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Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale... Show more »
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale of Babe Ruth to the New York club. But the fortunes of the franchise changed in stunning fashion in 2004. Again facing the Yankees in the ALCS, the Red Sox lost the first three games, losing Game 3 at Fenway 19-8. But in the ninth inning of Game 4, Dave Roberts stole second base off closer Mariano Rivera, then scored the tying run. David Ortiz got the first of two straight walk-off hits in the 12th inning with a two-run homer. He repeated the feat later that same day in Game 5 with a single in the 14th inning. In Game 6, Curt Schilling pitched with a sutured right ankle, blood oozing through his sock, but earned the victory, forcing a Game 7 that the Red Sox won easily. It was the first time in baseball history a team won a series after trailing 0-3. The Red Sox then swept St. Louis in the World Series, its first title in 86 years. The Red Sox would win again in 2007, recovering from a 3-1 deficit to Cleveland in the ALCS, then sweeping Colorado for the title. « Show less

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  • Outfielder Nelson Cruz trying to get settled in Baltimore

    Outfielder Nelson Cruz trying to get settled in Baltimore
    Nelson Cruz didn't exactly have a relaxing off day in his new city Tuesday — he spent most of the afternoon looking for a place to live. "It's been two days of trying to find the right place," said Cruz, who signed a one-year deal with the Orioles...
  • Jimenez talks about his first loss as an Oriole

    Jimenez talks about his first loss as an Oriole
    Ubaldo Jimenez said he felt like his first outing as an Oriole didn’t go badly – except for the two mistakes that turned into two-run homers in a 6-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox. The first was a 91-mph fastball to David Ortiz in the third...
  • How the Orioles fared through two games in seasons in which they made the playoffs

    How the Orioles fared through two games in seasons in which they made the playoffs
    The Orioles play the Boston Red Sox in the third game of the season tonight at Camden Yards. Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen is scheduled to pitch against Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront, and first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. How does this year's...
  • Will the Orioles make the playoffs this year? How many wins will they have?

    Will the Orioles make the playoffs this year? How many wins will they have?
    The Orioles are 1-1 through their first two games of the 2014 season. They have their first series rubber match tonight against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards. There are 160 more games to play, and I want to know how many you think the Orioles are...
  • Orioles announce four possible players for the fans' choice bobblehead

    Orioles announce four possible players for the fans' choice bobblehead
    The Orioles plan to give a fans' choice bobblehead to fans for the third consecutive season, and the club announced the four possible players -- all right-handed pitchers -- Thursday. This year's giveaway is set for the Sept. 21 game at 1:35 p.m....
  • Detroit Tigers claim left-hander Mike Belfiore from Orioles

    Detroit Tigers claim left-hander Mike Belfiore from Orioles
    Left-handed relief pitcher Mike Belfiore has been claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers, the Orioles announced Thursday before their game against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards. Belfiore, whom the Orioles acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks...
  • Not surprisingly, Red Sox squeeze Orioles rotation

    Not surprisingly, Red Sox squeeze Orioles rotation
    This should come as no surprise, but the Red Sox managed to wear down all three Orioles starting pitchers that faced them during the season-opening series at Oriole Park. Opening Day starter Chris Tillman was pushed to his pitch limit, but the Orioles...
  • Orioles getting used to stretch of daytime baseball

    Orioles getting used to stretch of daytime baseball
    Friday’s series opener in Detroit will be the first of five straight day games for the Orioles. All of their games against the Tigers this weekend will be day games, and their next two games, against the New York Yankees in the Bronx, will be on...
  • Boston Marathon bombing victim Erika Brannock to throw out first pitch before tonight's Orioles-Red Sox game

    Boston Marathon bombing victim Erika Brannock to throw out first pitch before tonight's Orioles-Red Sox game
    When Erika Brannock was a guest of the Orioles during a game at Camden Yards last June, she was still in a wheelchair but vowed to return in 2014 to throw out a first pitch before a game. Less than a year after the 29-year-old Brannock lost her left leg...
  • Near-misses, hot-hitting Red Sox foil Orioles in 4-3 series-ending loss

    Near-misses, hot-hitting Red Sox foil Orioles in 4-3 series-ending loss
    The Orioles had plenty of time to digest their 4-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards on Thursday night. After dropping two of three to the defending World Series champions to open the season, they lingered in the home clubhouse, waiting to...
  • Orioles' early offensive struggles seem all too familiar

    Orioles' early offensive struggles seem all too familiar
    It’s easy to be critical of the Orioles’ offense three games into the season, simply because we’ve seen the script play out this way before. Down the stretch last season, and even as far back as the 2012 postseason, the vaunted Orioles...
  • Miguel Gonzalez allows seven runs in Orioles' 10-4 loss to Detroit Tigers

    Miguel Gonzalez allows seven runs in Orioles' 10-4 loss to Detroit Tigers
    DETROIT — On Friday, the Orioles had to deal with a 1 a.m. flight, fewer than five hours of sleep, and a day game played in a brittle cold and persistent rain against a Detroit Tigers lineup that featured baseball’s best hitter, Miguel...