Tonight's A.L. wild-card game pits Jon Lester and James Shields . . . two pitchers who could be on the Red Sox' radar this offseason.
The pitching. The offense. The stumbles of the youngsters. The Red Sox face many issues this offseason; can they solve them all?
Will Middlebrooks informs the Red Sox that he will not be playing winter ball, as the Red Sox had requested.
3yThe strikeout-prone slugger, who played for Boston in 2006-07, joins the Mariners and goes 0-for-4 against the Sox in his Seattle debut.
3yJosh Beckett allows five runs in the first inning and the Sox' rally off King Felix comes up one run short, 5-4.
3yJ.D. Drew says he knows he'll have to play through pain for the remainder of the season.
3yKevin Youkilis will miss his second straight game with a sore lower back.
3yThe rookie outfielder struggled in two previous stints in Boston, but got a shot this year when other outfielders struggled or were injured. And he's making the most of it.
3yJohn Lackey continues his six-game winning streak and the Sox hit three home runs to down the Mariners, 6-4.
3yThe first baseman, who's only homered twice since July 1, has a two-hit night in the Sox' 6-4 victory.