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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz celebrates his three run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 2, 2015, 2015 in Toronto.  (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Red Sox use 8-run first to beat Jays 12-6

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TORONTO — David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in an eight-run first inning, Xander Bogaerts had four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 on Thursday night. Brock Holt also had four hits and Bogaerts drove in two runs as the last-place Red Sox took three of four from Toronto. Boston had a …

Rick Porcello’s struggles continue, Blue Jays rout Red Sox

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TORONTO — Even by the standards of his current wretched run, Rick Porcello hit a new low Wednesday. Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Porcello and the Red Sox 11-2, ending Boston’s winning streak at three. Porcello …

Ortiz and Bradley HR, Red Sox top Toronto for 3rd win in row

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TORONTO — Minus injured stars Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia, the Boston Red Sox managed to match their longest winning streak of the season. David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six solid innings and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night for …

Clay Buchholz pitches gem, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 3-1

Monday, June 29, 2015

TORONTO — Nothing about pitching north of the border feels foreign to Boston’s Clay Buchholz. Buchholz pitched eight strong innings to win his third straight start, Xander Bogaerts drove in two runs and the Red Sox beat the …

Ortiz, Sandoval and De Aza homer as Red Sox beat Rays 5-3

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If there’s a secret to Boston’s success against Chris Archer, the Red Sox aren’t eager to share it. David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval and Alejandro De Aza homered against Tampa Bay’s best pitcher on Sunday, …

Rays use three home runs to beat Red Sox

Saturday, June 27, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Wade Miley missed with a slider and Matt Barnes missed with a couple of fastballs. The Tampa Bay Rays hit all three of them for home runs Saturday and beat the Boston Red Sox …

Brock Holt’s 10th-inning single lifts Red Sox over Rays 4-3

Friday, June 26, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox didn’t blame Mookie Betts for a baserunning blunder, and neither did the speedy outfielder. Betts overcame getting thrown out on the bases late in a tie game, doubling to extend …

Red Sox unravel in 8-6 loss to Orioles

Thursday, June 25, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Boston rookie Eduardo Rodriguez retired the first 10 Baltimore batters, then struggled to get anyone out during a very long fourth inning. The Orioles tagged Rodriguez for seven hits and six runs in the fourth …

David Ortiz homers, Red Sox beat O’s 5-1 despite injuries

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz’s two-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Wednesday night despite losing two key starters to injuries. Left fielder Hanley Ramirez left with a …

David Lough’s 3-run HR helps Orioles to 6-4 win over Red Sox

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BOSTON — What little momentum the Boston Red Sox had wasn’t enough to overcome Baltimore’s four-run second inning. David Lough’s three-run homer gave the Orioles 4-0 lead in the second and Baltimore held on for a 6-4 victory …

Tanaka tagged for 3 homers in Yankees’ 12-4 loss to Tigers

Sunday, June 21, 2015

NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka was having trouble locating his pitches. The Detroit Tigers sent every mistake soaring. Tanaka allowed three homers for the first time in his major league career, including two of J.D. Martinez’s trio of …

Big Papi hits 476th homer, Red Sox rout Royals 13-2

Sunday, June 21, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David Ortiz passed two Hall of Famers on the career home run chart. He was hardly the only Boston hitter who had a big day. Ortiz launched his 476th homer to move past Stan …

Kendrys Morales homers on birthday in Royals’ 7-4 win over Red Sox

Saturday, June 20, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kendrys Morales homered on his 32nd birthday and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday night. Morales hit a two-run, tie-breaking shot in a five-run fifth off …