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BOSTON — James Beaudry sat in a chair watching Game 5 of the World Series on a TV that was across the street and through a sports bar window. He could sort of see what was going.You might wonder how much he really likes the Boston Red Sox since he wasn'…Upvote Share Tweet
Buzzing Boston ready to celebrate -- safelyThe Red Sox have a chance to win a World Series at home for the first time since 1918, when Babe Ruth was still in a Boston uniform.Upvote Share TweetSt. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has won his sixth straight Gold Glove award, making him one of four players in the World Series rewarded for superior defense this season.Upvote Share TweetApparently Adam Wainwright figured the odds were in his favor. After all, nobody hits .700 for very long, certainly not in the World Series, so in Game 5 the Cardinals’ ace decided he wasn’t going to be intimidated by David Ortiz.Upvote Share Tweet
Road to the World Series: Oct. 30, 2013It was home sweet home on Tuesday for the Red Sox, and for the Cardinals it was a day to ponder how historic a World Series comeback might be on the final workout day on the Road to the World Series.Upvote Share Tweet
Jewel of Sox's farm system, Bogaerts shiningXander Bogaerts has been the jewel of the Red Sox farm system for quite a while, a big reason they were willing to part ways with Jose Iglesias before the non-waiver Trade Deadline, and with Stephen Drew eligible for free agency this offseason, there's …Upvote Share TweetThe Red Sox return to Boston with a chance to clinch a World Series at home for the first time since Babe Ruth was part of their team.Upvote Share TweetThe Cubs interviewed Eric Wedge on Tuesday at Wrigley Field for the vacant manager's job, and are waiting for the World Series to end to talk to Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo.Upvote Share TweetThe Red Sox managed to win Games 4 and 5 of the World Series without right fielder Shane Victorino, who has been an invaluable piece of the team all season.Upvote Share Tweet
Napoli looks to wash away bitter taste of '11When the Red Sox take the field for Game 6 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Fenway Park, there might not be any player with more pent-up energy than first baseman Mike Napoli.Upvote Share TweetBOSTON (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals are having a tough time getting back to Boston for the World Series.Upvote Share Tweet
Unspinning The Mythical Gyroball, The Demon Miracle Pitch That Wasn'tdeadspin.com Oct 29, 2013Once feared, now largely forgotten, the gyroball retains a stubborn hold on the baseball imagination. Perhaps Red Sox closer Koji Uehara can put the pitch to rest:Read more...Upvote Share TweetRed Sox southpaw Jon Lester improved to 4-1 in the 2013 postseason, throwing 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball in Monday's 3-1 Game 5 win over the Cardinals. The southpaw allowed four hits and no walks with seven strikeouts.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 29, 2013ST. LOUIS — His gameplan for Game 5 of the World Series went just how Adam Wainwright wanted it to, he said — until the bottom of the Boston Red Sox batting order bit him and the St. Louis Cardinals lost control in the seventh inning. Boston's rally, ke…Upvote Share TweetWith Boston leading the series 3-2 after a Game 5 win, Albert Chen and Michael Rosenberg preview the Game 6 matchup between Michael Wacha and John Lackey.Upvote Share TweetThere was a point this year when Red Sox catcher David Ross wondered whether he ever would be able to play again, let alone contribute the winning hit in a World Series game or combine with Jon Lester in all four of his postseason wins. After it all, he…Upvote Share Tweet
Despite home advantages, Cardinals can't capitalize in Game 5St. Louis should have had the advantage at home. But the Cards couldn't capitalize in Game 5.Upvote Share TweetDavid Ortiz's historic streak of reaching base in nine straight World Series plate appearances, at 37 years old and for a team few thought had a chance to reach the postseason, is emblematic of the determined season the Red Sox have put together.Upvote Share Tweet
Cardinals pushed to brink as Waino runs out of gasUnable to win behind ace Adam Wainwright for the second time in this World Series, the Cardinals head to Boston with the tall task of needing to win twice at Fenway Park to clinch their 12th title. Monday night's 3-1 loss to the Red Sox in Game 5 sent t…Upvote Share Tweet
Red Sox Win Totally Ordinary Game 5, Take 3-2 Lead To Bostondeadspin.com Oct 29, 2013We made it seven innings before something funky happened and, as far as funky things in this World Series go, it was pretty tame. David Ross was called out on a questionable-on-closer-inspection call at the plate. But all it meant was the difference bet…Upvote Share Tweet
Cardinals Plane To Boston DelayedOct 29Darren Rovell breaks down mechanical issues preventing the Cardinals from flying to Boston for Game 6.
Adande: Two L.A. teams, two surprising directionsOct 29LOS ANGELES -- Doc Rivers was wrong when he said, "I think the statement is to be made later." One game on the NBA's opening night was enough to make ...
NBA: Heavyweight Los Angeles Clippers, upstart Los Angeles LakersOct 29Reports of the Lakers' demise may be premature. And so, too, may be crowning a new West champ.
Derrick Rose and Chicago Bulls have much to learn if they are to knock off…Oct 29One could see some of the old Derrick Rose and Chicago Bulls on opening night, but they have much to learn if they are to knock off the Miami Heat come the postseason.
Big-name trade acquisitions failing to produce on new teamsOct 29Clayton's mailbag: Trades are an important part of the game, but far too often the expected impact is overrated.