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2008 Boston Red Sox

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2008 Boston Red Sox
Wild Card winners
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Major league affiliations
Location
2008 Information
Owner(s) John Henry
Tom Werner
Larry Lucchino
Manager(s) Terry Francona
Local television NESN
Local radio WRKO
WEEI
Baseball-Reference 2008 Boston Red Sox

Record: 95-67, Finished 2nd in AL Eastern Division (2008 AL) | 2008 American League Wild Card

Clinched Wild Card: September 23, 2008, Cleveland Indians

Managed by Terry Francona

Coaches: Luis Alicea, John Farrell, DeMarlo Hale, Dave Magadan, Brad Mills and Gary Tuck

Ballpark: Fenway Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

On September 8, Boston had its 456th straight sellout crowd at Fenway, breaking the record for MLB. The mark was held by the Cleveland Indians at Jacobs Field from 1995-2001.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Postseason[edit]

ALDS vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

Main article: 2008 ALDS1
Game Score Date Starters Time (ET)
1 Boston Red Sox 4 Los Angeles Angels 1 October 1 Jon Lester (1-0) John Lackey (0-1) 10:00 p.m.
2 Boston Red Sox 7 at Los Angeles Angels 5 October 3 Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-0) Ervin Santana (0-0) 9:30 p.m.
3 Los Angeles Angels 5 Boston Red Sox 4 October 5 Joe Saunders (0-0) vs. Josh Beckett (0-0) 7:25 p.m.
4 Los Angeles Angels 2 Boston Red Sox 3 October 6 John Lackey (0-1) vs. Jon Lester (1-0) 8:35 p.m.

ALCS vs. Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

Game Score Date Pitchers Time (ET)
1 Boston Red Sox 2 Tampa Bay Rays 0 October 10 Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0) James Shields (0-1) 8:37 p.m.
2 Boston Red Sox 8 Tampa Bay Rays 9 October 11 Josh Beckett (0-0) Scott Kazmir (0-0) 8:07 p.m.
3 Tampa Bay Rays 9 Boston Red Sox 1 October 13 Matt Garza (1-0) Jon Lester (0-1) 4:37 p.m.
4 Tampa Bay Rays 13 Boston Red Sox 4 October 14 Andy Sonnanstine (1-0) Tim Wakefield (0-1) 8:07 p.m.
5 Tampa Bay Rays 7 Boston Red Sox 8 October 16 Scott Kazmir (0-0) Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0) 8:07 p.m.
6 Boston Red Sox 4 Tampa Bay Rays 2 October 18 Josh Beckett (1-0) James Shields (0-2) 8:07 p.m.
7 Boston Red Sox 1 Tampa Bay Rays 3 October 19 Jon Lester (0-2) Matt Garza (2-0) 8:07 p.m.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Bloomberg News: "Red Sox Clinch at Least Wild Card", New York Times, September 23, 2008


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