The Early Lead: Boston Red Sox


Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 10/31/2013

World Series 2013: The future of the Red Sox, Cardinals rosters

The Red Sox have more impending free agents than the younger Cardinals.

By James Wagner  |  09:11 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB Playoffs, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/30/2013

2013 World Series: Michael Wacha will try to stop Red Sox in Game 6

Just getting to Boston was a battle for the Cardinals on Tuesday.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, Michael Wacha, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/28/2013

2013 World Series Game 4: Kolten Wong apologizes

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman is goat of the game on a walk-off pickoff. Yeah, you’ve never seen that before, either.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, Kolten Wong, MLB Playoffs, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/27/2013

World Series 2013: The Red Sox are in serious trouble

The Cardinals have a 2-1 series lead and the Red Sox send Clay Buchholz to the mound in Game 4.

By James Wagner  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB Playoffs, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Jon Lester Vaseline controversy a “non-issue,” Cardinals say (video)

St. Louis lodges no complaint over whatever might have been on the glove of Red Sox starter in World Series Game 1.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:16 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, Jon Lester, MLB Playoffs

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals face off in World Series

For the first time since 1999, the two best regular-season teams in baseball will play against each other in the World Series.

By Kelyn Soong  |  10:01 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Wainwright, Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz, Michael Wacha, MLB, St. Louis Cardinals, tom boswell, World Series

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Boston mayor hopes Red Sox win “World Series Cup”

Thomas Menino has had an amusing malaprop for each of the city’s pro teams.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:31 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Boston Red Sox, MLB Playoffs, World Series

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/20/2013

Brad Stevens fell asleep during another big Red Sox victory

When the Boston Celtics coach gets sleepy, the baseball team starts scoring runs.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Brad Stevens

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Torii Hunter to Boston cop: “Help me. Then cheer, fool.”

Detroit Tigers outfielder was only kidding about his role in iconic ALCS photo. Really.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:46 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Torii Hunter

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 10/14/2013

NFL Roundup: Tom Brady leads Patriots in comeback victory over the Saints

In Week 6 of the NFL season, Brady led his team to a last-minute victory, Adrian Peterson played just days after the death of his son and the Cowboys suffered some major injuries.

By Kelyn Soong  |  04:03 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Tigers, injuries, joseph patterson, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Tom Brady, Washington Redskins

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 10/14/2013

David Ortiz still clutch, still going 10 years later

Ten years after the Red Sox snapped their World Series drought, David Ortiz is the last remaining link and still going strong.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:56 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alcs, baseball playoffs, Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz, Detroit Tigers

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay Rays, advance to ALCS

Just a year after the Red Sox finished last in the AL East, the team eliminated Tampa Bay in four games to advance to the ALCS.

By Kelyn Soong  |  12:08 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american league championship series, American League Division Series, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, MLB, oakland a's, shane victorino, Tampa Bay Rays

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Red Sox vs. Rays: Is Longoria clutch?

With the Red Sox and Rays set for Game 4, is Evan Longoria likely to turn the series?

By Barry Svrluga  |  06:24 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Tampa Bay Rays: Red Sox ready for ALDS matchup

Joe Maddon’s plucky squad comes through with yet another victory on the road.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American League Division Series, Basseball, Boston Red Sox, MLB Playoffs, Tampa Bay Rays

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Red Sox, Rays battle on Twitter, too

After Tampa Bay moves into first place, there's a bit of smack talk going on.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/23/2013

Neil Diamond writing song inspired by Boston Marathon bombings

Singer is expanding on the special connection he has with the city of Boston because of "Sweet Caroline."

By Cindy Boren  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Marathon, Boston Red Sox, MLB, Neil Diamond

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Athletes react to Boston Marathon bombings

Boston's pro athletes shared in the shock on Twitter.

By Matt Brooks  |  06:08 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, Boston Marathon, Boston Red Sox

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Curt Schilling sued by Rhode Island agency over $75 million loan guarantee

Curt Schilling declared bankruptcy for his 38 Studios video game company months ago, but the state of Rhode Island will not let the former Boston Red Sox pitcher off the hook that easy.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:22 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Red Sox introduce John Farrell, try to forget Bobby Valentine

Boston traded for a manager who helped the Toronto Blue Jays finish four games ahead of the Red Sox this season. Now that's moving in the right direction.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:55 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Josh Beckett defends the ocelot

The former Red Sox pitcher spent much of the last year defending himself from criticism. Now he's defending endangered cats.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:27 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, Los Angles Dodgers, MLB

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Curt Schilling may have to sell bloody sock to cover debt

Former pitcher Curt Schilling may have to sell his famous bloody sock, an icon from the Boston Red Sox' 2004 season, to cover his debts

By Cindy Boren  |  02:48 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Bobby Valentine fired by Red Sox after tumultuous season

Bobby Valentine fired after one tumultuous season with Red Sox, whose rebuilding effort is only beginning.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Bobby Valentine questions Red Sox coaches’ loyalty as his tenure seemingly nears an end

Bobby Valentine questions coaches' loyalty as his tenure in Boston seemingly nears an end.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:32 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Bobby Valentine texts while biking, crashes into ditch

Bobby Valentine's miserable 2012 was filled with painful teaching moments - including Tuesday's texting-while-biking mishap.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Ben Cherington, with Bobby Valentine still on the job, promises faster managerial search

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington speaks of finding a new manager...although he already has one in Bobby Valentine.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bobby Valentine, Boston Red Sox, MLB