Boston sports

It’s tough to beat ‘Late Lightning’

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – You may have noticed the Red Sox and Rays players wearing some different looking uniforms this weekend at Tropicana Field. Players’ Weekend began last year and is Major League Baseball’s initiative to let the players exhibit their personalities and flair. For this ...

Tampa Bay shuts down Red Sox in rout

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Willy Adames homered, Michael Perez drove in four runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 10-3 Friday night for their sixth straight win. Perez had a two-run double in the second, and a two-run single in Tampa Bay’s five-run third. His four RBIs ...

Red Sox, David Price throttle Indians

BOSTON (AP) – Two and a half seasons after he came to Boston, David Price is finally delivering the excitement that accompanied his arrival. “This is the pitcher Boston signed,” the Red Sox lefty said after pitching eight innings of three-hit, shutout ball to beat the Cleveland Indians ...

Indians upend Red Sox to open four-game series

BOSTON (AP) — Greg Allen hit a tiebreaking homer right after Boston pitcher Rick Porcello was struck in the midsection by a line drive, and Corey Kluber tied for the major league wins lead as the Cleveland Indians beat the Red Sox 5-4 Monday night. Kluber (16-6) pitched into the seventh ...

Tampa Bay shuts down Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) – Jalen Beeks made his major league debut at Fenway Park earlier this season, and it didn’t go well. Neither did his next appearance on that mound. Traded away by Boston last month, Beeks returned Sunday with the Tampa Bay Rays and fared a lot better. Beeks pitched four ...

Patriots hope they’re up front with their success

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The wise old football philosophers have this saying, that football is all about two things: Blocking and tackling. There's a lot of analysis as to what will be important for the New England Patriots to get back to the Super Bowl this year. The quarterback, his receivers, ...

Red Sox put Sale back on disabled list

BOSTON (AP) – Chris Sale understands it’s a perfect time for the Boston Red Sox to be cautious with his troublesome shoulder. He’s just frustrated that he’s back on the disabled list. Boston returned the ace lefty to the 10-day disabled list Saturday after just one healthy start. He ...

Price works seven innings, Red Sox top Rays

BOSTON (AP) — David Price pitched seven solid innings, J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 38th homer after Boston jumped to a quick lead and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 on Saturday night for their 17th victory in 20 games. Mitch Moreland added an RBI double during ...

Tim Neverett’s ‘View From the Red Sox Radio Booth’

When Sandy Leon crouches behind the plate for the top team in Major League Baseball, it seems the Red Sox hardly ever lose. They don’t lose much these days anyway, but the success the Red Sox pitchers are having with the 29-year-old Venezuelan catching is uncanny and perhaps never seen before ...

Red Sox open homestand by torching Rays

BOSTON (AP) – Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run triple and added a pair of doubles, and the Boston Red Sox scored seven straight runs after allowing three in the first to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Friday night. Jackie Bradley Jr. had two hits, including an RBI double in the sixth, and the ...

Worcester lures Red Sox Triple A team from Pawtucket

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — After a three-year search for a new home, the Pawtucket Red Sox are leaving Rhode Island for central Massachusetts. Team officials signed a deal Friday that aims to move the organization to Worcester, marking a major victory for city officials who spent a year trying ...

Red Sox Triple A team to move from Pawtucket to Worcester

PawSox plan to leave Rhode Island for Massachusetts WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — After a three-year search for a new home, the Pawtucket Red Sox are leaving Rhode Island for central Massachusetts. Team officials signed a deal Friday that aims to move the organization to Worcester, marking a ...

How an email got Brasier into the Red Sox Bullpen

BALTIMORE -- It is really strange how things can work out sometimes in this wonderful world of personal technology. Red Sox right-handed reliever, Ryan Brasier (pronounced like Frazier) is a living, breathing example of how the Internet can be beneficial. Brasier had returned to his Arizona ...

For some Patriots, there’s a big reason for the preseason

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For some, preseason football is a mere blip on the radar screen, not to be taken very seriously. For others, it’s everything. They want to be a beacon, have the spotlight, and use every moment on the field to win a job. Welcome to a New England Patriots locker room ...

Tom Brady, Alex Smith sit in Patriots’ preseason win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Colt McCoy outplayed Brian Hoyer in a scrimmage of backup quarterbacks, while Tom Brady and Alex Smith stayed on the sidelines counting their money. On the day that the Patriots reportedly sweetened Brady’s contract with $5 million in incentives, the reigning NFL ...

Betts hits for cycle but Blue Jays cool Red Sox

TORONTO (AP) — Mookie Betts has circled a few potential cycles in his young career, not surprising considering his rare combination of power and speed. Boston's AL MVP contender finally knocked that milestone off his list with his final swing Thursday night. Betts homered in the ninth ...

TORONTO (AP) — The streaking Red Sox have had plenty to be pleased about in recent weeks. The return of Rafael Devers gave Boston one more reason to smile. Devers came off the disabled list and hit a two-run home run, Brian Johnson pitched a season-high seven innings to win his second ...

Red Sox ride Moreland’s homer to top Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer during a five-run 10th inning, helping the Boston Red Sox overcome Craig Kimbrel's blown save to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-7 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Moreland's one-out shot off Ken Giles (0-3) followed a triple ...

These are top-dog days for rolling Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) – So much for the Red Sox only beating up on baseball’s weaklings. After Yankees general manager Brian Cashman cast doubt on the quality of Boston’s record heading into their series at Fenway Park, the Red Sox swept four games from their AL East rivals to expand their lead ...

Another prime time battle on tap Sunday night

BOSTON – The national stage is all set and waiting for the Red Sox and Yankees to step on it front and center tonight. It seems like ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball loves showing the Sox and Bombers because they usually serve as a ratings booster for the television franchise. Tonight at 8 ...