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Red Sox at Rays Series Preview

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A look at this weekend’s four-game set in Tampa Bay

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DRay’s Bay

The Opponent in one sentence

The Rays are one of the best teams in the American League and find themselves in a heated three-team-for-two-spots race in the AL Wildcard.

Record

90-63

Head-to-Head Record

Red Sox 6, Rays 9 (nice)

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Down. The Rays started this month as one of the hottest teams in baseball, a run that they’ve used to stay in the second spot in the wildcard...

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Minor League Season in Review: Salem Red Sox

Ryan Fitzgerald | Kelly O’Connor; https://sittingstill.smugmug.com

A look back at the year that was for the High-A club.

Welcome to the Red Sox minor-league season in review. The minor-league season has wrapped up, and while there are still prospects playing in the majors for the final couple weeks of the year the year in prospects is essentially over. With that, we’re going to use this week to review the year that was for each minor-league affiliate for the Red Sox. Obviously there...

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Is Twins' Derek Falvey on Red Sox's radar as potential Dave Dombrowski replacement?

Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey has done impressive work atop the team’s front office since his hiring in 2016. Considering his success with the Twins and his Boston roots, he could land on the Red Sox’s radar as they seek a replacement for fired president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.  At this point, though, the Red Sox haven’t asked the Twins’ permission to interview Falvey, according to Dan Hayes of The Athletic (subscription required).  Falvey, for his part,...

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OTM Open Thread 9/20: It is Friday

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Happy Friday everyone. The Red Sox are heading south for a trip to Tampa Bay starting on Friday. It’ll be a four-game series down in Tampa ending on Monday, with the first one pitting Rick Porcello against Charlie Morton. That’s...not great. Anyway, first pitch for that one is set for 7:10 PM ET. Meanwhile, there is some day baseball with the big Cubs-Cardinals matchup continuing at 2:20 PM ET. There is also some college football on...

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The 10 reasons to pay attention to the Red Sox’s last 10 games

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The Red Sox only have 10 more games to go and with their playoff hopes long gone, you may think its time to tune out. Think again.

The Boston Red Sox will not qualify for the playoffs this season. This is far from breaking news. It’s been mathematically official for a while now and to the observant onlooker, it seemed pretty obvious far before that. In stark contrast with last season, the Red Sox are more or less running out the clock...

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MLB Playoff Chase Update: The Yankees clinched the East

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Not fun, imo

American League East

Just like on Wednesday, the Yankees controlled their own destiny in their quest to clinch this division on Thursday. With a magic number of one, they needed either a win or a Rays loss to celebrate the AL East title. They got neither of those things on Wednesday, but on Thursday they took care of business. Behind a strong performance from Masahiro Tanaka and four homers from their offense, the Yankees grabbed the victory and...

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Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, Mookie Betts, Michael Chavis

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There may not be a playoff spot to pursue, but every five days the team has a greater goal for which they are fighting. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

One could argue (incorrectly, in my opinion) that Eduardo Rodriguez is the only reason left to watch the Red Sox. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Rodriguez is, however, a reminder of what has gone wrong for the team this year. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

Does seeing how guys like...

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Red Sox continue sweeping changes in front office

Set to miss the playoffs for the first time since 2015, the Red Sox have already made a few changes to their front office. They let go of president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski on Sept. 8, and then followed his firing with the dismissals of senior VP of baseball ops Frank Wren and special assignment scout Eddie Bane on Thursday. VP/special assistant Tony La Russa won’t walk the plank with them, though, as Jon Heyman of MLB Network first reported the Red Sox planned to retain...

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Rusney Castillo won't opt out of Red Sox deal, will get $13.5M in 2020

Caught in one of the more unusual contractual situations in recent baseball history, Rusney Castillo will remain with the Red Sox in 2020, as he tells Stephanie Apstein of Sports Illustrated that he won’t exercise his opt-out clause for the final year of his contract.  As per the terms of that original seven-year, $72.5M deal, Castillo has the ability to become a free agent after this season, though in declining the opt-out, he’ll earn the final $13.5M owed to him in salary. There was...

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Red Sox continue to shake up their front office

In the wake of Dave Dombrowski’s firing as general manager, the Red Sox continue to make moves in their front office. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (Twitter links) reports that senior VP of baseball operations Frank Wren and special assignment scout Eddie Bane were among those no longer with the organization. “Many more changes are expected” to come, Heyman writes, including “some reshuffling in the amateur department.” Such moves are standard whenever a GM is replaced, and it...

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Red Sox 5, Giants 4: Eduardo Rodriguez does the thing again

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The road to 20 continues.

There’s not a whole lot to say here. Eduardo Rodriguez was great yet again as he continues to push for 20 wins, 200 innings and 200 strikeouts. The lefty allowed just one unearned run in his six innings of work on Thursday. The offense gave him five runs of support in the first two innings and that was enough, even with the bullpen having a shaky last couple innings.

As has been the case so often this year, Eduardo Rodriguez...

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Game 152 Gamethread: Red Sox vs. Giants

Let’s not get swept.

Go Sox!

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Red Sox vs. Giants lineup: Beautiful day for baseball!

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Ignore the rest.

The lineups are still decent, but with the end of the season approaching we’re starting to see some end-of-year sludge seep into today’s 1 o’clock matchup between two notable lefties. So sludgy that I forgot to do the lineups, in fact! But hey, if you can make this game today, there are worse ways to say goodbye to a year by taking in MadBum vs. Eduardo Rodriguez, in this weather, with Rafael Devers and Xander...

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MLB Playoff Picture Update 9/18: Yasiel Puig walks it off for Cleveland

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The Yankees headed into Wednesday’s action with a chance to clinch this division with either a win at home or a Rays loss on the road in Los Angeles. New York had a special night going as it was, with CC Sabathia pitching his final regular season game at Yankee Stadium in addition to Giancarlo Stanton making his return to the lineup. A win would have been the cherry on top for them, but the Angels had other ideas and squeaked by...

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OTM Open Thread 9/19: It is Thursday

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Happy Thursday everyone. The Red Sox have lost two in a row to start this series against the Giants and will be looking to avoid the sweep on Thursday in a matinee series finale at Fenway. Boston will send Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound to take on Madison Bumgarner, and first pitch is set for 1:05 PM ET. Meanwhile, at night there are some other baseball games, most notably the start of a big series between the Cubs and Cardinals. There is also some NFL...

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Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Rafael Devers, Rusney Castillo

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Chad Finn writes about the mix of disappointment in the year along with the occasional night like Tuesday when Fenway can still come alive. (Chad Finn; Boston.com)

Fenway was also excited on Wednesday when Carl Yastrzemski came out to throw the first pitch to his grandson. Here’s video of the moment. (Ryan Hannable; WEEI)

It’s been sort of a strange year for Rafael Devers, who has balanced his disappointment in the team’s results with...

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Red Sox 3, Giants 11: Well, they didn’t get no-hit

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Hooray for small miracles!

Well, it could have been worse. The Red Sox lost for a second straight night to the Giants on Wednesday, putting themselves in danger of a sweep on Thursday afternoon. Boston was no-hit by Jeff Samardzija through the first five innings of this game, but Rafael Devers broke that up with his 30th home run of the night. The second-half push from the offense wasn’t enough, however, as Jhoulys Chacín dug them in an early hole...

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Watch: Carl Yastrzemski throws out first pitch to grandson Mike

The Yastrzemski family got to enjoy a cool moment on Wednesday night. Prior to the start of Boston’s game against the San Francisco Giants, Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski threw out the ceremonial first pitch to his grandson, Mike, who plays for the Giants. Carl played 23 seasons for the Red Sox, making 18 All-Star teams, winning an MVP and three AL batting crowns. He was a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Mike, who played college ball at Vanderbilt, was traded to San Francisco by Baltimore and...

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Video: Red Sox Legend Carl Yastrzemski Throws 1st Pitch to Grandson Mike

San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski leads MLB in winning over an away crowd. Ahead of the Boston Red Sox 's game against the Giants Wednesday night at Fenway ...

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