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Red Sox Game 6 Fenway parkThe Boston Red Sox are one win away from clinching the World Series title, and there is no better place to make that happen than back on home ground at Fenway Park in Boston! The Red Sox pulled off a win last night at Game 5 of the series in St Louis, beating the Cardinals 3-1.

Last night’s win moved the Sox ahead in the series 3-2, a much needed boost and a pivotal win for the Sox. Wednesday, October 30th the Red Sox take the field in front of their home crowd in hopes of bringing home the title, which would be the first time since 1918 the Sox have won the World Series at Fenway Park!

John Lackey will be taking the mound on Wednesday night for the Sox, while rookie Michael Wacha will be pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Be there to watch history be made! Red Sox vs Cardinals World Series Tickets for Game 6 are available now; there is a huge variety of seats to choose from for this game. From affordable bleacher and grandstand seats to premium field box and pavilion club seating, check out the selection at the Boston Red Sox World Series Game 6 Tickets page.  Fenway Park in Boston will be bearded out, join Red Sox Nation for this exciting game!

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This summer is jam-packed with tons of major events, tours and exciting sports action.  In the MLB, there have been 3 perfect games thus far (only 2 are official), the NBA Playoffs are tied at 2-2 between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Blackhawks have won their first Stanley Cup since the 1960’s.

Here are some more popular Events:

Sports
The New York Yankees are in 2nd place in the AL East and are playing great baseball.
The Boston Red Sox are in third place in the AL East trying to catch up with the Yankees and Rays.
LA Lakers fans will get to see the NBA Championship in Los Angeles as the series will require 6 or 7 games.
The Boston Celtics will look to upset the Lakers on in LA to win their 18th NBA Championship.

Concerts
Lady Gaga has extended her tour to include additional US cities.
Fans of rock legends, KISS, will get to see the band in a worldwide tour!
If you have young kids, they are probably bugging you for Justin Bieber or Jonas Brothers tickets.
Roger Waters has unleashed additional concerts on his tour.
Dave Matthews Band announced that next summer (2011), they will not tour so fans of DMB are crazy for tickets this year!
Aerosmith live at Fenway Park concert with J Geils Band.
Rock band, Tool, is also on tour this summer.
Country music fans get to see Rascal Flatts live on tour this summer.
More Concerts

It’s official. The 2008 Major League Baseball season has entered the stretch run.

August is upon us, and sports fans turn their attention to the final months of the baseball season.

The trade deadline has come and gone, and every team has played their 100th game of the season.

Now is a time when teams start separating themselves from the rest of the pack.

It’s a time when we’ll find out who are the contenders and the pretenders.

From now until the end of the September, nearly every baseball game will be important.

Basically, it’s going to be an exciting time to be a baseball fan.

Trying to predict every division winner and the two wildcards will be next to impossible. Every division could go down the wire, except for the American League West. The Los Angeles Angels are running away with that division.

The remaining divisions will be dogfights with two to three teams currently in the contention for the title. Expect the same kind of battle for the wildcard spots in each league.

The opportunity to make the playoffs is there for several teams, and it’s up to them to take advantage of it.

Some teams took care of that in recent weeks by pulling off some big trades.

The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs each bolstered their pitching rotation by signing CC Sabathia and Rich Harden, respectively. Others turned their attention to improving their offense. The Chicago White Sox took that route by trading for future Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr.

The New York Yankees followed a familiar script by pulling off several trades in attempt to bolster their lineup for the stretch run. The Yankees picked up Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte from the Pittsburgh Pirates and Ivan Rodriguez from the Detroit Tigers.

There was saga between the Boston Red Sox and Manny Ramirez. Instead of coping with Ramirez’s antics for another postseason run, the Red Sox traded the disgruntled player to the Los Angeles Dodgers in part of a three-team trade with the Pirates. The Red Sox got Jason Bay from Pittsburgh, and the Pirates got four minor league players.

Finally, several contenders decided to keep things status quo. The Tampa Bay Rays, New York Mets and Minnesota Twins were a few of the teams that fell into that category.

Did these teams take the necessary steps to reach the playoffs?

Unfortunately we have to wait until the end of the regular season to answer that question.

Until then, we can sit back and follow some amazing story lines for the stretch run.

Can the Rays continue their amazing season make the playoffs?

Can the Yankees extend their playoff streak to 14 consecutive seasons?

Will the winner of the National League West make the playoffs with a winning record?

From all indications, it is shaping up to be one of the most exciting stretch runs in baseball in recent years. Baseball fans need to strap themselves in and enjoy the ride. It should be an exciting one. Get great Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees tickets at Front Row King.

Daisuke Matsuzaka goes for win No. 12 this afternoon when the Boston Red Sox try and complete a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park.

Matsuzaka, though, is coming off his second loss of the season in his last start, as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim roughed him up for six runs and seven hits in five innings, dropping him to 11-2 on the year, while raising his earned run average to 3.04.

The 27-year-old right-hander, who will be facing the A’s for the third time this season, is 1-1 against them in his career with a 2.41 ERA in three starts.

After picking up an extra-inning win on Friday, Boston’s bats exploded in the second game of this set on Saturday, as Kevin Youkilis homered twice and drove in four runs in the Red Sox’ 12-2 rout.

Jason Bay added a three-run homer and Jed Lowrie contributed a three-run double for the Red Sox, who have won two in a row after a three-game losing skid.

Jon Lester (10-3) cruised to the victory, allowing seven hits and two runs with five strikeouts and a walk over seven innings.

Emil Brown’s two-run homer was all the offense for the Athletics, who have dropped five consecutive games.

A’s starter Dana Eveland (7 – 8) didn’t last long, rocked in defeat for eight hits and nine runs in two-plus innings.

Hoping to get Oakland off the schenid this afternoon will be 24-year-old lefty Dallas Braden, who is 2-1 with a 4.39 ERA. Braden was charged with the loss on Monday against Kansas City, as the Royals reached him for four runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Braden has never faced the Red Sox.

Boston, which will be trying for its seventh sweep of the season this afternoon, has won five of its nine matchups with the A’s this season.

The Red Sox haven’t swept Oakland at home since turning the trick from May 9-11, 2005.

For someone who usually lets his intimidating stare from the mound and a blazing fastball speak for him, Jonathan Papelbon used his words on Tuesday to let everyone know he wants a long-term future in Boston at the right price. Papelbon has already set standards in a Red Sox uniform, saving a franchise rookie record 35 games in 2006, the third-most by a rookie closer. He followed that up with 37 saves last season and has a 1.62 ERA in 135 career games. His 72 saves in his first two seasons are the most by a Boston pitcher.

Papelbon laid the groundwork for a new contract following his perfect fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at City of Palms Park.

“It’s a tough situation for me right now because, basically, I’m at a point to where I feel like the position I’m in, there’s a certain standard that needs to be put in place here,” Papelbon said of looking for a long-term contract. “I feel like, with me being at the top of my position, I feel like that standard needs to be set. I’m the one to set that standard, and I don’t think that the Red Sox are really necessarily seeing eye-to-eye with me on that subject right now, but hopefully we can get somewhere.”

Mariano Rivera, with a Yankees-record 443 saves in his career, signed a three-year, $45 million contract in the offseason.

The right-hander believes when his new contract is done, he should be in the same class as the best relievers in the game.

“We’re chugging away at this thing and we want to get it done, believe me,” Papelbon said. “We can move on, but at the same time, I feel a certain obligation, not only to myself and my family to make the money that I deserve, but for the game of baseball.

“Mariano Rivera has been doing it for the past 10 years, and with me coming up behind him, I feel a certain obligation to do the same.”

In his third big league season, Papelbon made $425,500 in 2007. The right-hander will sign for this season at a salary set by the team.

“Yeah, I’m at the mercy of the club right now to a certain extent, but it’s just a matter of ironing out the numbers,” Papelbon said. “We haven’t ironed them out yet, and hopefully we can get to a mutual agreement. I don’t want to renew. I don’t want to. But if I have to, I have to. It’s just the cold, hard facts of it. And if I have to do that to set the tone, that’s what I’d do. We’ll figure something out.