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Surging A’s Crush Red Sox 20-2 in Oakland – Fenway Park 8-31-12

Ouch — what a way to end the tumultuous month of August, with a 20-2 loss to the A’s in Oakland. The A’s scored in all but 2 of the 8 innings that their hitters came to the plate, including a 9-run 7th. Aaron Cook suffered his 8th loss of the season, as his ERA [...]

Verlander Outduels Lester in 2012 Opener; Tigers Top Sox 3-2 – Fenway Park 4/5/12

The Tigers knocked off the Red Sox 3-2 in the 2012 opener at Comerica Park in Detroit on Thursday afternoon.  Jon Lester pitched as well as you can against Tigers ace Justin Verlander. Lester worked 7 innings of 1-run ball, scattering 6 hits and 3 walks in his outing.  He left the game with the [...]

Closer Andrew Bailey Needs Surgery on Right Thumb – Fenway Park 4/3/12

Wow – this is not good – looks like Andrew Bailey is going to need surgery to repair a ligament in his right thumb.  The injury occurred back on March 21st, but Bailey continued to pitch despite the discomfort.  Recovery from a ulnar collateral ligament surgery typically takes about 3 months, so Bailey is going [...]

Red Sox Acquire A’s Closer Andrew Bailey – Fenway Park 12/29/11

The Red Sox have acquired Andrew Bailey from the Oakland A’s in exchange for Josh Reddick, infielder Miles Head and pitcher Raul Alcantra.  The Red Sox also picked up outfielder Ryan Sweeney from the A’s. We’ll have more on this in the upcoming days, but it looks like the Red Sox have really upgraded the [...]

Mark Melancon Adds Versatility to Red Sox Bullpen – Fenway Park 12/15/11

The Red Sox acquired Mark Melancon in a trade with the Houston Astros for Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland.  Melancon is a strong, young (26-years old) pitcher who will be under the team’s control for the next 4 years. Melancon made 71 appearances for the Astros in 2011 – 20 saves, 2.78 ERA, 66 K’s, [...]