2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
100-62, 1st in AL East
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2021 MLB playoffs: Red Sox advance to ALCS in style

There's nothing quite like October baseball. The Red Sox secured their spot in the ALCS on Monday, and there's plenty more drama to come as the Astros look to follow suit on Tuesday. Here's what we learned in a busy day of MLB playoff games.

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11dJoon Lee

Red Sox 'surprising everybody but ourselves'

The Red Sox advanced to the ALCS with the help of two players who entered the season wanting to prove their worth: Kiké Hernandez, who delivered a walk-off sacrifice fly, and reliever Garrett Whitlock, who earned the win with two scoreless innings.

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'Heartbreaker' ground-rule 2B stings Rays in loss

A controversial ground-rule double by Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier in the 13th inning of Sunday's pivotal ALDS Game 3 denied the Rays the go-ahead run and set the stage for Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez's walk-off homer in the bottom of the inning.

Kiermaier can't believe rule that cost the Rays a run (1:25)
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Red Sox 'don't panic,' bail out Sale after 5-run 1st

Kike Hernandez's 4 extra-base hits and J.D. Martinez's tiebreaking, three-run homer in his return to the lineup powered Boston's comeback effort in beating the Rays 14-6 to even the ALDS at a game each.

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Arozarena's historic night steals show vs. Red Sox

Rays star Randy Arozarena made history Thursday by becoming the first player in postseason history to steal home and hit a home run in the same game during Tampa Bay's 5-0 victory over Boston in Game 1 of the ALDS.

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McClanahan, Baz to kick off Rays' ALDS rotation

Left-hander Shane McClanahan and rookie Shane Baz will start the first two games of the ALDS for the Rays, who then will "highly likely" turn to Drew Rasmussen for Game 3.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24214th
On Base Percentage.32111th
Slugging Percentage.4288th
Earned Run Average3.674th
Quality Starts0Tied-23rd