Justin Verlander should become the first back-to-back AL Cy Young winner since Pedro Martinez of the 1999-2000 Red Sox.
It's always a harbinger of hope, sure. But in this year's mixed-up, locked-out sports world, baseball's Opening Day is something else, too. It's shelter from the storm.
Clint Barmes hit a two-run homer to help Ubaldo Jimenez win his third straight start in the Colorado Rockies' 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.
Pedro Martinez could be back on a major league mound soon.
Manny Ramirez versus the Royals? A-Rod versus the Angels? Which baseball player dominates one particular opponent the most? Here are the contenders.
At least five major-leaguers have been named as defendants in a $35 million civil suit involving defective phone cards known as Grandes Ligas (Major Leagues).
The new-look All-Star Game has 11 first-time starters and four from the World Series champion Red Sox.
Boston 6, Tampa Bay 4
When there are salaries to be dumped and superstars to be accommodated, it's time to talk trade.
Tampa Bay 9, Boston 4
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 3
Rookie Scott Kazmir outpitched Pedro Martinez to lead the Tampa Bay Devil Rays over Boston 5-2 Tuesday night and sent the Red Sox to consecutive losses for the first time in more than five weeks.
Pedro Martinez struck out 10 in a six-hitter for his first shutout in almost four years as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 6-0 Thursday for their fifth win in six games.