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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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  • Blue Jays win 11th straight to tie team record, rout Red Sox

    The way the Toronto Blue Jays are playing these days, even the last hitter in their lineup is plenty dangerous. The Blue Jays won their 11th straight game to tie the team record, routing the Boston Red Sox 13-5 Sunday as ninth-place batter Ryan Goins...
  • Can Royals' All-Star surge carry Infante, too?

    The All-Star game is still a month away, but it could be a historic occasion for the defending American League champions. As of Monday, the Kansas City Royals had eight players on track to start this year's game in Cincinnati on July 14. Kansas City's...
  • Cubs don't fear Dodgers, Cardinals after dominant pitching performances

     Cubs don't fear Dodgers, Cardinals after dominant pitching performances
    MINNEAPOLIS — Bring it on. That seems to be the Cubs' theme after Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta had dominant performances to help them win a series against the surprising Twins with the National League-power Dodgers and Cardinals ahead in the next...
  • MLB power rankings for June 23

    MLB power rankings for June 23
    It feels like just yesterday that the thought of any teams from the American League East entering these hallowed rankings would be kind of a joke. But after two returned last week, more are back this week. Has the Orioles’ hot stretch been enough to...
  • Orioles return to Fenway as Machado stays hot; Schoop improves at Bowie

    Orioles return to Fenway as Machado stays hot; Schoop improves at Bowie
    The Orioles will open their three-game series against the Red Sox tonight at Fenway Park. They swept the Red Sox two weeks ago in Baltimore, but Boston is coming off a road series win over the American League Central-leading Kansas City Royals. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...