|Betts busts out in Bronx to reassert MVP case|
A full 24 hours before Mookie Betts helped the Red Sox clinch the AL East in the most fitting of ways -- by notching an 11-6 win over the Yankees behind a signature performance from their most dynamic player -- Alex Cora sat his superstar down.
|Sale to ramp up for postseason vs. Indians|
Lefty ace Chris Sale (12-4, 1.92 ERA) continues his progression back from the disabled list when he opens a three-game series in Cleveland against the Indians tonight at 7:10 ET. Sale fired three shutout innings last time out against the Mets and is expected to ramp up to four to five frames and 65 pitches in this one. The Indians counter with one of their top pitchers in righty Trevor Bauer (12-6, 2.22 ERA), who will be making his return from the disabled list in his first start since Aug. 11.
|Red Sox clinch 3rd straight AL East title|
A thrilling Red Sox season, one that is all but certain to end with the most wins in club history, reached a celebratory point at the end of a wild Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. On the cusp of clinching the American League East when they arrived in the Bronx on Tuesday, the third attempt proved to be the charm for the team that is now division champs for a third straight year.
|Get new AL East champions gear|
The Red Sox have clinched a third consecutive American League East title. Gear up for the postseason with the latest shirts, caps and more.
|J.D. vying for first global Triple Crown since '56|
Before the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera broke a 45-year drought in 2012, there hadn't been a Triple Crown winner since Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski pulled off the feat for the 1967 Red Sox. Now, more than a half-century later, another Boston player, J.D. Martinez, is trying to join this exclusive club.
|The Top 10 Red Sox Moments of 2018|
The Red Sox are back in the postseason for the third consecutive season, matching the longest streak in franchise history (2003-05 and 2007-09). Here's how they got there.
|Leg discomfort to sideline Nunez until Monday|
The Red Sox will exercise caution with Eduardo Nunez, who has experienced discomfort in his legs twice over the past week.
|Red Sox's Top 30 Prospects list|
Who do the Red Sox have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Boston's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
|Youth is served: Sox's best rookie this season|
Each year, a new group of rookies sets out to make a mark in the Major Leagues, and in 2018, many of these young players have made history with their performances. With the aid of all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's a look at each team's best rookie this season.
|Price's woes at Yankee Stadium continue|
David Price entered Wednesday's start in the midst of his best stretch with the Red Sox, and in strong position to end the well-chronicled woes he's had at Yankee Stadium the last three seasons.
|Kimbrel may get save opportunities in 8th inning|
One thing you could see at times down the stretch is closer Craig Kimbrel coming in before the ninth inning.
|AL East title banner returned to Red Sox|
Louie Iacuzzi, a 44-year-old from Malden, Mass., was driving along a stretch of Massachusetts Route 28 known as McGrath Highway in nearby Somerville on Monday morning, when, according to what Iacuzzi told The Boston Globe, he and his friends saw cars swerving to avoid an object that turned out to be a 2018 American League East championship banner that had apparently gone missing while in transit to the Red Sox.
|Magic number stays at 2 as 'pen struggles|
The champagne will have to stay in storage for at least another night. The Red Sox were nine outs away from a party, but instead the bullpen became an issue again and the Yankees came storming back for a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night.
|Just how good have Red Sox been historically?|
Just how good have Red Sox been historically?
|Inbox: Who will round out Sox's playoff roster?|
Will Blake Swihart's versatility push him over the top for postseason-roster consideration? What should the Red Sox do about Rafael Devers? Beat reporter Ian Browne answers those questions and more in the Inbox.
|Sale goes 3 scoreless; Sox magic number at 2|
After being the latest team to outlast Jacob deGrom and score off the Mets' bullpen, the Red Sox notched a 4-3 victory on Sunday afternoon that reduced the magic number to two for clinching the American League East title. Chris Sale went 3 scoreless innings in his second start back from the DL, while deGrom continued his Cy Young push with 12 strikeouts over seven innings.
|30 breakout performers -- 1 for each team|
Today we take a look at players on each team who, in 2018, had the breakthrough year that augurs great things for the future. Some of them are rookies, some of them just finally turned the corner, but all of them are players we'll be talking about for years to come. And this was the year they got it all started.
|Cora using final two weeks to rest key players|
Red Sox manager Alex Cora is a big believer in rest as it is. There will never be any Cal Ripken streaks on a team he manages. But thanks to the cushion his team has built, Cora can be even more liberal than usual with keeping his regulars off their feet the final two weeks of the regular season.