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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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  • Alfredo Aceves, who pitched for Orioles in spring, banned 50 games for positive drug test

    Alfredo Aceves, who pitched for Orioles in spring, banned 50 games for positive drug test
    Anyone familiar with pitcher Alfredo Aceves' history in Boston knows the Orioles dodged a bullet when Aceves, a non-roster invitee to spring training this year, didn’t make the 25-man roster. That the team wasn't relying on Aceves during this...
  • Michael Almanzar, three Shorebirds All-Stars providing reinforcements for Frederick

    Michael Almanzar, three Shorebirds All-Stars providing reinforcements for Frederick
    After a tough first half, the Frederick Keys have received lineup and bullpen reinforcements that could improve the team's fortunes in the Carolina League. Frederick received infielder Michael Almanzar on a rehab assignment, plus first baseman Trey...
  • 'We've got no plane,' Buck Showalter says, as Orioles mull travel options

    'We've got no plane,' Buck Showalter says, as Orioles mull travel options
    After the Orioles completed a four-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 5-2 win Thursday night, the real battle began. The plane that was supposed to take them to Boston for Friday’s series opener against the Red Sox wasn't expected to arrive in...
  • Orioles' game Friday vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park postponed

    Orioles' game Friday vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park postponed
    BOSTON — As seen during this week’s homestand at Camden Yards, the Orioles typically do all they can to avoid doubleheaders — and the obstacles they bring — but playing one Saturday in Boston could prove beneficial to the Orioles...
  • Orioles wake up Saturday morning to a first place position in AL East

    Orioles wake up Saturday morning to a first place position in AL East
    Rest assured, there were plenty of “Do Not Disturb” signs hanging from doors in the Orioles' team hotel Friday. The early postponement of Friday afternoon’s game in Boston allowed the Orioles, who arrived here around 4 a.m., to go back...
  • Right-hander Bud Norris could start Wednesday after simulated game today

    Right-hander Bud Norris could start Wednesday after simulated game today
    Between the games of today's doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox, right-hander Bud Norris -– currently on the disabled list -- will pitch a two- to three-inning simulated game on the field to test his right groin. The Orioles traded pregame...
  • Orioles pregame notes and lineups for Game 2 of doubleheader

    Orioles pregame notes and lineups for Game 2 of doubleheader
    BOSTON – Fenway Park was emptied, cleaned and reopened in a matter of about an hour and a half for the nightcap of today’s Orioles doubleheader in Boston. In between, right-hander Bud Norris threw a two-inning simulated game to test his...
  • After Ubaldo Jimenez's shaky start, Nelson Cruz stars in Orioles' 7-4, comeback victory vs. Boston

    After Ubaldo Jimenez's shaky start, Nelson Cruz stars in Orioles' 7-4, comeback victory vs. Boston
    BOSTON — Midway through the nightcap of their twin bill against the Red Sox on Saturday, the Orioles were in danger of dropping the doubleheader and losing their hold on first place in the American League East. But after a 7-4 win over the Red Sox...
  • Red Sox pitcher John Lackey on Orioles star Nelson Cruz: 'I've got nothing to say about him'

    Red Sox pitcher John Lackey on Orioles star Nelson Cruz: 'I've got nothing to say about him'
    BOSTON — Nelson Cruz’s five-hit night helped send Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey to an early exit in the Orioles’ 7-4 win in the nightcap of the teams’ doubleheader, but after the game, Lackey didn't have much positive...
  • Orioles manage only two hits in 1-0 loss to Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night

    Orioles manage only two hits in 1-0 loss to Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night
    The Orioles have been searching the past few weeks for the Chris Tillman who showed up Tuesday night at Camden Yards -- the guy who can survive a rough situation, pitch through it and keep his team in the game. The problem, though, is that the Orioles'...
  • Indoor mound at Camden Yards helped Chris Tillman last through lengthy rain delay

    Indoor mound at Camden Yards helped Chris Tillman last through lengthy rain delay
    If it weren't for the indoor facilities at Camden Yards, right-hander Chris Tillman probably wouldn't have lasted six innings in the Orioles' 1-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. During a 1-hour, 18-minute rain delay, the second weather-induced...
  • Manny Machado dropped to seventh in lineup; Adam Jones back in center field

    Manny Machado dropped to seventh in lineup; Adam Jones back in center field
    The Orioles play the rubber match of their three-game series against the Boston Red Sox tonight at Camden Yards. If third baseman Manny Machado is going to drop the appeal of his five-game suspension, it won’t happen today. He is in the lineup,...