By many metrics, baseball is thriving. But not on national TV, where the World Series can't outdraw a regular-season football game.
Three Red Sox players were named finalists Thursday for 2014 Gold Gloves: second baseman Dustin Pedroia, left fielder Yoenis Cespedes and center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.
2yThe Red Sox needed Felix Doubront to go deep into Monday night's game, and pitching into the seventh inning was good enough. He kept the Royals at bay, and allowed the Sox to pull away.
2yWill Middlebrooks' first four games in the majors have been extremely impressive. The third baseman is tearing the cover off the ball, and there's a good reason for it.
2yThe Red Sox belted four home runs -- two from Will Middlebrooks -- en route to an 11-5 win over the Royals. Felix Doubront and Vicente Padilla got it done on the mound.
2yDaisuke Matsuzaka continues along on his rehab assignment, pitching 4.2 scoreless innings for the PawSox Monday night.
2yJosh Beckett will pitch against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday at Fenway Park, according to manager Bobby Valentine.
2yDespite using just about every pitcher in their bullpen on Sunday, the Red Sox didn't send anybody down or bring anybody up for the trip to Kansas City.
2yMike Aviles started his career in Kansas City with the Royals, but was then traded to the Sox last season. He's glad to be back visiting though.