2007 BOSTON RED SOX
A POWERFUL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM ...
 

Phil Rizzuto   Clete Boyer   Jack Lamabe   Hank Bauer
Died: Aug 13th   Died: June 4th   Died: Dec 21st   Died: Feb 9th


The 2007 Red Sox might have been the most talented of Bostonís three recent World Series winners. But since itís sandwiched between a Championship 86 years in the making (2004) and one that was inspired by a tragedy (2007), we canít be blamed for overlooking how good this bunch really was. The clubís final record of 101-61 suggests this team actually underachieved.  This club was remarkably consistent from start to finish. They never had a losing streak of more than four games and those streaks only occurred three times throughout the season.

DAISUKE MATSUZKA

The hundred-million dollar man, Daisuke Matsuzaka, struck out 10 and banked his first win on April 5th, beating Kansas City, 4-1. Lavish contracts brought a couple of other new faces to the team in Julio Lugo at shortstop and J. D. Drew in right field.

The Red Sox started off hot.  In April they were 16-8 and in May they were 20-8.  They took over first place on April 18th and, this time, they never left  there for even one game for the rest of the year.  By the end of May, they were 10 games ahead in the A.L. East. For the final 110 games of the season a new Red Sox record was established with consistent play and yet with nothing longer than a five-game winning streak.

There were close calls. On April 20th, the Yankees held a 6-2 lead after 7 1/2 innings. Down to their last six outs, the Red Sox scored five times in the eighth, giving Mariano Rivera a loss.

On the April 22nd, New Yorkís Chase Wright was left in long enough to give up four home runs in a row, to Manny Ramirez, J. D. Drew, Mike Lowell, and Jason Varitek. These were no 320-foot shots down the line. Estimates calculated a grand total of 1,711 feet, more than 427 feet on average.

A great come-from-behind win was the "Motherís Day Miracle." On May 13th, Baltimore was leading 5-0, with the Red Sox batting with one out in the bottom of the ninth. They scored six runs and won.

In Daisuke Matsuzakaís first Red Sox season, he won 15 games, with 12 losses and a 4.40 ERA. He struck out 159, and became the all-time Red Sox rookie single-season strikeout leader. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia batted 10th in the league (.317),  added a lot of spark, and was voted American League Rookie of the Year, with 24 of the 28 first-place votes. It was later learned that heís played the last several weeks of the season and throughout the playoffs with a broken hamate bone in his hand, which required surgery in early November.

Mike Lowell led the Sox in RBIs with 120, driving in more than David Ortiz, who led in homers (35 to Lowellís 21) and out-hitting Lowell, .332 to .324. Manny Ramirez was solid but not spectacular, sub par by the standard heíd set for himself.  He had 20 homers and 88 RBIs.

Despite the upgrades, the incumbent players provided the biggest contributions. Josh Beckett delivered his best season (and postseason) in a Boston uniform. Mike Lowell won the World Series MVP. Jonathan Papelbon was made the closer and had the best season of his career. Tim Wakefield won 17 games, second best win total after Beckett. Curt Schilling was effective.  On June 7th he came close to a no-hitter.  He had a fitting end to his career by leaving the game with the lead in the World Series.

There was a trade that didnít work out however.  Just at the trading deadline, the Sox acquired reliever Eric Gagne, giving up David Murphy and others. It looked like a good deal on paper, though Gagne pitched so poorly that there were even bumper stickers printed reading "Gagne is a Yankees Spy". On August 14th, after being booed by the fans, Eric Gagne came through with three clutch strikeouts in the ninth inning, before Mike Lowell tied a game against the Devil Rays with a homer and Coco Crisp lined a walk-off base hit.

CLAY BUCCHOLZ

They swept the White Sox at the end of August, outscoring them 46-7, before heading into New York to face the Yankees with an eight game lead over the second place contenders.  They were then swept by the Yankees in New York.

On September 1st, Clay Buchholz made his second start for the Red Sox at Fenway, and he pitched a no-hitter against the same Orioles, 10-0. Heís lucky he wrapped it up with 115 pitches. Anxious to preserve a very promising young arm, the Red Sox werenít going to let him go any higher on the pitch count.

The Red Sox kept rolling along and winning while the Yankees kept pace.  On September 12th, David Ortiz did what he does best, the dramatic walk-off game winning home run, to keep the Red Sox five games ahead of New York.

The Yankees came to Fenway Park and took two of the three games and the Sox then lost three in Toronto. The Sox lead shrunk to just 1 1/2 games ahead of the Yankees.  After losing four straight games, Josh Beckett stopped the skid by winning his 20th game on September 21st. The Red Sox held on to clinch with just two games left in the season on September 28th They won 96 games and became champions on the strength of superstars and bit players, of high-priced sluggers and Filene's Basement relievers. They were melded by young upstarts thirsty to establish themselves and older veterans determined to enhance their legacy.

Chemistry is often a fleeting concept. Sometimes it manifests itself in the personalities of a few; other times a team adopts a mantra, like the "Idiots" of 2004, that takes on a life of its own. But there ways other than slugging whisky in the clubhouse together, to establish camaraderie. You can hail from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, or Madras, Ore., or Kyoto, Japan, or Hyde Park, Mass., and discover the common ground of winning with the right leadership.

And that's precisely what this team did, in spite of their diverse backgrounds and approaches to the game. Whether it was Jason Varitek representing the textbook professional or Manny Ramirez signifying the carefree eccentric, these players discovered a way to embrace each other's values.

It began with the smallest of gestures, like Schilling vowing to learn Japanese to make Daisuke Matsuzaka's transition to this culture and this baseball team easier. It ended in the final game of the World Series, with David Ortiz draping his massive arm around Matsuzaka in the dugout, imploring him to wave to the fans in the stands of Coors Field with a piece of gum blown into a huge bubble perched atop his cap. The smiling Japanese pitcher obliged, beaming with joy.

It was "Big Papi" at his finest, defusing pressure and creating a sense of belonging. His personality raDaited that way throughout the clubhouse in 2007.  The slugger pointed to the manager as a catalyst. Terry Francona demanded accountability and enforced it behind closed doors. He promised his players he would never chastise them publicly, but he expected professionalism in return. He approached his job with honesty and compassion, but without ever allowing his compassion to stand in the way of a difficult decision.  As an example: When it was time to play without the DH, he sat Kevin Youkilis and plugged Ortiz into his spot at first base. When discussing this move, manager Terry Francona said Youkilis probably would see some time in late innings as a defensive replacement.

The manager dealt with a number of difficult personnel decisions in leading this team to a championship. He sat veteran center fielder Coco Crisp in favor of the rookie, Jacoby Ellsbury, who had but 33 major league games under his belt. He left veteran Tim Wakefield off the World Series roster when the two of them determined the knuckleballer's health was too uncertain. He bypassed pitcher Julian Tavarez altogether, who served as an everyman and ate up innings in the regular season.  None of those players became a distraction by expressing their displeasure, a rarity in today's world of large contracts and still larger egos.

When Jonathan Papelbon was on the mound putting the finishing touches on this satisfying season, Mike Timlin stood in the dugout next to Jon Lester, a 23-year-old kid who was simply overwhelmed by what was about to happen. Lester fidgeted nervously, jumping up and down like a small child waiting for permission to eat an oversized lollipop.

When Colorado's Seth Smith struck out and Papelbon gleefully threw up his hands and tossed his glove into the air, the old pitcher and the young pitcher in the dugout quickly embraced.  Then they sprinted to the mound together, to enjoy the moment with their team of champions.  That was the story of the 2007 Red Sox team.

 

 

 

 
12/01/2006  The Red Sox sign Hideki Okajima
12/05/2006  Jon Lester is cancer free and cleared to play
12/06/2006  The Red Sox sign J.D. Drew and Julio Lugo
12/08/2006  Keith Foulke declines salary arbitration and retires
12/09/2006  The Red Sox get Nick Debarr in the Rule 5 draft
12/13/2006  Gabe Kapler retires to manage the Single A, Greenville Drive
12/14/2006  The Red Sox sign Daisuke Matsuzaka
12/16/2006  The Red Sox trade for Brendan Donnelly and sign free agent J.C. Romero
01/04/2007  The Red Sox sign Joel Piniero
01/30/2007  Curt Schilling decides not to retire at the end of the 2007 season
 
 SPRING TRAINING DIARY
02/14/2007  Daisuke Matsuzaka arrives at Ft. Myers
02/16/2007  Kevin Youkilis arrives in camp
02/17/2007  Jason Varitek, Mike Timlin, Doug Mirabelli, Matt Clement, Tim Wakefield, Alberto Castillo and
 Manny Delcarmen arrive in camp
02/18/2007  Dustin Pedroia arrives at Ft, Myers
02/19/2007  Daisuke Matsuzaka throws a bullpen session
02/20/2007  Julio Lugo, Mike Lowell and Eric Hinske arrive at spring training
02/21/2007  Wily Mo Pena arrives in camp
02/23/2007  Curt Schilling throws batting practice
02/26/2007  Mike Timlin and Craig Hanson develop strained backs
02/27/2007  Manny Ramirez arrives at Ft. Myers
02/28/2007  Manny Ramirez takes batting practice
03/01/2007  Minnesota Twins T 4-4  
03/02/2007  at Toronto Blue Jays L 4-1  
03/03/2007  Philadelphia Phillies L 12-9  
03/04/2007  at Minnesota Twins W 6-1  
03/05/2007  Los Angeles Dodgers L 2-1  
03/06/2007  Minnesota Twins T 0-0  
03/07/2007  at Florida Marlins W 14-6  
03/08/2007  New York Mets W 9-5  
03/09/2007  at Minnesota Twins L 1-0  
 Toronto Blue Jays W 3-2  
03/10/2007  at Philadelphia Phillies W 11-10  Ellsbury sent to the minors
03/11/2007  at Detroit Tigers W 7-6  
03/12/2007  Baltimore Orioles L 5-3  
03/13/2007  New York Yankees W 7-5  Papelbon signs his contract
03/14/2007  at Toronto Blue Jays L 1-0  
03/15/2007  Pittsburgh Pirates L 3-2  
03/16/2007  at New York Mets L 4-1  
03/17/2007  at Los Angeles Dodgers pp  
03/18/2007  Cincinnati Reds L 2-1  
03/19/2007  at Baltimore Orioles W 2-1  
03/21/2007  Minnesota Twins W 6-5  
03/22/2007  at Pittsburgh Pirates W 7-3  
03/23/2007  at Philadelphia Phillies T 4-4  Papelbon is named closer
03/24/2007  Baltimore Orioles W 3-2  
03/25/2007  at Tampa Bay Devil Rays T 1-1  
03/26/2007  Florida Marlins W 12-6  
03/27/2007  at Cincinnati Reds L 5-0  
03/28/2007  Pittsburgh Pirates L 3-2  Sox finalize the roster
03/29/2007  at Minnesota Twins W 5-4  
03/30/2007  Tampa Bay Devil Rays L 3-2  
03/31/2007  at Philadelphia Phillies W 6-5  
04/01/2007  at Philadelphia Phillies W 4-1  
 
GAME LOG
  RECORD PLACE GB/GF OPPONENT   SCORE  PITCHER W/L
04/02/2007 0-1 3rd -1  at Kansas City Royals L 7-1 Curt Schilling 0-1
04/03/2007 0-1 2nd -1  
04/04/2007 1-1 2nd -1/2  at Kansas City Royals W 7-1 Josh Beckett 1-0
04/05/2007 2-1 1st +1/2  at Kansas City Royals W 4-1 Daisuke Matsuzaka 1-0
04/06/2007 2-2 2nd -1/2  at Texas Rangers L 2-0 Tim Wakefield 0-1
04/07/2007 2-3 4th -1/2  at Texas Rangers L 8-5 Julian Tavarez 0-1
04/08/2007 3-3 2nd -1/2  at Texas Rangers W 3-2 Curt Schilling 1-1
04/09/2007 3-3 2nd -1  
04/10/2007 4-3 1st -  Seattle Mariners W 14-3 Josh Beckett 2-0
04/11/2007 4-4 2nd -1  Seattle Mariners L 3-0 Daisuke Matsuzaka 1-1
04/12/2007 4-4 2nd -1/2  Seattle Mariners pp  
04/13/2007 5-4 2nd -1/2  Los Angeles Angels W 10-1 Tim Wakefield 1-1
04/14/2007 6-4 1st +1/2  Los Angeles Angels W 8-0 Curt Schilling 2-1
04/15/2007 6-4 1st -  Los Angeles Angels pp  
04/16/2007 7-4 1st +1/2  Los Angeles Angels W 7-2 Josh Beckett 3-0
04/17/2007 7-5 2nd -1/2  at Toronto Blue Jays L 2-1 Daisuke Matsuzaka 1-2
04/18/2007 8-5 1st +1/2  at Toronto Blue Jays W 4-1 Tim Wakefield 2-1
04/19/2007 9-5 1st +1  at Toronto Blue Jays W 5-3 Mike Timlin 1-0
04/20/2007 10-5 1st +1 1/2  New York Yankees W 7-6 Kyle Snyder 1-0
04/21/2007 11-5 1st +1 1/2  New York Yankees W 7-5 Josh Beckett 4-0
04/22/2007 12-5 1st +1 1/2  New York Yankees W 7-6 Daisuke Matsuzaka 2-2
04/23/2007 12-6 1st +1 1/2  Toronto Blue Jays L 7-3 Tim Wakefield 2-2
04/24/2007 12-7 1st +1 1/2  Toronto Blue Jays L 10-3 Julian Tavarez 0-2
04/25/2007 13-7 1st +2 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles W 6-1 Curt Schilling 3-1
04/26/2007 14-7 1st +3  at Baltimore Orioles W 5-2 Josh Beckett 5-0
04/27/2007 15-7 1st +4  at New York Yankees W 11-4 Daisuke Matsuzaka 3-2
04/28/2007 15-8 1st +4  at New York Yankees L 3-1 Tim Wakefield 2-3
04/29/2007 16-8 1st +4  at New York Yankees W 7-4 Julian Tavarez 1-2
04/30/2007 16-8 1st +3 1/2  
05/01/2007 16-9 1st +3 1/2  Oakland Athletics L 5-4 Brendan Donnelly 0-1
05/02/2007 17-9 1st +4 1/2  Oakland Athletics W 6-4 Josh Beckett 6-0
05/03/2007 18-9 1st +5 1/2  Seattle Mariners W 8-7 Brendan Donnelly 1-1
05/04/2007 19-9 1st +6 1/2  at Minnesota Twins W 2-0 Tim Wakefield 3-3
05/05/2007 19-10 1st +5 1/2  at Minnesota Twins L 2-1 Julian Tavarez 1-3
05/06/2007 20-10 1st +5 1/2  at Minnesota Twins W 4-3 Curt Schilling 4-1
05/07/2007 20-10 1st +6  
05/08/2007 21-10 1st +6  at Toronto Blue Jays W 9-2 Josh Beckett 7-0
05/09/2007 22-10 1st +6  at Toronto Blue Jays W 9-3 Daisuke Matsuzaka 4-2
05/10/2007 23-10 1st +7  at Toronto Blue Jays W 8-0 Tim Wakefield 4-3
05/11/2007 23-11 1st +6  Baltimore Orioles L 6-3 Julian Tavarez 1-4
05/12/2007 24-11 1st +7  Baltimore Orioles W 13-4 Javier Lopez 1-0
05/13/2007 25-11 1st +8  Baltimore Orioles W 6-5 J.C. Romero 1-0
05/14/2007 26-11 1st +8 1/2  Detroit Tigers W 7-1 Daisuke Matsuzaka 5-2
05/15/2007 26-12 1st +8  Detroit Tigers L 7-2 Tim Wakefield 4-4
05/16/2007 26-12 1st +8  Detroit Tigers pp  
05/17/2007 27-12 1st +9  Detroit Tigers W 2-1 Julian Tavarez 2-4
28-12 1st +9 1/2 W 4-2 Brendan Donnelly 2-1
05/18/2007 28-12 1st +10  Atlanta Braves pp  
05/19/2007 29-12 1st +10  Atlanta Braves W 13-3 Daisuke Matsuzaka 6-2
29-13 1st +9 1/2 L 14-0 Devern Hansack 0-1
05/20/2007 30-13 1st +10 1/2  Atlanta Braves W 6-3 Kason Gabbard 1-0
05/21/2007 30-14 1st +9 1/2  at New York Yankees L 6-2 Tim Wakefield 4-5
05/22/2007 31-14 1st +10 1/2  at New York Yankees W 7-3 Julian Tavarez 3-4
05/23/2007 31-15 1st +9 1/2  at New York Yankees L 8-3 Curt Schilling 4-2
05/24/2007 31-15 1st +9 1/2  
05/25/2007 32-15 1st +10 1/2  at Texas Rangers W 10-6 Daisuke Matsuzaka 7-2
05/26/2007 33-15 1st +11  at Texas Rangers W 7-4 Tim Wakefield 5-5
05/27/2007 34-15 1st +11 1/2  at Texas Rangers W 6-5 Joel Piniero 1-0
05/28/2007 35-15 1st +11 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 5-3 Curt Schilling 5-2
05/29/2007 36-15 1st +11 1/2  Cleveland Indians W 4-2 Josh Beckett 8-0
05/30/2007 36-16 1st +10 1/2  Cleveland Indians L 8-4 Daisuke Matsuzaka 7-3
05/31/2007 36-16 1st +10  
06/01/2007 36-17 1st +10  New York Yankees L 9-5 Tim Wakefield 5-6
06/02/2007 37-17 1st +11  New York Yankees W 11-6 Hideki Okajima 1-0
06/03/2007 37-18 1st +10 1/2  New York Yankees L 6-5 Jonathan Papelbon 0-1
06/04/2007 37-19 1st +10  at Oakland Athletics L 5-4 Kyle Snyder 0-1
06/05/2007 37-20 1st +9  at Oakland Athletics L 5-0 Daisuke Matsuzaka 7-4
06/06/2007 37-21 1st +9  at Oakland Athletics L 3-2 Tim Wakefield 5-7
06/07/2007 38-21 1st +10  at Oakland Athletics W 1-0 Curt Schilling 6-2
06/08/2007 39-21 1st +10 1/2  at Arizona Diamondbacks W 10-3 Josh Beckett 9-0
06/09/2007 40-21 1st +10 1/2  at Arizona Diamondbacks W 4-3 Hideki Okajima 2-0
06/10/2007 40-22 1st +9 1/2  at Arizona Diamondbacks L 5-1 Daisuke Matsuzaka 7-5
06/11/2007 40-22 1st +9 1/2  
06/12/2007 41-22 1st +9 1/2  Colorado Rockies W 2-1 Tim Wakefield 6-7
06/13/2007 41-23 1st +8 1/2  Colorado Rockies L 12-2 Curt Schilling 6-3
06/14/2007 41-24 1st +7 1/2  Colorado Rockies L 7-1 Josh Beckett 9-1
06/15/2007 42-24 1st +8 1/2  San Francisco Giants W 10-2 Julian Tavarez 4-4
06/16/2007 43-24 1st +8 1/2  San Francisco Giants W 1-0 Daisuke Matsuzaka 8-5
06/17/2007 44-24 1st +8 1/2  San Francisco Giants W 9-5 Tim Wakefield 7-7
06/18/2007 44-25 1st +8  at Atlanta Braves L 9-4 Curt Schilling 6-4
06/19/2007 45-25 1st +9  at Atlanta Braves W 4-0 Josh Beckett 10-1
06/20/2007 46-25 1st +10  at Atlanta Braves W 11-0 Julian Tavarez 5-4
06/21/2007 46-25 1st +10 1/2  
06/22/2007 47-25 1st +10 1/2  at San Diego Padres W 2-1 Daisuke Matsuzaka 9-5
06/23/2007 47-26 1st +10 1/2  at San Diego Padres L 6-1 Tim Wakefield 7-8
06/24/2007 48-26 1st +11  at San Diego Padres W 4-2 Josh Beckett 11-1
06/25/2007 48-27 1st +10  at Seattle Mariners L 9-4 Julian Tavarez 5-5
06/26/2007 48-28 1st +10  at Seattle Mariners L 8-7 Javier Lopez 1-1
06/27/2007 48-29 1st +9  at Seattle Mariners L 2-1 Joel Piniero 1-1
06/28/2007 48-29 1st +9 1/2  
06/29/2007 49-29 1st +10 1/2  Texas Rangers W 2-1 Tim Wakefield 8-8
06/30/2007 49-30 1st +10 1/2  Texas Rangers L 5-4 Josh Beckett 11-2
07/01/2007 50-30 1st +10 1/2  Texas Rangers L 2-1 Julian Tavarez 5-6
07/02/2007 51-31 1st +10 1/2  Texas Rangers W 7-3 Kason Gabbard 2-0
07/03/2007 52-31 1st +10 1/2  Tampa Bay Devil Rays W 4-1 Daisuke Matsuzaka 10-5
07/04/2007 53-31 1st +11 1/2  Tampa Bay Devil Rays W 7-5 Tim Wakefield 9-8
07/05/2007 54-31 1st +11 1/2  Tampa Bay Devil Rays W 15-4 Josh Beckett 12-2
07/06/2007 54-32 1st +10 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 9-2 Julian Tavarez 5-7
07/07/2007 54-33 1st +10 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 3-2 Jonathan Papelbon 0-2
07/08/2007 54-34 1st +9 1/2  at Detroit Tigers L 6-5 Daisuke Matsuzaka 10-6
07/09/2007 All Star Game Break
07/10/2007
07/11/2007
07/12/2007 54-34 1st +9 1/2  Toronto Blue Jays W 7-4 Tim Wakefield 10-8
07/13/2007 54-35 1st +9 1/2  Toronto Blue Jays L 6-5 Kyle Snyder 1-2
07/14/2007 55-35 1st +9 1/2  Toronto Blue Jays W 9-4 Daisuke Matsuzaka 11-6
07/15/2007 55-36 1st +8 1/2  Toronto Blue Jays L 2-1 Josh Beckett 12-3
07/16/2007 56-36 1st +8 1/2  Kansas City Royals W 4-0 Kason Gabbard 3-0
07/17/2007 56-37 1st +7 1/2  Kansas City Royals L 9-3 Tim Wakefield 10-9
07/18/2007 56-38 1st +6 1/2  Kansas City Royals L 6-5 Julian Tavarez 5-8
07/19/2007 56-39 1st +6 1/2  Chicago White Sox L 4-2 Daisuke Matsuzaka 11-7
07/20/2007 57-39 1st +7 1/2  Chicago White Sox W 10-3 Josh Beckett 13-3
07/21/2007 58-39 1st +7  Chicago White Sox W 11-2 Kason Gabbard 4-0
07/22/2007 59-39 1st +7  Chicago White Sox W 8-5 Tim Wakefield 11-9
07/23/2007 60-39 1st +7  at Cleveland Indians W 6-2 Jon Lester 1-0
07/24/2007 61-39 1st +7  at Cleveland Indians W 1-0 Daisuke Matsuzaka 12-7
07/25/2007 61-40 1st +6  at Cleveland Indians L 1-0 Josh Beckett 13-4
07/26/2007 62-40 1st +7  at Cleveland Indians W 14-9 Julian Tavarez 6-8
07/27/2007 63-40 1st +8  at Tampa Bay Devil Rays W 7-1 Tim Wakefield 12-9
07/28/2007 64-40 1st +9  at Tampa Bay Devil Rays W 12-6 Kyle Snyder 2-2
07/29/2007 64-41 1st +8  at Tampa Bay Devil Rays L 5-2 Daisuke Matsuzaka 12-8
07/30/2007 64-41 1st +8  
07/31/2007 64-42 1st +7  Baltimore Orioles L 5-3 Josh Beckett 13-5
08/01/2007 65-42 1st +7  Baltimore Orioles W 5-4 Javier Lopez 2-1
08/02/2007 66-42 1st +8  Baltimore Orioles W 7-4 Tim Wakefield 13-9
08/03/2007 66-43 1st +7  at Seattle Mariners L 7-4 Mike Timlin 1-1
08/04/2007 67-43 1st +7  at Seattle Mariners W 4-3 Daisuke Matsuzaka 13-8
08/05/2007 68-43 1st +7  at Seattle Mariners W 9-2 Josh Beckett 14-5
08/06/2007 68-44 1st +6  at Los Angeles Angels L 4-2 Curt Schilling 6-5
08/07/2007 68-45 1st +5  at Los Angeles Angels L 10-4 Tim Wakefield 13-9
08/08/2007 69-45 1st +6  at Los Angeles Angels W 9-6 Hideki Okajima 3-0
08/09/2007 69-45 1st +6  
08/10/2007 69-46 1st +5  at Baltimore Orioles L 6-5 Hideki Okajima 3-1
08/11/2007 70-46 1st +5  at Baltimore Orioles W 6-2 Josh Beckett 15-5
08/12/2007 70-47 1st +4  at Baltimore Orioles L 6-3 Kyle Snyder 2-3
08/13/2007 71-47 1st +4  Tampa Bay Devil Rays W 3-0 Tim Wakefield 14-10
08/14/2007 72-47 1st +5  Tampa Bay Devil Rays W 2-1 Eric Gagne 3-0
08/15/2007 72-48 1st +5  Tampa Bay Devil Rays L 6-5 Daisuke Matsuzaka 13-9
08/16/2007 72-48 1st +5 1/2  
08/17/2007 73-48 1st +4 1/2  Los Angeles Angels W 8-4 Clay Buccholz 1-0
73-49 1st +5 L 7-5 Eric Gagne 3-1
08/18/2007 74-49 1st +5  Los Angeles Angels W 10-5 Curt Schilling 7-5
08/19/2007 74-50 1st +4  Los Angeles Angels L 3-1 Julian Tavarez 6-9
08/20/2007 75-50 1st +5  at Tampa Bay Devil Rays W 6-0 Tim Wakefield 15-10
08/21/2007 76-50 1st +6  at Tampa Bay Devil Rays W 8-6 Jon Lester 2-0
08/22/2007 76-51 1st +5  at Tampa Bay Devil Rays L 2-1 Daisuke Matsuzaka 13-10
08/23/2007 76-51 1st +5  at Chicago White Sox pp  
08/24/2007 77-51 1st +6  at Chicago White Sox W 11-3 Josh Beckett 16-5
78-51 1st +6 1/2 W 10-1 Curt Schilling 8-5
08/25/2007 79-51 1st +6 1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 14-2 Tim Wakefield 16-10
08/26/2007 80-51 1st +7 1/2  at Chicago White Sox W 11-1 Julian Tavarez 7-9
08/27/2007 80-51 1st +8  
08/28/2007 80-52 1st +7  at New York Yankees L 5-3 Daisuke Matsuzaka 13-11
08/29/2007 80-53 1st +6  at New York Yankees L 4-3 Josh Beckett 16-6
08/30/2007 80-54 1st +5  at New York Yankees L 5-0 Curt Schilling 8-6
08/31/2007 80-55 1st +5  Baltimore Orioles L 9-8 Julian Tavarez 7-10
09/01/2007 81-55 1st +5  Baltimore Orioles W 10-0 Clay Buccholz
(no-hitter)
2-0
09/02/2007 82-55 1st +6  Baltimore Orioles W 3-2 Jon Lester 3-0
09/03/2007 83-55 1st +7  Toronto Blue Jays W 13-10 Daisuke Matsuzaka 14-11
09/04/2007 84-55 1st +7  Toronto Blue Jays W 5-3 Josh Beckett 17-6
09/05/2007 84-56 1st +6  Toronto Blue Jays L 6-4 Hideki Okajima 3-2
09/06/2007 85-56 1st +6 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles W 7-6 Clay Buccholz 3-0
09/07/2007 86-56 1st +6 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles W 4-0 Jon Lester 4-0
09/08/2007 86-57 1st +5 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles L 11-5 Daisuke Matsuzaka 14-12
09/09/2007 87-57 1st +5 1/2  at Baltimore Orioles W 3-2 Josh Beckett 18-6
09/10/2007 87-58 1st +5  Tampa Bay Devil Rays L 1-0 Curt Schilling 8-7
09/11/2007 88-58 1st +5  Tampa Bay Devil Rays W 16-10 Bryan Corey 1-0
09/12/2007 89-58 1st +5  Tampa Bay Devil Rays W 5-4 Jonathan Papelbon 1-2
09/13/2007 89-58 1st +5 1/2  
09/14/2007 89-59 1st +4 1/2  New York Yankees L 8-7 Jonathan Papelbon 1-3
09/15/2007 90-59 1st +5 1/2  New York Yankees W 10-1 Josh Beckett 19-6
09/16/2007 90-60 1st +4 1/2  New York Yankees L 4-3 Curt Schilling 8-8
09/17/2007 90-61 1st +3 1/2  at Toronto Blue Jays L 6-1 Tim Wakefield 16-11
09/18/2007 90-62 1st +2 1/2  at Toronto Blue Jays L 4-3 Eric Gagne 3-2
09/19/2007 90-63 1st +1 1/2  at Toronto Blue Jays L 6-1 Clay Buccholz 3-1
09/20/2007 90-63 1st +1 1/2  
09/21/2007 91-63 1st +2 1/2  at Tampa Bay Devil Rays W 8-1 Josh Beckett 20-6
09/22/2007 92-63 1st +2 1/2  at Tampa Bay Devil Rays W 8-6 Eric Gagne 4-2
09/23/2007 92-64 1st +1 1/2  at Tampa Bay Devil Rays L 5-4 Tim Wakefield 16-12
09/24/2007 92-64 1st +2  
09/25/2007 93-64 1st +3  Oakland Athletics W 7-3 Curt Schilling 9-8
09/26/2007 94-64 1st +3  Oakland Athletics W 11-6 Mike Timlin 2-1
09/27/2007 94-65 1st +2  Minnesota Twins L 5-4 Josh Beckett 20-7
09/28/2007 95-65 1st +3  Minnesota Twins W 5-2 Daisuke Matsuzaka 15-12
09/29/2007 96-65 1st +3  Minnesota Twins W 6-4 Tim Wakefield 17-12
09/30/2007 96-66 1st +2  Minnesota Twins L 3-2 Julian Tavarez 7-11
10/01/2007

 The Red Sox Nation has a rally at City Hall Plaza

10/02/2007

 The Red Sox practice at Fenway Park

 
THE A.L. DIVISIONAL SERIES
  RECORD GAME OPPONENT   SCORE  PITCHER W/L
10/03/2007 1-0 Game #1  Los Angeles Angels W 4-0 Josh Beckett 1-0
10/04/2007

 Tim Wakefield pitches at the Fenway Park workout

10/05/2007 2-0 Game #2  Los Angeles Angels W 6-3 Jonathan Papelbon 1-0
10/06/2007

 Dustin Pedroia is not concerned about his jammed shoulder

10/07/2007 3-0 Game #3  at Los Angeles Angels W 9-1 Curt Schilling 1-0
10/08/2007

 The Cleveland Indians defeat the Yankees

10/09/2007

 The Red Sox practice at Fenway Park ... The Indians fly to Boston

 
THE A.L. CHAMPIONSHIP  SERIES
  RECORD GAME OPPONENT   SCORE  PITCHER W/L
10/12/2007 1-0 Game #1  Cleveland Indians W 10-3 Josh Beckett 2-0
10/13/2007 1-1 Game #2  Cleveland Indians L 13-6 Eric Gagne 0-1
10/14/2007

 The Rockies take a 3-0 game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks

10/15/2007 1-2 Game #3  at Cleveland Indians L 4-2 Daisuke Matsuzaka 0-1
10/16/2007 1-3 Game #4  at Cleveland Indians L 7-3 Tim Wakefield 0-1
10/17/2007

 The Sox workout at Jacobs Field

10/18/2007 2-3 Game #5  at Cleveland Indians W 7-1 Josh Beckett 3-0
10/19/2007

 Rain at Fenway Park ... The Sox work in the batting cages under the stands

10/20/2007 3-3 Game #6  Cleveland Indians W 12-2 Curt Schilling 2-0
10/21/2007 4-3 Game #7  Cleveland Indians W 11-2 Daisuke Matsuzaka 1-1
10/22/2007

 Josh Beckett is named ALCS MVP

10/23/2007

 Kyle Snyder replaces Tim Wakefield on the World Series Roster

  
THE WORLD  SERIES
  RECORD GAME OPPONENT   SCORE  PITCHER W/L
10/24/2007 1-0 Game #1  Colorado Rockies W 13-1 Josh Beckett 4-0
10/25/2007 2-0 Game #2  Colorado Rockies W 2-1 Curt Schilling 3-0
10/26/2007

 Optional workout at Coors Field

10/27/2007 3-0 Game #3  at Colorado Rockies W 10-5 Daisuke Matsuzaka 2-1
10/28/2007 4-0 Game #4  at Colorado Rockies W 4-3 Jon Lester 1-0
10/29/2007

 The Red Sox arrive home and prepare for the celebration

10/30/2007

 The city celebrates the 2007 World Champion Red Sox

  
2007 RED SOX BATTING & PITCHING
 
 

 

 

FINAL 2007 A.L. EAST STANDINGS

 

 

BOSTON RED SOX 96 66 -

 

 

New York Yankees 94 68 2

 

 

Toronto Blue Jays 83 79 13

 

 

Baltimore Orioles 69 93 27

 

 

Tampa Bay Devil Rays 66 95 30

 

 

 
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