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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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  • Chris Davis' mitt fails him as O's commit two errors in Red Sox's five-run sixth, fall 5-1

    Chris Davis' mitt fails him as O's commit two errors in Red Sox's five-run sixth, fall 5-1
    Chris Davis has taken countless routine ground balls without incident, so he has never had any reason to not trust his first baseman's mitt. But one everyday play gone wrong spelled the Orioles' undoing in their 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday...
  • Orioles notebook: Club facing tough decisions with roster crunch looming

    Orioles notebook: Club facing tough decisions with roster crunch looming
    The Orioles must create 25-man roster space over the next two days to add right-hander Miguel Gonzalez and left-hander Wei-Yin Chen to the active roster so they can start the next two games. The Orioles have been forced to be creative in manipulating...
  • Ortiz homers, Red Sox beat O's 5-1 despite injuries

    The victory was overshadowed by two injuries. That's how things are going for the Boston Red Sox this season. David Ortiz's two-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Wednesday night despite losing...
  • Braves tie in ninth, Nationals win 2-1 in 11 innings

    WASHINGTON Shelby Miller retired the first nine batters he faced for the second consecutive start Wednesday, but this time the Braves ace was just getting warmed up. He recorded 18 outs in the first 18 Washington Nationals that he faced, allowing just...
  • Orioles pregame: Adam Jones out of lineup, O's recall T.J. McFarland and option Oliver Drake

    Orioles pregame: Adam Jones out of lineup, O's recall T.J. McFarland and option Oliver Drake
    Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is not in the starting lineup again for tonight’s game against the Boston Red Sox. Jones said Tuesday that he didn’t expect to test his right throwing arm today. The Orioles also made a pregame roster...
  • O's poised to take over division race as midseason approaches

    O's poised to take over division race as midseason approaches
    The Orioles have experienced just the opposite of a "June swoon" this month, and their resurgence after an injury-marred spring could not have come at a more pivotal time in the American League East. The entire division has experienced a dramatic...
  • Orioles Wednesday morning notes: Ubaldo Jimenez finally gets his first win at Fenway Park

    Orioles Wednesday morning notes: Ubaldo Jimenez finally gets his first win at Fenway Park
    Asked about getting his first career win at Fenway Park on Tuesday night in the Orioles’ 6-4 victory, right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez’s big smile showed a sense of relief. “It’s been difficult, but finally I got it,” Jimenez...
  • Still hot without Adam Jones, O's win third straight, 6-4 over Red Sox

    Still hot without Adam Jones, O's win third straight, 6-4 over Red Sox
    David Lough knows he's not Adam Jones in the power department, but he's just hoping to hold down center field and do his part to keep the surging Orioles winning until the All-Star and Gold Glove winner returns from a nagging right shoulder injury. In...
  • Orioles notebook: Jonathan Schoop on everyday duty rehabbing with Bowie

    Orioles notebook: Jonathan Schoop on everyday duty rehabbing with Bowie
    When Jonathan Schoop (right knee) began his minor league rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Bowie on Friday, the Orioles weren't sure whether they would want him to play every day or ease him into second base duty by playing every other day....
  • Lough's jack lifts Birds past Boston

    Lough's jack lifts Birds past Boston
    BOSTON (AP) — David Lough hit a three-run homer in Baltimore's four-run second inning and the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Tuesday night, their 12th win in 15 games. The Red Sox had a chance to tie it in the ninth after Dustin Pedroia's...
  • Braves place Freeman on 15-day DL with wrist injury

    WASHINGTON The wrist injury that Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman seemed certain a few days ago would not land him on the disabled list, has done precisely that. Freeman was placed on the 15-day DL Tuesday retroactive to June 18 with a right-wrist...