Extra Bases

Red Sox coverage in today’s Globe

A miracle catch by Daisuke Matsuzaka seemed to set the stage for a no-hitter last night. But he and the Red Sox had to settle for a shutout of the Phillies. Amalie Benjamin has the story.

Amalie breaks the game down on video.

The Red Sox defense made one great player after another.

With Jacoby Ellsbury back, Darnell McDonald is no longer the center fielder. But he is happy with what he accomplished.

The notebook has Jason Varitek helping out Matsuzaka — and defending Victor Martinez.

Terry Francona is still the calmest man in the clubhouse. A great read by Charlie Pierce.


In the Sunday Baseball notes Nick Cafardo takes a look at Tampa Bay’s excellent rotation.


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