New York 5, Boston 2 | Yanks Improve to 3-13 vs. Sox This Certainly Won't Be the Last Time Cervelli Gets 'Moved Off the Plate' It Was Actually Keegan Bradley's Fist Pump That Started All The Plunking Who Had Crawford As The Yankee Killer, with AG Going 0-for-5? Chances Are ... The Sox Will Score More Next Time Around Lackey Pitches Just Well Enough to Lose Blind Squirrel Finds Nut, CC Beats Sox Scutaro Doesn't Leave 'Em Standing
"Certain things, I think, can go too far. To me, the clap at home plate, he was excited, he hit a home run, so, second of the year. Good for him." -- Salty on Showboat Cervelli
"16 men LOB???? That's a good formula for trying to beat the Yankees. And what the hell is D. McDonald doing in the lineup? Yeah, yeah, I get the the lefty/righty matchup, but I'm sorry, he CAN'T HIT. I'd rather take my chances with Reddick. He couldn't have done any worse. Didn't seem like anyone was playing with any sense of urgency. Perhaps they don't understand the math...that the loss tonight means they have a half game lead. They were playing like they were up by 10 games. Pretty lame effort all around tonight..." -- Mark, postgame reaction
Francisco Cervelli, The Yankee Clapper
Maybe Salty Should Have Fed Him the Alex Rodriguez Leather Sandwich Special
First Things First, Sox Need to Keep on Top of the Yanks
Yes, This Is the Most Important Series in the History of Baseball Wild Card Be Damned, Boston Looks to Lock Up Third AL East Title in Last 15 Years Saturday in the Park, Sox Blow Away A's: Les is More 9-3, Bedard Just Can't Win 4-0 Wake Finally Picks Up Career Loss No. 178: Oakland 15, Boston 5
Boston 6, Rangers 0 | Sox Mess with Texas Again AG Was Told Final Round of HR Derby Taking Place in Texas More Long Balls: Ortiz No. 25, Salty No. 13 Tip of the Cap to Cubs President Epstein for Leaving Us Aceves Same Old Rangers: No Pitching
"I hit them in spurts, everybody knows that." -- A-Gon on his streak attack
Boston 11, Texas 5 | Sox Power Over Rangers Everybody Hits in Texas: Crawford and Reddick, Too! Lack in the Saddle Again: The Big Fired Up Texan Hangs Tough Double Trouble from Scutaro, Dusty, Lavy, and Salty Two Ells Returns with a Spark and a Web Gem
"I wasn't hitting as many home runs, but I wasn't worried about it. I was getting on base. The main thing is we're winning." -- Adrian Gonzalez, calm, cool, collected 3 RBI
"When he then gets criticized or questioned, he comes across as wounded, his tone suggesting, Can’t you see how hard I’m working? I care more than any of you. Why isn’t that enough?" -- The Herald's John Tomase on Carl Crawford
How Long Can the Sox Afford to Hide Carl Crawful in the Lineup?
This Just In: Crawteria Contract Now the Worst Deal In the History of the World Someone Gave Crawford $20M This Year? Investigate! Sincerely, University of Miami And He Will Cost the Sox Jacoby Ellsbury at The End of the Day Tampa Bay 4, 3-Hit-Sox 0 | Price Drops Sox to 8-8 in August A-Gon Has Come Down with a Bad Case of Carl Crawford How on Earth Is David Price Just 11-10? Lackey Hit Hard, But It Didn't Matter
"I was feeling good and this series, for some reason, I just wasn’t myself. Whatever the reason was, I struggled this series. I guess I’ve just got to go back and watch some video and start from scratch again." -- Carl Crawford... going to start from scratch... wonderful.
Good News: The $142 Million Mistake Is Over In Just ...
Sox Find Themselves in Second Place in a New York Minute
G2: 6-2 and the Rays Get Even | G1: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 You Don't Complete Me: Hellooo Niemann, Now Say Goodbye Smooth Operators Turn Three: JLoww-to-M.C.-to-A.G. Highlights Loss Not-So-Smooth: Jed's Throw Away at Home Highlights Rundown Disaster Not Lost on Us: Dustin Pedroia May Have Locked Up a Gold Glove Award Fouled-Off Bedard Must Think He's Going for Career Win No. 200 The As-Advertised Jon Lester Makes a Cameo Appearance The Crawful Signing Continues: 0-for-6, 4 K's on the Day Crawford Seems Like a Natural Fit Here. Sincerely, Edgar Renteria Jake Keeps Raking, Home Runs No. 21 and 22 for Ells Das Boot: Something's Afoot with Papi
"Yeah, I mean, there were a lot of crazy things that happened in the games. All sorts of crazy stuff.’’ -- A last minute sub named Jed
Tim Waitfield Can't Get the Big W, but Papi Is Right on Target for a Rally Big Win Over Twins
Boston 8, Minneapolis 6 | Comeback Kids in Another Late Win The Neglected One Bangs Out Four Hits, Finds Home Run Stroke Ortiz Furious About Joe Mauer Error, Wondering If It Cost Him an RBI 0-for-3 Reddick Must Be Feeling the Heat of J.D. Drew Breathing Down His Neck Thanks for the Late Night, Early Night Schedule ESPN. Sincerely, Red Sox Defense Scutaro Playing Like the Oft-Injured Jed Lowrie's Looking to Steal His Job SI Cover Reminds Us That Dustin Pedroia Remains in the MVP Hunt Tip of the Cap to Red Sox Nation MN for Rallying Sox in Sixth Salty Keeps Pouring It on With Double, Homer Acevulture Blows Save, Picks Up Wake's Win
"The last three starts, we've won two out of three of them. So that's the most important thing is keeping our lead in the American League East right now." -- Wakefield pretending not to care about Tim-200
"He heard the big elephant coming. He was shaking when I was coming." -- David Ortiz, the Elephant in the Room
Mo Blows a Save. Reddick Kicks in for a Win. Sox Stand Alone in First Place After Fenway Faceoff.
First Place 3, Second Place 2 | Extra Special Sox Take Series with Walkoff Same Old Boston Red Sox, Setting Up the Tie With a Small Ball Bunt That's Just the Muddy Chicken Being an MVP with the Must Have Sac Fly It's Something: Carl Crawford Sneaking His Way Up to a .260 Average Big Papi Jump Started It Marco Don't Forget About Me Scutaro A Couple of Mistakes from Beckett Cost Him Another Win Don't Forget About the Best 'Pen Ever: Wheeler, Bard Stand Out While You Were Snoozing, Game Played in a Brisk 4:15 So 'Tek, About Last Night ...
"For us to to just come out here and grind like we have been doing all year with this lineup shows how much heart we have and talent that we really have on this ballclub." -- Josh Reddick after the game winning hit
This Just In: Carlos Slim to Replace Wally the Green Monster as Red Sox Mascot Also, Chad Ochocinco Was Set to Pitch the 14th Inning for Sox
Boston 3, Cleveland 2 | Ellsbury Singles in Winner in 9th Pinch of Salty Takes a Dive, Sox Stay Alive Alone in First Place The Catcher Fingers Are Fine, But Orsillo May Have Mangled a Couple of Tito's Youk Gets the Ball Rolling by Ripping One Over the Wall A Good, Solid Half Days Work for Josh Beckett :-) Tip of the Cap to 'Tek, Pap
"I just kept going and, like I said, my speed alone just kind of took over." -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Go Speed Racer Go ...
But the New York Yankees Are Just 1 Game Back After Sox Lose Battle of Wounded Knee
Cleveland 9, Boston 6 | Indians Get a Leg Up on Sox at Fenway It Was a Bard Day's Night, and Daniel Looked Like a Dog Don't Tell Us... John Lackey Just Had an Issue with Location, That's All This Is Rumors Continue to Swirl That the $142M Man Homered Last Night Take It with a Grain of Salty: HR No. 10 Sneaks In ScutarOK
"But I guess further review showed it hit off a lady’s knee, so it looks they got it right. It's still tough to call." -- Daniel Bard, first runs allowed after 25 scoreless appearances
Crock & Role: Girardi, GM dismiss Joba's talk of starting or closing for Yankees > Steinbrenner A-OK with Alex's portrayal in Yankees kids movie > Youkilis not worried after being pulled from Yankees lineup > Desperate Damon makes plea to be Yankees' Granderson sub