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  • Sunday Sep 18, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    Red Sox can’t win this game, right?

    The Tampa Bay Rays and David Price take on Boston and Tim Wakefield. It is a terrible match-up for the Red Sox. Wakefield usually needs his teammates to put up a lot of runs for a win. Price does not give up a lot of runs. Wakefield is 7-6 with a 5.13 ERA. In games that Boston has scored less than six runs, Wakefield is 1-6. Wakefield has allowed four […]

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  • Sunday Sep 18, 2011 | 5:59 am

    The numbers

    Boston’s magic number to clinch a playoff spot remains 9. Below are the numbers. I’ll check back later from Fenway. AL East New York 91-59 Boston 87-64 (4.5 back) Tampa Bay 84-67 (7.5) Wild Card Boston 87-64 Tampa Bay 84-67 (3 back) LA Angels 82-69 (5) New York’s magic number to clinch the division: 8. Boston’s magic number to clinch the wild card: 9. Remaining Games: NEW YORK (12): at […]

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  • Saturday Sep 17, 2011 | 6:30 am

    Could the Tigers catch the Yankees?

    The Tigers clinched the AL Central. They trail the Yankees by three games (four in the loss column) in the race for the No. 1 seed in the AL playoffs. The Red Sox play on FOX today (4 p.m.). Jon Lester goes for Boston. Here are the standings:  AL East New York 90-59 Boston 87-63 (3.5 back) Tampa Bay 83-67 (7.5) Wild Card Boston 87-63 Tampa Bay 83-67 (4 back) LA Angels 82-68 […]

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  • Friday Sep 16, 2011 | 5:52 am

    Pivotal game; ex-Dogs enjoys firsts

    Josh Beckett (12-5, 2.49) walks out on his healthy (hopefully) right ankle tonight to face the Rays and James Shields (15-10, 2.70). A returned-to-form Becket and a Boston win will mean wonders for the Red Sox. The standings:  AL East New York 90-58 Boston 86-63 (4.4 back) Tampa Bay 83-66 (7.5) Wild Card Boston 86-63 Tampa Bay 83-66 (3 back) LA Angels 82-67 (4) New York’s magic number to clinch the […]

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  • Thursday Sep 15, 2011 | 6:09 am

    Bard has gone through a bigger fix before

    Maybe the Red Sox should summon advance scout Mike Cather to work again with Daniel Bard. Bard is 0-3 with a 17.36 ERA in September, after giving up 3 runs in the 8th inning, in a 5-4 loss to Toronto. He has 5 BB in 4 2/3 innings pitched. Bard says he can fix this. He says he has fixed it before. The big fix came before the 2008 season. Working […]

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  • Wednesday Sep 14, 2011 | 1:57 am

    Onslaught with ex-Dogs; Lavarnway a DH today? Good guy beats good guy

    Took in Tuesday’s game at Fenway Park as a civilian, sitting in the left field grandstand with my 10-year-old son Aidan. Aidan is a baseball purist. He doesn’t mind a well-pitched, well-defensed 1-0 game. Then again, he seemed to enjoy the 18 runs the Red Sox put up (and, yes, the historic Tim Wakefield 200th win). And Aidan knows his former Sea Dogs. He got to see a slew of […]

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  • Tuesday Sep 13, 2011 | 6:02 am

    Yanks pulls away more; Rays move closer

    The New York Yankees beat Seattle and Felix Hernandez 9-3. Tampa Bay topped Baltimore 5-2. Boston did not play. That leaves 16 games remaining for each of the three teams. Tonight: Tim Wakefield (6-6, 5.03) tries again for win No. 200. against Toronto’s Brandon Morrow. In his last start, Morrow gave up 8 runs to the Red Sox. But that is the game Bard blew up, allowing 5 runs, in a 11-10 […]

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  • Sunday Sep 11, 2011 | 9:13 pm

    The race is on

    Here are the facts:  AL East New York 88-57 Boston 85-61 (3.5 back) Tampa Bay 81-64 (7) Wild Card Boston 85-61 Tampa Bay 81-64 (3.5 back) LA Angels 80-66 (5) New York’s magic number to clinch the division: 14. Boston’s magic number to clinch the wild card: 14. Boston is off Monday. The Yankees (at Seattle) and Rays (at Baltimore) play, so New York’s lead could stretch to 4 games, while […]

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  • Sunday Sep 11, 2011 | 7:55 am

    Lester has the ball. What could go wrong?

    The way things are going for the Boston Red Sox, Jon Lester will not only lose today’s game, but come off the field limping. But, seriously, Lester could turn things around beautifully for Boston with a win. (A Boston win and a Yankees loss to the Angels, would have the Red Sox looking again at a run for the division, instead of worrying about the closing Rays in the Wild […]

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