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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 right fielder Nick Markakis out of starting lineup for third straight game

    Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis out of starting lineup for third straight game
    Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis will be out of the starting lineup for the third straight game when the club faces the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards tonight. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Markakis was still sore after he was hit by a pitch in...
  • Even in defeat, Orioles' makeshift lineup holds its own vs. Red Sox

    Even in defeat, Orioles' makeshift lineup holds its own vs. Red Sox
    The Orioles lost, 5-3, in 10 innings Friday to a Boston Red Sox club that had only three members of its Opening Day roster in the starting lineup. So, in a sense, that’s a disappointment. But here’s something I rarely do: a little glass-...
  • INSIDE PITCH

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has been mystifying big league hitters with his knuckleball in three long relief appearances since his Sept. 1 call up. Red...
  • Lester helps A's halt skid

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Oakland Athletics - INSIDE PITCH OAKLAND, Calif. -- After being swept three games by last-place Texas, the Oakland A's were in desperate need of stopping their nosedive Friday night when they faced Philadelphia at...
  • Game roundup: Kershaw wins No. 20; Dodgers clinch postseason

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 7: Adds Padres-Giants and Rangers-Angels Game roundup: Kershaw wins No. 20; Dodgers clinch postseason CHICAGO -- Fastballs missed their target and breaking balls went awry but left-hander Clayton Kershaw persevered...
  • Lester delivers in big win for A's

    The Sports Xchange By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange Lester delivers in big win for A's OAKLAND, Calif. -- If the Oakland A's can survive the American League wild-card race and land a spot in the postseason, they'll have left-hander Jon Lester...
  • Showalter giving starters some rest

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Baltimore Orioles - INSIDE PITCH BALTIMORE - Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter now has to deal with a task that most skippers would love -- how to move around his lineup while giving starters some rest...
  • Ortiz reaches some Red Sox milestones

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH BALTIMORE -- So much has gone wrong for the Boston Red Sox in 2014. Just one year after winning the World Series, the Red Sox will have a losing season and are going to end up as one...
  • Red Sox 5, Orioles 3 (10 innings)

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Seidel, The Sports Xchange Red Sox 5, Orioles 3 (10 innings) BALTIMORE-David Ortiz hit his second homer of the game, a two-run shot in the top of the 10th inning, to give the Boston Red Sox a 5-3 victory over the Baltimore...
  • Ortiz reaches milestones in Red Sox win

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Seidel, The Sports Xchange Ortiz reaches milestones in Red Sox win BALTIMORE -- David Ortiz made a little bit of history and helped the Boston Red Sox to an extra-inning victory Friday night. Ortiz hit his second homer of...
  • Could Clayton Kershaw be special enough for MVP?

    Could Clayton Kershaw be special enough for MVP?
    With the postseason looming and big-market teams like the Yankees, Red Sox and Phillies about to go home, it's up to the Dodgers to save October. They don't have the best record and they may not have lived up to anyone's preseason expectations, but with...