Both games also ended with the Rangers losing. Flash forward two [...]

BOSTON — He’s a center fielder who has been the center of attention for years. Whether it’s the ladies holding up “Will You Marry Me Jacoby?” signs. Whether it’s kids wearing “Ask Me About Jacoby” t-shirts. Whether it’s sports talk radio hosts debating whether he is injury-prone. Or whether it’s Bostonian workers standing by the [...]

BOSTON — Who cares that Shane Victorino was batting .095 (2 for 21) entering last night’s Game 6? Who cares David Ortiz was batting .105 (2 for 19)? Who cares that Stephen Drew was batting .059 (1 for 17)? Who cares? After all, your 2013 Boston Red Sox — a team that won just 69 [...]

RHP Clay Buchholz (0-0, 6.17) goes against RHP Max Scherzer (2-0, 2.25) today at 8.07 p.m. at Fenway Park. The game is on FOX. Red Sox Lineup: Jacoby Ellsbury CF Shane Victorino RF Dustin Pedroia 2B David Ortiz DH Mike Napoli 1B Jarrod Saltalamacchia C Jonny Gomes LF Stephen Drew SS Xander Bogaerts 3B Red [...]

Here are some highlights from John Farrell’s press conference today: Farrell on sticking with Mike Napoli through ups and downs offensively: “I don’t know that you’re looking for any indicators, you’re personally willing to put him in the lineup every day. And you ride through the peaks and the valleys. “As we talked about the [...]

Red Sox manager John Farrell just confirmed that Xander Bogaerts will play third base and Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be the Red Sox starting catcher in Game 6 of the ALCS vs. the Tigers tomorrow. Farrell acknowledged how many people have been “calling for Stephen Drew’s head.” But Farrell is going to stick by his slick-fielding [...]

I did the work and Tim O’Connor stepped up for his 11 players on the Haverhill High defense, but we just couldn’t cram my “Meet the Haverhill Defense” graphic into the paper. Still, I went out and shot the photos and put the info together, so here it is: The Haverhill High defense has been [...]

After his confusing three-month DL stint this regular season and his disappointing playoff performance so far (eight earned runs in 11.2 innings), Clay Buchholz had better redeem himself tomorrow. The right-hander has the nastiest repertoire of any member of the Red Sox starting rotation. But his frail frame and nagging injuries combined with his ineffectiveness [...]

RED SOX 4, TIGERS 3 Game 5, ALCS at Comerica Park Star of the Game: Koji Uehara recorded a five-out save. He retired all five batters he faced, including getting both Jhonny Peralta and Omar Infante to strike out on nasty splitters to end the eighth inning. Second Star: Mike Napoli stroked three hits, including [...]

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