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Red Sox rally to 4-3 win over Marlins

Xander Bogaerts drove in three runs with a bases-loaded single in the seventh inning, bolstering his chances for a spot in the All-Star Game and leading the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over t

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Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 4, Marlins 3

AL Final Vote candidate Xander Bogaerts delivered the key hit with a bases-clearing single, lifting the Red Sox to a series-opening win in Boston.

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Red Sox edge Marlins (0:43)
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Pedroia working his way back to Red Sox

Dustin Pedroia, who is eligible to return from the disabled list this week, tested his hamstring at Fenway Park before Tuesday's series opener.

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Grantland: The 10 second-half storylines that intrigue us the most

It feels like just yesterday that we were embarrassing ourselves by predicting that the Red Sox and Marlins would play for the World Series while the Royals and Angels would flop. Instead of facing further public mortification by updating those predictions, we're focusing on a risk-free metric: intrigue. Specifically, the second-half story lines that intrigue our baseball enthusiasts the most. Enjoy.

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No HR Derby for Beltre . . . yet

Adrian Beltre is the only active player on this list, but his best shot at the 2004 Derby was overshadowed by the performances of Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa. The all-uninvited HR Derby team

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Buchholz left off of All-Star roster

Clay Buchholz has been pitching well enough this season to earn a spot on the AL All-Star team, but his omission may have been purely strategic. Schoenfield: Biggest All-Star snubs

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East Coast bias? Not this year

For the first time ever, no Yankees or Red Sox player is slated to start in the All-Star Game. (via Elias).

Scherzer striking out many, walking few

If Max Scherzer walks 0 in tonight's start, he will join a group of pitchers posting historic marks over a 5-start stretch.

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Reason for optimism for Red Sox? (1:01)
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Yanks' Ellsbury back in time for Fenway series

Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury will be activated for Wednesday night's game against the Athletics, just in time to play this weekend at Boston against his former team.

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Injured Pedroia healing up at the right time

Dustin Pedroia is expected to come off of the DL Friday. It's just in time for him to play in the All-Star Game, as long as his fellow players vote him in. David Schoenfield

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Buchholz could be manager's pick for AL All-Star game roster

The requirement to have at least one player from each team in the All-Star Game means sometimes less deserving players get picked. Clay Buchholz could end up on the roster that way, but he's worthy of the honor. David Schoenfield

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Sunday's power rankings

Gerrit Cole's MLB-best 12th win for the Pirates after some early trouble tops Sunday night's list of the best performances from around the league.

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Four Royals on ASG team, but Blue Jay tops all

The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.

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Red Sox take series vs. Astros

Hanley Ramirez regained Boston's lead for good with a two-run HR in the seventh inning to help take down the Astros 5-4. Box score

Hanley homer gives Boston lead back

Hanley Ramirez responded to Houston slugging 2 HRs in the top of the 7th with a 2-run shot of his own in the bottom half of the frame. The Red Sox lead 5-4. Follow live

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With starters out, Red Sox take lead

Boston's Eduardo Rodriguez and Houston's Lance McCullers both made it through 5 with 1 run to their credit. The Red Sox just tallied a pair of runs in the 6th to go ahead 3-1. Follow live

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs35411th
Batting Average.25710th
On Base Percentage.3238th
Slugging Percentage.40013th
Earned Run Average4.4828th
Quality Starts4118th
WHIP1.3628th
BAA.26726th

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