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Buckley: Nice to have Red Sox relevant in September again
What you’re about to experience is what we’ve been missing for the last three years.We have us a September playoff race, people. The Red Sox are at Toronto’s Rogers Centre Friday night to open a crucial three-game set against the Blue Jays, beginning a stretch of 23 consecutive games against American League East opponents to close out the regular season. It’s going to be tense. It’s going to be dramatic. It’s going to be September.
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Vegas Play of the Day: Rays at Yankees
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
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Yankees beat Jays, Red Sox remain one game out of first
NEW YORK – Jacoby Ellsbury overcame a first-inning deficit against R.A. Dickey with a two-run homer on the knuckleballer’s third pitch of the game, then added an RBI single to lead the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-3, Monday.In a matchup of teams fighting for playoff berths as the...
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Travis Shaw returns in throwback uniform for finale vs. Padres
SAN DIEGO — Travis Shaw was poised to take Yoan Moncada's spot at third base on Wednesday for the series finale against the Padres, as expected.The Red Sox were working out Shaw in left field with the belief that Moncada would see most of the time at third base, but Moncada has struck out in his last seven at-bats and Shaw may wind up seeing more time at the hot corner after all.
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American League East capsules
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Red Sox boss uses own NBA analogy in response to Cashman
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Dave Dombrowski is not falling for Brian Cashman’s hype, comparing his talented Red Sox to the Warriors. “I heard that and it was interesting,’’ Dombrowski told The Post on Tuesday as Red Sox pitchers and catchers officially worked out for the first time this spring at Fenway South. “But you know...
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Benintendi homer helps lift Red Sox to seventh straight win
BALTIMORE – It’s tough enough to beat the Boston Red Sox these days. Give them an extra out to work with, and the task becomes even more difficult.Boston scored two unearned runs in the sixth inning after a throwing error by first baseman Chris Davis and rolled to a 5-1 victory over the Baltimore ...
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The Red Sox’s young-stud blueprint that will test Yankees’ patience
This Young Yankees playoff chase was fun while it lasted, but this is only the beginning of the learning process. That critical four-game sweep of the Baby Bombers by the Baby Red Sox is the start of the challenge. Yes, progress has been made, and the incredible play of slugger Gary Sanchez is the real...
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Ignoring Yankees’ reality to find how they can claw back in race
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Yankees left Boston in need of some divine intervention to get back into this race. Mark Teixeira’s last words following the latest Yankees defeat at Fenway Park were: “I’ll pray if you do.” Perhaps that’s how the Yankees spent their last scheduled off day of the season Monday before facing...
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Mark Trumbo powers Baltimore Orioles' over Tampa Bay Rays
By Todd Karpovich, The Sports Xchange BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles control their own destiny for a spot in the playoffs.
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Blue Jays fan catches foul ball with giant glove
During Toronto’s game against the Red Sox, a man with a gargantuan glove caught a foul bowl with ease before ultimately giving it away.
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Orioles beat Tigers, move into tie with Blue Jays for second in East
Chris Tillman is back from the disabled list – and looks ready to help the Baltimore Orioles in their push for the playoffs.Tillman pitched six impressive innings, and Michael Bourn and Jonathan Schoop homered off Justin Verlander to lead the Orioles to a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunda...
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David Ortiz's blast lifts Boston Red Sox past Toronto Blue Jays
By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange TORONTO -- History repeated itself Sunday afternoon. Once again it worked in favor of the Boston Red Sox.
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Drellich: AL East title within Red Sox' grasp
TORONTO — Worst to first hasn’t felt this real since 2013.Even as the Red Sox remained firmly in contention the past few months, never has a return to the top of the American League East looked so viable, the path so clear.The Sox have a two-game lead, 20 games to play and maybe a new type of pressure: the East is theirs to lose after an 11-8 win over the Blue Jays this afternoon.
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Andriese ends skid, Whitley returns as Rays stop Yanks, 4-2
NEW YORK (AP) - Even after ending his long losing streak, Matt Andriese was treated no better than a rookie. Andriese won for the first time since June, Corey Dickerson hit a two-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays slowed the New York Yankees' playoff charge by stopping their seven-game ...
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Red Sox’ offense can’t come through in 3-2 loss to Blue Jays
When they aren't piling up double-digit run totals, the Boston Red Sox can't seem to score much at all
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Drellich: Red Sox offense just as capable when trailing
TORONTO — Worry about the bullpen, not blowouts.It’s just so typical of the Red Sox: dominate at the plate one day, lose a close game the next.You feel that way, probably. You shouldn't.The Red Sox still have the best average in baseball, and that's true when they’re trailing, and that's true when they're within one run.“I wish we were that good to where we could control when we score runs, you know what I mean?” hitting coach Chili Davis said.
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J.A. Happ wins 18th, Toronto Blue Jays inch closer to first
By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays had a players-only meeting before their key game against the Boston Red Sox Saturday afternoon.
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Don’t think Masahiro Tanaka’s an ace? Check out these numbers
The Baby Bombers have been getting all the love during the Yankees’ surge to within two games of the second AL wild card entering Friday, but Masahiro Tanaka’s dominance may be the biggest reason they have salvaged their postseason dreams. Tanaka, who starts Saturday against the Rays, has pitched over the past month like an...
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Rick Porcello notches 20th win as Boston Red Sox rout Toronto Blue Jays
By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange TORONTO -- Rick Porcello became the first major league pitcher to reach 20 wins this season on Friday night.
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Farrell: Koji Uehara close to winning back eighth inning role
One or two more good outings is all it could take for Koji Uehara to win back his job as the Red Sox primary set-up guy in the eighth inning.The advantages of using the 41-year-old Uehara over Brad Ziegler? Ziegler has allowed an OPS over 1.000 against left-handed hitters this season while Uehara has held lefties to a .555 OPS. Uehara’s ability to get both right- and left-handed hitters out could make things easy for manager John Farrell, who prefers to have one pitcher handling the eighth inning as opposed to matching up.
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