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Red Sox overpower Texas

BOSTON (AP) – J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 28th home run, Steve Pearce added a two-run shot and Eduardo Rodriguez pitched 5-2/3 innings on Monday night to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-0 victory over the Texas Rangers and their seventh straight win. The Red Sox won for the ...

Cora, Red So relying heavily on Reonicke

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Experience is a big deal in baseball and the man standing next to rookie Red Sox manager Alex Cora in the dugout is a guy with a lot of it. The game moves fast and being ahead of the game is a must in Major League Baseball. Red Sox Bench Coach Ron Roenicke has been there ...

Red Sox finish off sweep of Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – If the Boston Red Sox keep getting this kind of pitching and hitting, their first 100-win season in more than seven decades seems a lock. Rick Porcello matched his victory total from last year, pitching seven effective innings, Andrew Benintendi had four hits and ...

Talking Eduardo, Edelman and more

What a rally by Eduardo Rodriguez, his July 4 matinee dazzler restoring a normal pulse to a panicked Red Sox Nation. Six shutout innings over the mighty Bryce Harper and the Nationals (4-17 in the last 21 games)were just the thing to wipe away the memory of successive beatings at the hands of ...

Red Sox complete series sweep of Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Boston Red Sox players donned red, white and blue outfits to celebrate a 3-0 victory on the 4th of July that completed a sweep, the Washington Nationals held a players-only meeting to discuss a fifth consecutive loss and the precarious spot they're now in beyond the ...

Porcello paces Red Sox on mound and at plate

WASHINGTON (AP) – Rick Porcello hit a three-run double off former teammate Max Scherzer and allowed two runs in six innings to power the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals in the opener of their three-game interleague series Monday night. Porcello’s first major ...

Tim Nevrett: My View from the Red Sox Booth

NEW YORK CITY – JUST 361 days away from introducing Major League Baseball’s oldest and fiercest rivalry to European fans in London, the Red Sox and Yankees are back, front and center tonight at Yankee Stadium. Pitching some of his best baseball over the last three weeks, sometimes ...

Red Sox ace Sale has his way with Yankees again

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Sale got an earful from the biggest crowd at Yankee Stadium this season while walking from the bullpen to the bench prior to the first pitch. The Red Sox ace said he didn't hear the boos and insults. By the second inning, the catcalls weren't for him, anyway. Sale ...

J.D. Martinez’s 25th homer helps lift Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 25th home run, Rafael Devers delivered a tiebreaking double and the Boston Red Sox beat the skidding Los Angeles Angels 9-6 on Wednesday night after squandering a six-run lead. Martinez's homer capped a six-run second for the Red Sox, ...

Red Sox ride Bradley, Devers homers to sweep of Angels

BOSTON (AP) – Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer and Rafael Devers had a solo shot as the Boston Red Sox beat Los Angeles 4-2 on Thursday night, completing a season sweep of the Angels for the first time since they joined the American League as an expansion club in 1961. Boston ...

Betts, Martinez lead Red Sox to rout of Angels

BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts homered on John Lamb's first pitch of the game, and J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 24th home run on Tuesday night to back David Price's six strong innings and lead the Boston Red Sox to a 9-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Betts' homer into the ...

Red Sox give Chris Sale some support, top Seattle

BOSTON (AP) – Chris Sale wasn’t about to slow down the way he was pitching. Sale struck out 13 over seven dazzling innings, Mitch Moreland hit a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox won the weekend and season series over the Seattle Mariners with a 5-0 victory on Sunday ...

Twins hold down Red Sox, ride power surge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Robbie Grossman and Max Kepler homered to back an effective start by Lance Lynn as the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Wednesday night. Grossman led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run and Kepler added a two-run shot off Boston starter David ...

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 ...