BOSTON - It's been a long season - we can all agree on that. What makes it even longer? The fact that baseball is becoming longer and longer by the season.
BOSTON - Dustin Pedroia is recovering well from surgery on his hand.
The Sox second baseman, who had the procedure done on Sept. 11, has had no early setbacks.
BOSTON - Brock Holt had reason to smile on Tuesday afternoon.
BALTIMORE -- Jon Lester, Jon Lackey and Jake Peavy are gone. Clay Buchholz has been his usual enigmatic self. Three different young starters have mostly been unable to impress.
BALTIMORE -- In the span of exactly one year, to the day, the Red Sox went from division champs to cementing a last-place finish in the same division.
How did it happen?