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Clay Buchholz went through his throwing program on Friday and seemed to get through it well enough to remain on schedule to start Game 4 on Sunday night at 8 ET on FOX.
With each round of the postseason, the slump of Stephen Drew has only intensified, yet his starting spot in the lineup appears as secure as it did when October started. That's because his defense has been stellar, perhaps better than at any other point in the season.
The Red Sox took pride in their ability to steal bases all season, but that aspect of their game has been nonexistent thus far in the World Series.
If there's a silver lining in the Red Sox having to play under National League rules for the next three games, it's that one of their biggest strengths can be accentuated. Manager John Farrell had one of the most productive benches in the Major Leagues this season, and it played no small role in Boston winning 97 games.
With the Fall Classic shifting to St. Louis, Red Sox manager John Farrell will sit Mike Napoli in favor of David Ortiz with the loss of the designated hitter spot in Game 3. It's not the first time Ortiz has had to dust off his first-base mitt in the World Series.
With the Red Sox and Cardinals meeting for the fourth time in the Fall Classic this October, the 1967 World Series serves as a reminder of just how long this battle has been waged -- through two very distinct eras before this second meeting in the new millennium.
Five-time winner Yadier Molina, the entire Rays infield and six Orioles players, including Matt Wieters, J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones, are among the finalists for Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, announced Friday.
Second baseman Dustin Pedroia, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and right fielder Shane Victorino were all named finalists for American League Gold Glove Awards on Friday, which was announced on Twitter. While 75 percent of the vote will be decided by the managers and coaches, 25 percent is made up on five different defensive statistics.
One of the most intriguing matchups of this year's World Series is taking place at second base between Dustin Pedroia and Matt Carpenter.
There the Red Sox were, nine outs from a 2-0 lead in the World Series, and that's when something weird happened. One of baseball's best teams, one of baseball's most fundamentally sound teams, a team that simply doesn't beat itself very often, came undone.
David Ortiz belted a two-run, sixth-inning homer in the Red Sox's sloppily played Game 2 loss in the World Series on Thursday. The homer over the Green Monster off the Cardinals' Michael Wacha was the 17th for Ortiz in 78 postseason games.
John Lackey saved his best for the postseason, but as has often been the case this year, his best wasn't good enough, and he took a tough-luck loss on Thursday night after the Red Sox fell, 4-2, to the Cardinals.
Jake Peavy was mic'd up for Game 1 of the World Series from Fenway Park, and the 32-year-old veteran couldn't hide his emotions as he took the field for introductions on that chilly Wednesday night. "I'm taking it all in, my friend," he said to Ryan Dempster right beside him. "Look at this."
The Red Sox got only a two-run homer from David Ortiz, put two runners in scoring position all night and couldn't recover from an ugly sequence in the top of the seventh, ultimately losing Game 2, 4-2.
Matt Carpenter's sacrifice fly in the seventh inning kicked off chaos that ultimately led to a two-run play, a three-run rally and a 4-2 Red Sox loss to the Cardinals in Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday.
The Cardinals served notice in Thursday night's 4-2 victory in Game 2 at Fenway Park that Boston is in for a genuine battle in this Fall Classic. After John Lackey's strong start and David Ortiz's two-run homer, St. Louis rallied on a pair of Red Sox errors to even the World Series at one game apiece.
A look at some notable facts and figures from the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park on Thursday.
When the Fall Classic shifts to St. Louis for Game 3 on Saturday night, Jake Peavy will take the ball for the Red Sox. Clay Buchholz, who has been dealing with right shoulder fatigue, gets Game 4.
Mariano Rivera has received countless tributes since he announced this would be his last season. The Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award, which he received from Bud Selig before Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park on Thursday night, has added significance, baseball's all-time saves leader said.
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund was recognized during a special ceremony before Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park on Thursday night, with MLB and the MLB Players Association presenting the organization with a $2.5 million donation toward the worldwide growth of youth baseball and softball.