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  • Tuesday Aug 30, 2011 | 10:41 am

    Magic numbers, Sabathia’s numbers; Wilson’s 9 K’s

    Saw one daughter off to college in Washington (and drove back with Irene in our rear view mirror). Say goodbye to another daughter today in Boston (before she goes for a semester in Italy). Think I’ll hang around Boston for a few more hours tonight. Heard there is a pretty good series starting at Fenway Park. The first-place Red Sox are inching towards the playoffs. And they can take big […]

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  • Friday Aug 26, 2011 | 5:40 am

    Sox battling

    The Red Sox and Yankees are staying with each other in the AL East. There is little doubt that both will make the playoffs. Winning the division and getting home field advantage may be the different in the playoffs. The standings:  AL East Boston 80-50 New York 78-50 (1 back) Tampa Bay 70-59 (9.5) Wild Card New York 78-50 Angels 71-59 (8 back) Tampa Bay 70-59 (8.5 back) The Red Sox […]

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  • Thursday Aug 25, 2011 | 6:17 am

    First-place Sox (kind of); Harden vs. Yankees today

    The Red Sox beat Texas 13-2, and Coco Crisp’s 10th-inning home run pushed Oakland past the Yankees. Boston now leads the AL East, but the two teams are even in the loss column. AL East Boston 79-50 New York 77-50 (1 back) Tampa Bay 70-58 (8.5) Wild Card New York 77-50 Tampa Bay 70-58 (7.5 back) Angels 71-59 (7.5 back) This afternoon, Rich Harden – the pitched almost obtained by […]

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  • Tuesday Aug 23, 2011 | 6:35 am

    Texas pitching; Sox 2 back in loss column

    Used to be that the Texas Rangers were all-bat, no-pitch. But the Rangers have five starters with 10 wins or more, led by C.J. Wilson (13-5, 3.08), who blanked Boston on Monday. Tonight, Colby Lewis (11-8, 3.83) opposes John Lackey; Wednesday has Matt Harrison (10-8, 3.28) against Josh Beckett, and Thursday features Alex Ogando (12-5, 3.30) against Andrew Miller. The Rangers are headed to the playoffs and look to have […]

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  • Monday Aug 22, 2011 | 5:43 am

    Lavarnway settles in; magic number; Taz

    After going 0 for his first 6 at-bats in the majors, Ryan Lavarnway is 5-of-9 with two RBI. Overall, he is batting .333 with 2 RBI, 2 BB and an .812 OPS. Got a feeling the Red Sox are going to want that right-handed bat available in the playoffs. The Yankees, Red Sox, Rays and Angels all won on Sunday. The standings:  AL East New York 77-48 Boston 77-49 (.5 […]

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  • Sunday Aug 21, 2011 | 9:00 am

    Sox need bullpen shift; AJ being AJ; Hassan homers

    After Matt Albers’ performance Saturday, it is obvious that Terry Francona needs to re-think his bullpen "rotation." Albers gave up 5 runs in 1/3 of an inning. That’s 10 runs (and 10 hits) in his last 5 outings (10 innings). Dan Wheeler, by the way, has not allowed an earned run since July 15. The Sox lost, but so did the Yankees, thanks to another A.J. Burnett meltdown. See the Daily […]

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  • Friday Aug 19, 2011 | 5:34 am

    Maybe Bryce Harper will still sign autographs; Lavarnway; Wilson

    Bryce Harper pulled up as he rounded second base and, eventually there were groans in Portland. Harper, the much-hyped prospect of the Washington Nationals, injured his right hamstring muscle in the Harrisburg Senators’ game Thursday in Akron. The Senators will be in Portland Monday for a three-game series and the Sea Dogs front office said there has been a "significant bump" in tickets sales, anticipating Harper’s arrival. Harper T-shirts have […]

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  • Thursday Aug 18, 2011 | 7:35 am

    Sox in Kansas City; is Lavarnway there, too? Salem’s back-to-back-to-back

    The Red Sox remained a half-game behind the Yankees in the AL East (thanks to the Royals’ 5-4 win over NY, courtesy of a blown HR call in favor of KC’s Billy Butler). AL East New York 74-47 Boston 74-48 (.5 back) Tampa Bay 66-56 (8.5) Wild Card Boston 74-48 Tampa Bay 65-57 (8 back) Angels 65-59 (10 back) Boston and Josh Beckett are in Kansas City tonight. One question remains: Who is […]

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  • Wednesday Aug 17, 2011 | 6:13 pm

    Maddon: “That’s outrageous …”

    Did not get a chance to get to Joe Maddon’s post-game press conference, but Maddon is big on twitter. He sent the following after Wednesday’s 4-0 win over the Red Sox: "3 3-hitters in a row. That’s outrageous. The possibility of a really good run is there with pitching like that. We’re not going to give up." It will be quite a comeback for the Rays to reach the playoffs. […]

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