Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

Red Sox bullpen just needs one key piece

Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara will be a free agent this offseason.

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The Red Sox have a solid foundation for their bullpen in 2015, and can make it great with one crucial move.

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Red Sox hitting coach Chili Davis hits right chord with John Farrell

After three years with the A’s, the Sox’ new hitting coach signs a three-year contract.

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Dustin Pedroia, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Yoenis Cespedes are finalists for the awards, which recognize fielding excellence.

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Red Sox’ Allard Baird had big hand in building Royals

Baird, an assistant to Ben Cherington, acquired many of the players key to this year’s World Series team when he was the GM from 2000-2006.

Chili Davis’s contract with Red Sox longer than John Farrell’s

The Red Sox needed to give their new hitting coach a three-year deal to keep him from signing with the Yankees.

While pitching for Oakland, Tim Hudson faced the Red Sox in the playoffs but never advanced to the World Series. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Tim Hudson finally gets to pitch in a World Series game

After 16 years in the majors, San Francisco’s righthander can end his postseason frustrations.

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Annual DH issue crops up in NL city

The Royals’ regular DH, Billy Butler, is likely relegated to a pinch-hitting role while at AT&T Park.

Royals 7, Giants 2

Royals beat Giants, even World Series

Kansas City broke the game open with five runs in the sixth inning to even the series at 1-1 as it heads to San Francisco.

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MLB honors Pete Frates’ family for fighting ALS

Although the ex-BC player was unable to attend the game himself, MLB honored him at the World Series for raising awareness about ALS.

Past Red Sox games

Chris Young scored in the seventh inning on a double by Jose Pirela.

Yankees 9, Red Sox 5

Red Sox end season on a losing note

The Red Sox won the ceremony, as they so often do. But then as they so often did during this sidetracked season, the Sox then lost the game.