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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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  • Lester sharp again as Red Sox blank Royals

    The Sports Xchange Lester sharp again as Red Sox blank Royals BOSTON -- Jon Lester pitched eight shutout innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 6-0 on Sunday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep. The left-handed Lester, making...
  • Blue Jays win 2nd in row over Rangers

    Blue Jays win 2nd in row over Rangers TORONTO -- The All-Star break had its benefits and its drawbacks for the Toronto Blue Jays. Manager John Gibbons feels that the four days off helped his left fielder, Melky Cabrera, but might have worked against...
  • Red Sox roll past Royals, earn three-game sweep

    BOSTON The eyes of Alex Gordon watered as he choked down a bite of apple. A coughing fit had interrupted him as considered a 6-0 Royals loss, a three-game sweep by the Boston Red Sox and a return to a sub-.500 record. When he resumed speaking, bile flowed...
  • Game roundup: Mets avert no-no but fall to Padres

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 3: includes all day games; new lede and headline Game roundup: Mets avert no-no but fall to Padres SAN DIEGO -- Seth Smith's two-out, infield single in the ninth inning gave San Diego a 2-1 win over New York on...
  • MLB roundup: Yankees deny raising ticket prices

    The Sports Xchange MLB roundup: Yankees deny raising ticket prices The New York Yankees came out swinging Sunday in response to a story that ran in the New York Post that tickets for Derek Jeter's Yankee Stadium farewell game on Sept. 7 have skyrocketed...
  • On The Fly: McIlroy Only Needs Masters For Career Slam

    Rory McIlroy won the Open Championship Sunday despite stellar final-round efforts by Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler. McIlroy, who led wire to wire, now has three-quarters of the career Grand Slam pie, having also won the U.S. Open (2011) and PGA...
  • Kansas City Royals - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH Wanting to find room for former first-round pick Christian Colon, the Royals traded backup third baseman Danny Valencia to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Erik Kratz and right-hander Liam...
  • Boston Red Sox - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH BOSTON -- The rumbling is getting louder. With Boston out of contention in the American League East and the non-waiver trade deadline set for 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, the Red Sox are taking calls about...
  • Toronto Blue Jays - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Toronto Blue Jays - INSIDE PITCH BOSTON -- It wasn't a blockbuster, but the Toronto Blue Jays took measures Monday to balance their lineup. With the trade deadline looming Thursday afternoon, Toronto acquired infielder Danny...
  • Philadelphia Phillies - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Philadelphia Phillies - INSIDE PITCH PHILADELPHIA -- The writing appeared to be on the wall for Ryan Howard after the aging former MVP sat the bench for three straight games earlier this week. But in two games since being reinserted...
  • Kansas City Royals - PlayerWatch

    RHP Liam Hendriks was acquired in a trade with the Blue Jays then was sent down to Triple-A Omaha. He went 1-0 with a 6.08 ERA in three starts for the Blue Jays this year, 8-1 with a 2.33 ERA in 18 games (16 starts) for Triple-A Buffalo. C Brett Hayes...