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.
3yDaniel Bard falls apart in the eighth inning and the Red Sox fall to the Blue Jays.
3yThe pitcher, now a scout with the Red Sox, had his 5-year-old daughter in the car at the time.
3yAlso, David Ortiz is out with back spasms; there's no timetable on Erik Bedard's return.
3yThe 38-year-old's termination appears to be a behavioral issue.
3yJosh Beckett will take the mound for the first time since spraining his ankle.
3yThe tentative 2012 MLB schedule has been announced.
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