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Red Sox Pitcher Josh Beckett. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Beckett Looks For 5th Straight Win In Final Fenway Game

Josh Beckett looks to win his fifth straight decision as the Red Sox close out the home end of their 2011 schedule Wednesday night against the Orioles.


Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox sits in the dugout alone after a 7-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park September 20, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Roche: It Does Get Worse For Red Sox

Dan Roche thought the Red Sox hit rock bottom on Monday, but they fell even further on Tuesday. It’s a good thing they got some help from the Yankees…


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Papelbon Takes Blame For Loss, ‘This Game Is On Me’

Jonathan Papelbon could not close the door on the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night, and won’t let anyone else on the Red Sox take the blame for it.


Carl Crawford #13 of the Boston Red Sox rounds first after hitting a home run in the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium on August 21, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Crawford Returns To Lineup For Red Sox

Carl Crawford is back in the Red Sox lineup Tuesday night after missing Monday’s doubleheader with a stiff neck.


Joe Girardi, Terry Francona

Red Sox Blog: The Season May Rest In The Hands Of…

Crazy to think, but the Red Sox making the postseason could rest in the hands of the New York Yankees…


Red Sox manager Terry Francona. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Tito Not Dwelling On Past, Need To ‘Pay Attention To What’s At Hand’

After falling 8-5 to the Rays on Sunday, the Boston Red Sox saw their Wild Card lead dip to just two games. But instead of dwelling on the past, Manager Terry Francona is looking ahead.


Red Sox starter Josh Beckett. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Red Sox Turn To Beckett To Stop Slump

After dropping their 11 of 14 games in September, the Boston Red Sox are hoping Josh Beckett’s return to the rotation will bust their current slump.


SEPTEMBER 15: Mike Aviles #3 of the Boston Red Sox kicks the dirt in the ninth inning during a game with Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park September 15, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox lost 9-1. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Roche On Red Sox Loss: ‘That’s Baseball’

When former Red Sox pitcher Bruce Hurst was asked about a key play, error, or anything about the game that he just pitched in, he would always give the same response to us reporters: “That’s baseball.”


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Rays Cut Deficit In Wild Card Race, Beat Red Sox 9-2

The Red Sox dropped to 3-11 in September to fall from first place in the division to 4 1/2 games behind the New York Yankees and into a race with the Rays for the wild-card.


David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox hits a home run against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park August 27, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Ortiz, Gonzalez Return To Lineup Against Rays

The Boston Red Sox will have their lineup back intact Thursday night when they open a crucial four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway.