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David Ortiz recovering after third surgery

Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is recovering from a third surgery after experiencing complications resulting from his gunshot wound. Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany, says in a statement Thursday that he is “recovering well and in good spirits.” He had the surgery earlier this week at ...

Red Sox outslug Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) –Pinch-hitter Marco Hernandez hit a tiebreaking home run in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 on Thursday night. Hitting for Sandy Leon, Hernandez connected off Blue Jays closer Ken Giles (1-2), his seventh homer of the season. Giles was ...

Red Sox outslug Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) – David Price pitched six innings to win his fifth straight decision, Rafael Devers homered twice and matched his career-high with six RBI, and the Boston Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 10-6 on Tuesday night. Christian Vázquez had a ...

Yankees sweep Red Sox in two-game London set

LONDON (AP) – Britain treasures tradition, and the New York Yankees wrapped up Major League Baseball’s first trip to Europe with one of their sport’s classic customs: a late-inning pinstriped comeback. Gary Sánchez hit a go-ahead, two-run single in a nine-run seventh, and the Yankees ...

Celtics set to sign Walker, trade Rozier

By The Associated Press The last time Kemba Walker was playing for a team in New England, he delivered a championship. Boston fans can only hope that repeats itself. A person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday that Walker has told the Charlotte Hornets of his intention to sign with ...

Hot Yankees outslug Red Sox in London opener

LONDON (AP) – Rest assured, British fans: Most baseball games are not like this, not even the crazy ones between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Major League Baseball arrived in Europe on Saturday night with Ye Olde Slugfest. Each team scored six runs in a first inning that ...

Red Sox, Yankees prepare for showtime in London

LONDON (AP) – An array of retired All-Stars and Hall of Famers conducted a youth clinic. Workers put final touches on new clubhouses, batting cages and bullpens. No ducks on the pond quite yet – not so soon after flying across it. Having landed in London, the New York Yankees and Boston ...

Chris Sale, Red Sox bullpen flop in loss to White Sox

BOSTON (AP) – Boston starter Chris Sale won’t mind getting just about as far away from Fenway Park as he can. The Red Sox left-hander had yet another rough start at home against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, and by the time he returns it will be an entire year since he last won a ...

Red Sox slide by White Sox at rainy Fenway

BOSTON (AP) – Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run homer, David Price struck out nine and the Red Sox beat the White Sox 6-3 Tuesday on a rainy night at Fenway Park. The start of the game was delayed 24 minutes because of rain, which continued to fall – heavily at times – through the first ...

Ninth-inning heroics lift Red Sox over White Sox

BOSTON (AP) – Marco Hernández beat out an infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Monday night. It was the second straight walk-off victory at home for Boston, which has won nine of 12. Andrew Benintendi led ...

Blue Jays silence Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) – Lourdes Gurriel Jr. came strolling out of Toronto’s clubhouse to an interview area wearing a wrestling-belt lookalike with a big smile on his face. The Blue Jays give one to their position player of the game and another to their pitcher to wear. It’s easy to figure out who ...

At No. 14, Celtics take Langford

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics selected Romeo Langford with the 14th pick in the NBA draft as they look to fortify a roster facing massive uncertainly with free agency looming. In his lone season at Indiana, the 6-foot-6 Langford played through a thumb injury and led the Big Ten and ...

Ortiz said to be victim of sloppy conspiracy

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) – Alberto Rodríguez Mota had one job: taking a photo of the man that his crew of hired killers was supposed to fatally shoot at an outdoor cafe, according to Dominican authorities. But the lighting was bad. And the target, an auto-shop owner, was ...

Red Sox bounce back with 9-4 win over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Rodríguez picked up Boston's bullpen a night after a 17-inning loss, Brock Holt drove in three runs and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-4 on Wednesday night. Rodríguez (8-4) allowed four runs on eight hits, but more important, he lasted seven innings ...

Nashua Chiefs edge Souhegan Valley Mutts

AMHERST – Summer baseball is about individuals putting in the time, honing their craft, working on their game. Getting better. Roy Santiago shattered that mold shortly after he and the Nashua Chiefs held off the Souhegan Valley Mutts, 4-3, on opening night in the New England Independent ...

Horford likely to opt out of Celtics contract

BOSTON (AP) – A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the decision has ...

Porcello, Red Sox ice Minnesota Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings for Boston to outduel Minnesota ace Jose Berrios, and the Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six straight games with a 2-0 victory over the Twins on Monday night. Porcello (5-6) allowed only four hits and ...

Durant issue adds new twists to Kyrie’s tale

Not to rain on Kyrie Irving’s parade – the one that dances through his mind while reflecting on his greatness – but it seems silly to think that a team is still willing to invest big-time bucks on uniting him and his pal, Kevin Durant. Maybe there is an owner out there who missed the ...

Red Sox finish off sweep of Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) – A comeback victory in a game that appeared to be lost enabled the Boston Red Sox to stroll out of Camden Yards feeling quite satisfied about where they stand at this point in the season. Rafael Devers led off the 10th inning with a home run after Marco Hernandez tied it ...

Ex-slugger David Ortiz had counted on fans to protect him

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) – Beloved in his hometown, David Ortíz traveled the dangerous streets of Santo Domingo with little or no security, trusting in his fans to protect him. Big Papi’s guard was down even at hotspots like the Dial Bar and Lounge, where the Dominican ...