2005 Boston Red Sox
American League Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record95–67 (.586)
Divisional place2nd (via head-to-head record)
Other information
Owner(s)John W. Henry (New England Sports Ventures)
General manager(s)Theo Epstein
Manager(s)Terry Francona
Local televisionWSBK-TV
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(Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy)
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(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
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The 2005 Boston Red Sox season was the 105th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished second in the American League East with a record of 95 wins and 67 losses, the same record as the New York Yankees. The Yankees were deemed the division winner, due to their 10–9 head-to-head record against the Red Sox during the regular season. The Red Sox qualified for the postseason as the AL wild card, but were swept by the American League Central champion Chicago White Sox in the ALDS.

On offense, the Red Sox led Major League Baseball in runs scored (910), hits (1,579), doubles (339), RBI (863), walks (653), batting average (.281), OBP (.357), OPS (.811) and sacrifice flies (63).[1] Red Sox pitchers hit opposing batters with 89 pitches, the most by any major league pitching staff in 2005.[1]

Offseason

The Red Sox made a few notable offseason moves coming off their 2004 World Series championship. The team brought back Jason Varitek by re-signing the veteran catcher to a 4-year $40 million deal.[2] Outfielder Dave Roberts – who played a key role as a base stealer during the 2004 postseason – was traded to the Padres in exchange for shortstop Ramon Vazquez and left fielder Jay Payton.[3]

Management sought to fill the void left by Orlando Cabrera and Pokey Reese at shortstop by signing free agent Édgar Rentería to a 4-year $40 million year with a 5th year option.[2] The move sat well with fans because Rentería was coming off a very successful 2004 campaign with the St. Louis Cardinals. Rentería hit .287 with 10 homeruns and 72 RBI in 2004.[4]

The Red Sox front office looked to bolster their starting pitching by signing two veteran pitchers. The need for starting pitching was a point of emphasize due to the departure of Pedro Martínez to the New York Mets after 7 years in a Red Sox uniform.[5] The first pitcher signed was former Padres starter David Wells. Wells was coming off a surprising 2004 season with the Padres in which he posted a 3.73 ERA over 195 innings pitched at the age of 41.[6] The second pitcher signed was former Cubs starter Matt Clement. Clement was coming off a season in which he posted a respectable 3.68 ERA over 181 innings pitched.[7]

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 95 67 0.586 53–28 42–39
Boston Red Sox 95 67 0.586 54–27 41–40
Toronto Blue Jays 80 82 0.494 15 43–38 37–44
Baltimore Orioles 74 88 0.457 21 36–45 38–43
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 67 95 0.414 28 40–41 27–54


Record vs. opponents

2005 American League Records

Sources: [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Baltimore 8–10 2–6 1–6 3–5 4–2 2–4 3–3 7–11 4–6 7–3 12–6 4–6 9–10 8–10
Boston 10–8 4–3 4–2 6–4 4–2 6–4 4–2 9–10 6–4 3–3 13–6 7–2 7–11 12–6
Chicago 6–2 3–4 14–5 14–5 13–5 4–6 11–7 3–3 2–7 6–3 4–2 3–6 4–2 12–6
Cleveland 6–1 2–4 5–14 12–6 13–6 3–5 10–9 3–4 6–3 7–3 4–6 3–3 4–2 15–3
Detroit 5–3 4–6 5–14 6–12 10–9 4–6 8–11 1–5 1–5 5–4 5–2 4–2 4–3 9–9
Kansas City 2–4 2–4 5–13 6–13 9–10 2–7 6–13 3–3 2–4 2–7 3–5 2–8 3–6 9–9
Los Angeles 4–2 4–6 6–4 5–3 6–4 7–2 6–4 6–4 10–9 9–9 4–5 15–4 1–5 12–6
Minnesota 3–3 2–4 7–11 9–10 11–8 13–6 4–6 3–3 4–6 6–4 6–0 3–6 4–2 8–10
New York 11–7 10–9 3–3 4–3 5–1 3–3 4–6 3–3 7–2 7–3 8–11 7–3 12–6 11–7
Oakland 6–4 4–6 7–2 3–6 5–1 4–2 9–10 6–4 2–7 12–6 4–5 11–8 5–5 10–8
Seattle 3–7 3–3 3–6 3–7 4–5 7–2 9–9 4–6 3–7 6–12 4–2 6–13 4–6 10–8
Tampa Bay 6–12 6–13 2–4 6–4 2–5 5–3 5–4 0–6 11–8 5–4 2–4 6–2 8–11 3–15
Texas 6–4 2–7 6–3 3–3 2–4 8–2 4–15 6–3 3–7 8–11 13–6 2–6 7–3 9–9
Toronto 10–9 11–7 2–4 2–4 3–4 6–3 5–1 2–4 6–12 5–5 6–4 11–8 3–7 8–10
Red Sox vs. National League
Team NL Central  
CHC CIN HOU MIL PIT STL ATL PHI
Boston 1–2 3–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 3–0

Notable transactions

Opening Day lineup

18 Johnny Damon CF
16 Édgar Rentería SS
24 Manny Ramirez LF
34 David Ortiz DH
15 Kevin Millar 1B
33 Jason Varitek C
44 Jay Payton RF
11 Bill Mueller 3B
12 Mark Bellhorn 2B
  3 David Wells P

Roster

2005 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitter

Manager

Coaches

Game log

2005 Game Log
April (12-11)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 3 @ Yankees 9–2 Johnson (1–0) Wells (0–1) 54,818 0–1
2 April 5 @ Yankees 4–3 Rivera (1–0) Foulke (0–1) 54,690 0–2
3 April 6 @ Yankees 7–3 Timlin (1–0) Rivera (1–1) 55,165 1–2
4 April 8 @ Blue Jays 6–5 Arroyo (1–0) Bush (0–1) Foulke (1) 50,560 2–2
5 April 9 @ Blue Jays 12–5 Frasor (1–0) Wells (0–2) 28,765 2–3
6 April 10 @ Blue Jays 4–3 Batista (1–0) Timlin (1–1) 22,845 2–4
7 April 11 Yankees 8–1 Wakefield (1–0) Mussina (0–1) 33,702 3–4
8 April 13 Yankees 5–2 Wright (1–1) Schilling (0–1) Rivera (2) 35,115 3–5
9 April 14 Yankees 8–5 Foulke (1–1) Gordon (0–1) 35,251 4–5
10 April 15 Devil Rays 10–0 Wells (1–2) Nomo (1–1) 35,023 5–5
11 April 16 Devil Rays 6–2 Clement (1–0) Brazelton (0–3) 35,106 6–5
12 April 17 Devil Rays 3–1 Wakefield (2–0) Kazmir (0–1) Foulke (2) 35,232 7–5
13 April 18 Blue Jays 12–7 Schilling (1–1) Bush (0–2) 35,243 8–5
14 April 19 Blue Jays 4–3 Halladay (3–0) Foulke (1–2) Batista (4) 35,598 8–6
15 April 20 @ Orioles 8–0 Wells (2–2) Chen (1–1) 36,478 9–6
16 April 21 @ Orioles 1–0 Clement (2–0) López (2–1) Foulke (3) 40,419 10–6
17 April 22 @ Devil Rays 5–4 Báez (3–0) Embree (0–1) 30,530 10–7
18 April 23 @ Devil Rays 6–5 Fossum (1–1) Schilling (1–2) Carter (1) 33,220 10–8
19 April 24 @ Devil Rays 11–3 Arroyo (2–0) Nomo (2–2) 30,236 11–8
20 April 25 @ Orioles 8–4 Chen (2–1) Wells (2–3) 35,003 11–9
21 April 26 @ Orioles 11–8 Julio (1–0) Foulke (1–3) Ryan (3) 35,670 11–10
April 27 @ Orioles Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for June 2
22 April 29 @ Rangers 7–2 Park (3–1) Wakefield (2–1) Mahay (1) 43,933 11–11
23 April 30 @ Rangers 9–2 Arroyo (3–0) Astacio (1–3) 44,114 12–11
May (16-12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
24 May 1 @ Rangers 6–5 Clement (3–0) Drese (2–3) Foulke (4) 49,342 13–11
25 May 2 @ Tigers 8–3 Bonderman (4–2) Neal (0–1) Urbina (1) 17,497 13–12
26 May 3 @ Tigers 5–3 Halama (1–0) Maroth (2–2) Foulke (5) 19,121 14–12
27 May 4 @ Tigers 4–3 Wakefield (3–1) Farnsworth (1–1) Foulke (6) 23,295 15–12
28 May 5 @ Tigers 2–1 Arroyo (4–0) Urbina (0–3) Foulke (7) 24,870 16–12
29 May 6 Mariners 7–2 Clement (4–0) Moyer (4–1) 35,229 17–12
May 7 Mariners Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for May 8
30 May 8 Mariners 6–3 González (1–0) Piñeiro (2–3) Foulke (8) 34,848 18–12
31 May 8 Mariners 6–4 Franklin (2–4) Halama (1–1) Guardado (9) 34,671 18–13
32 May 9 Athletics 13–5 Wakefield (4–1) Haren (1–5) 35,000 19–13
33 May 10 Athletics 3–2 Matt Mantei (1–0) Dotel (1–1) 35,644 20–13
34 May 11 Athletics 6–5 Foulke (2–3) Dotel (1–2) 35,375 21–13
35 May 13 @ Mariners 14–7 Mateo (1–0) González (1–1) 44,534 21–14
36 May 14 @ Mariners 6–3 Myers (1–0) Villone (0–2) Foulke (9) 46,229 22–14
37 May 15 @ Mariners 5–4 Meche (3–2) Wakefield Guardado (10) 46,145 22–15
38 May 16 @ Athletics 6–4 Yabu (3–0) Myers (1–1) Dotel (7) 30,281 22–16
39 May 17 @ Athletics 7–5 Embree (1–1) Cruz (0–2) Foulke (10) 29,494 23–16
40 May 18 @ Athletics 13–6 Etherton (1–0) Wells (2–4) 42,705 23–17
41 May 20 Braves 4–3 Miller (1–0) Hudson (4–3) Foulke (11) 35,332 24–17
42 May 21 Braves 7–5 Davies (1–0) Wakefield (4–3) 35,008 24–18
43 May 22 Braves 5–2 Clement (5–0) Colón (0–1) 34,844 25–18
44 May 24 @ Blue Jays 9–6 Batista (3–0) Embree (1–2) 34,280 25–19
45 May 25 @ Blue Jays 6–1 Lilly (3–4) Arroyo (4–1) 23,221 25–20
46 May 26 @ Blue Jays 8–1 Chacín (5–3) Miller (1–1) Walker (2) 26,255 25–21
47 May 27 @ Yankees 6–3 Johnson (5–3) Wakefield (4–4) Rivera (12) 55,051 25–22
48 May 28 @ Yankees 17–1 Clement (6–0) Pavano (4–3) 55,315 26–22
49 May 29 @ Yankees 7–2 Wells (3–4) Mussina (5–3) 55,235 27–22
50 May 30 Orioles 8–1 Lopez (4–2) Arroyo (4–2) 35,483 27–23
51 May 31 Orioles 5–1 Miller (2–1) Cabrera (4–4) 35,147 28–23
June (17-9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
52 June 1 Orioles 9–3 Ponson (6–3) Wakefield (4–5) 35,527 28–24
53 June 2 Orioles 6–4 Foulke (3–3) Ryan (0–1) 35,138 29–24
54 June 3 Angels 7–4 Myers (2–1) Shields (4–3) Foulke (12) 35,328 30–24
55 June 4 Angels 13–6 Colón (7–3) Embree (1–3) 34,754 30–25
56 June 5 Angels 6–3 Myers (3–1) Woods (1–1) Foulke (13) 35,008 31–25
57 June 6 @ Cardinals 7–1 Morris (7–0) Wakefield (4–6) 50,270 31–26
58 June 7 @ Cardinals 9–2 Suppan (5–5) Clement (6–1) 47,496 31–27
59 June 8 @ Cardinals 4–0 Wells (4–4) Carpenter (8–4) 46,928 32–27
60 June 10 @ Cubs 14–6 Maddux (5–3) Arroyo (4–3) 39,215 32–28
61 June 11 @ Cubs 7–6 Wellemeyer (2–1) Miller (2–2) Dempster (8) 39,096 32–29
62 June 12 @ Cubs 8–1 Wakefield (5–6) Rusch (5–2) 39,138 33–29
63 June 13 Reds 10–3 Clement (7–1) Milton (3–8) 35,478 34–29
64 June 14 Reds 7–0 Wells (5–4) Hudson (1–1) 35,387 35–29
65 June 15 Reds 6–1 Arroyo (5–3) Harang (4–5) 35,265 36–29
66 June 17 Pirates 6–5 Foulke (4–3) White (2–3) 35,377 37–29
67 June 18 Pirates 2–0 White (3–3) Embree (1–4) Mesa (18) 35,216 37–30
68 June 19 Pirates 8–0 Clement (8–1) Wells (5–6) 35,046 38–30
69 June 20 @ Indians 10–9 Wells (6–4) Sabathia (5–4) Foulke (14) 30,562 39–30
70 June 21 @ Indians 9–2 Arroyo (6–3) Millwood (2–5) 28,450 40–30
71 June 22 @ Indians 5–4 Foulke (5–3) Wickman (0–2) 29,915 41–30
72 June 24 @ Phillies 8–0 Wakefield (6–6) Lieber (8–7) 45,090 42–30
73 June 25 @ Phillies 7–1 Clement (9–1) Padilla (3–7) 44,868 43–30
74 June 26 @ Phillies 12–8 Timlin (2–1) Cormier (2–2) 45,042 44–30
75 June 27 Indians 7–0 Millwood (3–5) Arroyo (6–4) 35,458 44–31
76 June 28 Indians 12–8 Miller (1–0) Foulke (5–4) 35,445 44–32
77 June 29 Indians 5–2 Wakefield (7–6) Elarton (4–3) Timlin (1) 35,069 45–32
July (14-13)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
78 July 1 Blue Jays 15–2 Lilly (6–8) Clement (9–2) 35,302 45–33
79 July 2 Blue Jays 6–4 Timlin (3–1) Walker (3–2) Foulke (15) 35,268 46–33
80 July 3 Blue Jays 5–2 Halladay (12–4) Arroyo (6–5) Schoeneweis (1) 34,794 46–34
81 July 4 @ Rangers 6–5 Benoit (1–0) Foulke (5–5) 50,492 46–35
82 July 5 @ Rangers 7–4 Wakefield (8–6) Young (8–5) Timlin (2) 33,356 47–35
83 July 6 @ Rangers 7–4 Clement (10–2) Park (8–3) Embree (1) 34,962 48–35
84 July 7 @ Orioles 3–1 Cabrera (7–7) Wells (6–5) Byrdak (1) 47,389 48–36
85 July 8 @ Orioles 7–2 Arroyo (7–5) Ponson (7–7) 49,174 49–36
86 July 9 @ Orioles 9–1 Chen (7–5) Miller (2–3) 49,331 49–37
87 July 10 @ Orioles 4–1 Lopez (8–5) Wakefield (8–7) Ryan (19) 49,828 49–38
88 July 14 Yankees 8–6 Gordon (3–3) Schilling (1–3) Rivera (21) 35,232 49–39
89 July 15 Yankees 17–1 Wells (7–5) Redding (0–6) 35,083 50–39
90 July 16 Yankees 7–4 Johnson (10–6) Clement (10–3) Rivera (22) 34,694 50–40
91 July 17 Yankees 5–3 Leiter (4–7) Wakefield (8–8) Rivera (23) 34,802 50–41
92 July 18 Devil Rays 3–1 Kazmir (4–7) Miller (2–4) Báez (17) 35,405 50–42
93 July 19 Devil Rays 5–2 Arroyo (8–5) Fossum (4–8) Schilling (1) 35,428 51–42
94 July 20 Devil Rays 9–4 Wells (8–5) Hendrickson (4–7) 35,123 52–42
95 July 21 @ White Sox 6–5 Schilling (2–3) Vizcaíno (4–4) 36,784 53–42
96 July 22 @ White Sox 8–4 Garland (15–4) Wakefield (8–9) 37,511 53–43
97 July 23 @ White Sox 3–0 Miller (3–4) Hernández (7–3) Schilling (2) 39,408 54–43
98 July 24 @ White Sox 6–4 Contreras (6–6) Arroyo (8–6) Hermanson (23) 37,168 54–44
99 July 25 @ Devil Rays 4–3 Colomé (2–2) Schilling (2–4) 21,550 54–45
100 July 26 @ Devil Rays 10–9 Schilling (3–4) Báez (5–3) 24,029 55–45
101 July 27 @ Devil Rays 4–1 Wakefield (9–9) McClung (1–6) Schilling (3) 22,079 56–45
102 July 29 Twins 8–5 Arroyo (9–6) Silva (7–5) Schilling (4) 35,211 57–45
103 July 30 Twins 6–2 Wells (9–5) Lohse (7–10) 35,167 58–45
104 July 31 Twins 4–3 Timlin (4–1) Rincón (4–4) Schilling (5) 34,929 59–45
August (18-9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
105 August 2 Royals 6–4 Wakefield (10–9) Burgos (1–4) Schilling (6) 35,386 60–45
106 August 3 Royals 8–5 Miller (4–4) Snyder Schilling (7) 35,055 61–45
107 August 4 Royals 11–9 Clement (11–3) Núñez (2–2) Schilling (8) 35,060 62–45
108 August 5 @ Twins 12–0 Radke (7–10) Arroyo (9–7) 38,161 62–46
109 August 6 @ Twins 4–3 Nathan (4–3) Timlin (4–2) 40,626 62–47
110 August 7 @ Twins 11–7 Wakefield (11–9) Mays (5–7) Schilling (9) 40,982 63–47
111 August 8 Rangers 11–6 González (2–1) Karsay (0–1) 35,453 64–47
112 August 9 Rangers 8–7 Schilling (4–4) Gryboski (1–1) 35,308 65–47
113 August 10 Rangers 16–5 Arroyo (10–7) Rogers (11–5) 35,379 66–47
114 August 12 White Sox 9–8 Bradford (1–0) Buehrle (13–5) 35,132 67–47
115 August 13 White Sox 7–4 Wakefield (12–9) Garland (16–6) 35,055 68–47
August 14 White Sox Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for September 5
116 August 15 @ Tigers 7–6 Walker (4–3) Schilling (4–5) 30,426 68–48
117 August 16 @ Tigers 10–7 Bradford (2–0) Dingman (1–2) 32,129 69–48
118 August 17 @ Tigers 6–5 Bonderman (14–9) Wells (9–6) Rodney (5) 30,634 69–49
119 August 18 @ Angels 13–4 Colón (16–6) Wakefield (12–10) 44,050 69–50
120 August 19 @ Angels 4–3 Schilling (5–5) Shields (8–9) 43,896 70–50
121 August 20 @ Angels 4–2 Santana (7–5) Arroyo (10–8) Rodríguez (28) 44,014 70–51
122 August 21 @ Angels 5–1 Timlin (5–2) Byrd (9–8) 44,022 71–51
123 August 23 @ Royals 5–2 Wells (10–6) Greinke (3–15) 21,323 72–51
124 August 24 @ Royals 4–3 Sisco (2–2) Arroyo (10–9) 18,871 72–52
125 August 25 @ Royals 7–4 Lima (5–12) Schilling (5–6) MacDougal (17) 21,815 72–53
126 August 26 Tigers 9–8 Wakefield (13–10) Johnson (7–10) Timlin (3) 35,056 73–53
127 August 27 Tigers 12–8 Colón (2–5) Papelbon (0–1) 35,228 73–54
128 August 28 Tigers 11–3 Wells (11–6) Robertson (6–11) 34,658 74–54
129 August 29 Devil Rays 10–6 Clement (12–3) McClung (5–8) 35,007 75–54
130 August 30 Devil Rays 7–6 Timlin (6–2) Borowski (1–1) 35,101 76–54
131 August 31 Devil Rays 7–6 Wakefield (14–10) Fossum (8–11) Timlin (4) 35,253 77–54
September (17-12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
132 September 1 Devil Rays 7–4 Arroyo (11–9) Waechter (5–9) Timlin (5) 35,337 78–54
133 September 2 Orioles 7–3 Maine (2–1) DiNardo (0–1) 35,156 78–55
134 September 3 Orioles 7–6 Clement (13–3) Bédard (6–6) Timlin (6) 35,142 79–55
135 September 4 Orioles 5–1 Wells (12–6) Lopez (13–9) 35,003 80–55
136 September 5 White Sox 5–3 McCarthy (2–1) Schilling (5–7) 35,673 80–56
137 September 6 Angels 3–2 Wakefield (15–10) Shields (8–11) 35,061 81–56
138 September 7 Angels 6–3 Arroyo (12–9) Santana (8–7) Timlin (7) 35,423 82–56
139 September 8 Angels 3–0 Byrd (11–9) Clement (13–4) Rodríguez (35) 35,351 82–57
140 September 9 @ Yankees 8–4 Small (7–0) Wells (12–7) 55,024 82–58
141 September 10 @ Yankees 9–2 Schilling (6–7) Chacón (5–10) 55,076 83–58
142 September 11 @ Yankees 1–0 Johnson (14–8) Wakefield (15–11) Rivera (37) 55,123 83–59
143 September 12 @ Blue Jays 6–5 Papelbon (1–1) Walker (6–5) 24,617 84–59
144 September 13 @ Blue Jays 9–3 Downs (3–3) Clement (13–5) 25,253 84–60
145 September 14 @ Blue Jays 1–0 Wells (13–7) Towers (11–11) Timlin (8) 25,865 85–60
146 September 15 Athletics 6–2 Blanton (10–11) Schilling (6–8) 35,079 85–61
147 September 16 Athletics 3–2 Timlin (7–2) Cruz (0–3) 35,249 86–61
148 September 17 Athletics 2–1 Arroyo (13–9) Haren (13–11) Timlin (9) 35,220 87–61
149 September 18 Athletics 12–3 Saarloos (10–7) Clement (13–6) 34,849 87–62
150 September 19 @ Devil Rays 8–7 Hendrickson (10–7) Harville (0–3) Báez (38) 16,124 87–63
151 September 20 @ Devil Rays 15–2 Schilling (7–8) McClung (6–11) 18,723 88–63
152 September 21 @ Devil Rays 7–4 Miller (2–2) Timlin (7–3) Báez (39) 20,002 88–64
153 September 23 @ Orioles 6–3 Arroyo (14–9) Cabrera (10–12) Timlin (10) 46,850 89–64
154 September 24 @ Orioles 4–3 Papelbon (2–1) Ryan (1–4) Timlin (11) 48,612 90–64
155 September 25 @ Orioles 9–3 Wells (14–7) Maine (2–3) 46,559 91–64
September 26 Blue Jays Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for September 27
156 September 27 Blue Jays 3–1 Wakefield (16–11) Bush (5–11) Timlin (12) 35,700 92–65
157 September 27 Blue Jays 5–7 Frasor (3–5) Bradford (2–1) Batista (31) 35,476 92–65
158 September 28 Blue Jays 7–2 Lilly Arroyo (14–10) 35,313 92–66
159 September 29 Blue Jays 5–4 Papelbon (3–1) Batista (5–8) 35,345 93–66
160 September 30 Yankees 5–3 Wells (15–7) Wang (8–5) Timlin (13) 34,832 94–66
October (1-1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
161 October 1 Yankees 8–4 Johnson (17–8) Wakefield (16–12) 34,556 94–67
162 October 2 Yankees 10–1 Schilling (8–8) Wright 34,534 95–67

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Jason Varitek 133 470 132 .281 22 70
1B Kevin Millar 134 449 122 .272 9 50
2B Mark Bellhorn 85 283 61 .216 7 28
SS Édgar Renteria 153 623 172 .276 8 70
3B Bill Mueller 150 519 153 .295 10 62
LF Manny Ramirez 152 554 162 .292 45 144
CF Johnny Damon 148 624 197 .316 10 75
RF Trot Nixon 124 408 112 .275 13 65
DH David Ortiz 159 601 180 .300 47 148

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Tony Graffanino 51 188 60 .319 4 20
John Olerud 87 173 50 .289 7 37
Doug Mirabelli 50 136 31 .228 6 18
Jay Payton 55 133 35 .263 5 21
Alex Cora 47 104 28 .269 2 16
Gabe Kapler 36 97 24 .247 1 9
Kevin Youkilis 44 79 22 .278 1 9
Ramón Vázquez 27 61 12 .197 0 4
Roberto Petagine 18 32 9 .281 1 9
Adam Hyzdu 12 16 4 .250 0 0
Adam Stern 36 15 2 .133 1 2
Kelly Shoppach 9 15 0 .000 0 0
José Cruz Jr. 4 12 3 .250 0 0
Dave McCarty 13 4 2 .500 0 2
Alejandro Machado 10 5 1 .200 0 0
Hanley Ramirez 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Shawn Wooten 1 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ER = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tim Wakefield 33 225.1 16 12 4.15 151
Bronson Arroyo 35 205.1 14 10 4.51 100
Matt Clement 32 191.0 13 6 4.57 146
David Wells 30 189.0 15 7 4.45 107
Wade Miller 16 91.0 4 4 4.95 64

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Curt Schilling 32 93.1 8 8 5.69 87
Jonathan Papelbon 17 34.0 3 1 2.65 34
Lenny DiNardo 8 14.2 0 1 1.84 15

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mike Timlin 81 7 3 13 2.24 59
Mike Myers 65 3 1 0 3.13 21
Keith Foulke 43 5 5 15 5.91 34
Alan Embree 43 1 4 1 7.65 30
Mike Mantei 34 1 0 0 6.49 22
Chad Bradford 31 2 1 0 3.86 10
John Halama 30 1 1 0 6.18 26
Geremi Gonzalez 28 2 1 0 6.11 28
Manny Delcarmen 10 0 0 0 3.00 9
Blaine Neal 8 0 1 0 9.00 3
Chad Harville 8 0 1 0 6.43 3
Mike Remlinger 8 0 0 0 14.85 5
Craig Hansen 4 0 0 0 6.00 3
Cla Meredith 3 0 0 0 27.00 0
Abe Alvarez 2 0 0 0 15.43 1
Mike Stanton 1 0 0 0 0.00 1
Scott Cassidy 1 0 0 0 40.50 0
Matt Perisho 1 0 0 0 0

ALDS

Main article: 2005 American League Division Series

Game Score Date
1 Boston 2, Chicago 14 October 4
2 Boston 4, Chicago 5 October 5
3 Chicago 5, Boston 3 October 7

The Chicago White Sox swept the Red Sox in the American League Division Series. The White Sox went on to win the World Series that year against the Houston Astros. The Red Sox were forced to play in the 2005 Postseason as a wild card team even though they had the same regular season record as their interdivision rival the New York Yankees. That is due to the fact that the Yankees had won the regular season head to head matchups versus the Red Sox 10-9.

A crucial moment of the series came in game 2 when Red Sox second baseman Tony Graffanino made a crucial error that led to the White Sox scoring three unearned runs in the fifth inning. A slow groundball hit to the right side of the infield was able to get past Graffanino and a key double play was not turned. Later in the inning, White Sox second baseman Tadahito Iguchi hit a three-run homerun to give the White Sox a one-run lead.[26] Red Sox pitcher David Wells was pitching well in the game until the error. The error is viewed by many fans as having the Red Sox lose Game 2 and eventually the American League Division Series.

Red Sox ace Curt Schilling did not start a game in the American League Division Series after pitching in the last game of the season against the Yankees.

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

The Wilmington Blue Rocks replaced the Sarasota Red Sox as the Class A-Advanced affiliate, and the Greenville Bombers replaced the Augusta GreenJackets as the Class A affiliate.

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Ron Johnson
AA Portland Sea Dogs Eastern League Todd Claus
A-Advanced Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Dann Bilardello
A Greenville Bombers South Atlantic League Chad Epperson
A-Short Season Lowell Spinners New York–Penn League Luis Alicea
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Ralph Treuel
Rookie DSL Red Sox Dominican Summer League Nelson Paulino
Rookie VSL Red Sox (cooperative) Venezuelan Summer League Josman Robles

VSL cooperative was with the San Diego Padres.[27]
Source:[28][29]

References

1st Half: Boston Red Sox Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Boston Red Sox Game Log on ESPN.com
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