This is the October 3, 2012 news archive. View today's Red Sox rumors and news.
Yanks clinch AL East, await O's-Rangers winner
ESPN.com Updated Oct 3, 2012
Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson each hit a pair of homers, powering the New York Yankees past the Boston Red Sox 14-2 on a raucous Wednesday night in the Bronx for their 13th AL East title in 17 years.Upvote Share Tweet
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine's status for next season is still up in the air, GM Ben Cherington said after ValentineUpvote Share Tweet
Sox want to bring back Papi, Ross next seasonFor all the Red Sox have to figure out this season, they at least know this much: They want David Ortiz and Cody Ross back.Upvote Share Tweet
After tough first year, Cherington vows to do betterIn his first season as general manager of the Red Sox, Ben Cherington watched the team finish in last place for the first time in 20 years while producing the worst winning percentage since 1965. How hard was it?Upvote Share TweetRafael Soriano threw a season-high 43 pitches to help the Yankees post a 4-3, 12-inning victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday, and manager Joe Girardi was not certain he had the services of his closer one night later.Upvote Share Tweet
State of the Race: How to Control Your Own Destinynytimes.com Updated Oct 3, 2012If the Yankees win Wednesday night, they win the American League East and secure home-field advantage in the American League playoffs.Upvote Share TweetManager down! Bobby Valentine's crash-and-burn 2012 season with the Boston Red Sox came to a metaphorical end in New York on Tuesday when he was the victim of a bike accident near the Central Park reservoir. [Also: Adam Greenberg strikes out in his one …Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Raul Ibanez merely delivered the biggest hit of the season, a game-tying, two-run home run in the ninth inning against the Red Sox when the Yankees were about to fall back into a first-place tie with the Orioles.Upvote Share Tweet
Back spasms cut short Lester's final outingRed Sox ace Jon Lester already had 200 innings coming into his final start of the season Tuesday night, a no-decision in a 12-inning, 4-3 loss to the Yankees.Upvote Share TweetMark Teixeira had no problem hearing the Yankee Stadium boos as his 0-for-6 Tuesday night against the Red Sox continued to worsen, because in his mind, he was booing himself.Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees Win AL EastOct 3Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson each hit two home runs as Yankees secure home-field advantage throughout AL Playoffs with 14-2 win over Red Sox.
SweetSpot: Mailbag EditionOct 3Dave Schoenfield and Eric Karabell answer viewer questions, and give their World Series Predictions.
Highlight Of The NightOct 3Yankees wrap up AL East and clinch home-field advantage throughout AL playoffs following Orioles loss and 14-2 win over Red Sox.
Young defensive backs have made their marksOct 3At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton