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Red Sox tie franchise record with 105 wins

They keep pushing forward, these Red Sox. A night after they clinched the American League East, there was rest for several key players, but no letdown from the crew that played. And after another comeback victory it can now be said that no team in franchise history has won more games than the 2018 Red Sox.

Posted on 22 September 2018 | 4:37 am

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Sale ramps up for playoffs with 7 strikeouts

Red Sox ace Chris Sale's ramp-up for the start of the playoffs took another positive step on Friday night, when he got up to 73 pitches against the Indians. Boston wound up winning, 7-5.

Posted on 22 September 2018 | 4:26 am

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J.D. vying for first global Triple Crown since '56

Before the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera broke a 45-year drought in 2012, there hadn't been a Triple Crown winner since Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski pulled off the feat for the 1967 Red Sox. Now, more than a half-century later, another Boston player, J.D. Martinez, is trying to join this exclusive club.

Posted on 22 September 2018 | 3:06 am

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Porcello comfortable pitching in Cleveland

Right-hander Rick Porcello (17-7, 4.30 ERA) faces the Indians on Saturday in a venue he's been comfortable at throughout his career. In 12 starts at Progressive Field, Porcello is 5-3 with a 2.84 ERA. The Indians will counter with Mike Clevinger (12-8, 3.06 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

Posted on 22 September 2018 | 1:16 am

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Clinching in NY had added meaning for Cora

As Alex Cora sat in his office at Yankee Stadium late Thursday night and surveyed his team's celebration after winning the American League East, it suddenly hit him.

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 11:33 pm

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Red Sox clinch 3rd straight AL East title

A thrilling Red Sox season, one that is all but certain to end with the most wins in club history, reached a celebratory point at the end of a wild Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. On the cusp of clinching the American League East when they arrived in the Bronx on Tuesday, the third attempt proved to be the charm for the team that is now division champs for a third straight year.

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 6:21 am

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The Top 10 Red Sox Moments of 2018

The Red Sox are back in the postseason for the third consecutive season, matching the longest streak in franchise history (2003-05 and 2007-09). Here's how they got there.

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 5:26 am

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Betts busts out in Bronx to reassert MVP case

A full 24 hours before Mookie Betts helped the Red Sox clinch the AL East in the most fitting of ways -- by notching an 11-6 win over the Yankees behind a signature performance from their most dynamic player -- Alex Cora sat his superstar down.

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 5:08 am

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Get new AL East champions gear

The Red Sox have clinched a third consecutive American League East title. Gear up for the postseason with the latest shirts, caps and more.

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 4:10 am

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Leg discomfort to sideline Nunez until Monday

The Red Sox will exercise caution with Eduardo Nunez, who has experienced discomfort in his legs twice over the past week.

Posted on 20 September 2018 | 11:30 pm

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Youth is served: Sox's best rookie this season

Each year, a new group of rookies sets out to make a mark in the Major Leagues, and in 2018, many of these young players have made history with their performances. With the aid of all 30 beat writers, here's a look at each team's best rookie this season.

Posted on 20 September 2018 | 6:16 am

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Price's woes at Yankee Stadium continue

David Price entered Wednesday's start in the midst of his best stretch with the Red Sox, and in strong position to end the well-chronicled woes he's had at Yankee Stadium the last three seasons.

Posted on 20 September 2018 | 3:56 am

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Kimbrel may get save opportunities in 8th inning

One thing you could see at times down the stretch is closer Craig Kimbrel coming in before the ninth inning.

Posted on 19 September 2018 | 10:30 pm

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AL East title banner returned to Red Sox

Louie Iacuzzi, a 44-year-old from Malden, Mass., was driving along a stretch of Massachusetts Route 28 known as McGrath Highway in nearby Somerville on Monday morning, when, according to what Iacuzzi told The Boston Globe, he and his friends saw cars swerving to avoid an object that turned out to be a 2018 American League East championship banner that had apparently gone missing while in transit to the Red Sox.

Posted on 19 September 2018 | 9:50 pm

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Just how good have Red Sox been historically?

Just how good have Red Sox been historically?

Posted on 19 September 2018 | 1:00 pm

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Magic number stays at 2 as 'pen struggles

The champagne will have to stay in storage for at least another night. The Red Sox were nine outs away from a party, but instead the bullpen became an issue again and the Yankees came storming back for a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night.

Posted on 19 September 2018 | 3:38 am

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Inbox: Who will round out Sox's playoff roster?

Will Blake Swihart's versatility push him over the top for postseason-roster consideration? What should the Red Sox do about Rafael Devers? Beat reporter Ian Browne answers those questions and more in the Inbox.

Posted on 17 September 2018 | 9:04 pm

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30 breakout performers -- 1 for each team

Today we take a look at players on each team who, in 2018, had the breakthrough year that augurs great things for the future. Some of them are rookies, some of them just finally turned the corner, but all of them are players we'll be talking about for years to come. And this was the year they got it all started.

Posted on 17 September 2018 | 1:42 pm

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Sale goes 3 scoreless; Sox magic number at 2

After being the latest team to outlast Jacob deGrom and score off the Mets' bullpen, the Red Sox notched a 4-3 victory on Sunday afternoon that reduced the magic number to two for clinching the American League East title. Chris Sale went 3 scoreless innings in his second start back from the DL, while deGrom continued his Cy Young push with 12 strikeouts over seven innings.

Posted on 16 September 2018 | 10:19 pm

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Cora using final two weeks to rest key players

Red Sox manager Alex Cora is a big believer in rest as it is. There will never be any Cal Ripken streaks on a team he manages. But thanks to the cushion his team has built, Cora can be even more liberal than usual with keeping his regulars off their feet the final two weeks of the regular season.

Posted on 16 September 2018 | 4:27 pm

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Holt comes up clutch off bench as Red Sox roll

Brock Holt clubbed a pinch-hit, go-ahead, two-run double as part of a decisive four-run fifth inning as the Red Sox evened the series with the Mets and lowered their magic number to 4 for clinching the AL East. Brandon Nimmo gave New York a brief lead with a three-run home run off Rick Porcello, who earned his 17th win of the season. Mets starter Corey Oswalt held Boston to an unearned run in his 2 2/3 innings, but the bullpen stumbled in the fifth.

Posted on 16 September 2018 | 2:06 am

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Dalbec nabs dual Minors honors from Red Sox

Standing on the same field where he hopes to take frequent aim at the Green Monster at some point in the near future, Red Sox prospect Bobby Dalbec got a rare double honor prior to Saturday's matchup with the Mets when he was named the organization's Minor Leaguer of the Year for offense and defense.

Posted on 15 September 2018 | 8:36 pm

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J.D. making a convincing case to be AL MVP

After 148 games last season, the Red Sox had a record of 85-63 -- and led the Yankees by three games in the American League East. A year later, after the same number of games, the Red Sox enter Saturday's games with a record of 101-47, and stand 9 1/2 games ahead of the Yankees. There was one significant addition to the team between then and now: J.D. Martinez. He is not only the Most Valuable Player in the AL this season, he is the MVP of the entire sport.

Posted on 15 September 2018 | 2:30 pm

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Sox relievers see mixed results in loss to Mets

Bullpen auditions for the postseason are in session for the Red Sox. On Friday night at Fenway Park, things went much better for Brian Johnson and Drew Pomeranz than they did for Tyler Thornburg.

Posted on 15 September 2018 | 4:29 am

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Rats! Mets, Red Sox aren't alone in dugouts

Rats! Mets, Red Sox aren't alone in dugouts

Posted on 15 September 2018 | 12:06 am

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Red Sox instructional league roster, schedule

At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, commonly known as instructs, an extended mini-camp that allows Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system -- to get some work in before calling it a year. Players work on specific parts of their game and get offseason workout plans while often playing a handful of games against nearby teams to provide low-key competition to put what they are working on into practice. Here's a look at the Red Sox's roster.

Posted on 14 September 2018 | 9:33 pm

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Cora to use matchups for postseason setup role

While Red Sox Nation has spent a good deal of time dissecting who should be the eighth-inning setup man in the postseason, manager Alex Cora seems fine not giving one reliever that distinction.

Posted on 14 September 2018 | 5:10 am

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Who is every club's September hero?

These are the players who rose to the occasion when the pressure was at its peak.

Posted on 14 September 2018 | 5:03 am

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Bogaerts catalyzes sweep with Magic No. at 6

Xander Bogaerts doubled, stole third and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth on a dropped popup. Toronto had tied the ballgame in the top half of the inning thanks to Lourdes Gurriel Jr.'s homer and a run-scoring hit batter. J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers homered for Boston, which has won four in a row.

Posted on 14 September 2018 | 4:37 am

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Nunez day to day with right knee soreness

Eduardo Nunez exited Thursday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jays at Fenway Park in the bottom of the fourth inning after diving into second on a double off the Green Monster. Rafael Devers came on to pinch-run and remained in the game at third base.

Posted on 14 September 2018 | 3:50 am

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Most important number for each AL East club

Plenty of factors sent every team in the American League East in the direction they've headed this season. Every team also has one number or statistic that has defined its season.

Posted on 13 September 2018 | 12:58 pm

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Price dominates as Sox reach 100-win plateau

Over seven marvelous innings, David Price allowed three hits, walked none and struck out seven to give the Red Sox 100 wins in a season for the first time since 1946. In his nine starts since the All-Star break, Price is 5-0 with a 1.56 ERA. He continues to own Toronto, improving to 21-3 lifetime against his former team.

Posted on 13 September 2018 | 4:03 am

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Fenway usher makes slick barehanded catch

Fenway usher makes slick barehanded catch

Posted on 13 September 2018 | 12:53 am

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Fenway to host Red Bull Crashed Ice this winter

Fenway to host Red Bull Crashed Ice this winter

Posted on 12 September 2018 | 3:34 pm

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Every team's single-season saves leader

Edwin Diaz's chase for history is in its final weeks. The Mariners have 18 games left to play in the regular season. Diaz has 54 saves -- eight shy of the Major League single-season record of 62, set by the Angels' Francisco Rodriguez in 2008.

Posted on 12 September 2018 | 2:08 pm

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Red Sox clinch playoff berth thanks to Holt's HR

The Red Sox became the first MLB team to clinch a postseason berth this season as Brock Holt's clutch pinch-hit three-run homer in the seventh inning lifted them to a 7-2 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Steve Pearce plated Boston's first run with an RBI triple in the seventh, which was followed by Holt's home run. The Sox padded their lead with three more runs in the eighth. Boston ace Chris Sale returned from the disabled list and pitched a scoreless inning to open the game. Toronto starter Ryan Borucki allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings.

Posted on 12 September 2018 | 5:16 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 MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.

Posted on 28 February 2017 | 9:56 pm

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