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Twins slap down Red Sox with four-run eighth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Escobar had two go-ahead hits, including an RBI single that launched a four-run eighth inning for the Minnesota Twins in a 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Robby Scott (0-1), just recalled from Triple-A to make his season debut, relieved Chris ...

Chris Sales lifts Red Sox, then gets ejected

BALTIMORE (AP) – Chris Sale was headed out of the game anyway, so it didn’t matter if he received an ejection on his way to the dugout. The important thing was that Sale was dominant through six innings, and the Boston Red Sox rode his performance to a 5-1 victory over the Baltimore ...

Red Sox roll over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — Home runs by Rafael Devers and Andrew Benintendi helped Eduardo Rodriguez win his fifth straight start, and the Boston Red Sox extended Baltimore's losing streak to six games with a 6-4 victory Tuesday night. Rodriguez (8-1) gave up two runs and eight hits over 5 2/3 ...

Red Sox manage to slip past Orioles in 12th

BALTIMORE (AP) – Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. each delivered a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning, and the Boston Red Sox limited the Baltimore Orioles to five hits in a 2-0 victory Monday night. A pitching duel between Dylan Bundy and Steven Wright was ultimately decided long after both ...

White Sox shut down Red Sox again

BOSTON (AP) – The Chicago White Sox had a tough time scoring runs during their weekend in Boston. However, the pitching staff came through to deliver a big series victory over the Red Sox. Reynaldo Lopez pitched into the seventh inning, Daniel Palka had a two-run double and the White Sox ...

Knuckleballer Steven Wright giving Red Sox big boost

It had a been a long and sometimes precarious road until some normalcy returned last Tuesday night. Red Sox right handed pitcher Steven Wright had a performance against the Detroit Tigers that was completely reminiscent of his All Star campaign of 2016. His fluttering, sometimes floating ...

Martinez’s two-run homer propels Red Sox over White Sox

BOSTON (AP) – J.D. Martinez looked bad on a swing, went to the video, took some hacks in the cage and made sure he didn’t miss his pitch the next time up. Martinez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, David Price pitched six solid innings to win his fifth straight decision and the Boston Red ...

Edelman faces suspension over failed PED test

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) –Speaking for the first time at the Patriots’ minicamp, Tom Brady could have had plenty to talk about had he waited a few hours. Instead, reports broke later Thursday that one of the New England quarterback’s favorite receivers, Julian Edelman, could be suspended ...

Tigers salvage final game against Red Sox at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) – Leonys Martin had a two-run homer to cap a five-run first inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-2 on Thursday night. Detroit’s victory ended a four-game win streak for Boston, which had outscored Detroit 13-1 in the first two games of the ...

Red Sox still sizzling, rip Tigers

BOSTON (AP) – Andrew Benintendi and Christian Vazquez each hit a solo homer and had an RBI double to back a strong start by Eduardo Rodriguez, carrying the Boston Red Sox to a 7-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. Xander Bogaerts added a two-run double during a four-run third ...

Patriots’ Hightower happy to be on the field again

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Dont’a Hightower is clearly thrilled to be back on the field after the frustration of having to sit and watch most of last season on the sidelines. After making one of the biggest sacks in New England franchise history when he separated Atlanta’s Matt Ryan ...

Red Sox crush Tigers thanks to Martinez, Wright

BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit his 20th home run, Steven Wright pitched seven sharp innings in his first start of the season and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 on Tuesday night. Xander Bogaerts also homered for the Red Sox, who have won six of eight and hold the best record ...

Red Sox use their power to take down Astros

HOUSTON (AP) – Rick Porcello pitched well into the seventh, Mitch Moreland and Andrew Benintendi each homered and the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 9-3 Sunday night. Boston slugger J.D. Martinez was pinch hit for by Sam Travis in the ninth inning, and cameras showed him talking to ...

Clemens proves to be an ace in Red Sox radio booth

HOUSTON – ”The Rocket” was back at Minute Maid Park on Thursday night and his pitch came from the Red Sox radio booth, rather than the mound. Roger Clemens’ career included 354 wins, 4,672 strikeouts, eleven All Star Game appearances and is the only man ever to win seven Cy Young ...

Red Sox place Mookie Betts on disabled list

HOUSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have put major league batting leader Mookie Betts on the 10-day disabled list because of a left abdominal strain. The Red Sox made the move retroactive to Tuesday. The AL East leaders will make a corresponding roster move before Saturday's game at ...

Houston Astros shut down Red Sox again

HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer dashed home from second base on a wild pitch by Chris Sale, then homered off the Boston ace to send the Houston Astros over the Red Sox 7-3 Friday night in a matchup of AL division leaders. Springer finished with three hits, and Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis ...

Houston Astros cool down Boston Red Sox

HOUSTON (AP) – Carlos Correa snapped an 0 for 10 slump with a two-run homer in the first and Tony Kemp and Jake Marisnick had an RBI each to help the Houston Astros to a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Houston starter Lance McCullers (7-3) allowed four hits and two runs ...

No Tom Brady, no Rob Gronkowski, but Kobe Bryant visits Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The New England Patriots were thrilled to have a five-time champion with them at practice this week. Not Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant. With their quarterback skipping organized team activities along with tight end Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots returned to Gillette ...

Red Sox sweep Blue Jays, head to showdown with Astros

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox are rolling into Houston for their first matchup against the champion Astros since getting bounced by them last postseason. J.D. Martinez hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer over the Green Monster and out of Fenway Park, and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue ...

Red Sox roll over Blue Jays again

BOSTON (AP) — Sandy Leon hit a home run and two doubles, Xander Bogaerts also homered and Rick Porcello took a three-hitter into the seventh inning, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Tuesday night to match the second-best start in franchise history. J.D. Martinez ...