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Clutch hit proves elusive for Sox in ALDS

Part of David Ortiz’s legacy will be remembered as his ballclub’s ability to be one swing away from the big hit it needed. But those crucial knocks never materialized in the American League Division Series, which is why the Red Sox will soon be cleaning out their Fenway Park lockers. …read more

Red Sox, Buchholz aim to hang on as ALDS shifts to Fenway

Give the Indians credit for taking advantage of playing at home in Games 1 and 2 of this best-of-five set. But don’t give them their tickets to the AL Championship Series just yet. We’ve got the October history between these two clubs to remind us not to assume anything going into Game 3 tonight (6 ET, TBS), when Clay Buchholz opposes Josh Tomlin. …read more

Rain gives Red Sox a chance to rest, regroup

Sunday’s onslaught of rain, which postponed Game 3 of the ALDS until Monday, looked just beautiful to the Red Sox. Aside from the benefit of getting another day to regroup after losing the first two games in Cleveland, John Farrell now has the appetizing option of starting Rick Porcello on regular rest for Game 4. …read more

Dombrowski reflects on Papi, looks to future

It has been 14 months since the Red Sox stunned the industry when they effectively replaced Ben Cherington with Dave Dombrowski, the longtime executive with a penchant for bold moves and big winning percentages. MLB.com caught up with Dombrowski in the midst of the ALDS to get his thoughts on David Ortiz and a team in transition. …read more

After shrewd moves, Dombrowski savors October

It was a perfect autumn day in Boston, and Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski couldn’t help but savor it as he sat in the empty grandstands at Fenway Park while his team worked out in preparation for Thursday’s Game 1 of the ALDS at Cleveland. And as the seasoned Dombrowski knows as well as any executive in the game, there is no better time of year than the postseason, when every pitch is magnified. …read more

Sox fall to Jays, lose home field in ALDS

It took until the final game of the regular season, but the Blue Jays are going back to the postseason for the second consecutive year. Toronto officially clinched the top American League Wild Card spot with a 2-1 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Jays will host the Orioles in the AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre, with the winner moving on to face Texas in the AL Division Series. …read more

Red Sox locked in to facing Indians in ALDS

Boston’s 37th come-from-behind win, a 5-3 triumph over American League East rival Toronto on Friday night at Fenway Park, allowed the Red Sox to envision a foe in the AL Division Series. The Red Sox will square off against the Indians in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday, though home-field advantage for that series is yet to be determined. …read more

E-Rod, Sox eye ALDS home field on Papi's weekend

No shortage of motivation will exist for the Blue Jays and Red Sox on Saturday at Fenway Park. The Red Sox are jockeying for home-field advantage in the American League Division Series with the Indians, and the Blue Jays are looking to stay in the AL Wild Card race. Toronto hands the ball to 20-game winner J.A. Happ, while Boston counters with lefty Eduardo Rodriguez. …read more