2011 Boston Red Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record90–72 (.556)
Divisional place3rd (7 GB)
Other information
Owner(s)John W. Henry (Fenway Sports Group)
General manager(s)Theo Epstein[1]
Manager(s)Terry Francona[2]
Local televisionNESN
(Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy)
Local radioBoston Red Sox Radio Network
(Joe Castiglione, Dave O'Brien, Jon Rish, Dale Arnold)
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The 2011 Boston Red Sox season was the 111th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. Before the season, the Red Sox were favored to win the American League East and reach the World Series, with some comparing the team to the 1927 New York Yankees.[3][4][5] With a record of 90 wins and 72 losses, the Red Sox finished third in their division, seven games behind the Yankees.

After leading the Tampa Bay Rays by nine games in the AL wild card race on September 3—when their odds of reaching the postseason peaked at 99.6%—the Red Sox lost 18 of their final 24 games.[6] On the last day of the season, September 28, a ninth-inning Red Sox loss to the Baltimore Orioles via a blown-save,[7] coupled with a 12-inning comeback victory by the Rays over the Yankees,[8] made the Rays the AL wild card winners and eliminated the Red Sox from playoff contention.

Offseason

November

11/04/10-Detroit Tigers traded Brent Dlugach to Boston Red Sox.

11/07/10-3B Adrián Beltré elected to free agency.

LF Bill Hall elected to free agency.

2B Felipe López elected to free agent.

C Víctor Martínez elected to free agency.

C Jason Varitek elected to free agency.

11/08/10-Activated RHP Junichi Tazawa from the 60-day disabled list.

Activated CF Mike Cameron from the 60-day disabled list.

Activated 1B Kevin Youkilis from the 60-day disabled list.

Activated LF Jacoby Ellsbury from the 60-day disabled list.

11/12/10-Traded LHP Dustin Richardson to the Florida Marlins for LHP Andrew Miller.

11/15/10-Claimed RHP Taylor Buchholz off waivers from Toronto Blue Jays.

11/19/10-Called up Luis Exposito from Portland Sea Dogs.

Called up Stolmy Pimentel from Salem Red Sox.

Called up Óscar Tejeda from Salem Red Sox.

11/24/10-Claimed Jordan Parraz off waivers from Kansas City Royals.

December

12/03/10-2B Nate Spears assigned to Boston Red Sox.

RHP Santo Luis assigned to Boston Red Sox.

LHP Hideki Okajima elected free agency.

RHP Taylor Buchholz elected free agency.

LHP Andrew Miller elected free agency.

Signed free agent RHP Jason Bergmann.

Signed free agent RHP Brandon Duckworth.

Signed free agent 2B Drew Sutton.

12/06/10-Portland Sea Dogs traded 1B Anthony Rizzo and RHP Casey Kelly to San Antonio Missions; San Diego Padres traded 1B Adrián González to Boston Red Sox and Greenville Drive traded CF Reymond Fuentes to Fort Wayne TinCaps.

12/10/10-Signed free agent C Jason Varitek.

12/11/10-Signed free agent LF Carl Crawford.

12/16/10-Traded CF Eric Patterson to San Diego Padres.

Signed free agent LHP Andrew Miller.

Signed free agent RHP Clevelan Santeliz.

Signed free agent LHP Randy Williams.

Signed free agent LHP Rich Hill.

Signed free agent LHP Lenny DiNardo.

Signed free agent LHP Matt Albers.

12/18/10-Signed free agent RHP Dan Wheeler.

12/21/10-Designated SS Brent Dlugach for assignment.

Signed free agent RHP Bobby Jenks.

12/23/10-Outrighted Brent Dlugach to Pawtucket Red Sox.

January

1/05/11-Designated Matt Fox for assignment.

Claimed Max Ramírez off waivers from Texas Rangers.

1/06/11-Signed free agent RHP Tony Peña, Jr..

1/10/11-Signed free agent LHP Hideki Okajima.

1/13/11-Released RHP Matt Fox.

2011 Spring training

Fans gathered at Fenway Park on February 8, 2011 in order to kick off the Red Sox preseason by celebrating Truck Day. The first full team workout of the preseason took place on February 19.[9] Playing other teams in the Grapefruit League the Red Sox finished with 14 wins and 19 losses.[10]

2011 Season

The Red Sox made several made several high profile roster moves hoping to return to postseason success after missing the 2010. During the offseason the Red Sox traded for first baseman Adrián González,[11] and they followed that move up by signing star outfielder Carl Crawford.[12]

Opening day

Opening Day starter Jon Lester
Opening Day starter Jon Lester

The Red Sox kicked off the year against the defending AL Pennant Winners, the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, on Friday, April 1.[13]

Lineup

2 Jacoby Ellsbury CF
15 Dustin Pedroia 2B
13 Carl Crawford LF
20 Kevin Youkilis 3B
28 Adrián González 1B
34 David Ortiz DH
23 Mike Cameron RF
39 Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
10 Marco Scutaro SS
31 Jon Lester P

Source: [14][15]

The Red Sox home opener was Friday, April 8, against the rival New York Yankees.[16]

Pitching woes

On May 15, John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka were placed on the disabled list. On June 10, Matsuzaka underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery. Clay Buchholz was afflicted with what would be diagnosed as a stress fracture in his back and was also put on the disabled list on June 17, where he would remain for the rest of the season. Other pitchers including Rich Hill and Bobby Jenks spent significant time on the disabled list. The Red Sox obtained Érik Bédard from the Seattle Mariners seconds before the trading deadline, after Kyle Weiland (who was highlighted by his ejection on his MLB debut) proved ineffective. Starting pitchers John Lackey and ace Jon Lester were ineffective down the stretch, as the Red Sox crashed down to a 7-20 finish, blowing a 9-game wild card lead that they held entering September. Josh Beckett missed a start early in the month after spraining his ankle in a previous start, and was ineffective in most of his September starts after that point.

Collapse

See also: 2011 Major League Baseball season § Game 162

The Red Sox became the first team in the history of Major League Baseball to have a nine-game lead in September and fail to make the playoffs that season, thanks to their 7-20 record in the final month of the regular season.[17] In the days following this historic collapse, the front office and manager Terry Francona decided to part ways, and not exercise either of the additional year options on Francona's contract.

After the regular season ended, General Manager Theo Epstein entered talks with the Chicago Cubs to interview for the National League club's vacant General Manager position. The Cubs offered Epstein the position of President of Baseball Operations, and he accepted. After five months of negotiations, the Red Sox and Cubs agreed to the compensation the Red Sox would receive for Epstein. The Cubs acquired minor-league first baseman Jair Bogaerts (twin brother of Xander Bogaerts) from the Red Sox, and the Red Sox received pitchers Chris Carpenter and Aaron Kurcz.

Soon after the season ended, stories broke in the local media about several of Boston's starting pitchers, including Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, and John Lackey, had been playing video games, eating fried chicken, and drinking beer in the clubhouse and dugout during games when they were not pitching. Jon Lester was the first to speak publicly about the allegations, and admitted to eating and drinking in the clubhouse during games, though infrequently, but denied that these actions ever took place in the dugout.[18]

2011 roster

2011 Boston Red Sox
Roster
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Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 97 65 0.599 52–29 45–36
Tampa Bay Rays 91 71 0.562 6 47–34 44–37
Boston Red Sox 90 72 0.556 7 45–36 45–36
Toronto Blue Jays 81 81 0.500 16 42–39 39–42
Baltimore Orioles 69 93 0.426 28 39–42 30–51


Record vs. opponents

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

Game log

Legend
Red Sox Win Red Sox Loss Game Postponed Eliminated from Playoff Contention
Boldface text denotes a Red Sox pitcher
2011 Game Log (90–72)
April (11–15)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Stadium Record Boxscore / Streak
1 April 1 @ Rangers 9–5 Oliver (1–0) Bard (0–1) 50,146 Rangers Ballpark 0–1 L1
2 April 2 @ Rangers 12–5 Lewis (1–0) Lackey (0–1) 48,356 Rangers Ballpark 0–2 L2
3 April 3 @ Rangers 5–1 Harrison (1–0) Buchholz (0–1) 46,326 Rangers Ballpark 0–3 L3
4 April 5 @ Indians 3–1 Tomlin (1–0) Beckett (0–1) Perez (1) 9,025 Progressive Field 0–4 L4
5 April 6 @ Indians 8–4 Perez (1–0) Matsuzaka (0–1) 9,523 Progressive Field 0–5 L5
6 April 7 @ Indians 1–0 Perez (2–0) Bard (0–2) Perez (2) 10,594 Progressive Field 0–6 L6
7 April 8 Yankees 9–6 Lackey (1–1) Colón (0–1) Papelbon (1) 37,178 Fenway Park 1–6 W1
8 April 9 Yankees 9–4 Robertson (2–0) Buchholz (0–2) 37,488 Fenway Park 1–7 L1
9 April 10 Yankees 4–0 Beckett (1–1) Sabathia (0–1) 37,861 Fenway Park 2–7 W1
10 April 11 Rays 16–5 Hellickson (1–1) Matsuzaka (0–2) 37,568 Fenway Park 2–8 L1
11 April 12 Rays 3–2 Price (1–2) Lester (0–1) 37,015 Fenway Park 2–9 L2
12 April 13 Rays Postponed (rain); Makeup: August 16 Rain1
12 April 15 Blue Jays 7–6 Cecil (1–1) Jenks (0–1) Rauch (3) 37,467 Fenway Park 2–10 L3
13 April 16 Blue Jays 4–1 Beckett (2–1) Reyes (0–2) Papelbon (2) 37,310 Fenway Park 3–10 W1
14 April 17 Blue Jays 8–1 Lester (1–1) Litsch (1–1) 37,802 Fenway Park 4–10 W2
15 April 18 Blue Jays 9–1 Matsuzaka (1–2) Romero (1–2) 37,916 Fenway Park 5–10 W3
16 April 19 @ Athletics 5–0 Anderson (1–1) Lackey (1–2) 25,230 McAfee Coliseum 5–11 L1
17 April 20 @ Athletics 5–3 Buchholz (1–2) González (2–1) Papelbon (3) 29,045 McAfee Coliseum 6–11 W1
18 April 21 @ Angels 4–2 (11) Jenks (1–1) Thompson (0–1) Papelbon (4) 37,003 Angel Stadium 7–11 W2
19 April 22 @ Angels 4–3 Lester (2–1) Haren (4–1) Papelbon (5) 39,005 Angel Stadium 8–11 W3
20 April 23 @ Angels 5–0 Matsuzaka (2–2) Santana (0–3) 40,025 Angel Stadium 9–11 W4
21 April 24 @ Angels 7–0 Lackey (2–2) Palmer (1–1) 35,107 Angel Stadium 10–11 W5 22 April 26 @ Orioles 4–1 Britton (4–1) Buchholz (1–3) Gregg (3) 18,938 Camden Yards 10–12 L1
23 April 27 @ Orioles 5–4 Uehara (1–0) Bard (0–3) Gregg (4) 15,514 Camden Yards 10–13 L2
24 April 28 @ Orioles 6–2 Lester (3–1) Johnson (1–1) 21,209 Camden Yards 11–13 W1
25 April 29 Mariners 5–4 Vargas (1–2) Jenks (1–2) League (6) 37,845 Fenway Park 11–14 L1
26 April 30 Mariners 2–0 Fister (2–3) Lackey (2–3) League (7) 37,901 Fenway Park 11–15 L2
May (19–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Stadium Record Boxscore / Streak
27 May 1 Mariners 3–2 Papelbon (1–0) Wright (0–1) 37,079 Fenway Park 12–15 W1
28 May 2 Angels 9–5 Buchholz (2–3) Weaver (6–1) 37,017 Fenway Park 13–15 W2
29 May 3 Angels 7–3 Lester (4–1) Haren (4–2) 37,043 Fenway Park 14–15 W3
30 May 4 Angels 5–3 (13) Bell (1–0) Matsuzaka (2–3) 37,037 Fenway Park 14–16 L1
31 May 5 Angels 11–0 Piñeiro (1–0) Lackey (2–4) 37,013 Fenway Park 14–17 L2
32 May 6 Twins 9–2 Baker (2–2) Wakefield (0–1) 37,798 Fenway Park 14–18 L3
33 May 7 Twins 4–0 Buchholz (3–3) Duensing (2–2) 37,234 Fenway Park 15–18 W1
34 May 8 Twins 9–5 Matsuzaka (3–3) Pavano (2–4) 37,526 Fenway Park 16–18 W2
35 May 9 Twins 2–1 Okajima (1–0) Hoey (0–1) 37,276 Fenway Park 17–18 W3
36 May 10 @ Blue Jays 7–6 (10) Villanueva (1–0) Albers (0–1) 17,820 Rogers Centre 17–19 L1 37 May 11 @ Blue Jays 9–3 Litsch (4–2) Lackey (2–5) 19,163 Rogers Centre 17–20 L2
38 May 13 @ Yankees 5–4 Buchholz (4–3) Colón (2–2) Papelbon (6) 48,254 Yankee Stadium 18–20 W1
39 May 14 @ Yankees 6–0 Beckett (3–1) Sabathia (3–3) 48,790 Yankee Stadium 19–20 W2
40 May 15 @ Yankees 7–5 Lester (5–1) García (2–3) Papelbon (7) 46,945 Yankee Stadium 20–20 W3
41 May 16 Orioles 8–7 Aceves (1–0) Gregg (0–1) 37,138 Fenway Park 21–20 W4
42 May 17 Orioles Postponed (rain); Makeup: September 19 Rain2[dead link]
42 May 18 Tigers 1–0 Bard (1–3) Schlereth (0–1) Papelbon (8) 37,311 Fenway Park 22–20 W5
43 May 19 Tigers 4–3 Papelbon (2–0) Alburquerque (0–1) 37,660 Fenway Park 23–20 W6
44 May 20 Cubs 15–5 Lester (6–1) Davis (0–2) Atchison (1) 37,140 Fenway Park 24–20 W7
45 May 21 Cubs 9–3 Marshall (2–0) Albers (0–2) 37,798 Fenway Park 24–21 L1
46 May 22 Cubs 5–1 Wakefield (1–1) Russell (1–5) 37,688 Fenway Park 25–21 W1
47 May 23 @ Indians 3–2 Smith (2–1) Bard (1–4) Perez (13) 19,225 Progressive Field 25–22 L1
48 May 24 @ Indians 4–2 Beckett (4–1) Carmona (3–5) Papelbon (9) 23,752 Progressive Field 26–22 W1
49 May 25 @ Indians 14–2 Lester (7–1) Talbot (1–1) 26,408 Progressive Field 27–22 W2
50 May 26 @ Tigers 14–1 (8) Aceves (2–0) Scherzer (6–2) 24,213 Comerica Park 28–22 W3
51 May 27 @ Tigers 9–3 Wakefield (2–1) Porcello (4–3) 34,046 Comerica Park 29–22 W4
52 May 28 @ Tigers Postponed (rain); Makeup: May 29 Rain3
52 May 29 (Game 1) @ Tigers 4–3 Albers (1–2) Valverde (2–2) Papelbon (10) 36,285 Comerica Park 30–22 W5
53 May 29 (Game 2) @ Tigers 3–0 Verlander (5–3) Beckett (4–2) Valverde (12) 39,873 Comerica Park 30–23 L1
54 May 30 White Sox 7–3 Peavy (2–0) Lester (7–2) 37,463 Fenway Park 30–24 L2
55 May 31 White Sox 10–7 Humber (4–3) Aceves (2–1) Sale (2) 37,269 Fenway Park 30–25 L3
June (16–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Stadium Record Boxscore / Streak
56 June 1 White Sox 7–4 Floyd (6–5) Albers (1–3) Santos (9) 37,321 Fenway Park 30–26 L4
57 June 3 Athletics 8–6 Jenks (2–2) Devine (0–1) 37,808 Fenway Park 31–26 W1
58 June 4 Athletics 9–8 (14) Aceves (3–1) Moscoso (2–1) 37,485 Fenway Park 32–26 W2
59 June 5 Athletics 6–3 Lackey (3–5) Anderson (3–6) Bard (1) 37,796 Fenway Park 33–26 W3
60 June 7 @ Yankees 6–4 Lester (8–2) García (4–5) Papelbon (12) 48,450 Yankee Stadium 34–26 W4
61 June 8 @ Yankees 11–6 Wakefield (3–1) Burnett (6–4) Aceves (1) 47,863 Yankee Stadium 35–26 W5
62 June 9 @ Yankees 8–3 Beckett (5–2) Sabathia (7–4) 48,845 Yankee Stadium 36–26 W6
63 June 10 @ Blue Jays 5–1 Buchholz (5–3) Reyes (2–5) 28,588 Rogers Centre 37–26 W7
64 June 11 @ Blue Jays 16–4 Lackey (4–5) Morrow (2–4) 39,437 Rogers Centre 38–26 W8
65 June 12 @ Blue Jays 14–1 Lester (9–2) Drabek (4–5) 30,364 Rogers Centre 39–26 W9
66 June 14 @ Rays 4–0 Shields (6–4) Wakefield (3–2) 20,972 Tropicana Field 39–27 L1
67 June 15 @ Rays 3–0 Beckett (6–2) Hellickson (7–5) 19,388 Tropicana Field 40–27 W1
68 June 16 @ Rays 4–2 Buchholz (6–3) Price (7–6) Papelbon (13) 23,495 Tropicana Field 41–27 W2
69 June 17 Brewers 10–4 Lackey (5–5) Estrada (1–4) 37,833 Fenway Park 42–27 W3
70 June 18 Brewers 4–2 Wolf (5–4) Lester (9–3) Axford (19) 38,175 Fenway Park 42–28 L1
71 June 19 Brewers 12–3 Wakefield (4–2) Gallardo (8–4) 37,903 Fenway Park 43–28 W1
72 June 20 Padres 14–5 Albers (2–3) Luebke (1–2) 38,020 Fenway Park 44–28 W2
73 June 21 Padres 5–4 Qualls (4–3) Wheeler (0–1) Bell (19) 38,422 Fenway Park 44–29 L1
74 June 22 Padres 5–1 (8) Richard (3–9) Lackey (5–6) 37,419 Fenway Park 44–30 L2
75 June 24 @ Pirates 3–1 Malholm (4–8) Lester (9–4) Hanrahan (21) 39,330 PNC Park 44–31 L3
76 June 25 @ Pirates 6–4 Karstens (5–4) Wakefield (4–3) Hanrahan (22) 39,483 PNC Park 44–32 L4
77 June 26 @ Pirates 4–2 Miller (1–0) Wood (0–2) Papelbon (14) 39,511 PNC Park 45–32 W1
78 June 28 @ Phillies 5–0 Lee (9–5) Beckett (6–3) 45,714 Citizens Bank Park 45–33 L1
79 June 29 @ Phillies 2–1 Worley (3–1) Lackey (5–7) Bastardo (3) 45,612 Citizens Bank Park 45–34 L2
80 June 30 @ Phillies 5–2 Lester (10–4) Herndon (0–2) Papelbon (15) 45,810 Citizens Bank Park 46–34 W1
July (20–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Stadium Record Boxscore / Streak
81 July 1 @ Astros 7–5 Wheeler (1–1) Escalona (1–1) Papelbon (16) 36,279 Minute Maid Park 47–34 W2
82 July 2 @ Astros 10–4 Miller (2–0) Happ (3–10) 39,021 Minute Maid Park 48–34 W3
83 July 3 @ Astros 2–1 Beckett (7–3) Melancon (5–2) Papelbon (17) 38,035 Minute Maid Park 49–34 W4
84 July 4 Blue Jays 9–7 Morrow (5–4) Lackey (5–8) Francisco (10) 38,072 Fenway Park 49–35 L1
85 July 5 Blue Jays 3–2 Albers (3–3) Cecil (1–4) Papelbon (18) 37,745 Fenway Park 50–35 W1
86 July 6 Blue Jays 6–4 Wakefield (5–3) Romero (7–8) Papelbon (19) 37,404 Fenway Park 51–35 W2
87 July 7 Orioles 10–4 Miller (3–0) Arrieta (9–6) 37,981 Fenway Park 52–35 W3
88 July 8 Orioles 10–3 (brawl) Beckett (8–3) Britton (6–7) 37,729 Fenway Park 53–35 W4
89 July 9 Orioles 4–0 Lackey (6–8) Simón (1–2) 38,205 Fenway Park 54–35 W5
90 July 10 Orioles 8–6 Aceves (4–1) Guthrie (3–12) Papelbon (20) 37,688 Fenway Park 55–35 W6
91 July 15 @ Rays 9–6 Price (9–7) Miller (3–1) Farnsworth (18) 25,729 Tropicana Field 55–36 L1
92 July 16 @ Rays 9–5 Lackey (7–8) Shields (8–8) 32,487 Tropicana Field 56–36 W1
93 July 17 @ Rays 1–0 (16) Aceves (5–1) Russell (1–2) Papelbon (21) 21,504 Tropicana Field 57–36 W2
94 July 18 @ Orioles 15–10 Wheeler (2–1) González (1–2) 27,924 Camden Yards 58–36 W3
95 July 19 @ Orioles 6–2 Guthrie (4–13) Weiland (0–1) Johnson (1) 32,314 Camden Yards 58–37 L1
96 July 20 @ Orioles 4–0 Miller (4–1) Arrieta (9–7) 35,174 Camden Yards 59–37 W1
97 July 22 Mariners 7–4 Lackey (8–8) Hernández (8–9) Papelbon (22) 38,048 Fenway Park 60–37 W2
98 July 23 Mariners 3–1 Beckett (9–3) Beavan (1–2) Papelbon (23) 38,115 Fenway Park 61–37 W3
99 July 24 Mariners 12–8 Wakefield (6–3) Pineda (8–7) 37,650 Fenway Park 62–37 W4
100 July 25 Royals 3–1 (14) Coleman (1–2) Williams (0–1) Soria (18) 37,727 Fenway Park 62–38 L1
101 July 26 Royals 13–9 Aceves (6–1) Adcock (1–1) 37,460 Fenway Park 63–38 W1
102 July 27 Royals 12–5 Lackey (9–8) Chen (5–4) 38,329 Fenway Park 64–38 W2
103 July 28 Royals 4–3 Hochevar (7–8) Beckett (9–4) Soria (19) 37,822 Fenway Park 64–39 L1
104 July 29 @ White Sox 3–1 Floyd (9–9) Wakefield (6–4) Santos (22) 27,513 U.S. Cellular Field 64–40 L2
105 July 30 @ White Sox 10–2 Lester (10–4) Humber (8–7) 33,919 U.S. Cellular Field 65–40 W1
106 July 31 @ White Sox 5–3 Aceves (7–1) Crain (5–3) Papelbon (24) 28,278 U.S. Cellular Field 66–40 W2
August (17–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Stadium Record Boxscore / Streak
107 August 1 Indians 9–6 Pérez (4–1) Bard (1–5) 37,943 Fenway Park 66–41 L1
108 August 2 Indians 3–2 Papelbon (3–0) Pestano (1–1) 38,101 Fenway Park 67–41 W1
109 August 3 Indians 4–3 Papelbon (4–0) Smith (2–2) 38,172 Fenway Park 68–41 W2
110 August 4 Indians 7–3 Masterson (9–7) Morales (0–2) 38,477 Fenway Park 68–42 L1
111 August 5 Yankees 3–2 Logan (3–2) Lester (11–5) Rivera (29) 38,006 Fenway Park 68–43 L2
112 August 6 Yankees 10–4 Lackey (10–8) Sabathia (16–6) 37,416 Fenway Park 69–43 W1
113 August 7 Yankees 3–2 (10) Bard (2–5) Hughes (2–4) 38,189 Fenway Park 70–43 W2
114 August 8 @ Twins 8–6 Aceves (8–1) Perkins (3–2) Papelbon (25) 40,080 Target Field 71–43 W3
115 August 9 @ Twins 4–3 Albers (4–3) Capps (3–6) Papelbon (26) 39,974 Target Field 72–43 W4
116 August 10 @ Twins 5–2 Perkins (4–2) Lester (11–6) Nathan (9) 40,491 Target Field 72–44 L1
117 August 12 @ Mariners 6–4 Lackey (11–8) Beavan (3–3) Papelbon (27) 40,682 Safeco Field 73–44 W1
118 August 13 @ Mariners 5–4 Hernández (11–10) Beckett (9–5) League (28) 41,326 Safeco Field 73–45 L1
119 August 14 @ Mariners 5–3 Furbush (3–4) Wakefield (6–5) League (29) 43,777 Safeco Field 73–46 L2
120 August 16 Rays 3–1 Lester (12–6) Shields (11–10) Papelbon (28) 38,525 Fenway Park 74–46 W1
121 August 16 Rays 6–2 Niemann (8–4) Bédard (4–8) 38,278 Fenway Park 74–47 L1
122 August 17 Rays 4–0 Price (11–10) Lackey (11–9) 37,747 Fenway Park 74–48 L2
123 August 18 @ Royals 4–3 Beckett (10–5) Hochevar (8–10) Papelbon (29) 20,547 Kauffman Stadium 75–48 W1
124 August 19 @ Royals 7–1 Miller (5–1) Francis (4–14) Aceves (2) 21,262 Kauffman Stadium 76–48 W2
125 August 20 @ Royals 9–4 Paulino (2–9) Albers (4–4) 28,588 Kauffman Stadium 76–49 L1
126 August 21 @ Royals 6–1 Lester (13–6) Duffy (3–8) 25,723 Kauffman Stadium 77–49 W1
127 August 22 @ Rangers 4–0 Wilson (13–5) Bédard (4–9) 33,920 Rangers Ballpark 77–50 L1
128 August 23 @ Rangers 11–5 Lackey (12–9) Lewis (11–9) 25,705 Rangers Ballpark 78–50 W1
129 August 24 @ Rangers 13–2 Beckett (11–5) Harrison (10–9) 30,724 Rangers Ballpark 79–50 W2
130 August 25 @ Rangers 6–0 Miller (6–1) Ogando (12–6) 29,729 Rangers Ballpark 80–50 W3
131 August 26 Athletics 15–5 González (11–11) Wakefield (6–6) 38,239 Fenway Park 80–51 L1
August 27: Hurricane Irene forced Saturday doubleheader vs. OAK (link)
132 August 27 Athletics 9–3 Lester (14–6) Moscoso (6–8) 37,314 Fenway Park 81–51 W1
133 August 27 Athletics 4–0 Aceves (9–1) Godfrey (1–2) 37,039 Fenway Park 82–51 W2
Normal schedule resumes
134 August 30 Yankees 5–2 Sabathia (18–7) Lackey (12–10) Rivera (35) 37,773 Fenway Park 82–52 L1
135 August 31 Yankees 9–5 Beckett (12–5) Hughes (4–5) 38,021 Fenway Park 83–52 W1
September (7–20)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Stadium Record Boxscore / Streak
136 September 1 Yankees 4–2 Wade (3–0) Aceves (9–2) Rivera (36) 38,074 Fenway Park 83–53 L1
137 September 2 Rangers 10–0 Holland (13–5) Miller (6–2) 38,083 Fenway Park 83–54 L2
138 September 3 Rangers 12–7 Bédard (5–9) Lewis (11–10) 37,806 Fenway Park 84–54 W1
139 September 4 Rangers 11–4 Harrison (11–9) Lackey (12–11) 37,744 Fenway Park 84–55 L1
140 September 5 @ Blue Jays 1–0 (11) Camp (3–3) Wheeler (2–2) 27,573 Rogers Centre 84–56 L2
141 September 6 @ Blue Jays 14–0 Lester (15–6) Perez (3–3) 17,565 Rogers Centre 85–56 W1
142 September 7 @ Blue Jays 11–10 Camp (4–3) Bard (2–6) Francisco (13) 16,154 Rogers Centre 85–57 L1
143 September 8 @ Blue Jays 7–4 Romero (14–10) Miller (6–3) 17,189 Rogers Centre 85–58 L2
144 September 9 @ Rays 7–2 Davis (10–8) Lackey (12–12) 18,482 Tropicana Field 85–59 L3
145 September 10 @ Rays 5–6 (11) Gomes (2–1) Bard (2–7) 24,566 Tropicana Field 85–60 L4
146 September 11 @ Rays 1–9 Shields (15–10) Lester (15–7) 25,220 Tropicana Field 85–61 L5
147 September 13 Blue Jays 18–6 Wakefield (7–6) Morrow (9–11) 38,020 Fenway Park 86–61 W1
148 September 14 Blue Jays 4–5 Romero (15–10) Bard (2–8) Francisco (15) 37,087 Fenway Park 86–62 L1
149 September 15 Rays 9–2 Hellickson (13–10) Weiland (0–2) 38,071 Fenway Park 86–63 L2
150 September 16 Rays 4–3 Beckett (13–5) Shields (15–11) Papelbon (30) 38,019 Fenway Park 87–63 W1
151 September 17 Rays 4–3 Niemann (11–7) Lester (15–8) Peralta (4) 37,682 Fenway Park 87–64 L1
152 September 18 Rays 8–5 McGee (3–1) Wakefield (7–7) Peralta (5) 37,613 Fenway Park 87–65 L2
153 September 19 Orioles 6–5 Guthrie (9–17) Weiland (0–3) Johnson (7) 37,885 Fenway Park 87–66 L3
154 September 19 Orioles 18–9 Atchison (1–0) Matusz (1–8) 37,261 Fenway Park 88–66 W1
155 September 20 Orioles 7–5 Eyre (2–1) Bard (2–9) Johnson (8) 37,414 Fenway Park 88–67 L1
156 September 21 Orioles 6–4 Rapada (2–0) Beckett (13–6) Johnson (9) 38,004 Fenway Park 88–68 L2
157 September 23 @ Yankees Postponed (rain); Makeup: September 25 as part of a Doubleheader Rain4
158 September 24 @ Yankees 9–1 García (12–8) Lester (15–9) 49,556 Yankee Stadium 88–69 L3
159 September 25 @ Yankees 6–2 Burnett (11–11) Wakefield (7–8) 49,541 Yankee Stadium 88–70 L4
159 September 25 @ Yankees 7–4 (14) Morales (1–2) Proctor (2–5) Doubront (1) 49,072 Yankee Stadium 89–70 W1
160 September 26 @ Orioles 6–3 Patton (2–1) Beckett (13–7) 21,786 Camden Yards 89–71 L1
161 September 27 @ Orioles 7–6 Aceves (10–2) Britton (11–11) Papelbon (31) 22,123 Camden Yards 90–71 W1
162 September 28 @ Orioles 4–3 Johnson (6–5) Papelbon (4–1) 29,749 Camden Yards 90–72 L1

Players stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strike Out; SB = Stolen bases; AVG = Batting average

## Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG
3 Mike Avilés 71 44 6 13 2 0 0 1 1 7 2 .295
23 Mike Cameron 33 94 9 14 2 0 3 9 8 25 0 .149
13 Carl Crawford 100 390 49 98 18 5 8 40 17 77 17 .251
7 J.D. Drew 77 233 23 51 6 1 4 21 33 56 0 .219
2 Jacoby Ellsbury 123 505 89 158 31 3 22 79 41 78 33 .313
28 Adrián González 125 508 82 174 38 3 18 94 51 88 1 .343
28 José Iglesias 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
36 Conor Jackson 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000
60 Ryan Lavarnway 5 17 2 5 1 0 2 2 4 4 0 .294
12 Jed Lowrie 67 238 30 63 12 3 4 28 16 44 0 .265
54 Darnell McDonald 57 112 20 21 4 1 5 18 10 27 2 .188
56 Yamaico Navarro 16 37 6 8 2 0 1 3 3 9 0 .216
34 David Ortiz 113 404 64 121 30 1 24 79 58 59 1 .300
15 Dustin Pedroia 124 490 79 150 28 2 16 65 77 62 24 .306
16 Josh Reddick 59 174 31 51 10 3 6 25 15 38 1 .293
39 Jarrod Saltalamacchia 80 271 41 66 17 2 12 41 22 86 0 .244
10 Marco Scutaro 79 269 36 73 10 1 5 26 27 27 4 .271
44 Drew Sutton 31 54 11 17 7 0 0 7 3 13 0 .315
33 Jason Varitek 56 184 26 42 9 1 8 26 18 53 0 .228
20 Kevin Youkilis 110 395 64 105 30 2 17 78 63 89 3 .266

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV=Saves; SVO = Saves Opportunity; IP = Innings pitched; H =Hits; R= Runs; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR= Home Run allowed; BB = Walks allowed; SO = Strikeouts

## Player W L ERA G GS SV SVO IP H R ER HR BB SO
91 Alfredo Aceves 8 1 3.06 39 4 2 4 82.1 66 32 28 6 29 53
32 Matt Albers 4 4 3.63 43 0 0 3 52.0 45 22 21 3 24 52
48 Scott Atchison 0 0 4.70 9 0 1 1 15.1 19 8 8 0 3 10
51 Daniel Bard 2 5 2.10 57 0 1 3 60.0 34 15 14 5 15 62
23 Érik Bédard 0 2 4.09 4 4 0 0 22.0 24 12 10 2 5 21
19 Josh Beckett 10 5 2.46 24 24 0 0 157.0 112 44 43 15 40 137
64 Mickael Bowden 0 0 1.29 6 0 0 0 7.0 8 1 1 0 3 2
11 Clay Buchholz 6 3 3.48 14 14 0 0 82.2 76 34 32 10 31 60
61 Félix Doubront 0 0 6.75 3 0 0 0 2.2 4 2 2 1 2 1
53 Rich Hill 0 0 0.00 9 0 0 0 8.0 3 0 0 0 3 12
68 Tommy Hottovy 0 0 6.75 8 0 0 0 4.0 4 3 3 0 3 2
52 Bobby Jenks 2 2 6.32 19 0 0 2 15.2 22 12 11 1 13 17
41 John Lackey 11 9 6.02 21 21 0 0 122.2 153 85 82 17 37 86
31 Jon Lester 13 6 3.16 24 24 0 0 154.0 128 56 54 16 57 146
18 Daisuke Matsuzaka 3 3 5.30 8 7 0 0 37.1 32 24 22 4 23 26
30 Andrew Miller 5 1 4.99 11 9 0 0 48.2 58 30 27 5 30 33
46 Franklin Morales 0 1 3.74 24 0 0 0 21.2 20 11 9 2 7 22
37 Hideki Okajima 1 0 4.32 7 0 0 0 8.1 7 4 4 0 5 6
58 Jonathan Papelbon 4 0 2.96 52 0 29 30 51.2 41 18 17 3 8 67
59 Dennys Reyes 0 0 16.20 4 0 0 0 1.2 2 3 3 0 2 1
49 Tim Wakefield 6 5 4.97 27 18 0 0 126.2 132 81 70 19 34 69
70 Kyle Weiland 0 1 8.10 2 2 0 0 10.0 14 9 9 1 5 4
35 Dan Wheeler 2 1 3.86 40 0 0 0 42.0 38 18 18 5 8 34
43 Randy Williams 0 1 6.48 7 0 0 0 8.1 10 6 6 0 5 6

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Arnie Beyeler
AA Portland Sea Dogs Eastern League Kevin Boles
A-Advanced Salem Red Sox Carolina League Bruce Crabbe
A Greenville Drive South Atlantic League Billy McMillon
A-Short Season Lowell Spinners New York–Penn League Carlos Febles
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League George Lombard
Rookie DSL Red Sox Dominican Summer League José Zapata

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