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Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale... Show more »
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale of Babe Ruth to the New York club. But the fortunes of the franchise changed in stunning fashion in 2004. Again facing the Yankees in the ALCS, the Red Sox lost the first three games, losing Game 3 at Fenway 19-8. But in the ninth inning of Game 4, Dave Roberts stole second base off closer Mariano Rivera, then scored the tying run. David Ortiz got the first of two straight walk-off hits in the 12th inning with a two-run homer. He repeated the feat later that same day in Game 5 with a single in the 14th inning. In Game 6, Curt Schilling pitched with a sutured right ankle, blood oozing through his sock, but earned the victory, forcing a Game 7 that the Red Sox won easily. It was the first time in baseball history a team won a series after trailing 0-3. The Red Sox then swept St. Louis in the World Series, its first title in 86 years. The Red Sox would win again in 2007, recovering from a 3-1 deficit to Cleveland in the ALCS, then sweeping Colorado for the title. « Show less

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  • Orioles 7, Red Sox 6 (12)

    (Updated: Light editing throughout) Orioles 7, Red Sox 6 (12): David Lough tripled and scored on J.J. Hardy's single in the 12th inning to help visiting Baltimore survive a marathon affair and take two of three from Boston. Hardy also had a two-run...
  • Orioles blow big lead, then edge Red Sox in 12

    Orioles blow big lead, then edge Red Sox in 12 BOSTON -- It was the kind of game the Baltimore Orioles won in 2012 en route to making the playoffs and the Boston Red Sox won last year along the way to the World Series. Now, it's Baltimore's turn...
  • Champ Red Sox place just one on AL All-Star team

    The Sports Xchange Champ Red Sox place just one on AL All-Star team BOSTON -- Everything you need to know about the Boston Red Sox's defense of their World Series title was summed up neatly Sunday. After falling in 12 innings to the Baltimore Orioles,...
  • Orioles' Cruz shrugs off Lackey's veiled criticism

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Baltimore Orioles - INSIDE PITCH BOSTON -- Nelson Cruz picked up five hits, stole a base and came within a triple of hitting for the cycle in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday night. Boston Red Sox...
  • Ramirez, Abreu proud to go to All-Star Game together

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago White Sox - INSIDE PITCH CHICAGO -- For Alexei Ramirez, going to the All-Star Game for the first time is special, but what really had the Cuban shortstop excited on Sunday was the fact that he'll share the...
  • Morneau may join Blackmon, Tulowitzki in All-Star Game

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Colorado Rockies - INSIDE PITCH DENVER -- Outfielder Charlie Blackmon wasn't sure he would make the Rockies out of spring training. On Sunday, he learned he had been selected to the National League All-Star team....
  • Derek Jeter heads AL All-Stars; Utley Phillies' lone selection

    The Sports Xchange Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight for perhaps the final time when he starts at shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game. The New York Yankees captain, who is retiring following the season, heads the AL squad for the...
  • After blowing lead, Orioles bounce back for 7-6 win over Red Sox in 12 innings

    After blowing lead, Orioles bounce back for 7-6 win over Red Sox in 12 innings
    BOSTON -- With his team going deep into another extra-inning game at Fenway Park, Orioles manager Buck Showalter scanned the dugout and saw first baseman Chris Davis. His mind immediately went back to that 17-inning game in 2012 when he was forced to call...
  • Looking at the Orioles' next move with right-hander Kevin Gausman

    Looking at the Orioles' next move with right-hander Kevin Gausman
    BOSTON -- Given the fact that the Orioles' 7-6 win over the Boston Red Sox in 12 innings Sunday went more than 5 hours, it was easy to forget about right-hander Kevin Gausman's solid start. “It was a while,” Gausman said after the game....
  • Angels' Mike Trout, Dodgers' Yasiel Puig get love in All-Star vote

    Angels' Mike Trout, Dodgers' Yasiel Puig get love in All-Star vote
    Everyone loves Mike Trout. There was no mystery in his selection to the All-Star game on Sunday. Trout got more fan votes than any player in the major leagues except Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. And, in the ultimate sign of respect among his...
  • Coffee Companion (7/7): Orioles-Red Sox war of words in Boston

    Coffee Companion (7/7): Orioles-Red Sox war of words in Boston
    I'd say it can't get much worse than today -- the first day after a long July 4 weekend -- but that's insulting to Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. This is going to be such a tough day though, so don't be surprised if it takes an extra shot...