The Yankees clinched their 16th postseason berth in 17 years and also secured the American League East title for the 12th time in 16 years by sweeping a double header against the Tampa Bay Rays, taking both the first and second games by 4-2 counts. At 95-60 this year, the Yankees cannot be caught by a second-place Red Sox team that has an 88-68 record with six games remaining.
The Sox were tied or had the lead for first place in the AL East for 64 days this season, but the team's dramatic September fade (a 5-16 record to date) allowed the Yankees to wrap up the division title with a week to go in the season.
While the sight of another team clinching the AL East would ordinarily be painful, the Red Sox were in a position to enjoy the Yankees' success. The Yankees' doubleheader sweep allowed Boston to gain a half-game on the Rays in the standings despite the Sox' 6-4 loss to the Orioles. The Sox are now up 2.5 games (two games in the loss column)...
In the wake of another frustrating defeat at the hands of the Orioles, the Red Sox clubhouse was somber after a 6-4 defeat in the final home game at Fenway that saw the home fans voice their displeasure.
"If I'm the fans I would be frustrated too," Ortiz said. "I've been here what, nine years? We've never collapsed that bad. Trust me, we've been through some tough times. It's bad though. It seems like no matter what we do it's going to be bad."
Ortiz seemed at a loss to describe his team's problems after losing 16 of 21 games in the month of September.
"The way we've been playing, it's crazy," Ortiz said. "I've never seen anything like that around here since I've been here."
He continued, "If you were to ask me in August about that, if you would have told me that would happen in September [back] in August, I would have laughed at you."
Ortiz said that he didn't think...
Sixth overall pick Mika Zibanejad beat Tuukka Rask in overtime Wednesday as the Bruins fell to the Senators, 2-1, in Ottawa.
Rask played the entire game and made 34 saves for the B's, also allowing a goal to Brian Lee. Lane MacDermid, the team's fourth-round pick in the 2009 draft, scored the Bruins' only goal.
The team will return to Boston, where they will host the Islanders Friday night.
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In the wake of Sunday's win over the Chargers, Patriots safety Patrick Chung has undergone surgery on his right thumb, according to ESPN Boston. Chung appeared to suffer an injury to his hand or arm in the second half of Sunday's game, and missed a sizable portion of the action in the second half. He is second on the team with 14 tackles. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Vladimir Guerrero's one-out, two-run single to center broke a 4-4 tie in the eighth and led the Orioles to a stunning 6-4 win over the Red Sox Wednesday night in the Fenway regular-season home finale. The Red Sox had built a 4-1 lead thanks to a single, double and triple from Carl Crawford only to have the Orioles come back with two in the seventh and two in the eighth against starter and loser Josh Beckett.
The Red Sox, who fell to 5-16 in the month of September, lost 3-of-4 to the Orioles and finished their final homestand of the year with a dismal 3-7 mark. The five wins in 21 games is the lowest September winning percentage for Boston since it 4-18 (.182) in 1926.
Mark Reynolds was a thorn in the side of Beckett as he homered in the second to put the Orioles up, 1-0 and drilled another - his 36th - over the Green Monster with a runner aboard in the seventh to tie the game, 4-4. At 97 pitches, Beckett was brought out to start the eighth...
We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after he provided the big hit in the 10th inning driving in 3 runs as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-1. Mookie talks about playing behind a pitcher like Chris Sale, and the amount of strikeouts from Sale lightens his work in the outfield.
In the final hour Christian talks about the Celtics and their poor performance and how they can not let a player like Rondo beat them. The Aaron Hernandez saga in Christian's opinion is similar to a TV show. In the late night low light a mystic has predicted that WW3 will be starting in a few weeks and Christian wonders how do you become a mystic and can you make a career out of it.
Christian talks about the Patriots visiting the White House and Gronk interrupting Sean Spicer during his press conference. Aaron Hernandez was the big story of the day and alot of people had their theories of what happened and why now. The Bruins lose another close one to the Senators and Christian talks about how the offense needs to perform better because they got a great game from the goalie and defense.
Hour 4. While discussing what kind of music Aaron Hernandez may have liked, the guys realize they hate musicals. Robert Kennedy Jr. has voice spasms. The week ends with a tragedy.
Hour 3. A game by game breakdown of the Patriots schedule. Kirk has the Patriots losing 12 games. There is breaking news that Hernandez left a note for his gay jailhouse lover.
Hour 2. Mut, Gerry, and Kirk compare LeBron to Bird. Is he the second best player of all-time if he wins a fourth title? Headlines with Kirk features sound from “Hot Chocolate.” Rear Admiral broke down the B’s playoff series with Arcand.
HOUR - The last hour of the show was all over the place as the guys did a dry rehearsal of a wacky video they're supposed to record next week. They also look at the biggest games in the NFL next year, and Fauria rips off "Keefer Madness" with his "Fauria Euphoria."
HOUR 3 - The guys get into expectations for the Celtics who are down 2-0 to the Rajon Rondo-less Bulls. They also wonder how much the Celtics are listening to Brad Stevens. Christian is excited for Caitlyn Jenner's nude spread.
HOUR 2 - News breaks that Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb. Rondo was dynamite in game 2. The guys discuss whether or not the Celtics now stand a chance.
Last two hours focused on our winter teams as they struggle in their first round match-ups.
Finish out the week on Freestyle Friday talking mostly about the Aaron Hernandez suicide and how it will affect his family in hour #2.
Hour One of freestyle Friday focused mostly on the Celtics and their matchup vs the now Rondo-less Bulls.
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
Ben sits down with Diego Fagundez to talk about Diego's rise through the ranks of the academy, his accomplishment of reaching 10,000 minutes as a homegrown player, and how he has evolved his game.
Rich and Ben discuss the Celtics poor performances in Games 1 & 2, how we have to change our predictions, Rajon Rondo's thumb injury, and who is to blame for the terrible start to the series.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the entire week of K&C shows in one mega Friday edition
Michele McPhee joins Kirk, Gerry, and Alex to talk about Hernandez’s suicide and the accusation that she may have contributed to his suicide.More from this show
Hour 4. While discussing what kind of music Aaron Hernandez may have liked, the guys realize they hate musicals. Robert Kennedy Jr. has voice spasms. The week ends with a tragedy.More from this show
Hour 3. A game by game breakdown of the Patriots schedule. Kirk has the Patriots losing 12 games. There is breaking news that Hernandez left a note for his gay jailhouse lover.More from this show
Hour 1. Mut believes Hernandez may have killed himself because of a threat. Trump is “done” with Brady after the quarterback skipped the White House visit.More from this show
Hour 2. Mut, Gerry, and Kirk compare LeBron to Bird. Is he the second best player of all-time if he wins a fourth title? Headlines with Kirk features sound from “Hot Chocolate.” Rear Admiral broke down the B’s playoff series with Arcand.More from this show