Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:01:07 GMTChicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant is not a fan of bat flips, but don’t think he’s void of emotion on the field either. Playing in his first career game at Fenway Park on Friday, Bryant showed some of that emotion after launching a 449-foot home run that easily cleared the Green Monster in the first inning. As he neared home plate, Bryant spotted his father, Mike Bryant, in the stands.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:50:04 GMTOn Sunday, Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes was ejected for throwing at Orioles third baseman Manny Machado‘s head. It was revenge for a slide of Machado’s which ended up injuring Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Hall of Famer and former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez said that if he were in Barnes’ shoes, he would have also thrown at Machado, although not necessarily at his head.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:59:45 GMTBOSTON — Andrew Benintendi hit a solo homer off Jake Arrieta during a five-run first inning, and the Boston Red Sox held on to beat the Cubs 5-4 on Friday night. Every Boston starter had at least one hit, and Hanley Ramirez, Mitch Moreland, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Christian Vazquez drove in a run each. Left-hander Drew Pomeranz got the win with six innings of two-run ball, surrendering solo homers to Kris Bryant and Albert Almora Jr. in the early innings before settling in. He allowed six hits and two walks while striking out seven. Boston has won its last nine interleague games at Fenway Park. Arrieta logged his shortest start since Aug. 28, 2014, lasting only 4 1/3 innings and giving up 10 hits
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:09:17 GMTLuis Alexander Basabe’s roommate received a phone call on the road on July 9 in which he learned he had been traded by the Boston Red Sox. What would be a strange experience for most teammates was even more difficult for Basabe and his. The player traded was his identical twin brother, Luis Alejandro Basabe. “I was like, ‘Man, I don’t believe that,’ ” Luis Alexander Basabe said. Nearly five months later, Luis Alexander received a similar call from the Red Sox to inform him he was included in a four-player package headed to the White Sox in exchange for five-time All-Star Chris Sale. Having already experienced the trade of a brother he describes as younger (by five minutes), shorter and weaker,
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:40:23 GMTTheo Epstein hadn't returned to his old office since he left in 2012, and he'd been itching to come back. Boston, after all, will always be his home. Epstein, now the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, is back at Fenway this weekend for the first time since leaving his childhood dream job as general manager of the Boston Red Sox.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:12:42 GMTThe offensively challenged Red Sox welcome the defending world champion Cubs (something you havent been able to write since 1909) to Fenway Park tonight for a three-game series. Boston (11-10) has the fewest home runs in the majors (11) and is tied for
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:35:43 GMTESPN baseball analyst, Dancing With the Stars dynamo and former Red Sox catcher David Ross said he’s rooting for the Cubs this series. You can’t blame him, he knows more people on the Cubs now than he does the Red Sox. Joining the CSNNE Baseball Show podcast, Ross explained the difference in leadership styles between Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz. For years now, it seems, Pedroia may actually have been the most important figure for the Red Sox when it comes to leadership. “David was more of the Godfather,” Ross said. “He wasn’t a vocal leader. He was more, he’s the face of baseball, but he was your best friend and everybody’s best friend. So, David wasn’t the guy that got everybody ready to
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:23:33 GMTMatt Holliday provided some walk-off heroics for New York Yankee fans against the Baltimore Orioles in a thrilling 14-11 MLB win. Holliday stepped up to the plate with two men on base in the bottom of the 10th inning and sent everyone trotting around
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:54:54 GMTAgainst Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, the Red Sox didn't have time for a slow start Friday night - not exactly a strength for them this season. Andrew Benintendi helped Boston solve that issue, and the club just had to hang on from there. Benintendi hit a solo homer off Arrieta to spark a five-run first inning and Boston beat Chicago 5-4.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:12:56 GMTHall of Famer Pedro Martinez has weighed in on the developing hostilities between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles, and not surprisingly he’s taking sides with his former team. Speaking to the Boston Herald this week, Martinez admitted he would have thrown at Baltimore’s Manny Machado just as Boston reliever Matt Barnes did last Sunday. Instead, he says he would have aimed for Machado’s ribs.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:51:01 GMTMasahiro Tanaka pitched a three-hitter to outduel Chris Sale and earn his first shutout since 2014, helping the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-0 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory over the rival Red Sox. Tanaka (3-1) struck out three and threw only 97 pitches for his fifth career complete game and his 10th win in 11 decisions dating to last season. Aaron Hicks had two hits and scored twice, and Matt Holliday had two hits and two RBIs.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:44:19 GMTWith all the off-days in the season's opening month, it's given the Cubs an opportunity to tinker with their rotation. They're shaking things up with the order again ahead of the three-game set against the Red Sox in Boston. The Cubs will roll with Jake Arrieta Friday on CSN, John Lackey Saturday and Kyle Hendricks Sunday. Hendricks just threw Tuesday night in the second game of the Pirates series in Pittsburgh. He enjoyed the best start of his 2017 season, allowing six baserunners in six shutout innings, lowering his ERA to 4.50 and WHIP to 1.27. Despite the strong start, the 2016 MLB ERA leader wasn't willing to say he's "back." "It's just one start," he told reporters Tuesday night. "It's
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:07:50 GMTMike Giardi and Phil Perry break down the Patriots two 3rd round picks, defensive end Derek Rivers and offensive tackle Antonio Garcia.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:35:08 GMTFormer New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden has gotten a key to the city 31 years after the team's thrilling World Series win over the Boston Red Sox. Teammates from the 1986 Mets including Darryl Strawberry, Jesse Orosco and Bobby Ojeda (oh-HEY'-duh) joined Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) for Friday's ceremony honoring Gooden.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:50:50 GMTTheo Epstein holds the Commissioner’s Trophy. When someone mentions baseball curses, there are two that should jump to mind almost immediately: the Boston Red Sox/Curse of the Bambino, and the Chicago Cubs/Curse of the Billy Goat. The Red Sox broke their 86-year-old curse when they won the World Series in 2004.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:01:43 GMTThe Washington Nationals' offense is proving unstoppable early in the MLB season, while Justin Verlander bounced back on Thursday. The Nationals pounded the Colorado Rockies 16-5 to claim their 10th win in 11 games, making it 42 runs in three in the
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:35:00 GMTBOSTON (CBS) — To say the Red Sox offense is struggling to score runs is an understatement. Boston was shut out of the third time in their last seven games on Thursday night, falling 3-0 to the New York Yankees despite another stellar start from lefty Chris Sale. The Red Sox are just 2-5 over this quiet stretch from their bats, scoring a whopping 12 runs in that span. They had just three hits off of Masahiro Tanaka on Thursday, all singles. The final 14 batters that Boston sent to the plate all sat down in order. The team that led the majors in runs scored last season has just 78 in their first 21 games. There’s a massive power outage in the lineup with only 11 of their hits leaving the ball