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Put Rafael Devers in the Home Run Derby

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We are quickly approaching the All-Star break, with less than two weeks remaining in the month of June and then not much more than a week from there until we halt the season for a few days for All-Star festivities. This year’s event is going to be held at Coors Field in Denver after the venue changed from Atlanta. Putting aside the reasons for that change and focusing just on the field, the biggest boon from this alteration to the plans is...

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Matt_Collins

It’s time to call up Jarren Duran

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Let’s get that spark.

Even after a poor weekend in Kansas City where the Red Sox followed up a three-game losing streak by dropping two of three against a reeling Royals club, they remain in first place. The Rays are having a rough time right now, and it has allowed Boston to climb back atop the division, leading by a half-game as they get set to face off against Tampa for a three-game set starting on Tuesday. Given where the team is right now,...

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Matt_Collins

OTM Open Thread 6/21: It is Monday

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Happy Monday everyone. The Red Sox are off today after dropping their three-game set over the weekend to the Royals. They’ll be back in action tomorrow night down in Tampa for a big series against the Rays. In the meantime, the MLB slate today gets started at 5:10 PM ET, and there is also some NHL playoff action and some College World Series as well. Use this space to discuss whatever you’d like. As always, just be nice to each other.

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The Red Sox Pre-Cap Podcast: Recapping the Royals, previewing the Rays

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A look back at an awful weekend against the Royals and preview the upcoming series against the Rays.

Welcome back to another episode of the Red Sox Pre-Cap Podcast, your spot on the Over The Monster Podcast Network to catch up on the series that was and preview the series coming up next on the schedule. In today’s show, we take a look back at the weekend series in Kansas City and preview a three-game showdown within a game of Boston in the AL East...

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox Minor Lines: Jarren Duran walks it off in Worcester

And Nick Sogard has a big day for Greenville.

Worcester W 5-2 (F/10)

Jarren Duran, CF: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 3 RBI, 3 K

Marcus Wilson, RF: 1-4

Yairo Muñoz, LF: 1-4, 1 K

Michael Chavis, 2B: 1-4, 2 K

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 2-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Marcus Walden (SP): 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 4 K (53 pitches)

Matt Hall: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K (35 pitches)

Austin Brice: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (39 pitches)

Kaleb Ort: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (41 pitches)

Another day, another...

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Matt_Collins

Daily Red Sox Links: Bobby Dalbec, Alex Cora, Garrett Whitlock

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The Red Sox are continuing to win games at a good clip and they are scoring plenty of runs in the process. Despite that, they are still having major issues at the leadoff spot that they have been trying, and failing, to rectify all year. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

But, like I said, they are continuing to win games despite those issues. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic)

On a more positive note in the lineup, Bobby Dalbec is coming off a big weekend in...

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Wander Franco, baseball’s top prospect, to be called up by Rays ahead of this week’s series against Red Sox

The top prospect in baseball will most likely be making his major-league debut against the Red Sox this week. That’s right, the Tampa Bay Rays will be calling up infield prospect Wander Franco ahead of Tuesday’s series opener against the Sox at Tropicana Field, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin.

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox 3, Royals 7: An ugly way to lose a series

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Bad defense, inefficient pitching and groggy offense led to a series loss.

The Red Sox have a big week ahead of them with series against both the Rays and Yankees coming up. They did not go into those series with the momentum they were seeking, dropping two of three to the Royals. The series finale on Sunday was particularly ugly, with the Red Sox losing in just about every way possible. Nathan Eovaldi had a slog of an afternoon after a quick first...

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Matt_Collins

Game 72 Gamethread: Red Sox at Royals

Let’s win one for the dads.

Go Sox!

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bryanjoiner

Red Sox at Royals lineups: The gift of Sox

More bombs plz Bobby. | Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

On this Father’s Day, let the boys of summer entertain us.

The Red Sox look to escape Kansas City with a series win when they wrap their three-game set this afternoon behind Nathan Eovaldi (2:10 p.m., NESN).

Eovaldi is coming off maybe his best start of the season against the muscular Blue Jays, during which he pitches 62?3 innings of scoreless baseball and only allowed three hits. The Sox will look to start another winnings streak...

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Jerry Remy returning to Red Sox booth after latest health scare

After having to leave the booth midgame last week, Remy will be back on Sunday. 

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Matt_Collins

OTM Open Thread 6/20: It is Sunday

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Happy Sunday, and happy Father’s Day, everyone. The Red Sox are looking to finish up their three-game set in Kansas City with a victory for both the game and the series, and they’ll have Nathan Eovaldi on the mound to take on Mike Minor. First pitch is set for 2:10 PM ET. Meanwhile, there is also NBA playoff action including a Game Seven between the Sixers and Hawks tonight as well as some NHL playoff action, College World Series, Euro Cup, and the US...

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox Minor Lines: Kyle Hart leads a quiet day on the farm

While Yairo Muñoz smacks three hits.

Worcester W 6-3

Jarren Duran, CF: 2-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI

Marcus Wilson, RF: 2-3, 2 BB, 1 K

Franchy Cordero, LF: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 K

Michael Chavis, 1B: 0-3, 1 RBI, 2 K

Jeter Downs, SS: 0-4, 2 K, 1 E

Connor Wong, C: 0-4, 2 K

Yairo Muñoz, DH: 3-4, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 R 1 K

Jonathan Araúz, 2B: 0-4

Jack López, 3B: 3-4, 1 R, 3 RBI

Kyle Hart (SP; W): 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 5 K (92 pitches)

Brandon Brennan: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (16 pitches)

Phillips...

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Shelly Verougstraete

Daily Red Sox Links: Jarren Duran, Brayan Bello, Chris Sale

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Jarren Duran took his father’s advice and hit the gym. That advice, plus a swing change, has drastically changed his career and made him not only one of the best prospects in the Red Sox system but one of the better prospects in all of baseball. Happy Father’s Day. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Alex Cora thinks Brayan Bello’s latest start in Double-A, only the second at that level of his career, was “eye-opening”. Same Alex. Same....

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Jake Kostik

Red Sox 7, Royals 1: Dalbec powers Sox to easy win

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Bobby Dalbec had himself one heck of a game

Martín Pérez entered today hoping to turn his season around. Over his last two outings, he has combined for 11 earned runs in 3 1?3 innings, a 29.70 ERA. Worse, it hasn’t even felt like bad luck. Opponents are seeing the ball, hitting it, and hitting it very hard. He has mustered all of two strikeouts in return. In short, when he’s taken the mound recently, it has spelled disaster.

The Red Sox attacked with...

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Matt_Collins

Game 71 Gamethread: Red Sox at Royals

Let’s bounce back with a win today, shall we?

Go Sox!

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bryanjoiner

Red Sox at Royals lineups: Back on the grind

Raffy! | Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The Sox and Martín Pérez look for better results this afternoon in Kansas City.

The Red Sox look to avenge last night’s loss to the Royals when the teams square off this afternoon in Kansas City (4:10 p.m., NESN, MLBN out-of-market).

The Sox will try to win behind Martín Pérez, who, for one reason or another, has been absolutely blistered the last couple times out, most recently in a ghastly performance against the Blue Jays in which he...

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox Minor Lines: Brayan Bello cannot be stopped

And we love to see it.

Worcester W 5-1

Jarren Duran. RF: 3-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 2 RBI

Marcus Wilson, DH: 1-4

Franchy Cordero, LF: 0-2, 2 BB, 1 R

Michael Chavis, 1B: 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K

Jeter Downs, SS: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 K, 1 CS

Connor Wong, C: 0-4, 2 K

Yairo Muñoz, 3B: 1-3, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 CS

Jonathan Araúz, 2B: 1-3, 1 K, 1 E

Stephen Gonsalves (SP; W): 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 7 K (106 pitches)

Kevin McCarthy (H): 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (24 pitches)

Marcus Walden: 1 IP, 0...

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Mike Carlucci

OTM Open Thread 6/19: It is Saturday

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Stabbed by Foulke…

Happy Saturday! It’s gonna be a hot one in Boston. But the Red Sox are still in KC with the first of two day games this weekend. Today play starts at 4:10 PM ET against the Kansas City Royals.

Wish a happy birthday to 2004 legend Doug Mientkiewicz! Can you believe it?

Talk about what you want and be good to one another.

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