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  • Masahiro Tanaka Exceeding Expectations With Yankees, Even for $155 Million

    By Dave Sheinin April 25 (Washington Post) -- BOSTON – On the day he would put on the pinstripes for the first time, at his introductory news conference at Yankee Stadium, pitcher Masahiro Tanaka arrived at the airport in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which he had chartered from Tokyo for $195,000. It could accommodate 200 passengers, but on that day held only six: Tanaka, his pop-star wife, a trio of representatives and a brown poodle named Haru. For New York Yankees fans, the only appropriate response was a roll of the eyes and a pointed question: Is this guy too soft to cut it here? The answer, four games into Tanaka's major league career, arrived in the fourth inning Tuesday night at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox had just cut a four-run lead in half with back-to-back, one-out homers, the first a 482-foot moon-shot by David Ortiz that featured a pimp-job pose-and-stroll by the burly slugger, the second a screaming missile by Mike Napoli that was

  • Red Sox Defeat Yankees 4-2 in MLB on Homers by Sizemore, Gomes

    Grady Sizemore hit a three-run homer and Jonny Gomes added a solo shot to give the visiting Boston Red Sox a 4-2 victory against the New York Yankees.

  • Red Sox Exercise 2014 Contract Option for Pitcher Jon Lester

    The Boston Red Sox exercised the 2014 contract option on Major League Baseball pitcher Jon Lester, winner of two World Series starts, General Manager Ben Cherington said.

  • Red Sox Go Home a Win From World Series Title After 3-1 Victory

    The Boston Red Sox can clinch their first World Series title at home in 95 years following a 3-1 Game 5 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals and ace pitcher Adam Wainwright.

  • Boston’s Jon Lester Holds Yankees to One Run in Eight Innings

    Jon Lester allowed one run on three hits over eight innings to give the American League East-leading Boston Red Sox a 5-1 victory over the New York Yankees in a Major League Baseball game.

  • Lester Gets Second Straight Win as Red Sox Beat Yankees 4-1

    Jon Lester got his second straight win as the Boston Red Sox defeated the American League-leading New York Yankees 4-1 and even their three-game weekend series.

  • Red Sox Take World Series Opener 8-1; Cardinals’ Beltran Is Hurt

    Mike Napoli hit a three-run double and Jon Lester pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings as the Boston Red Sox won the opening game of Major League Baseball’s World Series 8-1 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

  • Red Sox Name Jon Lester Opening Day Starting Pitcher vs Detroit

    Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester will be the team’s opening day starting pitcher against the Detroit Tigers on April 5, the second year in a row he had the honor.

  • Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox Beat Yankees 2-1 to Split Four-Game Series

    Boston’s Jon Lester pitched six- plus innings of shutout baseball as the Red Sox topped the New York Yankees 2-1 to split a four-game series.

  • The Boston Red Sox: Team of the Century?

    The Boston Red Sox have won the World Series three times since 2004. This seems a good time to ask: How many times will they win it all this century?

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