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Jon Lester

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 28: Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 28, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri.

Five Things You Missed: World Series, Game 5

The Red Sox take a 3-2 lead back to Boston. Here are five things you missed from game 5.

10/29/2013

Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals answers questions during 2013 World Series Media Day at Fenway Park on October 22, 2013. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Silverman: Fixing The World Series Must Be MLB’s Priority

It seems that the World Series has shrunk and shriveled over the years to the point where it is a folksy little event to all except those associated with the two teams participating.

10/23/2013

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Miguel Cabrera Leads Tigers Into Exciting ALCS Versus Big Papi’s Red Sox

The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox have never previously met in the playoffs. Both teams are led by super sluggers in Miguel Cabrera and David Ortiz.

10/12/2013

The Red Sox’s Stephen Drew hits an RBI single against the Rays during Game 1 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on Oct. 4, 2013. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Red Sox Bring The Pain In Game 1, Blast Rays

One ball fell between two outfielders. Another took a bad hop off the Green Monster standings. One batter reached safely on a dropped third strike and another when the pitcher was slow to cover first.

10/04/2013

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Yankees Drop Second Straight, Lose Ground In Wild Card Race

The Yankees lost their second straight after a three-game winning streak and fell 2 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay for the AL’s second wild-card spot.

09/14/2013

Andy Pettitte (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Yanks Could Have Red Sox Right Where They Want Them

If the Yankees take two-of-three or better, it could be a head start to a strong second half. The Red Sox may feel good about the first half of their season, but reality is about to hit them in the face.

07/19/2013

Raul Ibanez

Ibanez Strikes Not Once, But Twice; Yankees’ Magic Number At 1

Raul Ibanez and the New York Yankees are quite fond of their position — leaving the chasing to the Birds.

10/02/2012

Joe Girardi (credit: J. Meric/Getty Images)

Hal Steinbrenner On Yankees’ Playoff Fate: ‘Jobs Are Not Riding On This’

“Are jobs riding on this? Not that I know of,” Steinbrenner told reporters outside the Yankees’ clubhouse on Monday. “Jobs are not riding on this. We’ll look at everything in the offseason, as we always do.”

10/02/2012

Cody Ross (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images), Derek Jeter (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Red Sox Out, But Still Plenty Of Juice For Yankees At Fenway

When the teams start things off Tuesday night, the Yankees will be playing to stave off company atop the AL East. And if you don’t think the hapless Red Sox want to spoil it for New York, think again.

09/11/2012

Ichiro Suzuki (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Silverman: Baseball Is Better When Red Sox Can Challenge Yankees

The Red Sox struggles have made life easier this season for the New York Yankees, but they have not made life better.

07/29/2012

Josh Beckett (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rival Red Sox Pose Relatively No Threat To Yankees This Season

The Red Sox don’t mesh together anymore, and when they face the better teams in baseball — such as the rival Yankees — they simply don’t have enough to compete.

07/05/2012

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Silverman: Calm Down … Yankees Poised To Make AL East Run

Is it too early to panic Yankee fans? Steve Silverman believes the Yankees’ powerful lineup will carry them during the summer.

WFAN–06/01/2012

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Keefe To The City: Yankees Arrive In Boston With Things Going Badly For Bobby Valentine

Neil Keefe trades emails with Mike Hurley of CBS Boston to find out just how bad things are in Boston with the Yankees arriving for a weekend series.

WFAN–04/20/2012

Atlanta Braves Photo Day

Braves’ Brandon Beachy Proving Scouts Wrong With Success In Bigs

After leading the minor leagues with a 1.73 ERA in 2010, Brandon Beachy earned the Braves’ fifth starter role and pitched like an ace throughout the year.

03/21/2012

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