Mark Kotsay came up huge for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesdsay night as he delivered the game winning double in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4. Kostay also had a rbi single in the first inning as he finished the game with two rbi.

David Ortiz, Jason Varitek, and Chris Carter all had one rbi as well in the game as the Red Sox got just enough offense to beat the Tribe.

Paul Byrd was the starting pitcher for the sox and he lasted just five innings as he gave up 11 hits and four runs. David Aardsma ended up getting the victory for the sox as he pitched in relief. Manny Delcarmen pitched the ninth inning and picked up his second save of the season.

The Sox and Indians will play once again on Thursday afternoon. Right now it pretty much looks like the Red Sox will be the wild card winner as the Tampa Bay Rays just keep on winning. Red Sox and Angels should be a very good ALCS matchup!

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The Boston Red Sox were hammered by the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night by the score of 11-6. The Red Sox attempted to come back as they out-hit the Orioles 13-9 but the Orioles wern’t having anything to do with it and only allowed the sox to score a late run in the eighth inning.

Four out of five Red Sox pitchers gave up runs in the game. Starting pitcher Clay Buchholz only lasted 2 1/3 innings as he gave up three hits and five runs. David Aardsma gave up two runs, Javier Lopez was charged with three runs while Mike Timlin gave up one run. Bad outing by the Red Sox pitching staff.

Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz, Kevin Youkilis, Jason Bay, and Jed Lowrie all had rbi’s in the game for the Sox. It clearly wasn’t enough however as the pitching staff completely sucked it up.

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The Boston Red Sox scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as they completed a nice comeback and defeated the visiting Minnesota Twins by the score of 6-5.  It was a great win for the Red Sox and huge because the rivals in New York beat the Tampa Bay Rays so now the Red Sox are only 3 games out in the division.

J.D. Drew had a rbi groundout in the eighth to get the Red Sox’s rally started.  Manny Ramirez then hit a two run home run and Brandon Moss then tacked on a rbi single.  Drew, Ramirez, and Moss all had two rbi each in the game.  Dustin Pedroia also had two hits in the game to extend his hitting streak to 16 games.

Jon Lester tossed 7 1/3 innings as he got a no decision in the game.  Lester gave up nine hits and five runs as he was shacky through out the game.  To be honest, I’m suprised that he was able to last seven plus innings the way he was throwing the ball.

David Aardsma was the winning pitcher after recording the final two outs in the eighth inning after he came in when Lester excited.  Jonathan Papelbon had some troubles in the ninth inning as the Twins had the game tying run on third base but he was able to finish off the Twins without that run scoring.  Papelbon now has 27 saves on the season.

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The Boston Red Sox didn’t get off to the start they were hoping to against the Philadelphia Phillies.  Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon only lasted four innings after giving up four runs and leaving the game in the fifth inning with some sort of back injury.

Once Colon left the game the Red Sox called on the bullpen which was ok except for one pitcher.  Mike Timlin gave up four more runs in just 2/3′s of an inning.  David Aardsma, Javier Lopez, and Hideki Okajima all threw the ball well out though.  Timlin more less to the Red Sox out of the game when he gave up the four runs in the sixth inning.

The only runs for the Red Sox came in the fifth inning with Dustin Pedroia and J.D. Drew hit back-to-back solo home runs.  Other then that the Red Sox struggled at getting back to back hits or any sort of rally going.  Hopefully they will swing the bat better on Tuesday.

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The Boston Red Sox scored five runs in the first inning and then went on to beat the Baltimore Orioles by the score of 6-1 on Wednesday night.  With the win the three game series now tied 1-1 and the rubber match will be Thursday evening.

Bartolo Colon improved to 4-1 on the season as the threw six innings to pick up the win.  Colon allowed five hits on only one run in his six innings of action.  Very good outing by Colon everyone at the Red Sox Blog thinks!

David Aardsma pitched a scoreless seventh inning and then turned things over to Javier Lopez who threw a scoreless eighth inning.  Mike Timlin came in to pitch the ninth inning and had some trouble as he gave up a rbi double to Kevin Millar and then another run scored on an error by Dustin Pedroia.  The Red Sox finally brough in Jonathan Papelbon to record the final out and pick up the save which was his of the season.

Jason Varitek hit a three run home run in the first inning to have the big hit for the Red Sox on the night.  The home run gave the Red Sox a 5-0 lead after the first inning and after that it was all Red Sox.  Mike Lowell also added on a solo home run for the Sox.  J.D. Drew didn’t want to be left out as he had a rbi single and also scored on a wild pitch in the first inning.

I really like the Red Sox’s chances on Thursday evening as they take on the Orioles once again.  What do you think Red Sox fans?  Do they take the series over the Orioles 2-1?

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Coco Crisp and James Shields brawlThe Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays once again played in a fiesty game on Thursday night and there was even a bench clearing brawl in the second inning.  Coco Crisp was hit in the right hip by Rays starting pitcher James Shields and Crisp quickly charged the mound at Shields.  Shields threw a wild right punch and Crisp countered with a few punches of his own as he was tackled by Rays catcher Dioner Navarro.  Rays DH Jonny Gomes charged the mound from the dugout, jumped on Navarro and Crisp, and threw a few punches that hit Crisp while he was on the ground.  Crisp, Shields, and Gomes were all ejected from the game and will all be suspended 5-7 games each I would imagine.

As for the game, the Red Sox defeated the Rays 7-1.  Manny Ramirez hit a three run home run in the first inning that scored Dustin Pedroia and J.D. Drew.  In the second inning Pedroia had a sacrafice fly that scored another run.  After a scoreless third inning, the Red Sox scored three more runs in the fourth inning on a bases loaded walk to Drew and then a two run single by Ramirez.

Jon Lester picked up the win as he tossed 6 1/3 innings.  Lester gave up eight hits, one run, and recorded five strikeouts while improving his record to 4-3 on the year.  Mike Timlin pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief of Lester before David Aardsma pitched the ninth inning.

The Red Sox will now start up a series with the Seattle Mariners on Friday.

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It was a high scoring game at Fenway Park but the Boston Red Sox came out on top against the Kansas City Royals by the score of 11-8.  Thanks to two grand slams by J.D. Drew and Mike Lowell, the Red Sox put up 11 runs on the board and swept the Royals in their three game series.

Drew and Lowell both finished the game with four rbi each in the game.  Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, and Julio Lugo all had one rbi in the game as well.

It was a good thing the Red Sox offense score 11 runs because the pitching staff wasn’t that good today as they gave up eight runs to the Royals offense.  Starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up three runs over 5 2/3 innings pitched.  Matsuzaka did improve to 8-0 on the season however as he was still able to get the victory.

Relief pitcher Craig Hansen gave up two runs while David Aardsma gave up three more runs in the game.  Aardsma gave up a three run home run in the eighth inning to account for all three of his runs given up.

The Red Sox will now hop on a plane and travel across the country to face the Oakland Athletics.

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Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon blew the save and the game against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night as the Tigers came back to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and beat the Red Sox 10-9.

Papelbon gave up two hits and two runs in the ninth inning has he dropped his first game of the season.  Usually Red Sox fans see Papelbon come right in and shut down the other team in the ninth inning but that didn’t happen against the Tigers.

Clay Buchholz got the start for the Red Sox and pitched four inning as he was pulled after giving up ten hits and five runs.  Julian Tavarez pitched one inning after Bucholz and gave up four hits and three runs.  David Aardsma, Javier Lopez, and Hideki Okajima all pitched after Tavarez and before Papelbon without giving up a run.

Kevin Youkilis and Mike Lowell both hit home runs at the plate for the Red Sox.  Both players also finished with three rbi in the game.  Jed Lowrie, Dustin Pedroia, and David Ortiz all had one RBI in the game.

The Red Sox are now 22-14 on the season.  Red Sox Blog 

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The Boston Red Sox struggled at the plate against the Toronto Blue Jays and A.J. Burnett on Thursday night as the Red Sox lost to the Blue Jays 3-0.  The Red Sox offense was only able to muster up four hits against Burnett and two Blue Jays relief pitchers.

David Ortiz had two hits while Mike Lowell and Coco Crisp had one hit apeace.  The Red Sox left 17 runners on base in the game and struckout seven times.

Tim Wakefield took the loss as he pitched seven innings and gave up six hits and three runs.  Wakefield did give up one home run to Alex Rios as his ERA went up to 4.03.  David Aardsma, Javier Lopez, and Mike Timlin pitched the final two innings of the game.

The Red Sox are now 17-13 on the season after the loss to the Blue Jays.

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David Ortiz connected on a two run home run in the ninth inning but the Boston Red Sox were unable to score two more runs to send the game to extra innings as they lost to the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 on Thursday afternoon.

Besides Ortiz’s two RBI, Coco Crisp also had two RBI as he had RBI’s in the second and fourth innings.  Kevin Cash also had a RBI in the fourth inning when he hit a ground rule double that scored Crisp.

Manny Delcarmen took the loss for the Red Sox as he gave up two runs and one hit without recording a hit.  Javier Lopez also pitched in the seventh inning and gave up two runs before Delcarmen.  David Aardsma also gave up a run out of the bullpen.

Justin Masterson started the game for the Red Sox and pitched six innings.  Masterson only allowed two hits and one run.  It’s really too bad that the bullpen stunk it up so much after Masteron left the game.

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