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Mike Napoli celebrates with David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Roche: Red Sox Rebound

After an emotional weekend at Fenway Park where what happened “off” the field mattered way more than what occurred “on” it, it was nice to see the Red Sox open up their series with the Oakland A’s with a victory.


Mike Napoli #12 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with Shane Victorino #18, David Ortiz #34 and Dustin Pedroia #15, all on base when Napoli connected for a grand slam in the fifth inning against the Oakland A's. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Napoli Has Slam, Red Sox Beat Athletics

Mike Napoli hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, Will Middlebrooks busted out of a slump with a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a doubleheader sweep by beating the Oakland Athletics 9-6 on Monday night.


Justin Verlander (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Bud Selig’s New MLB Playoff Format Proving To Be A Joke, With Tigers Clinching ALDS Berth

The last week of MLB’s season is all great theater, sure, but it’s all terribly, wildly unfair.


Scott Podsednik is tagged out by Derek Norris at O.co Coliseum on September 2, 2012 in Oakland. (Photo by Tony Medina/Getty Images)

Red Sox Swept By A’s, Lose 6th In A Row

Boston dropped its sixth straight and remained winless on this West Coast swing, which finishes with a three-game series at Seattle beginning Monday.


Josh Reddick and Coco Crisp of the Oakland A's. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Sweep Red Sox With 3-2 Win

Jemile Weeks hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh following Coco Crisp’s leadoff triple, and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox with a 3-2 win Wednesday.


Manny Ramirez #1 of the Oakland Athletics before the start of a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at the Phoenix Municipal Stadium on March 10, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Toucher & Rich: Long Hair And Drugs Go Hand In Hand?

Former Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez, who was released by the Oakland A’s over the weekend, spent most of the season with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. Apparently a fan that watches the games was not impressed with Manny’s choice of hair style and thinks long hair is ruining America.

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Daniel Bard #51 of the Boston Red Sox relieved by Bobby Valentine #25 of the Boston Red Sox in the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park May 2, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

A’s Take Series Against Red Sox, Win Finale 4-2

Brandon McCarthy beat an AL East opponent once again, holding Boston to one run over 6 2-/3 innings as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Red Sox 4-2 Wednesday night.


Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox makes a catch against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park May 1, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Parker Gets First Win, A’s Beat Red Sox 5-3

Jarrod Parker scattered four hits over 6 2-3 innings and picked up his first Major League win as the Oakland Athletics stopped a three-game losing streak by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-3 on Tuesday night.


Darnell McDonald #54 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates his home run with teammates David Ortiz #34 and Marlon Byrd #23 against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park April 30, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Ortiz Continues To Sizzle; Red Sox Beat A’s 11-6

David Ortiz finished the best April of his career with a pair of solo homers, Mike Aviles hit a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 11-6 on Monday night.


Manny Ramirez has a whole new attitude with the A's. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Manny Offering Life Lessons At A’s Camp

You can add one more description to the indescribable Manny Ramirez: philosopher.