Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 10 over six innings of two-hit ball, and Xander Bogaerts had a pair of RBI singles on Thursday to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
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Before an open and honest interview with former MLB pitcher Barry Zito (33:14), Buster talks to Tyler Kepner of The New York Times about Bruce Bochy's 2000th win, an emotional night for the Yastrzemski family and Giancarlo Stanton's return to the Yankees (14:44). Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (28:18).
Boston's title defense is over and its front office is in flux. And with their biggest star approaching his walk year, the Red Sox have a ton of work to do this winter and beyond.
Stephen Vogt hit a two-run homer and the Giants beat the Red Sox 11-3 on Wednesday night, giving Bruce Bochy his 2,000th career victory as a manager in the majors.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said that David Price won't pitch again this season due to a cyst in his wrist that has limited him to a single two-inning start since early August.
After a record-breaking night in Boston, Buster and Keith Law criticize the state of the game and explain why so many people close to the sport can't stand the product (13:27). Then, the two discuss the season-ending injury to Dellin Betances and who could earn the next $400M contract. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel also talks to Buster about the Brewers and how they've overcome the loss of Christian Yelich (36:27). Plus, this week's "Power 10" (45:06).
In a game that featured 50 players overall, the Giants and Red Sox tied a major league record in Tuesday night's game by combining to use 24 pitchers, including a record-tying 13 from the Giants.
Alex Dickerson had a pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the 15th inning to lift the Giants to a 7-6 victory over the Red Sox in a game that featured a major-league record-tying 24 pitchers and had 50 players overall.
Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski, said playing at Fenway on Tuesday "isn't just special for me. This is special for anyone who saw my grandfather play."
Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts is day-to-day with foot inflammation.
The Cubs, Brewers and Mets are all making a push to snag postseason spots in the Senior Circuit.
Christian Vazquez homered twice, including a grand slam, and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Pinch-hitter Andrew Benintendi's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
In his first interview since being shot at a Dominican nightclub, David Ortiz said he doesn't know what led to the attack: "I don't have enemies."
The Boston Red Sox are on track to pay a $13.05 million luxury tax for a season in which they are likely to miss the playoffs.
Xander Bogaerts became the latest Red Sox slugger to record 50 doubles, Marco Hernandez drove in two runs and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Buster talks to Keith Law about the debut of Oakland's top pitching prospect, Jesus Luzardo (10:36). Plus, Keith fills Buster in on the stellar seasons enjoyed by three of the game's top prospects. Then, Sarah Langs plays "The Numbers Game" (34:10) before Rays OF Tommy Pham discusses Tampa Bay's impressive season, why they're so hungry and how hitters have adjusted to the juiced ball (39:16).
Trent Thornton and three others combined on a two-hitter, Teoscar Hernandez and Rowdy Tellez homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 Wednesday night.
Buster talks to USA Today's Bob Nightengale about Christian Yelich's season-ending injury and its impact on the NL wild card race and his second consecutive NL MVP (10:55). Then, "Hembo Knows" (27:03) and Joel Sherman of The New York Post discusses his report on the alleged rift between Noah Syndergaard and Wilson Ramos (32:13). Plus, this week's "Power 10" (45:04).
Rowdy Tellez hit a two-run home run, Cavan Biggio and Reese McGuire added solo shots and the Toronto Blue Jays snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.