(12/8/07 6:52 a.m.) Friday afternoon in Downtown Boston, Red Sox fans lined up for blocks to have Jacoby Ellsbury sign copies of the Sox World Series DVD. Ellsbury would love to be back in Boston next season - but he knows he's being dangled as trade bait in the Johan Santana talks. Still, knowing about it doesn't make the waiting any easier.
(12/8/07 6:32 p.m.) It's Christmas at Fenway. Lucky fans who won an online lottery got a chance to go down to the old ballpark to buy tickets for next season. NECN's Kristen Caira captures the excitement.
(12/4/07 5:39 a.m.) The talk at baseball's winter meetings surrounds two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana. The Red Sox are thought to have offered a package that would include pitcher Jon Lester or center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, but not both. Center fielder Coco Crisp also could be part of a trade. Will the Sox make this trade? Jim Corsi former Red Sox relief pitcher weighs in.
(11/28/07 6:50 p.m.) Jon Lester was honored Wednesday with the Tony Conigliaro Award. The award is given to someone who overcomes adversity through spirit determination and courage. Lester is free from cancer after being diagnosed in August 2006.
(11/26/07 10:25 p.m.) Red Sox players, fans and local celebrities gathered Monday night to commemorate their second World Series win. The Red Sox 2007 World Series Championship DVD premiered at Boston's Wang Center. NECN's John Moroney was there.
(11/19/07 5:35 a.m.) Former Red Sox reliever Jim Corsi joins NECN's Laura Behnke to discuss the winter meetings and if Mike Lowell will decide to return to Boston.
(11/18/07 12:27 p.m.) A small fire breaks out at Fenway Park. We're told flames were seen near the press box. NECN's Kristen Caira has more.
(11/16/07 12:12 p.m.) The Boston Red Sox announce their Year VII Fenway Park Improvements to "America's Most Beloved Ballpark," which celebrates its 96th anniversary in 2008. NECN's Latoyia Edwards has more.
(11/13/07 9:29 p.m.) Senators from Colorado paid up on their Red Sox bet with Massachusetts Senators John Kerry and Ted Kennedy Tuesday night. With some donations from a few restaurants and a hotel, it was a steak dinner at the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans. NECN's John Moroney has more.
(11/12/07 5:35 a.m.) Rob Bradford of the Boston Herald joins NECN's Mike Giardi to discuss Lowell being in the free agent market.
(11/7/07 5:17 a.m.) Pitcher Curt Schilling has signed a 1-year deal with the Boston Red Sox worth $8 million. The deal includes incentive bonuses totaling as much as $5 million. NECN's Josh McElveen has the reaction.
(11/2/07 12:30 p.m.) Big Papi stopped by " Live with Regis and Kelly" Friday morning. The designated hitter talked to Kelly Ripa and actor Damien Fahey about the possibility of A-Rod joining the team.
(11/1/07 12:44 p.m.) Red Sox show stopper Jonathan Papelbon entertains David Letterman with his now infamous Irish jig.
(10/31/07 11:40 a.m.) One day after the World Series champion Red Sox were cheered by adoring fans during a three-mile "rolling rally" through Boston, the team is honored by Governor Patrick and legislative leaders at a Beacon Hill ceremony.
(10/31/07 11:41 a.m.) One day after the World Series champion Red Sox were cheered by adoring fans during a three-mile "rolling rally" through Boston, the team is honored by Governor Patrick and legislative leaders at a Beacon Hill ceremony.
(10/31/07 5:26 p.m.) Massachusetts lawmakers invited the World Series winning Red Sox to the Statehouse Wednesday. Speeches were delivered by the Governor and other state officials as well as catchers Jason Varitek and Doug Mirabelli. NECN's Josh McElveen was there.
(10/31/07 9:43 a.m.) It was all about the Red Sox in Boston Tuesday. Hundreds of thousands of fans filled the streets to celebrate the team's seventh World Series title. NECN's Brad Puffer has more.
(10/30/07 10:32 p.m.) There's already talk of who's in next year -- and who's out of the Boston Red Sox roster. NECN's John Moroney is at Fenway Park with the story.
(10/30/07 10:50 p.m.) As part of a nationwide promotion, Taco Bell was giving away free tacos Tuesday -- in honor of stolen bases. NECN's Josh McElveen is in Boston with the details.
(10/30/07 7:27 p.m.) NECN's Chris Collins joins NewsNight to take a closer look at what will be of the Boston Red Sox after the party and celebrations of the World Series win are over.
(10/30/07 7:17 p.m.) Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek isn't ready to say goodbye. He says: "I hope it's not the last time I see these guys...I'd like to see Curt retire in this uniform."
(10/30/07 7:13 p.m.) Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz says the team has a lot of support from their fans.
(10/30/07 7:03 p.m.) Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said before the parade that he could nto choose which Series win he liked better.
(10/30/07 6:38 p.m.) Curt Schilling isn't going to make his teammates read his blog. He wrote some of them letters to say goodbye. "I actually broke out a pen and paper the last couple days," Schilling said Tuesday in his weekly radio appearance on WEEI-AM while driving to Fenway Park for the Red Sox victory parade. "There's a very realistic chance I won't ever play with them again." Here's Schilling speaking to the media prior to the parade.
(10/30/07 6:32 p.m.) Boston Red Sox fans are urging the team to re-sign World Series MVP Mike Lowell. He's what Lowell had to say prior to Tuesday's victory parade.
(10/30/07 5:52 p.m.) NECN's Jim Braude takes a closer look at the Red Sox rolling rally victory parade and Jonathan Papelbon's newly-famous jig in this "Braude Beat."
(10/30/07 5:37 p.m.) The crowds have subsided and the players have gone home for the off-season, but it's still party time in Boston. NECN's Ally Donnelly has more on the Red Sox victory parade from the Boston Common.
(10/30/07 6:07 p.m.) It was a great day for Red Sox fans of all ages -- including the young who skipped school and the not-so-young who skipped work. NECN's Greg Wayland has more from the Red Sox parade route at Copley Square.
(10/30/07 5:12 p.m.) It's a day to remember for tens of thousands who came to Boston for the Red Sox rolling rally. NECN's Chris Collins has reaction from some of the World Series champions.
(10/30/07 1:30 p.m.) NECN's Ally Donnelly talks to Red Sox fans at Boston Common. The rolling rally passes through the Common on the way to its finish line at City Hall Plaza.
(10/30/07 1:00 p.m.) NECN's R.D. Sahl talks to Red Sox fans young and old at Boston's City Hall Plaza. The rolling rally will finish its ride in Government Center.
(10/30/07 1:11 p.m.) Big Papi celebrates the Red Sox win from the rolling rally in Boston.
(10/30/07 1:46 p.m.) The duck boats carrying the Boston Red Sox, their staff and families approach Boston's City Hall Plaza. NECN's R.D. Sahl and Chris Collins report.
(10/30/07 1:19 p.m.) Jonathan Pabelbon dances to his version of an Irish jig aboard a duck boat. Papelbon is accompanied by the Dropkick Murphys.
(10/30/07 2:40 p.m.) NECN's Chris Collins and R.D. Sahl share in the Red Sox celebration as the duck boats pass through City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston.
(10/30/07 2:16 p.m.) The Red Sox arrive in Boston's City Hall Plaza where they celebrate alongside their fans and to the music of the Dropkick Murphys. Jonathan Papelbon does his famous Irish jig wearing his very own kilt.
(10/30/07 7:09 a.m.) New England's other championship coach says he is impressed with the Red Sox. Patriots Coach Bill Belichick said he took time out from watching game-tape of the Colts Sunday night to watch the Red Sox sweep in Denver.
(10/30/07 12:59 p.m.) The duck boats leave Fenway Park carrying the World Series 2007 Boston Red Sox team.
(10/30/07 9:43 a.m.) More than a million fans turned out for the rolling rally in 2004. The streets will be packed again for this year's rally. NECN's Latoyia Edwards is following Red Sox nation from Fenway.
(10/29/07 10:27 p.m.) Jon Lester and Mike Lowell are celebrated Red Sox players as well as cancer survivors. Other patients fighting the disease look to the men for inspiration. NECN's Ally Donnelly has the story.
(10/29/07 6:46 p.m.) The Red Sox World Series victory means free furniture for thousands who shopped at Jordan's Furniture. It is all part of a promotional offer the store ran in the spring. NECN's Josh McElveen has details.
(10/29/07 6:32 p.m.) A victory rally for the Sox is planned for noon Tuesday -- kicking off near Fenway Park. Boston Mayor Menino says it will be much like the celebration held for the 2004 World Championship team. NECN's Brad Puffer has more on the happy homecoming celebrations.
(10/29/07 10:41 p.m.) A "rolling rally" Tuesday will feature the World Series winning Boston Red Sox and staff. The parade will be similar to the one in 2004 but with a few differences. NECN's Stephen Iandoli explains.
(10/29/07 5:36 p.m.) The World Series-winning Boston Red Sox return to Fenway Park carrying their trophy.
(10/29/07 1:07 p.m.) The Red Sox are expected to touch down at Boston's Logan Airport Monday afternoon -- and you can be sure the Sox and their fans did a lot of celebrating after being crowned 2007 World Series champion Sunday night. NECN's Greg Wayland has more.
(10/29/07 9:00 a.m.) Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein says he's very proud to be a part of the Red Sox organization. He spoke with NECN's Chris Collins.
(10/29/07 8:59 a.m.) NECN's Chris Collins speaks with Coco Crisp and his wife Maria. Crisp says he loves the fans.
(10/29/07 8:40 a.m.) The Red Sox completed their four-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 4-3 victory in Denver Sunday night. Third baseman Mike Lowell, who homered in the game, was named the World Series MVP. NECN's Chris Collins caught up with him talk about the game and his honor.
(10/29/07 8:39 a.m.) Red Sox Second Baseman Dustin Pedroia joins NECN's Chris Collins on the field after winning the World Series in Denver. He says this has been a dream season.
(10/29/07 6:26 a.m.) Red Sox manager Terry Francona has managed the Red Sox to a pair of four-game World Series sweeps in the past four years. Terry Francona is the first manager to start 8-0 in the Series.
(10/29/07 6:28 a.m.) NECN's Chris Collins catches up with Red Sox pitcher Mike Timlin after the Red Sox swept Denver to become the 2007 World Series Champions.
(10/29/07 6:27 a.m.) Red Sox Captain Jason Varitek caught the final pitch and tucked it in his back pocket as Papelbon threw his glove high in the air after striking out pinch-hitter Seth Smith. Varitek talks with NECN's Chris Collins about the game and the series.
(10/29/07 6:29 a.m.) Rookie Jacoby Ellsbury led off the game with a double and scored the first run. NECN's Chris Collins catches up with him after the Sox won the World Series.
(10/29/07 6:29 a.m.) Jon Lester started and pitched five shutout innings for the win. He tells NECN's Chris Collins it's been a great year including the ups and downs of battling cancer.
(10/29/07 6:30 a.m.) The Boston Red Sox beat Colorado 4-3 to finish their second World Series sweep in four seasons. Julio Lugo tells NECN's Chris Collins that words can't express how he feels right now.
(10/28/07 12:15 p.m.) The Red Sox pull through with a 10-5 win over Colorado in game 3 of the World Series. Rookies Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia went a combined 7-for-10 and Daisuke Matsuzaka got the win.
(10/28/07 7:47 a.m.) Jon Lester makes his return to the mound in first post-season start since battling cancer. He's scheduled against Colorado's Aaron Cook in Game 4. The Red Sox go for the sweep Sunday night in Game 4 as they try to win their Second World Series.
(10/28/07 7:41 a.m.) Former Red Sox Infielder Lou Merloni joins NECN's Mike Giardi to discuss the Sox winning game three of the World Series in Colorado.
(10/28/07 7:44 a.m.) Rookie Jacoby Ellsbury talks about being in the World Series. He says he's taking it one bat at a time.
(10/28/07 7:35 a.m.) The Red Sox have won the first three games of the World Series. They need just one more to be the champions. With one more win to clinch the title, none of them are taking anything for granted.
(10/28/07 7:39 a.m.) Kevin Youkilis talks about taking a back seat to David Ortiz. Youkilis says it's all about winning.
(10/27/07 7:32 a.m.) The biggest challenge for Sox players could be dealing with the affects of high altitude in Denver. Sox slugger David Ortiz gave his unique take on the conditions.
(10/27/07 7:14 a.m.) Former Red Sox reliever Jim Corsi joins us for this ProSpective. He talks with NECN's Chris Collins about the Sox playing in Denver and their chances of winning the World Series.
(10/26/07 9:39 p.m.) Students at the Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts celebrated the Red Sox on Friday. One of the school administrators holds a very high office with Red Sox Nation. NECN's Alison King has the story.
(10/26/07 6:05 a.m.) Kevin Youkilis comments after the tight game two win at home. He says there were a couple of clutch hits, but the pitching won the game for the Sox. Youk said the team is very confident going to Denver this weekend.
(10/26/07 5:43 a.m.) Red Sox slugger David Ortiz says the team could not be any more confident after winning the first two games in the World Series. David Ortiz could possibly be left off the roster when the team plays in Denver with no DH.
(10/26/07 5:34 a.m.) The Sox rookie center fielder says the veterans are responsible for keeping an even keel in the clubhouse, and that has been a major factor this postseason. Ellsbury was 1 for 3 with a stolen base in game two.
(10/25/07 10:36 p.m.) Andrew Madden was at Fenway Park Thursday night to watch his favorite baseball team, the Red Sox, play in the World Series. Just weeks ago, the 13-year-old received a heart transplant. NECN's Prat Thakkar has his story.
(10/25/07 9:49 a.m.) It's hard to imagine the Red Sox getting off to a better start against the Rockies. But, as NECN's Mike Giardi tells us, the players know this series is far from over.
(10/25/07 8:13 a.m.) Chris Tanaka is a sports anchor for KDVR TV in Denver, Colorado and he discussed what he thinks the outcome will be for the rest of the World Series. He believes the Rockies were tired because they had over a week off, but they should catch up with Curt Schilling in game two Thursday night, but will the Sox will ultimately win. NECN's Latoyia Edwards is with Chris.
(10/25/07 5:25 a.m.) Dustin Pedroia started the Red Sox off right in game one, with a solo home run over the green monster in the first inning. The Red Sox went on to win 13-1 and take the important first game of the series.
(10/24/07 9:49 p.m.) The city of Boston is abuzz with excitement ahead of Game One of the World Series - where the Red Sox will face the Colorado Rockies. NECN's Greg Wayland is outside the ballpark.
(10/23/07 9:25 p.m.) There is a lot more riding on the World Series than just a championship. There is also a side of beef, some lobster rolls and clam chowder. NECN's John Moroney explains.
(10/23/07 8:17 p.m.) About seven months ago, Jordan's Furniture ran a promotion offering free furniture if the Red Sox win the World Series. NECN's Mont Fennel explains what a win would mean for the nearly 90-year-old Waltham, Mass. Institution.
(10/23/07 12:07 p.m.) Game one of the World Series is just a day away, but getting into Fenway Park to see the game won't be easy. Tickets aren't just hard to get, they're expensive. NECN's Latoyia Edwards has more.
(10/22/07 8:24 p.m.) Sales of the ALCS T-shirts were red hot Monday with some people buying more than twenty at a time. Meanwhile, Red Sox fans are camped outside Fenway Park waiting for World Series tickets. NECN's Brad Puffer has more.
(10/22/07 5:23 p.m.) NECN's Chris Collins talks Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell and Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein. The BoSox are World Series bound after winning the ALCS against the Cleveland Indians 4 games to 3.
(10/22/07 4:42 p.m.) A silk screen printing company in Chinatown is Boston's official printer for Major League Baseball. The crew was busy Sunday night, rolling out 10,000 American League Champion T-shirts.
(10/22/07 11:20 a.m.) The Red Sox have advanced to the World Series by beating the Indians 11-2 in game seven of the AL championship series. The Sox will play against the Colorado Rockies in game one of World Series Wednesday at Fenway.
(10/22/07 11:15 a.m.) ALCS MVP Josh Beckett will get the ball on Wednesday in game one of the World Series against Colorado. After completing another historic comeback to win the pennant. NECN's Latoyia Edwards has more from Fenway Park.
(10/22/07 8:49 a.m.) Mike Lowell spoke with the media after the game. He says he thought the ALCS was played very well by both teams.
(10/22/07 8:34 a.m.) Rookie Dustin Pedroia hit his first postseason homer and drove in five runs on Sunday night as the Red Sox completed another October comeback and beat the Cleveland Indians 11-2 in Game 7 of the AL championship series. Pedroia spoke with the media after the game about the team and the win.
(10/22/07 8:24 a.m.) Center fielder Coco Crisp talks with reporters after the Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 11-2 to win the AL pennant.
(10/22/07 8:02 a.m.) Fresh from clinching the ALCS pennant, Jonathan Papelbon does a victory dance on the field at Fenway Park.
(10/22/07 7:49 a.m.) Fresh from clinching the American League Pennant, the Red Sox celebrate in the locker room. The Boston Red Sox will start the World Series at Fenway Park Wednesday night.
(10/22/07 5:29 a.m.) The Boston Red Sox rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to win the American League Championship Series with an 11-2 win over Cleveland in Game 7. The Red Sox will host Colorado in the World Series opener Wednesday night at Fenway Park. NECN's Laura Behnke and former Red Sox Infielder Lou Merloni have more.
(10/22/07 11:20 a.m.) The Red Sox have advanced to the World Series by beating the Indians 11-2 in game seven of the AL championship series. The Sox will play against the Colorado Rockies in game one of World Series Wednesday at Fenway.
(10/21/07 7:45 p.m.) Not unlike the regular season, Red Sox fans gathered in strong numbers around Fenway in anticipation for the night's game. This night was different however. Red Sox fans knew it was either win or go home. NECN's Greg Wayland has their reaction.
(10/21/07 7:38 p.m.) Boston Police will be out in force around Fenway park Sunday, to make sure things do not get out of control after the deciding game seven. NECN's Christine Caswell has more from Boston.
(10/21/07 1:10 p.m.) Fans are in a frenzy at Fenway. People immediately began camping out in hopes of getting tickets for Sunday's game, which will determine who goes to the World Series. NECN's Kristen Caira is outside the ballpark with the fans.
(10/21/07 6:48 a.m.) J.D. Drew hit a grand slam and had five RBIs as Boston hammered Cleveland 12-2 to even the AL Championship Series at three games apiece. The AL pennant will come down to Sunday night's Game 7 with the Red Sox throwing Daisuke Matsuzaka against the Indians' Jake Westbrook.
(10/20/07 5:18 p.m.) The Red Sox may be down in the series, but the Fenway faithful are always excited and confident in their hometown team. NECN's Stephen Iandoli has more from Fenway.
(10/20/07 6:51 a.m.) Red Sox Designated Hitter, David Ortiz would like fans and the media to focus on all that Manny Ramirez has accomplished and not some of his comments.
(10/20/07 6:52 a.m.) NECN's Chris Collins is making his way back to Boston from Cleveland. Before he left he caught up with Harold Reynolds, former ESPN analyst and current analyst for www.mlb.com. Reynolds offers his thoughts on Josh Beckket and the series so far.
(10/20/07 9:52 a.m.) Former Red Sox Reliever Jim Corsi joins NECN's Mike Giardi to discuss Josh Beckett's nearly perfect performance during game 5 of the ALCS.
(10/19/07 11:32 a.m.) Amidst all the nail-biting of the ALCS between the Red Sox and the Indians, a debate is brewing over some comments by Manny Ramirez. NECN's Greg Wayland has more on that.
(10/19/07 5:35 a.m.) NECN's Chris Collins caught up with JD Drew after the game 5 win for the Red Sox and he said that Josh Beckett's performance was electrical, and the team is very capable of winning two more.
(10/19/07 5:46 a.m.) The Red Sox DH says the Sox always play hard even when they're down and that is how they won game 5. He is excited to come back to Fenway because he knows they perform even better at home.
(10/17/07 10:09 a.m.) The Red Sox are one loss away from elimination. The Cleveland Indians scored seven times in the fifth inning and went on to a 7-3 victory Tuesday night, giving them a 3-1 edge in the American League Championship Series. NECN's Latoyia Edwards reports.
(10/16/07 10:30 p.m.) Tim Wakefield is pitching for the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night against Paul Byrd of the Cleveland Indians. Wakefield went 17-12 during the regular season but was left off the division series' roster to rest his sore back. He hasn't pitched since September 29th. NECN's Chris Collins has more.
(10/16/07 10:57 a.m.) Cleveland grabbed a 2-1 lead over visiting Boston in the ALCS with a 4-2 victory Monday night. Game 4 is scheduled for Tuesday, with rain in the forecast for the Cleveland area. NECN's Mike Giardi has more.
(10/16/07 5:32 a.m.) Red Sox Captain Jason Varitek says he's confident in his team and that they will continue to grind. He spoke to reporters after the Indians took the lead in the ALCS game 3 in Cleveland.
(10/16/07 5:35 a.m.) The Boston Red Sox lost 4-2 in Cleveland Monday night, giving the Indians a 2 games to one lead in the series. Former Sox infielder and former Indians infielder Lou Merloni joins NECN's Mike Giardi to discuss the game.
(10/16/07 5:34 a.m.) Red Sox reliever Mike Timlin says the team is still having fun despite the Indians gaining the series lead by beating the Sox 4-2.
(10/14/07 12:20 p.m.) Trot Nixon spent 13 years in the Red Sox organization trying to prove he could hit lefties. That ought to be pretty clear to everyone now. The longtime Boston outfielder snapped an extra-inning tie with a pinch-hit single, and the Cleveland Indians broke loose with a record-setting seven runs in the 11th to beat the Red Sox 13-6 early Sunday.
(10/14/07 7:36 a.m.) Trot Nixon was back at Fenway Park in the playoffs. This time, though, he came through for Cleveland. The longtime Red Sox outfielder snapped an 11th-inning tie with a pinch-hit single, and the Indians broke loose for six more runs in a record-setting performance to beat Boston 13-6 early Sunday and tie the AL championship series at a game apiece. Dustin Pedroia has more on the game.
(10/14/07 7:37 a.m.) The Cleveland Indians have tied the American League Championship Series at one game apiece with a 13-6 win over Boston in 11 innings. Jason Varitek says neither team backs down and the Sox will be ready to play the Indians Monday.
(10/14/07 7:36 a.m.) In the American League, the Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Red Sox last night in 11 innings to even up their series at one game apiece. Kevin Youkilis said "We didn't do some things well", but that the team tries to play as hard as they can.
(10/14/07 7:37 a.m.) The American League Championship Series is heading to Cleveland all tied up at one game apiece. Ex-Red Sox stalwart Trot Nixon delivered a key pinch hit to drive in the go-ahead run in a seven-run Cleveland outburst in the 11th inning that gave the Indians a 13-6 win over Boston. Javier Lopez says the team tries to stick to preparation.
(10/13/07 10:09 p.m.) Red Sox fans were out in full force around Fenway Park getting excited for game 2 of the ALCS. Some waited in lines for hours in hopes of getting tickets released last minute. NECN's Lauren Collins has more.
(10/13/07 12:31 p.m.) The Boston Red Sox have crushed Cleveland 10-3 to win the opener of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park. Red Sox 20-game winner Josh Beckett held Cleveland to two runs on four hits while striking out seven in getting the win.
(10/13/07 8:13 a.m.) Kevin Youkilis, Ortiz and Ramirez all singled in the bottom half of the first to tie it 1-all. In the third, the Red Sox sent nine batters to the plate and scored four more runs to give Beckett a cushion. Julio Lugo doubled and took third on Dustin Pedroia's sacrifice bunt. Youkilis walked, and Sabathia hit Ortiz to load the bases. Youkilis said this was a great win.
(10/13/07 8:14 a.m.) The Boston Red Sox have crushed Cleveland 10-3 to win the opener of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park. Dustin Pedroia said "This was a great win for us."
(10/12/07 10:21 p.m.) Although chilly, it is a fan frenzy at Fenway Park as the Red Sox take on the Indians in Game One of the American League Championship Series.
(10/12/07 10:06 a.m.) Game One of the ALCS takes place Friday night at Fenway Park. It's a great pitching matchup as Josh Beckett faces the Indians' C.C. Sabathia. Sox fans are hoping Beckett picks up right where he left off in his start against the Angels. NECN's Mike Giardi reports.
(10/12/07 9:00 a.m.) Frenzied fans are taking over Fenway Park ahead of tonight's ALCS game. It will prove to be a battle on the mound as both Boston and Cleveland send aces to the mound. NECN's Latoyia Edwards has more.
(10/12/07 6:04 a.m.) The players aren't the only ones getting ready for the ALCS. Both Red Sox fans and local businesses are making their final preparations. Meanwhile, Boston Mayor Menino is trying to ensure that everyone stays safe throughout the Sox playoff run. NECN's Josh McElveen has more.
(10/11/07 10:27 a.m.) The ALCS kicks off at Fenway Friday night. Boston faces the daunting task of Cleveland's one-two punch on the mound -- two Cy Young contenders. But, as NECN's Laura Behnke tells us, the Sox have a dynamic duo of their own.
(10/10/07 11:25 a.m.) The Red Sox are just a few days away from beginning the ALCS against the Indians. This certainly will be a tough test for the Sox bats as they have to face arguably two of the leagues best in C.C. Sabathia and Fausto Carmona.
(10/8/07 3:15 p.m.) Boston's blowout win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday was the latest in a series of playoff masterpieces by Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. As NECN's Chris Collins tells us, Schilling showed everyone why he has the best post-season record of any pitcher in baseball history.
(10/8/07 1:38 p.m.) If you're a sports fan in Boston, it doesn't get any better than this. The Red Sox are headed to the ALCS and the Patriots are 5-0. NECN's Josh McElveen has more.
(10/8/07 12:36 p.m.) Boston will host the winner of the Indians-Yankees matchup Friday night for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. The Red Sox swept the Los Angeles Angels in the first round.
(10/8/07 5:53 a.m.) The Boston Red Sox had a lot to celebrate and they did after completing a 3-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels Sunday 9-1. They are making their third trip to the ALCS in 5 seasons. Chris Collins was with them post-game.
(10/8/07 5:56 a.m.) Boston polished off a three-game sweep of the Angels Sunday with an easy 9-1 victory. NECN's Chris Collins caught up with Red Sox Catcher Jason Varitek to talk about Curt Schilling's pitching during game three of the ALDS in Anaheim.
(10/8/07 5:55 a.m.) The Red Sox are returning home to await their opponent in the ALCS. Boston polished off a three-game sweep of the Angels yesterday with an easy 9-1 victory in Anaheim. NECN's Chris Collins catches up with Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz and Mike Lowell.
(10/7/07 7:01 a.m.) Former Red Sox Reliever Jim Corsi joins NECN' Mike Giardi to discuss the Sox in the ALDS, they also take a look back at the season.
(10/7/07 7:00 a.m.) Even if the Angels continue to anger David Ortiz by pitching around him, Big Papi believes those behind him can make the halos - and anyone else - pay.
(10/6/07 9:43 p.m.) Curt Schilling talks about his posts season experience and his excitement to pitch again in October. He says he has been mentally preparing weeks for this start and he is ready to prove himself.
(10/6/07 7:49 a.m.) Manny Ramirez hit a 3-run home run in the bottom of the ninth Friday night to give the Red Sox a 6-3 win over the L.A. Angels. Ramirez connected off of Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez for his 21st career postseason homer.
(10/6/07 9:08 a.m.) Terry Francona talks about Boston's 6-3 win Friday night over the Los Angeles Angels. The Red Sox have a 2-0 lead in the best of five AL Division Series going into Anaheim for Game Three Sunday night.
(10/5/07 5:02 p.m.) There is a surprise for some youth counselors in Boston this Friday night -- they are going to game 2 of the Red Sox/Angels ALDS at Fenway Park. NECN's Prat Thakkar has the details.
(10/5/07 5:21 p.m.) The Red Sox and Angels go at it Friday night at Fenway Park. The Sox have a 1-0 lead after winning Wednesday night's opener 4-0. NECN's Chris Collins has a preview.
(10/5/07 5:34 p.m.) A Red Sox fan was badly beaten in New York City on Thursday night. The motive appears to be the fan's choice of baseball team. Chet Curtis joins us with the latest.
(10/4/07 10:30 a.m.) The Red Sox 2007 playoff run is off to a good start -- Josh Beckett pitched a complete game shutout Wednesday, striking out eight batters to lead Boston to a 4-0 win. NECN's Mike Giardi has more.
(10/3/07 10:57 p.m.) David Ortiz talks about his home run in game 1 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won the game 4-0.
(10/3/07 10:30 p.m.) Josh Beckett pitched his second consecutive postseason shutout Wednesday night and led the Red Sox to a 4-0 win over the Angels. Beckett retired 19 consecutive batters after a leadoff single, allowed just 4 hits and ran his postseason scoreless streak to 18 innings.
(10/3/07 1:12 p.m.) The Boston Red Sox are poised and about to play their first playoff game. They take on the Angels at Fenway Park. NECN's Latoyia Edwards is at Fenway with more on the excitement.
(10/2/07 9:40 p.m.) Josh Beckett, Wednesday night's Game One starter for the Red Sox, has thrived in the postseason spotlight. However, the Sox ace says he doesn't put stake in the past.
(10/2/07 9:37 p.m.) Fenway Park and Red Sox fans are ready for the first game of the playoff season Wednesday. Yawkey Way and the surrounding area are buzzing with excitement. NECN's Prat Thakkar has details.
(10/2/07 5:38 a.m.) It all gets underway on Wednesday for the Red Sox. Just how far can this team go in the post season? Let's break it all down with former Red Sox reliever Jim Corsi in ProSpective.
(10/1/07 11:04 p.m.) Winning the Al-East title is hopefully only the first step of many for the Boston Red Sox. NECN's Chris Collins has a preview of what is to come for the team.
(10/1/07 11:34 p.m.) Roughly 5,000 Red Sox fans got a head start on the playoff push by holding a rally at Boston's City Hall Plaza Monday. Players, including Jonathan Papelbon and Mike Timlin, also attended the celebration. NECN's Josh McElveen was there.
(10/1/07 1:52 p.m.) With the team getting ready for what it hopes will be a march to its second World Series title in four years, Red Sox fans are gearing up for the big pep rally. NECN's Latoyia Edwards has more.
(10/1/07 5:29 a.m.) The Red Sox are now headed to a first-round playoff against the Los Angeles Angels. Jonathan Papelbon says the Sox have to stay on top of their game. Alex Cora and Mike Lowell also talk about playing against the Angels.
(10/1/07 5:28 a.m.) Joe Haggerty of ESPN radio and the Boston Metro joins NECN's Mike Giardi discuss the Red Sox clinching the AL East title as well as playing against the Angels.
(9/30/07 10:41 a.m.) J.D. Drew connected for a go-ahead, three-run homer in Boston's 6-4 win over Minnesota. Tim Wakefield won his 17th game. The Red Sox open the playoffs at home against the Angels Wednesday.
(9/30/07 7:11 a.m.) After the Friday's post-game party, Red Sox Manager Terry Francona doesn't want the team to get complacent. He still wants to win games and try to lock up home field advantage.
(9/29/07 5:47 p.m.) After learning the Red Sox received the Division Title, Sox Principal Owner John Henry talks about the excitement.
(9/29/07 5:49 p.m.) Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein talks about the Sox beating the Twins and clinching the Division Title.
(9/29/07 6:55 p.m.) Kevin Youkilis and Coco Crisp talk about how it feels to finally win the AL east. It is the first time since 1995 the Red Sox have won the division.
(9/29/07 6:40 a.m.) Patience certainly paid off for both sox fans and players. They had to wait more than an hour before the AL East title was officially locked up. NECN's Brian O'Neill has more from Fenway Park.
(9/29/07 7:20 a.m.) Fenway is tearing out its bleachers to make way for more comfortable seating. Thousands of bleacher seats are going on sale -- literally --- for a cool $550. NECN business reporter Mont Fennel has more.
(9/29/07 7:19 a.m.) Daisuke Matsuzaka snapped out of his slump and put the Boston Red Sox within one victory of their first AL East title in 12 years. Matsuzaka won for just the second time since early August, David Ortiz homered for the fourth time in seven games and the Red Sox beat Minnesota 5-2. That cuts Boston's magic number for clinching the AL East to one. Matsuzaka is 15-12 after allowing two runs on six hits in eight innings. Jonathan Papelbon got his 37th save in 40 tries. NECN's Chris Collins has more.
(9/27/07 8:00 a.m.) The magic number for the Red Sox to clinch their first AL East Division title in 12 years is down to just two. Mike Lowell drove in five runs and Manny Ramirez went 3-3 in Boston's 11-6 victory over the Oakland A's at Fenway last night. The Red Sox could clinch the division tonight if they beat the Minnesota Twins and the Yankees lose to Tampa Bay.
(9/24/07 10:49 a.m.) The Red Sox assured themselves of at least the American League wild-card spot with a win over Tampa Bay on Saturday night, but a 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, coupled with New York's 7-5 victory over Toronto, cuts Boston's AL East lead over the Yanks to just a game and a-half.
(9/23/07 11:19 a.m.) The Boston Red Sox are the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season. They rallied on ninth-inning home runs by Jason Varitek and Julio Lugo to beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 8-6.
(9/22/07 7:04 a.m.) Josh Beckett became the first 20-game winner in the majors since 2005, pitching Boston over Tampa Bay 8-1. The Red Sox got late home runs from Jason Varitek, David Ortiz and Mike Lowell and snapped a four-game losing streak. Boston leads the AL East by two and a-half games over the Yankees. Boston's magic number to clinch at least a wild-card spot is two. The loss went to Scott Kazmir.
(9/19/07 7:55 p.m.) Terry Francona has spent the day explaining why he decided to keep Red Sox reliever Eric Gagne in Tuesday night's game. The Red Sox lost to the Toronto Blue Jays after Gagne threw the game. Boston.com sports producer Steve Silva joins with more information.
(9/18/07 5:27 a.m.) With the regular season almost over, it was about time for the Red Sox rookies to be formally welcomed to the team. What better way to do than than with some costumes. After losing to the Yankees, the Sox Vets made all the rookies dress up in various costumes. All the boys from Jacoby to Brandon Moss. They had to wear these new outfits on the plane to Toronto.
(9/17/07 9:44 a.m.) Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter broke an eighth-inning tie with a three-run homer that sent the New York Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox in the final game of their storied rivalry.
(9/15/07 8:10 a.m.) The New York Yankees are just four and a-half games behind the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox. The Yankees rallied for six runs in the eighth to turn a 7-2 deficit into an 8-7 win over the Red Sox. New York still leads the AL wild-card race by three and a-half over the Detroit Tigers, who beat Minnesota 4-2.
(9/9/07 10:16 a.m.) Rookie Scott Moore hit a grand slam to cap a 7-run third inning and the Baltimore Orioles ended their record 11-game home losing streak by beating Boston 11-5. David Ortiz homered and hit two doubles for the Red Sox. The AL East-leaders led 4-1 before the Orioles rallied against Daisuke Matsuzaka, who fell to 14-12.
(9/8/07 11:36 a.m.) Jon Lester combined with two relievers on a four-hitter as Boston blanked Baltimore 4-0. Lester gave up the four hits while striking out four in seven innings. He improved to 4-and-0 while helping the Red Sox move a step closer to clinching the AL East championship.
(9/7/07 9:10 a.m.) Boston Red Sox rookie Clay Buchholz, who had a no-hitter on Saturday against Baltimore, got the win Thursday night with three innings of shutout, one-hit relief. He's 3-0. Buchholz talks with NECN's Chris Collins.
(9/4/07 5:42 p.m.) Mike Lowell drives in four runs as the Red Sox hang on for a 13-10 win over Toronto. The victory, coupled with the Yankees loss to Seattle, gives Boston a seven-game lead in the AL East.
(9/3/07 9:45 a.m.) Jacoby Ellsbury did everything on Sunday, one day after another Red Sox rookie pitched a no-hitter. He even fixed the scoreboard. Ellsbury hit his first career homer, made a diving catch while racing in and stole a base as Boston avoided a letdown after Clay Buchholz's masterpiece and beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2. Boston increased its lead in the AL East to six games over the New York Yankees, who lost to Tampa Bay.
(9/3/07 9:02 a.m.) Joe Haggerty of the Boston Metro joins NECN's Mike Giardi to discuss Clay Buchholz's big no-hitter moment.
(9/2/07 1:38 p.m.) Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in his second major league start, just hours after being called up by the Boston Red Sox. The lanky Texan baffled Baltimore in a 10-0 win. He struck out 9, walked 3 and hit 1 batter before the 371st straight sellout crowd at Fenway Park. The crowd stood through the entire ninth inning, cheering every pitch. Buchholz struck out Nick Markakis looking for the final out.
(9/2/07 7:10 a.m.) There's no going back to Triple-A for Red Sox's rookie Clay Buchholz. He pitched a no-hitter against the Orioles last night in only his second game in the majors. The crowd in Boston stood through the entire ninth inning, cheering every pitch and taking pictures of the pitcher.
(9/2/07 7:09 a.m.) Rookie Clay Buchholz pitches a no-hitter in his second career start. The 23-year-old was called up from Pawtucket Saturday when teams were allowed to expand their 25-man rosters. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia helped preserve the no-hit bid with a sensational diving stop in the seventh inning. Manager Terry Francona answers questions about the Sox 10-0 victory over Baltimore.
(9/1/07 7:54 a.m.) Nick Markakis hit a three-run homer and the Baltimore Orioles broke a nine-game losing streak with a 9-8 win over Boston. The Red Sox also lost their 16-game winner Tim Wakefield, who was scratched from the start with a sore lower back.
(8/28/07 8:44 p.m.) The Red Sox begin a 3-game series against the New York Yankees Tuesday night. Boston holds an 8-game lead over NY in the AL East. Boston.com sports producer Steve Silva joins from the Globe newsroom with more information.
(8/28/07 5:43 a.m.) Red Sox Legend Rico Petrocelli joins NECN's Mike Giardi to discuss the lead the Sox have in the AL East. The Boston Red Sox are now 8 games ahead of the Yankees.
(8/26/07 10:07 a.m.) Tim Wakefield's knuckleball baffles the Chicago White Sox and sends the surging Boston Red Sox to another lopsided victory 14-2 Saturday. Wakefield joins teammate Josh Beckett as the major leagues' only 16-game winners.
(8/23/07 10:07 a.m.) Tampa Bay edged Boston 2-1 to improve to 3-and-9 against the Red Sox this season. All three of the Devil Rays' victories have come against Daisuke Matsuzaka, who was the hard-luck loser, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out eight.
(8/21/07 6:15 p.m.) Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has put his Mercedes Convertible SL-65 up for sale on Ebay. Big Papi says he will personally deliver the car to its winning bidder.
(8/21/07 11:05 a.m.) Boston stretches its lead atop the AL East to five games. The Red Sox shut out Tampa Bay 6-0 before the second-place Yankees dropped a 7-6 inning decision to West-leading Anaheim Monday.
(8/20/07 9:53 p.m.) One Red Sox fan who went to last Friday's home game probably wishes he had stayed home. His alleged act of rage when the Sox blew the game landed him before a judge on Monday. NECN's Stephen Iandoli has more.
(8/20/07 5:43 a.m.) Joe Haggerty of ESPN radio joins NECN's Mike Giardi to discuss Boston's and the Yankees' record. The Sox are leading with 4 games ahead of the Yankees. Should the Sox be worried? Joe and Mike discuss.
(8/19/07 12:05 p.m.) David Ortiz's grand slam capped a six-run fifth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the L.A. Angels 10-5 in a matchup of the teams with the best records in the majors. Curt Schilling got his first win since a one-hitter two months ago.
(8/18/07 11:14 a.m.) Clay Buchholz won his major league debut and David Ortiz homered during a six-run first inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the L.A. Angels in the first game of a day-night doubleheader at Fenway Park. The Red Sox looked like they were on their way to a sweep before the Angels rallied with three in the ninth off Eric Gagne to win the second game 7-5. Orlando Cabrera singled to tie the game and scored on Vladimir Guerrero's two-run double.
(8/15/07 5:42 p.m.) Boston Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Wednesday 6-5. Despite Lugo's RBI double in the ninth the Red Sox were unable to win.
(8/15/07 10:12 a.m.) Coco Crisp singles in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2-1.
(8/13/07 9:28 p.m.) One of the oldest members of Red Sox Nation attended her first ever Red Sox game Monday night at Fenway Park. 92-year-old Ruth Silverman is not-your-average fan. NECN's John Moroney has more.
(8/13/07 7:55 p.m.) The Red Sox are down to only a four game lead in the AL East with the NY Yankees trailing behind. Red Sox Nation is worried but hopeful that a few home games will render good tidings. Boston.com sports producer Steve Silva joins with more information.
(8/13/07 6:09 a.m.) With MLB's amateur draft, it's not unheard of for a late round choice to not only make the bigs, but become a star. Still, it's not the preferred method to climb the ranks. But the Sox system has several 30-something round selections to move up the ladder & get closer to their dream. Billy Bell, now playing the outfield for the Sea Dogs, is one of those guys.
(8/13/07 5:41 a.m.) Alex Speier of Manchester Union Leader joins NECN's Mike Giardi to discuss the Red Sox thus far. They touch on Eric Gagne's acquisition.
(8/12/07 7:25 p.m.) Kevin Millar hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning after Miguel Tejada tied it with a shot off Gagne in the eighth, leading the Baltimore Orioles past the skidding Red Sox 6-3 Sunday.
(8/12/07 2:58 p.m.) Josh Beckett reaches 15 wins in pitching the Boston Red Sox past Baltimore 6-2 Saturday.
(8/2/07 10:15 a.m.) David Ortiz showed Kevin Garnett who's still Boston's big star from Minnesota. "Big Papi" slammed an RBI double and scored the go-ahead run in a four-run seventh inning, drawing a huge grin and a standing ovation from "The Big Ticket" seated in a box high behind home plate Wednesday night. "That's my man, dog," Ortiz said after the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 Wednesday night.
(8/1/07 5:31 p.m.) The Boston Red Sox are honoring Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr Thursday on the 60th anniversary of the first Bobby Doerr Day at Fenway Park. Doerr's teammate from the 1947 club, shortstop Johnny Pesky, joins Doerr for the news conference.
(8/1/07 8:45 p.m.) Pitcher, Eric Gagne, talks about his trade to the Boston Red Sox. Gagne was traded from Texas in exchange for Kason Gabbard and a pair of minor league outfielders on Tuesday.
(7/30/07 10:06 a.m.) Dioner Navarro, BJ Upton and Carlos Pena homered during a five-run seventh inning to lead Tampa Bay's 5-2 win over the Boston Red Sox Sunday.
(7/29/07 10:19 a.m.) Boston moved nine games ahead of the Yankees by beating Tampa Bay 12-6 in 12 innings. Julio Lugo drew his second bases-loaded walk and Kevin Youkilis followed with a three-run double in Boston's big 12th inning.
(7/28/07 12:04 p.m.) The Boston Red Sox earned their fifth victory in six games to move eight games ahead of the Yankees in the East. Tim Wakefield has 12 victories after scattering six hits in six innings of a 7-1 win over Tampa Bay. Kevin Youkilis hit a three-run homer and Coco Crisp added a two-run double for the Red Sox.
(7/27/07 5:44 a.m.) Four days ago, minor league coach Mike Coolbaugh died when he was struck in the head by a foul ball. Death is a rare occurrence in baseball, but close calls are not. Nobody knows that better than former Red Sox Pitcher Bryce Florie. Now Florie is back on the mound in the lowest rung of the minors, trying to work his way back. Noah Pransky has this latenight spotlight.
(7/27/07 5:47 a.m.) Curt Schilling sounds off on HBO's Costas. He discusses if he ever considered working for the New York Yankees.
(7/27/07 5:46 a.m.) If he's not traded, Clay Buchholz is on track to be a part of the Sox rotation as soon as next season. The club's top pitching prospect has already made the jump to Triple-A this season - and now he's just one step away from the big leagues. Recently John Chandler caught up with Buchholz.
(7/26/07 11:38 a.m.) The Cleveland Indians beat Josh Beckett and the Boston Red Sox 1-0 as Fausto Carmona pitches eight shutout innings Wednesday night.
(7/25/07 1:21 p.m.) Daisuke Matsuzaka shuts out the Indians for a 1-0 win. He gave up four hits in seven innings to outduel CC sabathia and deny Cleveland's ace his 14th win.
(7/25/07 5:39 a.m.) NECN's Chris Collins and Mike Giardi Face Off on the looming Red Sox Trade. The deadline is almost hear. They also address the rumors about Clay Buchholz and Jacoby Ellsbury.
(7/24/07 5:52 a.m.) When Jacoby Ellsbury got his first call up to the bigs earlier this season - he made some serious waves. Another guy who hopes to do the same is pitcher Clay Buchholz, recently promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket. These two are the top prospects for the Sox and both at the center of any trade rumor swirling these days. How does that make them feel with the trading deadline looming a little more than a week away? Here's John Chandler.
(7/23/07 7:17 p.m.) 23-year-old lefty Jon Lester was called back up to the Red Sox Sunday from Pawtucket. Lester was declared cancer-free in December and has been rehabilitating his way back into the Sox pitching rotation. Boston Globe Assistant Sports Editor Greg Lee joins with more information.
(7/23/07 3:25 p.m.) Jon Lester will be back on the mound Monday night to pitch for the Red Sox against Cleveland. It will be his first start since he was diagnosed with cancer last year. NECN's John Chandler has the story.
(7/23/07 8:45 a.m.) Jon Lester is slated to return to the mound for the Boston Red Sox Monday, nearly a year after his rookie season was cut short when he was diagnosed with cancer. Lester was scheduled to replace Julian Tavarez against Cleveland.
(7/23/07 5:34 a.m.) Manny Ramirez and Mike Lowell accounted for seven runs as Boston outscored the Chicago White Sox 8-5. Ramirez opened the scoring with a 3-run blast in the first inning. He added an RBI single while the Red Sox were building an 8-1 lead. Lowell smacked a 3-run shot for the Bosox, who won the last 3 games of the series by outscoring the White Sox 29-10. Tim Wakefield is 11-9 after giving up 4 runs and 6 hits in six and a-third. Wakefield allowed just 1 run and 3 hits over the first 6 frames.
(7/22/07 5:46 p.m.) Nearly a year after being diagnosed with cancer, Jon Lester is back. Red Sox Manager Terry Francona announces the lefty has been recalled from Pawtucket and will start Monday night against the Indians.
(7/22/07 5:04 p.m.) Boston pitcher Jon Lester is slated to return to the mound for the Red Sox Monday, nearly one year after his rookie season was cut short when he was diagnosed with cancer.
(7/22/07 8:09 a.m.) Curt Schilling makes a rehab start in Pawtucket -- and he was quite impressive. NECN's John Chandler has more.
(7/21/07 12:52 p.m.) Josh Beckett had ten strikeouts and tied for the major league lead with his 13th win as the Boston Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. Combined with the New York Yankees' 14-4 loss to Tampa Bay, Boston's lead is back to eight games in the AL East.
(7/21/07 9:07 a.m.) With just 11 days to go before baseball's trade deadline, the rumors will start to fly fast and furious. What should Theo Epstein do to strengthen the Sox roster? Mike Giardi caught up with baseball Hall of Famer Peter Gammons to get his take on the Sox situation.
(7/20/07 5:39 a.m.) Red Sox First Baseman Kevin Youkilis was at Boston Billiards to announce the first ever "Bald Guyz 7 Ball Challenge." The tournament will take place in September and all participants must either be bald or agree to wear a bald headed wig during the entire competition. All proceeds will benefit the Jimmy Fund.
(7/20/07 5:38 a.m.) The Red Sox Yankees rivalry will never die. The Yankees are slowly closing in on the lead that the Sox currently have. Will the Yanks get within 5 games of the Sox? NECN's Chris Collins and Mike Giardi face off.
(7/19/07 6:31 p.m.) Red Sox manager Terry Francona speaks about the passion of Red Sox fans.
(7/17/07 8:53 a.m.) Kason Gabbard tossed the Boston Red Sox's second shutout of the season, a 3-hitter in a 4-0 win over Kansas City. Dustin Pedroia, Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz homered to help Gabbard improve to 3-0.
(7/17/07 6:48 a.m.) As participants in the "Bank of America Youth Baseball Clinic," young athletes learned about hitting, fielding, throwing and base running from Red Sox infielders Mike Lowell and Kevin Youkilis.
(7/17/07 6:50 a.m.) Sox prospect, Clay Buchholz, made his first Triple-A start at McCoy Stadium with the Paw Sox.
(7/17/07 6:49 a.m.) Nick Hagadone, the Sox's first round draft pick this past June is set to make his professional start this Friday with the CLass-A spinners in Lowell.
(7/16/07 5:48 p.m.) Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling threw 31 pitches Monday in a two-inning simulated game. Schillling is recovering from shoulder tendinitis and wants to take his next step in his rehabilitation. NECN's Mike Giardi has more.
(7/16/07 5:51 a.m.) Rob Bradford and Joe Haggerty join NECN's Mike Giardi to discuss Curt Schilling. They discuss his pitching ability and physical wellness.
(7/15/07 10:02 p.m.) The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 Sunday afternoon. Rookie Jesse Litsch, pitching for Toronto, held Boston to one run in 6 2-3 innings. The loss drops Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett to 12-3 and trims Boston's lead in the AL East to 9 games over the Yankees.
(7/15/07 12:36 p.m.) David Ortiz hit his first home run at Fenway Park since April and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-4. Eric Hinske and Jason Varitek also homered. Daisuke Matsuzaka got the win despite a rough outing. He's 11-6. He was charged with four runs on nine hits and two walks in six innings for his fourth win in five decisions.
(7/15/07 9:21 a.m.) The Sox have been moving J.S. Drew around. He has a sore hamstring and hasn't hit a home run since June 20th. NECN's Mike Giardi is joined by Chris Price of the Boston Metro discuss.
(7/14/07 10:18 p.m.) It's PMC night at Fenway Park. The Red Sox honoring the cancer survivors who will be riding in next month's Pan-Mass Challenge. As NECN's Prat Thakkar tells us, Saturday night the Fenway faithful were cheering on bicycles as well as baseballs.
(7/14/07 8:30 a.m.) When David Wells talks to the press, you can be sure of two things: he'll be wearing his pokerstars.com hat, and he'll have plenty to say. Boomer's not exactly shy when it comes to voicing his opinion - and he was at it again Thursday when asked about the 7-game suspension handed down to him by baseball's lords of discipline.
(7/14/07 10:25 a.m.) Alex Rios had three hits and drove in the go-ahead run, and Shaun Marcum survived a shaky start to win for the first time in nearly a month as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5 on Friday night.
(7/13/07 11:30 a.m.) Tim Wakefield won his third straight start and the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox opened the second half with a 7-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay allowed the first four Red Sox batters of the game to reach base and score, and fell to 10-4 with the loss.
(7/10/07 5:34 a.m.) David Ortiz addresses the first half of the Sox season. He says the Sox need to improve on offense, but otherwise he thinks they are going to be fine.
(7/9/07 12:06 p.m.) The Boston Red Sox at 53-34 have baseball's best record at the All-Star break. They lead the AL East by 10 games over Toronto and New York. However, the Tigers edged Boston 6-5 Sunday to sweep the three-game series in Detroit.
(7/9/07 5:35 a.m.) Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein sits down with NECN's Mike Giardi. They talk about the Sox's success up until now. Esptein says he's pleased with how the team is playing and his goal is to play well in October.
(7/8/07 9:26 a.m.) The six pack of Red Sox all-stars aren't the only ones from the organization heading to San Francisco, Jacoby Ellsbury will also be there. The Sox top double-a pitching prospect will test his stuff against some of the best minor leaguers from around the world.
(7/8/07 9:27 a.m.) In this edition of ProSpective NECN's Mike Giardi sits down with Theo Epstein. Epstein talks about scouting and how the new sox are faring.
(7/8/07 9:22 a.m.) Ivan Rodriguez's two-out RBI single in the 13th inning gave the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. David Ortiz homered, doubled and walked four times - three intentional - for Boston, but the Red Sox left 12 runners on base and didn't score after two first-inning runs.
(7/7/07 1:00 p.m.) Curtis Granderson led off the fifth with a home run and Marcus Thames added a grand slam in the inning in the Detroit Tigers' 9-2 win over Boston. Tigers rookie Andrew Miller is 4-2 with the win. He gave up one run and three hits over seven innings and tied his season-high with six strikeouts.
(7/7/07 8:43 a.m.) Jacoby Ellsbury may have been sent down to the minors after Thursday night's win, but in his short stay with the big club he certainly showed flashes as to why he's considered one of the best prospects in the Sox organization. Thursday Ellsbury spoke about what it's like playing for the Red Sox.
(7/6/07 8:50 a.m.) Coco Crisp and Mike Lowell drove in five runs apiece to support Josh Beckett in Boston's 15-4 laugher over Tampa Bay. Crisp smacked a grand slam in the Red Sox's six-run first, then added a bases-loaded walk in a four-run third that put Boston ahead 13-2. Lowell had a career-high five hits, including a three-run homer and a pair of RBI singles.
(7/6/07 5:34 a.m.) Bert and John Jacobs, co-founders of Life is Good sit down with NECN's Laura Behnke to talk about the Life is Good festival at Fenway. They talk about the different activities taking place at the festival Saturday, June 7, 2007. Visit Life is Good for more information.
(7/5/07 7:51 a.m.) Red Sox skipper Terry Francona rested most of his regulars for a day game following a night game and the strategy paid off with a win. All-Star Mike Lowell and Doug Mirabelli each drove in a pair of runs in Boston's 7-5 win over a Tampa Bay team that lost it's tenth straight.
(7/5/07 5:44 a.m.) In this ProSpective, NECN's Mike Giardi sits down with Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein to talk about Sox's new partnership with the Cheeba Marines and much more.
(7/4/07 5:12 p.m.) Daisuke Matsuzaka got the run support he's been lacking - and from an unlikely source. Julio Lugo went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to break an 0-for-33 slump, and Matsuzaka pitched eight shutout innings on Tuesday night to lead Boston to a 4-1 victory over Tampa Bay. It was the Devil Rays' ninth straight loss.
(7/2/07 9:41 p.m.) The Red Sox, the city of Boston and the town of Lenox, Mass. presented an ambulance to the Dominican Republic community of Haina Monday night. Haina, hometown of Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, previously had no ambulance service. NECN's Lauren Collins has more.
(7/2/07 5:36 a.m.) The 2007 All-Star teams have been named and 5 Sox are going to San Francisco for the July 10th game. The team members include: David Ortiz, Josh Beckett, Jonathan Papelbon. Hideki Okajima, Kelvin Escobar and Jeremy Bonderman are up for the final vote. NECN's Mike Giardi is joined by Joe Haggerty of ESPN radio to discuss.
(7/1/07 1:42 p.m.) Sammy Sosa hit his 602nd career homer to break a fifth-inning tie in leading the Texas Rangers over Boston 5-4. Sosa lined a solo shot off the front row of the Monster Seats to break a 4-4 tie. That deprived Boston starter Josh Beckett a chance to match C.C. Sabathia as the only 12-game winners in the majors.
(6/30/07 12:01 p.m.) Manny Delcarmen struck out Sammy Sosa on a 96 mph, full-count fastball with the bases loaded on Friday night to preserve the win for Tim Wakefield and give the Boston Red Sox a 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers. Wakefield (8-8) gave up one run and seven hits, striking out four and walking four. Delcarmen relieved him with two on and two out in the seventh, then walked the bases full before fanning Sosa to end the threat.
(6/28/07 6:06 p.m.) A Red Sox themed race car was unveiled Thursday at Fenway. Carl Edwards will drive the number 99 car in Sunday's Lenox Industrial Tools 300 in Loudon.
(6/28/07 7:13 a.m.) Jose Lopez was watching unpredictable Manny Ramirez - just like many curious people do at a Red Sox game. Lopez noticed that Ramirez was positioned close to the left-field line in the bottom of the 11th, creating a large gap in left-center. Lopez pulled Joel Pineiro's pitch into the gap for a double, scoring Ichiro Suzuki and helping the surging Mariners beat Boston 2-1 on Wednesday.
(6/26/07 5:38 a.m.) In this Face Off segment NECN's Chris Collins address the rumors that Mark Buerhle make be seeking a 5-year extension, but could be used as a rental for the duration of the season. They also Face Off on a possible roster for the fall.
(6/20/07 7:30 p.m.) On WEEI radio Wednesday, Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling said an MRI of his right shoulder showed no structural damage. It is unlikely however that Schilling will make his next scheduled start. NECN's Mike Giardi reports.
(6/19/07 10:55 a.m.) The Atlanta Braves get 9-4 win over the Boston Red Sox as Brian McCann homers and drives in four runs off Curt Schilling. Coco Crisp homers twice for the Sox and JD Drew goes deep for Boston's other run.
(6/19/07 6:17 a.m.) NECN's own Chris Collins and Mike Giardi face off about Curt Schillings contract request. Should he get it now or have to wait and prove himself? Chris and Mike Face Off.
(6/18/07 9:46 a.m.) The Boston Red Sox complete a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants Sunday, winning it 9-5 at Fenway.
(6/17/07 10:26 p.m.) It was a great Father's Day for dads attending the Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Not only did Boston beat the San Francisco Giants - with Barry Bonds belting his first homer at Fenway - but after the game, fathers got to head onto the field of the oldest baseball park in the majors to spend some quality time with their kids. NECN's Christine Caswell was there.
(6/17/07 12:49 p.m.) Manny Ramirez ended a 50 at-bat homerless streak and to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 1-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Daisuke Matsuzaka and two relievers combined on a four-hitter. Matsuzaka struck out eight in seven innings and improved to 8-5. He won for the first time in four starts, holding the Giants to three hits and three walks.
(6/16/07 1:59 p.m.) Dustin Pedroia homered and drove in a career-best five runs as the Boston Red Sox ended a two-game slide by routing San Francisco 10-2. The Red Sox increased their AL East lead to eight and a-half games over the New York Yankees.
(6/15/07 11:09 a.m.) Garrett Atkins went 3-5 with a grand slam and Josh Beckett lost for the first time this season as the Colorado Rockies beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Thursday night. NECN's Chris Collins has more.
(6/15/07 12:48 p.m.) The attention is on Big Papi Friday afternoon! The Red Sox slugger is signing copies of his new book at BJ's Wholesale Club in Framingham, Mass. That's where we find NECN's Laura Collins.
(6/13/07 5:16 a.m.) J.D. Drew hits a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth and David Ortiz has three hits as the Red Sox outlast Colorado 2-1 Tuesday. Tim Wakefield allows a run and four hits over eight innings for the victory.
(6/12/07 5:34 a.m.) Former Red Sox relief pitcher Jim Corsi weighs in on the pitchers and if he thinks the Sox will win a championship.
(6/12/07 5:35 a.m.) The Boston Red Sox are currently lead in the division with 9 games. Just 9 days ago the Yanks sat in fourth place and trailed the Sox by 13.5 games, but since they've shaved off 4 games of the Boston lead. Can they catch up to the Sox? NECN's own Chris Collins and Mike Giardi Face Off.
(6/11/07 5:22 a.m.) Randy Johnson allowed one run in six innings and three relievers did the rest as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Boston Red Sox 5-1 to salvage the final game of a three-game series.
(6/11/07 5:23 a.m.) Joe Haggerty of ESPN Radio and the Boston Metro joins NECN's Mike Giardi to discuss when Curt Schilling will get his contract.
(6/10/07 11:10 a.m.) Mike Lowell started warming up in the fifth inning. By the time the 10th inning came around, he and the strained ligament in his left thumb were ready. Lowell's pinch-hit sacrifice fly scored David Ortiz in the 10th inning and lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
(6/10/07 9:02 a.m.) NECN's Chris Collins and Mike Giardi face off about the Red Sox Bull Pen, specifically who they think the wildcard is going to be.
(6/9/07 8:17 a.m.) Josh Beckett is 9-0 after pitching the Boston Red Sox past Arizona 10-3 Friday night. J.D. Drew had a pair of three-run homers and drove in seven for the first-place Red Sox.
(6/8/07 8:33 a.m.) Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein was torn: It was time to make his first pick in the baseball draft, and 3,000 miles away Curt Schilling was closing in on a no-hitter against the Oakland Athletics. "We were trying to do two things at once," Epstein said in a conference call with reporters on Thursday night. "We actually closed the door of the draft room and asked people not to make noise."
(6/4/07 5:33 a.m.) Jon Anik of ESPN Radio joins NECN's Mike Giardi to discuss the season that the Boston Red Sox have had so far.
(6/3/07 12:24 p.m.) The Boston Red Sox rallied with five runs in the seventh inning to beat the New York Yankees 11-6. The teams have split the first two of their three-game set at Fenway Park. Mike Lowell homered to start a Red Sox comeback and flattened Yankee first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz in a collision at first base. Tests revealed a mild concussion, cervical sprain and a fractured bone in Mientkiewicz's right wrist. He spent the night in the hospital for observation and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.
(6/3/07 8:43 a.m.) The Boston Red Sox rallied with five runs in the seventh inning to beat the New York Yankees 11-6. Kevin Youkilis, who came in with a 23-game hitting streak, was the only Red Sox starter who didn't get a hit. Youkilis said it's about winning ball games, not breaking records.
(6/2/07 10:47 a.m.) NY Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 9-5 Friday in the first game of a 3-game series. Tim Wakefield (5-6) lasted 2 2-3 innings, the shortest outing for a Red Sox starter this year. He saw his ERA balloon from 3.36 to 4.24 and gave up 8 runs on 5 hits with 6 walks, a wild pitch and a hit batsman while striking out 2. The win still leaves the Yankees 12.5 games behind the Red Sox.
(6/1/07 6:33 p.m.) Red Sox manager Terry Francona talks about this team's successful start to the season.
(5/31/07 7:51 p.m.) It seems like you can find the Boston Red Sox name on just about anything these days. If you are thinking about watching the game with a beer this weekend, you might just want to pick up some wine instead. NECN's Greg Wayland has the story.
(5/30/07 8:47 a.m.) The Boston Red Sox didn't need Josh Beckett in the rotation to open up a double-digit lead in the AL East. It sure is nice to have him back, though. "It's not about one player. It's not about one pitcher," first baseman Kevin Youkilis said after his homer helped Beckett return from the disabled list and win his eighth consecutive decision, a 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
(5/29/07 11:01 a.m.) Curt Schilling worked seven strong innings and the Boston Red Sox hit two homers in a 5-3 win over Cleveland. Schilling struck out ten and held the Indians to a run and six hits in seven innings. He pitched shutout ball until the sixth and improved to 5-2.
(5/27/07 9:08 p.m.) J.D. Drew finally got the big hit the Boston Red Sox have been looking for from him all season. Drew and Mike Lowell had RBI singles in the eighth inning as the Red Sox held on to complete a three-game sweep over the Rangers with a 6-5 win Sunday.
(5/27/07 7:56 a.m.) Manny Ramirez had four hits and keyed a five-run sixth inning with an RBI triple in the Boston Red Sox' 7-4 win over Texas. Kevin Youkilis led off the sixth with a single. He capped the inning with a run-scoring walk that put Boston ahead 7-4. Ramirez was four-for-four and fell a home run short of the cycle. He also singled in the second, doubled in the seventh and singled in the ninth.
(5/25/07 5:35 a.m.) Jim Corsi's less than a year older than the Rocket, but he's not pitching anymore, instead he's here for some top-notch sox analysis with NECN's Chris Collins.
(5/25/07 5:36 a.m.) In this Face Off segment Mike Giardi and Chris Collins discuss Jon Lester's rehab.
(5/23/07 9:08 a.m.) Manny Ramirez hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox jumped on Mike Mussina right away, knocking back the New York Yankees again with a 7-3 victory Tuesday night. Mike Lowell also connected and Julian Tavarez won on his 34th birthday.
(5/22/07 9:44 p.m.) The Boston Red Sox are teaming up with Mass. to help residents understand the new universal health care law. A series of new ads were unveiled at Fenway Park Tuesday.
(5/22/07 11:34 a.m.) The New York Yankees now trail the Boston Red Sox by 9.5 games in the American League east. The men of Joe Torre beat the BoSox Monday night, 6-2, as Alex Rodriguez slammed his 18th home run.
(5/21/07 9:48 a.m.) Kason Gabbard, just up from Triple-A, struck out a career-high seven while shutting Atlanta out for the first five innings to pitch Boston past Atlanta 6-3. NECN's Mike Giardi has more.
(5/21/07 6:43 a.m.) Kason Gabbard, just up from Triple-A, struck out a career-high seven while shutting Atlanta out for the first five innings to pitch Boston past Atlanta 6-3. Alex Speier of the Boston Metro and the Manchester Union-Leader joins NECN's Mike Giardi to discuss Gabbard and more.
(5/20/07 9:50 p.m.) Kevin Youklis speaks about Sunday's 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves. Youklis started a four-run, first inning rally and made it 6-0 with a line drive in the fifth.
(5/20/07 9:50 p.m.) Although happy with their win Sunday over Atlanta, David Ortiz is cautious to think too far into the future. Big Papi just wants to play each game well.
(5/20/07 9:49 p.m.) Kason Gabbard was called up from Triple-A Sunday morning to pitch for the Red Sox in their game against the Atlanta Braves. Gabbard struck out a career high 7 batters to lead Boston to their 6-3 victory.
(5/20/07 11:08 a.m.) Daisuke Matsuzaka wins his fifth straight decision as Boston defeats Atlanta 13-3 in the opener of a day-night double header Saturday. However, in the second game, the Braves hand the Sox their worst shutout loss in 17 years, 14-0.
(5/19/07 7:55 p.m.) With Matsuzaka winning his fifth straight decision, the Boston Red Sox routed Atlanta 13-3 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday, boosting its AL East lead to 10½ games, its largest ever at this point in the season. Francona has more.
(5/19/07 7:56 p.m.) Boston routed Atlanta 13-3 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Lowell led Boston's season-high 18-hit attack with four hits, including a grand slam, and five RBIs on a drizzly day.
(5/18/07 11:16 a.m.) The Red Sox have won nine of ten after sweeping visiting Detroit, 2-1 and 4-2, in a day-night doubleheader Thursday. The Sox are now 9.5 games up on the Yankees. NECN's Chris Collins has more.
(5/17/07 9:53 p.m.) Some Mass. lawmakers are looking to change the practice of ticket scalping. There are 9 bills now pending on Beacon Hill to deal with the issue. NECN's John Moroney has more.
(5/17/07 6:51 p.m.) The Red Sox are playing a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers Thursday after Wednesday night's game was rained out. Boston Globe Senior Assistant Sports Editor Scott Thurston joins with more information.
(5/16/07 9:18 a.m.) Brandon Inge and Magglio Ordonez homered and Justin Verlander scattered six hits over seven and two-thirds innings as Detroit thumped Boston 7-2. NECN's Chris Collins has the highlights.
(5/15/07 8:34 a.m.) Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched his first major league complete game in Boston's 7-1 win over Detroit in the opener of a four-game series between the AL's two top teams. The Red Sox have an 8 1/2 lead over the idle New York Yankees. That's the Red Sox's biggest lead in 12 seasons.
(5/14/07 10:07 p.m.) Red Sox manager Terry Francona speaks about injured Boston pitcher Josh Beckett. Beckett played some light catch before Monday's game. It is still unknown if he will make his next scheduled start on Friday.
(5/14/07 8:33 a.m.) Boston bounced back from a 5-0 ninth-inning deficit to pin a 6-5 loss on visiting Baltimore. Jason Varitek and Eric Hinske scampered home with the tying and winning runs when Orioles closer Chris Ray dropped the toss at first base on what could have been a game-ending groundout.
(5/14/07 5:26 a.m.) NECN's Mike Giardi talks with Portland Sea Dogs Pitcher Clay Buchholz about his pitching and the prospect of playing for the Red Sox.
(5/13/07 7:19 p.m.) Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett left Sunday's game against the Orioles after four innings with a torn flap of skin on his right middle finger, failing to become the first eight-game winner in the major leagues and tie the franchise record - held by Babe Ruth and two others - for wins to start a season. After the game, Beckett expressed his frustration.
(5/13/07 8:17 p.m.) The Boston Red Sox rallied for six runs in the ninth inning to beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Sunday. After the game, Sox manager Terry Francona commented on how Boston pulled off their late-game comeback.
(5/13/07 7:54 p.m.) Jason Varitek and Eric Hinske scampered home when closer Chris Ray dropped the toss at first base on what could have been a game-ending groundout, and the Boston Red Sox rallied for six runs in the ninth inning to beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Sunday. After the game, Varitek told NECN it was an important win for the Red Sox.
(5/13/07 7:55 p.m.) Jason Varitek and Eric Hinske scampered home when closer Chris Ray dropped the toss at first base on what could have been a game-ending groundout, and the Boston Red Sox rallied for six runs in the ninth inning to beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Sunday. After the game, Kevin Youkilis talked about the game and about Josh Beckett being forced out with an injured finger.
(5/12/07 12:28 p.m.) Nick Markakis and Melvin Mora had four hits apiece to help the Baltimore Orioles win their fourth in a row, 6-3 over Boston. Brian Burres pitched five innings for his first major league victory. He's 1-1. Four relievers came on before Chris Ray pitched a one-two-three ninth for his eighth save.
(5/11/07 6:49 a.m.) Tim Wakefield pitched seven sharp innings while the Boston Red Sox roughed up Roy Halladay, beating Toronto 8-0 Thursday night in sending the Blue Jays to their ninth straight loss.
(5/10/07 9:34 a.m.) Daisuke Matsuzaka won his third straight decision and the Boston Red Sox handed the Toronto Blue Jays their eighth straight loss, 9-3 Wednesday. NECN's Chris Collins has more.
(5/9/07 9:50 p.m.) Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling issued an online apology Wednesday for comments he made to the media about Barry Bonds. Schilling called Bonds a cheat during his weekly radio appearance on Tuesday.
(5/9/07 10:06 a.m.) Unbeaten Josh Beckett is the major league's first 7 game winner. The Boston Red Sox right-hander gave up a home run on his first pitch, but the Bosox went on to record a 9-2 victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto Tuesday.
(5/8/07 6:25 p.m.) Red Sox player David Ortiz says he is not convinced that Barry Bonds used illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Big Papi says Bonds deserves respect when he visits Fenway next month.
(5/8/07 5:36 a.m.) NECN's Chris Collins and Mike Giardi discuss Matsuzaka's performance so far and they break down his competition.
(5/7/07 7:26 a.m.) Boston ace Curt Schilling tied a season high with seven strikeouts and the Red Sox hung on for a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The veteran right-hander upped his record to 4-1 by allowing three runs and eight hits in six and two-thirds innings. Dustin Pedroia went 3-4 with two doubles for the Red Sox, who took two of three from a Twins team that scored just five runs in the series.
(5/6/07 1:20 p.m.) Johan Santana picked up the victory in a rare five-inning outing and the Minnesota Twins hung on to beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1.
(5/5/07 9:50 a.m.) Tim Wakefield threw seven innings and David Ortiz homered to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Wakefield held the AL's top-hitting team to three hits to even his record at 3-3. Wakefield never allowed a runner past second base to out-duel Carlos Silva, who is 2-2 with the loss. Jonathan Papelbon got the last three outs for his ninth save. Boston has won three in a row.
(5/4/07 7:08 a.m.) Manny Ramirez hit his second homer of the game in the eighth inning to help the Boston Red Sox beat Seattle, 8-7 Thursday night. NECN's Chris Collins has the highlights.
(5/3/07 8:40 p.m.) Many Red Sox fans will pay double or triple the price of face value for tickets into Fenway. Now, some of the companies that make a business out of scalping are coming under fire. NECN's Mont Fennel has more.
(5/3/07 8:26 a.m.) Josh Beckett caught Roger Clemens and is closing in on Babe Ruth. Beckett became the first Red Sox pitcher to win his first six starts since Roger Clemens in 1991 and is just two behind the team record shared by Ruth and two others. "Roger Clemens, probably over the long haul, has been the best pitcher on the planet," Beckett said after Boston beat the Oakland Athletics 6-4 Wednesday night.
(5/2/07 9:34 a.m.) Dan Johnson doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning after Jonathan Papelbon suffered his first blown save in the ninth and the Oakland Athletics stopped the surging Boston Red Sox 5-4 Tuesday night.
(5/1/07 7:29 p.m.) Red Sox manager Terry Francona speaks about his team's season thus far.
(5/1/07 6:17 a.m.) Former Red Sox Pitcher Oil Can Boyd joins NECN's Chris Collins to discuss the Red Sox roster and they talk about the Sox 16-8 record.
(4/30/07 10:10 p.m.) David Ortiz spent his Monday off signing copies of his new autobiography. Hundreds of fans waited over an hour at a Manhattan book store to meet Big Papi.
(4/29/07 8:44 p.m.) The Boston Red Sox ended April on a high, thanks to another listless performance by the New York Yankees. David Ortiz, Alex Cora and Manny Ramirez homered, Julian Tavarez got his first win of the season and the Red Sox beat New York 7-4 Sunday, sending the Yankees to their eighth loss in nine games.
(4/29/07 9:46 a.m.) Banished to the bullpen, Kei Igawa saved the struggling New York Yankees when they desperately needed him. Igawa shut out the Boston Red Sox for six-plus innings after replacing injured starter Jeff Karstens in the first, and New York snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday. NECN's Mike Giardi has the highlights.
(4/28/07 8:46 a.m.) A sore left thigh kept Derek Jeter out of Friday night's Yankee loss to Toronto, but it didn't keep him from doing something even more important: Delivering the top-10 list on the late show with David Letterman.
(4/28/07 12:20 p.m.) Boston beat New York 11-4 on Friday night. The Yankees (8-13), have lost seven consecutive games for the first time since the final seven of the 2000 season. The last-place Yankees have fallen 6½ games back of the division-leading Red Sox.
(4/27/07 10:42 a.m.) The Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Thursday night. Wily Mo Pena hit a grand slam and pitcher Josh Beckett became the only 5-game winner in the major leagues.
(4/26/07 9:46 p.m.) Red Sox pitcher Doug Mirabelli says the Curt Schilling bloody sock hoax was all a misunderstanding. Mirabelli says he made a joking comment which was taken the wrong way.
(4/26/07 7:53 p.m.) A rumor has resurfaced regarding Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and a famous bloody sock. Orioles broadcaster Gary Thorne said during his Wednesday night broadcast that the bloody sock was a hoax and all for PR. NECN's Stephen Iandoli has more.
(4/26/07 9:22 a.m.) Curt Schilling tossed seven strong innings as the Boston Red Sox whipped Baltimore 6-1 Wednesday night to end a two-game skid. NECN's Chris Collins has the highlights.
(4/25/07 6:33 p.m.) Jon Lester was supposed to make his first of two Pawtucket rehabilitation starts Wednesday at Rochester but the game was rained out.
(4/25/07 10:01 a.m.) Vernon Wells and Roy Halladay were the stars as Toronto blasted Boston 10-3 Tuesday. The Blue Jays beat the Sox for second straight night, after Boston swept the Yankees in a three game series.
(4/24/07 10:48 a.m.) Second Baseman Dustin Pedroia was a whipping board for a while in Boston for hitting under 200. Pedroia says it usually takes him a while, but once he gets going he's hot.
(4/24/07 7:33 a.m.) Red Sox Nation is full of smiles after a weekend series against the NY Yankees.The Red Sox not only swept the Yankees but they also matched a major league record by hitting 4 consecutive home runs. NECN's Greg Wayland has more from Fenway.
(4/23/07 11:30 a.m.) The Boston Red Sox prevailed in the weekend series against arch-rival New York. The Sox completed a three-game sweep last night with a 7-6 win. Boston tied a major league record by hitting four-straight home runs in the third inning. NECN's Laura Behnke has more.
(4/23/07 6:39 a.m.) For the first time in their team history and fifth time ever, the Boston Red Sox have slugged four straight home runs. Manny Ramirez, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek all connected in the bottom of the third inning in the Red Sox' 7-6 win over the Yanks, the first time they've swept the Yanks at Fenway in 17 years. J.D. Drew says it's great to be a part of team history.
(4/23/07 6:41 a.m.) The Red Sox tied a major league record with the home run streak and got their third consecutive comeback win with a 7-6 victory Sunday night despite Daisuke Matsuzaka's shaky debut against the Yankees. Matsuzaka says he just wanted to win.
(4/23/07 6:40 a.m.) Mike Lowell connected on a three-run shot in the seventh as the Red Sox improved to 12-5 in the early going. Lowell says when the Sox and Yankees play it's a great atmosphere.
(4/22/07 8:27 p.m.) If the Red Sox win their game against the NY Yankees Sunday night they will have a sweep of their AL East rival. NECN's Laura Behnke has a preview.
(4/22/07 10:57 p.m.) 60 years ago, Jackie Robinson changed the face of baseball forever. A special tribute was held Sunday night at Fenway Park to honor #42, the first black man to ever play in the major leagues. NECN's Christine Caswell has more.
(4/22/07 10:35 p.m.) Jon Lester threw a side session at Fenway Park Sunday before the Red Sox played the Yankees. The lefty is expected to make two more rehabilitation starts for Pawtucket before Boston decides whether to put him on the big league roster.
(4/22/07 9:07 a.m.) Jason Varitek says we had a rough start, but they were able to settle down once the Sox got the lead.
(4/22/07 9:08 a.m.) Sox Pitcher Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for fifth save in as many tries for Boston's fourth consecutive win and seventh in their last eight. Papelbon pitched the ninth for fifth save in as many tries for Boston's fourth consecutive win and seventh in their last eight said he felt good about the game against the Yankees in which the Sox were victorious 7-5.
(4/22/07 9:09 a.m.) Sox Pitcher Josh Beckett settled down after allowing two runs in each of the first two innings and improved to 4-0. In the Sox 7-5 victory over the New York Yankees Saturday. Beckett says he was going with the game plan of executing pitches.
(4/22/07 5:24 p.m.) Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona talks about the Sox second win over the New York Yankees 7-5. Francona says Varitek is taking healthy swings.
(4/22/07 8:19 a.m.) Chris Price of the Boston Metro joins NECN's Mike Giardi to talk about baseball, specifically Hideki Okajima's first year in the league and how he'll perform in the future.
(4/22/07 8:19 a.m.) So it's been two games against the Yankees and two come-from-behind wins for the Red Sox. Too bad pennants aren't won in April. As Laura Behnke tells us, it's the way the Sox are playing right now that is most impressive -- it's a total team effort.
(4/21/07 10:37 p.m.) David Ortiz homered, Alex Rodriguez didn't, and Josh Beckett settled down after a rocky start to help the Boston Red Sox earn their second consecutive victory over the Yankees, beating New York 7-5 Saturday. Rodriguez was 2-for-4 for the Yankees with a double and an RBI single, extending his hitting streak to 21 games dating to last season. Jason Varitek and Josh Beckett talk about the win.
(4/21/07 9:07 a.m.) In the first of 18 meetings between these two arch-rivals, the Boston Red Sox survived two home runs by Alex Rodriguez and rallied past the New York Yankees 7-6 at Fenway Park Friday night.
(4/21/07 7:57 a.m.) The Boston Red Sox survived two more home runs by A-Rod to beat the New York Yankees 7-6 at Fenway Park. The Sox rallied for five runs in the eighth with Coco Crisp hitting the tying two-run triple and then scoring the go-ahead run.
(4/21/07 7:53 a.m.) A-Rod hit two more homers, but Coco Crisp tied the game with a two-run triple. He then scored the game-winner on Alex Cora's blooper during a five-run eighth inning as the Sox came back to beat the Yankees.
(4/21/07 7:42 a.m.) Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling says Friday night's game against the New York Yankees was a "really good win."
(4/21/07 7:26 a.m.) Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona discusses the Friday, April 20th Sox win over the New York Yankees at Fenway Park.
(4/20/07 10:00 p.m.) The Red Sox honored Celtics patriarch Red Auerbach in a pre-game ceremony Friday. 16 Championship banners of the Celtics were hung on the Green Monster and Bob Cousy threw out the night's ceremonial first pitch.
(4/20/07 9:28 p.m.) Both Red Sox and Yankees fans are at Fenway Park Friday night as the teams prepare to play one another for the first time this season. As NECN's Stephen Iandoli finds out, you can never be too surprised by what the rivalry brings out in fans.
(4/20/07 6:19 p.m.) Daisuke Matsuzaka is set to pitch for his first time against the NY Yankees on Sunday. As Japanese fever takes over the city, Tiger Okoshi, a world reknown jazz trumpeter, prepares to deliver the national anthem with a touch of Japanese. NECN's Scot Yount has more.
(4/20/07 6:25 p.m.) Red Sox centerfielder Coco Crisp speaks about NY's Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez, a veteran third baseman, has a major league-leading 10 homers.
(4/20/07 7:28 p.m.) The weather is expected to be perfect this weekend as the Red Sox host the NY Yankees in a 3-game series. It all starts Friday night with Boston's Curt Schilling facing off against NY's Andy Pettitte. The Yankees are coming off a 3-game sweep of Cleveland while Boston has won 2 straight. NECN's Chris Collins has more.
(4/20/07 12:30 p.m.) A pair of veterans will take the mound Friday in Fenway Park when Boston opens a weekend series against the hated New York Yankees. The Red Sox are going with 2-1 right-hander Curt Schilling against 1-0 left-hander Andy Pettitte. NECN's Kristen Caira has more from Fenway.
(4/20/07 1:20 p.m.) A pair of veterans will take the mound Friday night in Fenway Park when Boston opens a weekend series against the Yankees. The Sox are going with 2-1 right-hander Curt Schilling against 1-0 left-hander Andy Pettitte. Here is what some So fans have to say.
(4/19/07 7:46 p.m.) The Red Sox are on a 2-game winning streak after beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 Thursday. Manny Ramirez hit a tying, 2-run homer in the eighth inning and Alex Cora had a go-ahead triple in the ninth for Boston. The Red Sox host their first game against the Blue Jays Friday.
(4/19/07 10:51 a.m.) The Red Sox got another strong outing from Tim Wakefield in a 4-to-1 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto Wednesday night. David Ortiz homered as Wakefield allowed only four hits in seven innings.
(4/17/07 10:25 p.m.) The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night 2-1 despite getting just 3 hits. Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out 10 over 6 innings but forced in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk in the fourth. He retired the first 8 batters and Willy Mo Pena's third-inning homer gave him a lead but Lyle Overbay tied the score in the two-run fourth with a single.
(4/17/07 10:41 a.m.) The Red Sox wasted no time after more than 24 hours of rain to resume their hot hitting. Boston scored six runs in the first inning and beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 Monday behind Josh Beckett's third straight strong outing. NECN's Mike Giardi has more.
(4/16/07 6:40 p.m.) The Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels on Patriots Day 7-2. The game was delayed over two hours due to rainy weather at Fenway Park. Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett picked up his third win of the season without a loss.
(4/16/07 6:36 p.m.) Nick Carfardo of the Boston Globe joins NECN's Mike Giardi to discuss how the weather has effected baseball and the new players on the Boston Red Sox team.
(4/15/07 11:24 a.m.) After a rough start to the season, it appears Curt Schilling is back on track after his second straight solid start. If you've been paying attention so far this season you've probably noticed that this version of number 38 is a little different than year's past. As Laura Behnke tells us, for Schilling, that's a good thing.
(4/15/07 9:36 a.m.) NECN's Mike Giardi is joined by sportswriter Lenny Megliola. They discuss Coco Crisp's popularity.
(4/15/07 9:38 a.m.) NECN's Laura Behnke and Mike Giardi have a sidebar on Curt Schilling's pitching. Schilling pitched eight innings to extend his scoreless streak to 14.
(4/15/07 8:53 a.m.) Boston blanked the Los Angeles Angels, 8-0. David Ortiz hit a three-run homer.
(4/15/07 8:51 a.m.) Curt Schilling pitched eight innings to extend his scoreless streak to 14. Boston beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-0. Schilling (2-1) allowed four hits, struck out four and walked one to pick up his second consecutive win. He gave up five runs in four innings on opening day and a first-inning homer in his next start, but has not allowed a run since then to drop his ERA from 11.25 to 2.84.
(4/15/07 8:50 a.m.) Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-0. With the bases loaded, Jason Varitek hit a sinking liner to center field that went off the heel of Matthews' glove for an error, allowing two runs to score.
(4/15/07 8:49 a.m.) Curt Schilling pitched eight innings to extend his scoreless streak to 14 and David Ortiz hit a three-run homer to lead the Boston Red Sox past the L.A. Angels, 8-0. Schilling allowed four hits, struck out four and walked one to pick up his second consecutive win. He's 2-1. Terry Francona has a post-game wrap-up.
(4/12/07 10:04 p.m.) The Red Sox game against the Seattle Mariners was postponed Thursday due to bad weather in Boston. Anyone had who tickets for Thursday's game will be granted admission when they play a makeup game on May 3.
(4/12/07 6:50 a.m.) Daisuke Matsuzaka and Ichiro Suzuki received the hype before last night's game between the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners. The Japanese standouts were facing each other for the first time in the majors league. But Felix Hernandez stole the spotlight by firing a one-hitter in the Mariners' 3-0 shutout of the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
(4/11/07 9:42 p.m.) Nearly 7,000 miles separate Boston and Tokyo but for some Japanese fans and dozens of Japanese media, the distance wasn't too far to watch Daisuke Matsuzaka's Fenway debut. NECN's John Moroney has more from Fenway.
(4/11/07 6:08 p.m.) Red Sox fans everywhere are in a frenzy over Daisuke Matsuzaka's first pitching start at Fenway. Even New England businesses are joining in on Matsuzaka Mania. NECN's Mont Fennel has more from Fenway.
(4/11/07 5:00 p.m.) Daisuke Matsuzaka will pitch at Fenway Park for his first time Wednesday night when the Red Sox once again host the Seattle Mariners. The game will be broadcast live in Japan while both American and Japanese media hone in on Yawkey Way. Fans in both countries are anxiously waiting to see Daisuke pitch after a successful MLB debut last week against Kansas.NECN's John Moroney has more from Fenway.
(4/11/07 10:35 p.m.) The pitcher Japanese fans call "the Monster," is preparing to pitch his first game at Fenway Park. Making Daisuke Matsuzaka's Fenway debut even more interesting is that he will be pitching against Ichiro Suzuki, a fellow countryman. NECN's Chris Collins has more.
(4/11/07 12:24 p.m.) Now comes the opening day Fenway Park fans have really been waiting for, the day Daisuke Matsuzaka pitches there for the first time. Spring training with crowds clamoring for his autograph is over. So is his first major-league start with 10 strikeouts and one run allowed in seven innings. NECN's Prat Thakkar reports from Fenway Park.
(4/10/07 7:23 p.m.) Japanese star pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka will make his Fenway debut Wednesday night. The first batter he is expected to face is Ichiro Suzuki. Pitching for the Mariners will be Felix Hernandez, who allowed only 3 hits in his first start.
(4/10/07 9:29 p.m.) Red Sox fans have high expectations for the season, but perhaps the highest, are for pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. Japanese fans and baseball reporters are in Boston awaiting Daisuke's Fenway debut Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners. NECN's Josh McElveen has more.
(4/10/07 9:39 p.m.) At their home opener Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox marked the 40th anniversary of the 1967 "Impossible Dream" team that won the American League pennant. Many believe it was a team that helped turn around the Sox organization. NECN's Greg Wayland has more.
(4/10/07 6:29 p.m.) Josh Beckett (2-0) pitched for the Red Sox Tuesday in their win against the Seattle Mariners. Beckett pitched 7 innings of 2-hit ball, striking out 8 and allowing one run while retiring the last 15 batters he faced.
(4/10/07 10:04 p.m.) Julio Lugo, Coco Crisp, JD Drew and Josh Beckett speak about their win 14-3 over the Seattle Mariners Tuesday.
(4/10/07 9:29 p.m.) Red Sox fans have high expectations for the season, but perhaps the highest, are for pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. Japanese fans and baseball reporters are in Boston awaiting Daisuke's Fenway debut Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners. NECN's Josh McElveen has more.
(4/10/07 2:04 p.m.) Boston Red Sox rightfielder J.D. Drew talks about the game and how you have to "control your focus" while playing.
(4/10/07 1:59 p.m.) Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia talks about his role in the game.
(4/10/07 1:49 p.m.) After spliting their first six games, the Red Sox play their home opener Tuesday against Seattle, the start of a series that features Daisuke Matsuzaka's first game at Fenway Park. Here he is practicing on the field.
(4/10/07 1:47 p.m.) Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona speaks ahead of Tuesday's home opener.
(4/10/07 12:33 p.m.) Fenway Park is alive with activity as fans get ready for the Red Sox' home opener against Seattle. Josh Beckett gets the start for Boston while Jeff Weaver pitches for the Seattle Mariners. NECN's Chris Collins has more.
(4/10/07 10:17 a.m.) Prior the the 2007 Red Sox home opener, some members of the 1967 "Impossible Dream" team, that won the AL pennant against all odds, hold a press conference.
(4/10/07 9:38 a.m.) Red Sox President Larry Lucchino talks with NECN's Latoyia Edwards about opening day, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and other Red Sox news.
(4/10/07 6:57 a.m.) While the Fenway faithful camp outside for Opening Day tickets, they take some time out to sing Baseball's Anthem: 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game.'
(4/10/07 6:21 a.m.) It's the day Red Sox nation has been waiting for all winter long as the team holds its home opener at Fenway Park. The team has a lot in store for fans before the Sox even take the field. NECN's Latoyia Edwards is on the field.