4-14-14: The Boston Red Sox’s World Series defense could have gotten off to a better start. Despite aspirations of winning back to back titles, the Red Sox have gotten off to a slow start and sit in fifth place of the AL East with a 5-8 record. The Red Sox did bounce back from a random sweep by the Milwaukee Brewers in week one to take a 2-1 series win over the Texas Rangers, but dropped three of four games against the divisional rival New York Yankees.
4-7-14: The Boston Red Sox’s title defense got off to a rocky start through the first week of the 2014 MLB season, as they won just two of four games. Star pitcher has managed a solid 14 strikeouts through two contests, but his inability to yet earn a victory (two losses) has played a helping hand in Boston’s struggles. The Red Sox kicked off the season with a 2-1 series win over the division rival Baltimore Orioles, but then inexplicably were swept in three games by the Milwaukee Brewers. The Red Sox will need more consistent pitching in order to put their slow start behind them going forward.
4-1-14: Jon Lester kicked off 2014 with a good showing for the Boston Red Sox, but his eight strikes went to waste in a narrow 2-1 loss on opening day. The Red Sox showed up on offense for the most part, finding their way to eight solid hits on the day, but could only muster one run. The game remained time going into the seventh inning, but a Nelson Cruz homer gave the Baltimore Orioles a lead they would never relinquish.
3-27-14: The Boston Red Sox started their last week before Opening Day for the 2014 season by giving into David Ortiz's demands and signing him to an extension. The extension tacks one more year onto his current deal for the 2015 season for $16 million, that's a hometown discount? The deal also includes vesting team options for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. The Red Sox are also working towards getting a deal done with free agent to be Jon Lester before the 2014 season begins. It's not all good news in Bean Town as Shane Victorino is battling left side stiffness, the outfielder is still expected to be ready for Opening Day though so that is encouraging for Red Sox fans. Many are picking the Boston Red Sox to repeat as World Series champions so between them and the New York Yankees it should be a very interesting season this year in the American League Eastern division.
3-20-14: The Boston Red Sox have a few more question marks then they would like heading into the final stretch of spring training games. John Lackey is working on a new pitch for the defending World Series champions, a cutter that is being described as a work in progress. The Red Sox will need all hands on deck to replace Ryan Dempster who will take the season off to spend time with his family causing the Red Sox to rely heavily on Chris Capuano, who recently signed with the club, Lackey, and Jon Lester in a contract year. That is all if they can play the games and not be attacked by a swarm of bees like they were on March 18 when they were hosting the Yankees. The Red Sox have a losing record in the Grapefruit League and outside of the emergence of Grady Sizemore in centerfield have little to be excited about this spring. Boston will be there when it counts though, no worries.
3-18-14: Today's Yankees vs Red Sox spring training game at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa was delayed by bees. The delay came in the bottom of the 3rd inning and lasted 7 minutes while the grounds crew did their best to get rid of the pests. The grounds crew received a large cheer from the fans, and after the removal process was complete, Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli tripled to left.
The Red Sox would eventually fall to the Yankees 8-1.
3-13-14: The Boston Red Sox are the reigning World Series champions winning their third Fall Classic title in the last ten seasons in 2013. The Red Sox lost players like Stephen Drew and Jacoby Ellsbury and replaced them from within with Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts. While Boston has had one of the worst Grapefruit League records in the league this year the team, who brought back Mike Napoli from the World Series team, expects to be there when it matters. AJ Pierzynski should provide some fireworks this season behind the plate, not with his bat but with his mouth, and Edward Mujica was brought in to help the bullpen from the St. Louis Cardinals. The Red Sox do things differently on the field, in the clubhouse, and in the press box and it is definitely working so they must be doing something right.
3-5-14: The Boston Red Sox of announced that is very possible that starting pitcher Jake Peavy might start the season on the disabled list. Last year starting shortstop Stephen Drew has still not reached a contract with the Red Sox or any other team leaving him a free-agent as spring training began. The Red Sox and Jon Lester have been having talks behind closed doors about a possible extension on his contract which expires after the 2014 season.
1-24-14: The defending 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox came out of left field to win their third ring in the past nine seasons thanks to its fantastic pitching and depth. John Farrell did an outstanding job with this team a year ago but will need to do an even better job as they lost a key free agent to their rivals the New York Yankees when Jacoby Ellsbury signed with them this offseason.
1-7-14: The Boston Red Sox are at risk of losing the starting shortstop from last year's championship season Stephen Drew. The 30-year-old shortstop has drawn heavy interest from a number of teams including the New York Mets. In other news Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino underwent thumb surgery in mid December.
12-9-13: After winning the division the World Series and 97 games last season the Boston Red Sox may have a completely different face for the 2014 season. After losing Jacoby Elsberry to the rival Yankees and also catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to free agency the Red Sox will not have the same faces dad last season when they won the championship. At this point there additions for the 2014 season are still unclear and unfinished coming off the World Series season you could bet the Red Sox will try to put out a team that will compete for another title. The pitching staff will remain intact as well as the heart of the batting order in Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz. It is been reported that the Red Sox are planning to make an offer in shortstop Stephen Drew. The Red Sox have also shored up there catching situation by signing veteran AJ Pierzynski.
10-29-13: The Boston Red Sox have found players who when their number is called have stepped up and delivered for them. In Game 3 it was Jonny Gomes who delivered a two run double to seal the victory for the Red Sox and last night it was David Ross who put them up for good in the 7th inning after being a back up all season long, The Red Sox are now in position to do something which they haven’t done in nearly 100 years, win the World Series at Fenway Park in front of their hometown fans. Cue the Duck Boats.
10-28-13: David Ortiz is making a strong case for World Series MVP with his recent performance in Game 4 going 3-3 with 2 runs scored as Boston evened the series at 2 games apiece. While Ortiz had a huge impact from the plate it was his speech that he gave which sparked the Red Sox offense to explode for three runs in the 6th inning. Adding to the mystic of this series between the Cardinals and Red Sox has been the crazy endings of the last two games which were a walkoff interference call and a pickoff respectively.
10-25-13: Not even David Ortiz could stop the Cardinals this game as his two run home run over the Green Monster wasn’t enough to stave off St. Louis in Game 2 of the World Series. The Red Sox were ahead 2-1 in the game until it all unravelled in the 7th when the Cards were able to pick up two runs from a sacrifice fly and a throwing error. The Red Sox will now travel to St. Louis and will once again look to take the lead in the series with Jake Peavy on the mound in an exciting matchup against Joe Kelly.
10-24-13: Game 1 of the World Series could not have gone better for the Boston Red Sox as they took an early lead and never looked back in their 8-1 win. Jon Lester saved his best performance of the postseason for the biggest stage as he pitched a beautiful 7 ⅔ scoreless innings earning the victory in the process. Mike Napoli was able to give the Red Sox a huge boost when he hit a three run double in the bottom of the first inning. Boston never looked back from that point on and handedly beat St. Louis who could not catch a break as they committed three errors, something they only did once all season.
10-20-13: The Boston Red Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-2 in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series to win the series 3-2 and advance to the World Series. Boston was able to get those five runs on just five hits. Outfielder Shane Victorino had the biggest hit of the game with a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Red Sox a lead they would not relinquish. Closer Koji Uehara struck out two during his one inning save and was named MVP of the ALCS. Boston will now go on to play the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.
10-18-13: The Boston Red Sox were able to take a 3-2 series lead in the American League Championship Series after a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in Game 5. The Red Sox were able to score four runs off Anibal Sanchez in six innings, the first time in this series a Detroit starter gave up more than one run in a game. First baseman Mike Napoli was the most productive hitter in the lineup, going 3-4 with a double and a home run. The Red Sox will return to Boston with a chance to advance to the World Series with a win in Game 6.
10-17-13: The Boston Red Sox were defeated by the Detroit Tigers 7-3 in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series to make the series 2-2. Boston’s offense once again couldn’t overcome great starting pitching by Detroit, with Doug Fister striking out seven in six innings and only allowing one run. Despite only scoring three runs, the Red Sox had 12 hits, including more extra base hits than they had in the previous three games combined. The Red Sox will send Jon Lester to the mound in Game 5 after giving up only one run in 6.1 innings in Game 1.
10-16-13: Behind a stellar effort from John Lackey, the Red Sox took a 2-1 lead over the Tigers in the ALCS with a 1-0 win on Tuesday. Lackey allowed just four hits and struck out eight over 6.2 innings. For Detroit, Justin Verlander threw eight innings of one-run baseball while striking out 10, but allowed a solo home run to Mike Napoli in the 7th, which was all the runs the Red Sox would need. Jake Peavy takes the hill for the Red Sox in game 4, with Doug Fister getting the ball for Detroit.
10-14-13: After a thrilling comeback victory in Game 2, the Boston Red Sox are tied with the Detroit Tigers 1-1 in the American League Championship Series. The Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in the ALDS to advance to the ALCS. In Game 1 of this series, Boston was almost no-hit by the Tigers, but that was not the case in Game 2. An eighth inning grand slam by David Ortiz and a walk-off single by Jarrod Saltalamacchia gave the Red Sox a 6-5 win after being down 5-0 in the sixth. Boston will now head to Detroit for Games 3, 4 and 5 of the series. The Red Sox will send out John Lackey as they hope to take their first lead in the series in a game that could decide the ALCS.
10-8-13: The AL East Champion Boston Red Sox having won the first two games of the Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays and look to close out the series tonight in Tampa behind the pitching of All-Star Clay Buchholz. In game three of the series the Rays won 5-4 on a walk-off home run by Jose Lobaton to cut the Red Sox series lead to 2-1.
9-28-13: After disappointing year last year the Boston Red Sox of bounce back strongly and have won the American League East division. It was the year of the beard in Beantown and Boston heads into the playoffs as the American League's top seed. The Red Sox had a solid year offensively leading the major leagues in runs scored on base percentage and slugging percentage. The veteran DH David Ortiz had a solid year batting .308 with 30 home runs and 103 RBIs. Over the weekend the Red Sox will conclude this season with a series against the Baltimore Orioles.
8-20-13: The Boston Red Sox lead a tight race in the American League East with a one game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox have won 40 games at home but are only 4-6 in the last 10 games. This past weekend the Red Sox lost a series at home to the New York Yankees. Designated hitter David Ortiz is having a strong year offensively batting .323 with 24 homeruns and 78 RBIs. This week the Red Sox will travel to the West Coast to face the San Francisco Giants. They began the trip in solid fashion, winning 7-0 in Monday's series opener against the Giants. Jon Lester threw 8.1 innings of shutout baseball, while allowing six hits, walking two and striking out three.
8-6-13: At 67 – 45 The Boston Red Sox are in first place in the American League East division. In the upcoming week they will square off against Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals.
7-31-13: The Red Sox, Tigers and White Sox have pulled off a three-team, seven-player deal that will bring pitcher Jake Peavy to Boston. They will also receive pitcher Brayan Villarreal from the Tigers. The Red Sox will send infielder Jose Iglesias to the Tigers, and minor league pitchers J.B. Wendelken, Francelis Montas, and infielder Cleuluis Rondon to the White Sox.
7-18-13: The Boston Red Sox are in first place at the break with a record of 58 – 39. Despite losing two straight heading into the All-Star break, They have compiled a home record of 31 – 16. Veteran designated hitter David Ortiz, Lead the team in batting average, homeruns and RBIs. Ortiz was also voted in by the fans as an All-Star starter. The Red Sox have a 2 1/2 game lead on the Tampa Bay rays. After the break they will embark on a series against the rival New York Yankees in Boston. The Red Sox have scored the most runs in baseball.
7/7/13 - Designated hitter David Ortiz (starter), RHP Clay Buchholz, and second baseman Dustin Pedroia were named 2013 American League all stars. This is Ortiz's 9th ASG appearance, Buchholz's 2nd, and Pedroia's 4th.
6/12/13 - Currently in first place in the AL East is the Boston Red Sox. At 40 and 25 the Red Sox will embark on a division battle with the Tampa Bay Rays. David Ortiz came off the DL and was in full form, He's hitting 313 with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs. The veteran left-hander leads a young team that has managed to both rebuild as well as contend. The Red Sox have bounced back nicely after a subpar year, finishing last and winning only 69 games.