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Benintendi excited to play at 'home' vs. Reds

As the Red Sox head to their final road series of the regular season in hopes of getting closer to an American League East title, rookie left fielder Andrew Benintendi gets to experience the thrill of playing at home for the first time on Friday night.

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 2:07 pm

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Benintendi welcomed home in return to Ohio

Given everything that has happened to Andrew Benintendi in the past few years, it's easy to forget that not long ago -- four years, to be exact -- he was a high school prep, honing his baseball skills on the backfields in Madeira, Ohio, dreaming of someday reaching the big leagues.

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 3:01 am

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Red Sox going 'extra' mile for wins in 2017

There is something "extra" special about the season the Red Sox are putting together. Yes, Boston is 87-64 and holds a 2 1/2-game lead over the Yankees atop the American League East. But it's how the club has scratched its way to so many of those victories that makes it stand out from the crowd.

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 5:58 pm

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Sale boatload: Sox ace in elite 300-K club

Chris Sale knew he was approaching a magical milestone, but it wasn't until he heard the roars from the large contingent of Red Sox fans at Camden Yards and received an equally-warm reception from teammates upon his return to the dugout that he knew he got it.

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 7:04 am

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Spot clinched, Red Sox still seek AL East title

When the Red Sox clinched their ticket to the postseason early Thursday morning, they had just landed in Cincinnati. But even if they had still been at Camden Yards, where they downed the Orioles, 9-0, on Wednesday, you wouldn't have heard any champagne corks pop.

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 6:21 am

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Dress for October: Get postseason gear

Check out the Red Sox Shop and get suited up for the postseason in official T-shirts, hoodies, caps and more.

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 5:55 am

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Red Sox sweep O's, secure playoff berth

The Red Sox are fending off a surge by the Yankees with a nice hot streak of their own. Backed by an overpowering performance by Chris Sale, who became the first Boston pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 1999 to record 300 strikeouts in a season, Boston finished a three-game sweep of the Orioles with a 9-0 victory on Wednesday night.

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 5:54 am

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Sox first MLB team to sign player from Tibet

The Red Sox will go near and far to find talent, and one of their recent finds is the first player from Tibet to be signed by a Major League Baseball team.

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 5:21 am

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Farrell confident rest will help Devers' defense

Though rookie Rafael Devers made errors in five consecutive games leading into Wednesday, Red Sox manager John Farrell is standing by the talented left-handed hitter as his third baseman.

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 11:38 pm

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Smith contender to land 'pen role in playoffs

The plan was to ease Carson Smith back in his return from Tommy John surgery, and the Red Sox have done that.

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 6:52 am

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Wild pitch has Sox on cusp of postseason

The Red Sox have won every which way in extra innings this season. And on Tuesday, they didn't even need a ball to leave the infield in the rally that propelled them to a 1-0, 11-inning victory over the Orioles at Camden Yards.

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 6:37 am

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Bradley robs Davis of HR with leaping grab

Jackie Bradley Jr. has home run robbery down to a science. The Red Sox's standout center fielder raced back to the wall, timed his leap perfectly and took a solo shot away from Orioles slugger Chris Davis on the first pitch of the bottom of the fifth inning during a 1-0 win in 11 innings on Tuesday night at Camden Yards.

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 4:24 am

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Half whiffs: Kimbrel posting historic K rate

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel is striking out more than 50 percent of the batters that appear before him -- 236 hitters have stepped in, 120 have struck out and only 116 have done anything else.

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 7:12 pm

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Twins, Red Sox are top out-making outfields

There's no one perfect formula that takes teams to October success. With that said, you won't find many clubs in recent years that went deep in the postseason without excellent defense. Enter Statcast™, and its new metric, outs above average.

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 4:18 pm

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Key hits, clutch relief behind 'extra' success

The Red Sox have emerged into the kings of extra innings this season, using a combination of timely hitting, clutch relief and overall grit that should bode well come October.

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 5:10 am

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Sox give extra effort vs. O's, stay 3 games up

First, there was the comeback. Then there was the letdown. And then there was one last surge back by the Red Sox, who once again demonstrated their resilience with a 10-8, 11-inning victory over the Orioles on Monday night at Camden Yards.

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 4:33 am

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Mookie in lineup day after bruising thumb

The Red Sox had an encouraging Monday on the health front. Not only was right fielder Mookie Betts back in the lineup just one day after exiting in the fifth inning against the Rays with a right thumb contusion, but Hanley Ramirez will soon play after nearly a week down with a right biceps injury. And if all goes well, invaluable utility infielder Eduardo Nunez could make his return from a right knee injury by the end of the week.

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 3:42 am

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JBJ homers, but Sox's East pursuit slowed

Jake Odorizzi stymied Boston's bats on Sunday in a 3-2 Tampa Bay win at Tropicana Field.

Posted on 17 September 2017 | 10:47 pm

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Price returns to toss 2 perfect frames

Red Sox fans likely need no reminding who closed out Game 7 of the 2008 American League Championship Series, which sent the Rays to their first World Series. In the years since, David Price became an AL Cy Young Award-winning starter and eventually found his way to Boston as a free agent.

Posted on 17 September 2017 | 9:26 pm

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Porcello steps up, pitches like '16 Cy winner

The circumstances surrounding Rick Porcello all but required a big start for the Red Sox right-hander. A night earlier, Boston churned through eight relievers in a 15-inning victory over the Rays. A marathon requires a breather for its participants in its aftermath.

Posted on 17 September 2017 | 2:30 am

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Saltalamacchia's ghost story is pretty creepy

Saltalamacchia's ghost story is pretty creepy

Posted on 17 September 2017 | 1:50 am

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Porcello's gem, Betts' blast keep Sox 3 up

Rick Porcello kept the Rays bats in check for 7 1/3 innings and received enough run support to lead the Red Sox to a 3-1 win over the Rays on Saturday night at Tropicana Field.

Posted on 17 September 2017 | 1:48 am

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Swihart catches for Sox for 1st time since '16

It had been a long time since Blake Swihart last caught at the Major League level -- April 12, 2016, to be exact, when he squatted behind the dish for the Red Sox. Disregarding a Major League workload, Swihart hadn't caught in the Minors since Aug. 29.

Posted on 16 September 2017 | 9:30 pm

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Bogaerts shakes off early HBP, goes 4-for-7

Grimacing, Xander Bogaerts turned to the third-base dugout, spiked his helmet on the ground and kneeled in pain. A pitch from Matt Andriese had run inside and caught the first batter of the game squarely on the hand.

Posted on 16 September 2017 | 6:43 am

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Sox rally in 9th, remain 3 up with 7-run 15th

Boston's 13-6, 15-inning win over Tampa Bay on Friday night had six lead changes and featured a little bit of everything -- along with a lot of heart by both teams, tucked away in the 6 hours and 5 minutes that it took to finish.

Posted on 16 September 2017 | 5:18 am

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Greenville wins South Atlantic League title

Brett Netzer delivered a two-out, bases-clearing double as Class A Greenville scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Kannapolis, 8-3, and secure the Drive's first South Atlantic League title.

Posted on 16 September 2017 | 3:30 am

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Kiermaier falls for one of Sale's fastballs

Kiermaier fell for one of Chris Sale's fastballs

Posted on 16 September 2017 | 1:38 am

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After investigation, MLB fines Red Sox, Yanks

The Red Sox have been fined an undisclosed amount for using electronic equipment in an attempt to decipher signs during an August series against the Yankees, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Friday afternoon.

Posted on 16 September 2017 | 12:22 am

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#AwardWorthy: Vote for Devers, Betts

Vote for Rafael Devers (Player-Fan Interaction) and Mookie Betts (Best Defensive Player) in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.

Posted on 15 September 2017 | 9:06 pm

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Callis: Ranking rookies by long-term potential

Though it's obvious that Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger are enjoying the best seasons among the current rookie crop, who will have the best long-term career from the Class of 2017?

Posted on 15 September 2017 | 5:13 pm

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Sox heat up late to top A's, closing in on goals

Andrew Benintendi hit lasers all day and Drew Pomeranz turned in yet another strong performance in his breakout season, lifting the Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the A's on getaway Thursday at Fenway Park.

Posted on 15 September 2017 | 6:04 am

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Confidence, 'Lizard' key to Benintendi's tear

Andrew Benintendi's summer tear had taken a mini-hiatus when he went 0-for-18 from Sept. 3-6. But this rut wasn't mechanical. It turns out it was just a matter of some equipment maintenance.

Posted on 15 September 2017 | 2:40 am

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Price activated from DL, headed to bullpen

David Price is ready to pitch again for the Red Sox as they embark on the most crucial part of the season, and he will do so out of the bullpen.

Posted on 14 September 2017 | 7:13 pm

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Fister struggles as Sox see East lead cut to 3

This time, Doug Fister couldn't stop the bleeding in the first inning. And this time, the righty's struggles carried later into the outing. The result for the Red Sox was a 7-3 loss to the Athletics on Wednesday night at Fenway Park that reduced Boston's lead over the Yankees to three games in the American League East with 17 games left.

Posted on 14 September 2017 | 4:39 am

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Red Sox's Top 30 Prospects list

Who do the Red Sox have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Boston's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Posted on 28 February 2017 | 9:56 pm

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