Anibal Sanchez struck out 12 Boston batters and combined with three Detroit pitchers to take a no- hitter through the eighth inning as the Tigers beat the Red Sox 1-0 in the opener of Major League Baseball’s American League Championship Series.
Juan Uribe’s two-run homer in the eighth inning sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to the National League Championship Series with a 4-3 victory that eliminated the Atlanta Braves from the Major League Baseball playoffs.
Jose Lobaton hit a game-ending home run with two outs in the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from three runs down to defeat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 and stay alive in their American League division playoff series.
Carl Crawford probably will miss at least 12 months after he has surgery this week on a torn ligament in his left elbow, the latest setback for the Boston Red Sox outfielder, a former All-Star in the second year of a $142 million contract.
We can only hope that years from now, baseball’s general managers will look back on last weekend’s blockbuster trade between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox and see a watershed moment for the game.
The Boston Red Sox sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford -- the team’s three highest-paid players -- to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a nine-player trade.
The Boston Red Sox sent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford -- the team’s three highest-paid players -- to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a nine-player trade yesterday.