1. TB 9, BOS 8: Homers pace Rays win

    There were plenty of home runs and plenty of excitement in Game 2 of the ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay as the Rays took this one in extras, 11 innings to be exact, 9-8 on a sacrifice-fly from B...

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  2. Shutterfly TRIVIA: Best ALCS hitter

    The last trivia question revealed that Jackie Jensen used to hold the major league record of walks with the bases loaded (8) before Carlos Pena this year broke it. The new trivia question: The best ALCS hitter lifetime (min...

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  3. Shutterfly TRIVIA: Best ALCS hitter

    The last trivia question revealed that Jackie Jensen used to hold the major league record of walks with the bases loaded (8) before Carlos Pena this year broke it. The new trivia question: The best ALCS hitter lifetime (min...

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  4. Dice-K, luck lead Sox to 2-0 win; Boston leads the series 1-0

    Welcome to October, Tampa Bay. The Rays and their fans, who created an atmosphere like that of a cicada-infestation with their cowbells echoing throughout Tropicana Field, learned an important lesson in their first ALCS game...

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  5. 10/10: Tampa in October

    Prev. Gm: Boston Red Sox (2-1) @ Tampa Bay Rays (2-1) Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0, 5.40) @ James Shields (1-0, 4.26) 8:37 PM EDT | Tropicana Field (St...

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  6. POLL: Time to bust out your ALCS predictions

    The previous poll asked: Who was the 2008 ALDS MVP? Jon Lester 69% of all votes Jason Bay 27% of all vote Jacoby Ellsbury 2% of all vote J.D...

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  7. Top five Rays/Red Sox moments of 2008

    As Rays and Red Sox fans alike sit with bated breath awaiting tonight’s first pitch by James Shields at the Trop, I thought it apropos to look back at the 2008 season series between ...

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  8. Fireside Chats No.25: Where we preview the ALCS with Tommy Rancel of OPS

    Boston Red Sox podcast for MVN Radio Episode 25 where we preview the ALCS vs. the Tampa Bay Rays with Tommy Rancel of MVN’s Outs Per Swing. Episode No...

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  9. Red Sox Roundtable: Best Infield Alignment?

    Once a week, you’ll hear from numerous Red Sox bloggers on the Internet on a Red Sox related issue, and we’ll aggregate the answers here. Answers are placed in the order they were received...

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  10. AccuScore gives Sox the edge

    What in the name of Mike Benjamin is AccuScore? Straight from the horse’s mouth: AccuScore Forecasts are generated by an unbiased, unemotional and powerhouse super-computer ...

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  11. Key factors of the Sox/Rays ALCS

    Tomorrow, the series to decide the 2008 A.L. Champion will commence. In one corner will be the former whipping boys of fate, now the most successful baseball franchise of the last five years...

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  12. TRIVIA: Bases loaded walks

    The last trivia question revealed that Gene Stephens was the last player before Rajai Davis this year to enter a game as a pinch-runner and then hit a grand slam later in the inning...

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  13. Change the rule: Willits was safe!

    Take a moment to reflect on a season that never really happened. To understand what’s happening here, I need you to take a few jumps toward the future and a few to the side, and remember the bizarro version of 2008...

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  14. Byrd to start Game 4? Lowe to Yankees?

    Buster Olney had a chat up today with two interesting tidbits… Heard this informed speculation this morning — Beckett, Lester, Matsuzaka, Byrd in Games 1-7. It’s hard to start Wakefield against the Rays because they run so well...

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  15. How ‘Bout Dem New Sox?

    Jason Bay and Jed Lowrie may be new to a Boston uniform, but they’ve proven unbelievably crucial to the Red Sox season. Jed Lowrie, despite his .258/...

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  16. BOS 3, LAA 2: Lowrie, Sox headed to ALCS

    Jed Lowrie got another chance to punch Boston’s ticket to the ALCS, and this time around, Lowrie delivered. Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth, Lowrie lined a single to right field and Jason Bay slid into home safely to score the game winning run.

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  17. Poll: Destination ALCS or Anaheim?

    The previous poll asked: Did you stay up until the last out at 12:48 a.m.? Yes, and I am going to pay for it today. 90 percent of all votes No, I may be a pansy, but I am well-rested...

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  18. Chat Wraps

    The Boston Globe had a quick chat with Amalie Benjamin, the entire transcript is here . On Papelbon’s availability tonight: I think that Papelbon’s availability is definitely in question tonight...

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  19. Is tonight a must win game?

    For the first time in their past twelve post-season games against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and in their past ten overall playoff games, the Red Sox found themselves on the wrong end of the ledger...

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  20. Sorry - Part 2

    I just wanted to throw up a quickpost and apoligize, again, for the technical difficulties I had over the weekend. My keyboard is no longer functional on my laptop, well the majority of the keys work and some do not...

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  21. LAA 5, BOS 4: Nothing but Napoli

    The Angels were expected to win at least one game in this series, but after falling behind 0-2 in the American League Divisional Series, the Boston Red Sox did not expect that win to come tonight...

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  22. POLL: Did You Make It to the End of the Boston Red Sox Clincher?

    The previous poll asked: Which line is most likely for Daisuke Matsuzaka tonight? 6.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 6 K, 3 BB 43% of all votes 5.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 K, 5 BB 25% of all vote 5...

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  23. A glimpse of the other DS games…

    Thoughts about the other three LDSes, in which your humble correspondent, Tessie’s Dad, offers his preferences and the (often tenuous) rationale behind them: NLDS-A, Phillies vs. Brewers...

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  24. ROUNDTABLE: Does Beckett at #3 hurt?

    Once a week, you’ll hear from numerous Red Sox bloggers on the Internet on a Red Sox related issue, and we’ll aggregate the answers here. Answers are placed in the order they were received...

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  25. The Kids are Alright

    The kids were the story last night. Yeah, Jason Bay paced the offensive game with a pivotal 2-run home run in his playoff debut, definitely the story of the night...

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