KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Josh Beckett and the Red Sox still remember the success of 2007 and what it took to get there: a skin avulsion, a trip to the disabled list, and a two-week hiatus from pitching.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — From the standpoint of the Red Sox’ postseason plans, the most important outing of Tuesday night may not have been that of starter Paul Byrd.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — So, what did Monday night’s 12-9 loss to the Royals mean in the long run for the Red Sox?

The Sox are still going to make the playoffs, even if that magic number stood strong at 6.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Allard Baird will not be rooting for Zack Greinke to win on Tuesday.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Allard Baird will not be rooting for Zack Greinke to win on Tuesday.



BALTIMORE — David Ortiz was worried about the middle of the Red Sox batting order.



BALTIMORE — While taking a break from watching the action in the Virginia Tech-Nebraska football game on Saturday afternoon in the visitors clubhouse at Camden Yards, Billy Wagner took the time to offer some high praise for his new Red Sox



BALTIMORE — The voice was that of his father.

“Trust your pitches. Trust your pitches.”



The Red Sox made an authoritative statement to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim by taking two of three against their likely ALDS foe, and they are simply rolling both offensively and pitching-wise.
 



JOE HAGGERTY

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The moment was almost as unexpected as his entire season.

First, the instance from Wednesday night’s 9-8 Red Sox win over the Angels at Fenway Park.