#The Boston Red Sox

AL Wild Card: Schedule breakdown for Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays

It will likely be a wild finish between the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Toronto Blue Jays to see which of the three teams will earn the two AL Wild Card spots. Entering play on Thursday, the three teams were each tied in the standings and all eight games back of the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East. That means a ticket to the postseason for any of the three clubs is virtually a lock to come through the Wild Card (Tampa Bay has a 98.1 percent chance to win the division, per FanGraphs).
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Red Sox: Is Hunter Renfroe a good defensive outfielder?

The mystery of Red Sox outfielder Hunter Renfroe’s defensive ability. Hunter Renfroe quickly developed a reputation as a strong-armed defensive presence early in his first season with the Boston Red Sox. As the season winds down to the stretch run, a review of his defensive metrics would seem to disagree with that initial assessment.
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Why Detroit Tigers shut down pitching prospect Joey Wentz in Double-A Erie

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Detroit Tigers left-handed prospect Joey Wentz won't pitch again in the 2021 season. The 23-year-old isn't injured, but the organization decided to protect his arm from overuse in his first year back from Tommy John surgery. He underwent the procedure in March 2020 to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.
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Red Sox deadline approach vindicated by Bobby Dalbec, Kyle Schwarber

The Red Sox didn’t need deadline upgrades at first base after all. It’s no secret the Boston Red Sox were looking for help at first base at this year’s trade deadline. And who could blame them? Bobby Dalbec, whom the team had hoped would be able to hold the first base position down after a strong 2020 campaign in which he belted 8 home runs and hit for an impressive .959 OPS, had not been getting the job done.

Mariners lose third series in a row as playoff odds diminish

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 15: Ty France #23 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after striking out while swinging to end the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at T-Mobile Park on September 15, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) For the first time since the beginning...

It Was Good Off Day For Red Sox As Yankees Fell To Orioles In Extras

Should Patriots Consider Backfield Change After Rookie's Rough Debut?. Baltimore Orioles right fielder Austin Hays granted the Boston Red Sox a win on their off day Thursday. Yes, you read that correct. The Red Sox moved a half game up in the American League Wild Card standings after Hays’ game-winning...

Chicago White Sox: Craig Kimbrel officially has a fan for life

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 12: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Chicago White Sox pitches the 9th inning against the Boston Red Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 12, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Red Sox 2-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The Chicago White Sox...

This Date in Baseball

1912  Brooklyns Casey Stengel makes his major league debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates, finishing with four singles, two RBI and two steals in a 7-3 win. 1920  Bobby Veach of the Detroit Tigers hit for the cycle in a 14-13 12-inning win over the Boston Red Sox at Navin Field. Veach had six hits, achieving the cycle with a double in the ninth.
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Former Fairfield Citizen, Conn. Post reporter was an 'all-around' journalist

FAIRFIELD — Genevieve “Genny” Reilly, a former longtime reporter for the Fairfield Citizen and Connecticut Post, died unexpectedly Wednesday night, according to her family. She was 62. Family, former colleagues and officials Reilly covered remembered her as a tough, but fair, reporter who was proud to continue a family tradition...

Red Sox: Defensive shortcomings will bury the 2021 team

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 20: Manager Alex Cora #13 of the Boston Red Sox reacts before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park on August 20, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images) The defense will be the Red Sox undoing...

Detroit Tigers: The science behind getting to 70 wins

Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch (14) congratulates catcher Eric Haase (13) after winning 8-1 over the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. 08052021 Tigers aj hinch smiles happy. The Detroit Tigers hit 70 wins yesterday. That number seems rather arbitrary considering there are a...

Making Sense of the Sad, Yet Fascinating Race for the 2nd NL Wild Card Spot

We're in the home stretch of the 2021 MLB regular season, which means it's crunch time for potential wild-card teams. The AL Wild Card race has all of the drama, the star players and the intrigue of the AL East. Will the New York Yankees, a team many had pegged as a World Series contender before the season began, hold on for a wild-card spot and face the Boston Red Sox in a play-in game? Or will one of those two be undone by the upstart Toronto Blue Jays?