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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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  • Orioles getting defensive in the season's early going

    Orioles getting defensive in the season's early going
    Defense has been a staple of the Orioles’ success the past two seasons, and the team enters this afternoon’s game against the Boston Red Sox leading the major leagues with a .995 fielding percentage. The Orioles have made just three errors...
  • Saturday morning thoughts on Jonathan Schoop, Chris Tillman and more

    Saturday morning thoughts on Jonathan Schoop, Chris Tillman and more
    Orioles rookie infielder Jonathan Schoop is starting to find his comfort zone at the plate, as was indicated by his four-hit game in the Orioles’ 8-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. Schoop, who began the season with just two hits in...
  • Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez working on more 'aggressive' mechanics

    Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez working on more 'aggressive' mechanics
    BOSTON — Since his last start a week ago, Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez has made several visits to the team’s video room, trying to figure out why he’s struggled in his first three starts as an Oriole. A day after allowing five...
  • Orioles batter Red Sox for 15 hits in series-opening, 8-4 win at Fenway Park

    Orioles batter Red Sox for 15 hits in series-opening, 8-4 win at Fenway Park
    BOSTON – Orioles rookie third baseman Jonathan Schoop is still trying to feel his way through his first real opportunity to contribute as a major leaguer. The organization’s top position player prospect, Schoop has had his share of growing...
  • After confrontation, Red Sox have last word in crucial 7th inning of 4-2 win vs. Orioles

    After confrontation, Red Sox have last word in crucial 7th inning of 4-2 win vs. Orioles
    BOSTON — Whether the Orioles’ dust-up with the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park galvanizes their clubhouse remains to be seen over the course of a season still in its infancy. Regardless, the dugout-emptying...
  • Orioles may have trouble finding room in bullpen for Troy Patton

    Orioles may have trouble finding room in bullpen for Troy Patton
    Left-hander Troy Patton, who is currently serving a 25-game suspension for testing positive for an amphetamine, is eligible to come off the restricted list on April 30, and the Orioles might have a tough time finding a spot for him when he is able to...
  • Zach Britton tosses three more shutout innings in Orioles' 3-0 win Wednesday

    Zach Britton tosses three more shutout innings in Orioles' 3-0 win Wednesday
    Over the first two weeks of the season, left-hander Zach Britton has become a valuable weapon for the Orioles out of the bullpen. Britton provided more evidence of that during the Orioles' 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon,...
  • Sorting through the effects of Tuesday's rainout on the Orioles' starting rotation

    Sorting through the effects of Tuesday's rainout on the Orioles' starting rotation
    Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who was scheduled to pitch in Tuesday's rainout, will get the start in Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays. Chris Tillman was supposed to start Wednesday, and he's pitched extremely well...
  • Notes on Orioles fighting the flu, starting rotation, rainout makeup date and more

    Notes on Orioles fighting the flu, starting rotation, rainout makeup date and more
    The Orioles are still battling a lingering flu as they head into this afternoon’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards. Tomorrow’s off day probably couldn’t come at a better time. Illness has struck so many...
  • Orioles-Rays game postponed Tuesday and other notes

    Orioles-Rays game postponed Tuesday and other notes
    With heavy rain coming down for much of Tuesday in the Baltimore area, there was little doubt that the Orioles’ scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays would be postponed. But both teams arrived at Camden Yards with hope that the clouds would...
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado runs sprints in Fla., close to playing in games

    Orioles 3B Manny Machado runs sprints in Fla., close to playing in games
    After sprinting six times and taking four at-bats in a simulated game Monday, injured Orioles third baseman Manny Machado really has one more thing to accomplish before beginning to play in games at extended spring training -- and that could happen as...
  • Ubaldo Jimenez struggles once again in Orioles' 11-3 loss to the Blue Jays

    Ubaldo Jimenez struggles once again in Orioles' 11-3 loss to the Blue Jays
    The results that right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez has received in his first three starts with the Orioles — an unsightly 0-3 record and a 7.31 ERA — would have most pitchers searching for answers, especially while trying to meet the expectations of...