David Price's arrival in Fort Myers is a reminder the Sox need a rotation behind him. Sean McAdam and Lou Merloni examine the issue.
The Red Sox have made moves but the return of Pablo Sandoval at third base and shift of Hanley Ramirez to first might be the key to their season.
4yForget the pitching, it appears that if the Sox are going to get into the playoffs, it'll be due to their hitting. They showed that tonight in the 18-9 win.
4yRookie Kyle Weiland wasn't sharp, and the Sox went down big early on. They tried to come back, but ultimately came up short in the 6-5 loss. Game 2 is Monday night.
4yDavid Ortiz sees how well Alfredo Aceves is pitching in the reliever's role, and wonders why he isn't a starting pitcher at this stage in the season, as opposed to rookie Kyle Weiland, who got the loss.
4yNobody expected Kyle Weiland to pitch a complete-game shutout, but there were hopes he could keep them in it. Those hopes were dashed when the O's scored six runs before Weiland left after 4 23 innings.
4yRed Sox starters have a 6.38 ERA in September, the main reason for the team's dismal 4-14 record.
4yA potential RBI double by David Ortiz that was ruled foul by the umpires is the difference in Boston's one-run loss.
4yAnd the slide continues. With the loss the Red Sox' lead in the wild card has fallen to 1.5 games.