August 28, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- Jason Bay drove in four runs, Dustin Pedroia hit a grand slam and the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees, 11-3, Wednesday night, putting a dent in New York's playoff chances. Paul Byrd beat New York in a key game for the second year in a row and David Ortiz reached base four times for the second game in a row. Pedroia's first career slam capped a seven-run eighth inning and sent hordes of booing Yankees fans shuffling toward the exits. New York dropped seven games behind Boston, which remained 3 1/2 games behind first-place Tampa Bay in the American League East.
August 31, 2008 |
at Tampa Bay 10, Baltimore 9: Rocco Baldelli hit a game-winning double in the ninth inning and the American League East-leading Rays rallied from a four-run deficit. Nick Markakis hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth for the Orioles. at Oakland 3, Minnesota 2: Bobby Crosby and Emil Brown each scored on a throwing error by closer Joe Nathan in the ninth inning, giving the Athletics their 10th walkoff win this season and second in three days. Toronto 7, at New York 6: Vernon Wells hit a two-run home run, Gregg Zaun drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Blue Jays overcame a 6-2 deficit after six innings.
April 17, 2012
Bobby Valentine has already created a stir less than two weeks into his first season as manager of the Boston Red Sox, calling out popular third baseman Kevin Youkilis then apologizing to the player for his remarks . Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss whether the veteran manager is the right fit for the Red Sox. Check back throughout the day for their responses and join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of...
October 16, 2013 |
It took only one bad pitch from Justin Verlander to decide Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Comerica Park. But one was enough for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli. With Verlander continuing the Detroit Tigers' dominant string of starting performances, Napoli hit a home run in the seventh inning to give the Red Sox a 1-0 victory and a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. "The boy took care of me once again," Red Sox starter John Lackey said.
October 17, 2013 |
Tigers Manager Jim Leyland had a big announcement to make before Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, and he even prefaced it as such. "Huge lineup change," Leyland said, before adding: "Really, I don't know if it's huge or not. " Whether it was the new lineup or the inefficiency of Red Sox starter Jake Peavy is debatable, but the revamped Tigers scored more runs in the first four innings than they did in the last three games in a 7-3 victory. The Tigers evened the series at two games apiece, and Anibal Sanchez, who threw six hitless innings in Game 1, faces Jon Lester on Thursday in Game 5. "I don't want to sound like this [lineup switch]
August 28, 2010 |
Forget the five seasons he took Boston to the playoffs. Or the two times he won the World Series there. Terry Francona is clearly doing his best managing job this summer, keeping the hobbled Red Sox within striking distance of another postseason berth. Entering the weekend, only Minnesota, among American League teams, had won more games in August than the streaking Red Sox, who are without Kevin Youkilis , Jacoby Ellsbury and former most valuable player Dustin Pedroia and probably will be for the rest of the season.