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Boston Red Sox's Rusney Castillo watches his single which drove in Xander Bogaerts during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Clay Buchholtz shuts out Twins as Red Sox snap 3-game losing streak

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

BOSTON — One run was all the support Clay Buchholz needed to lead the Boston Red Sox out of a three-game skid and put a dismal month of May behind them. Rusney Castillo’s RBI single in the seventh broke a scoreless tie and Buchholz pitched eight strong innings in a 1-0 shutout of the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Buchholz stuck out eight and allowed three hits and walked two against the Twins, who swept Boston last week in a three-game series at Minnesota. “It’s not fun getting swept by any team. We knew that this was going to be a big series,” said Buchholz, …

Red Sox owner John Henry ‘very disappointed’

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

BOSTON — Red Sox owner John Henry says watching Boston play this year is “painful.” Speaking before Tuesday’s game against Minnesota, Henry said he “felt responsible” for how poorly his club has played. Boston entered last in the AL East at 22-29. After finishing last in 2014, the Red Sox committed $183 million to sign free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez during …

Red Sox-Twins game postponed; doubleheader on Wednesday

Monday, June 1, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Minnesota Twins game at the Boston Red Sox was postponed on Monday because of wet grounds and a forecast of heavy rain during the day. The game will be made up Wednesday as a day-night doubleheader. The Red Sox are 22-29 and enter the series against the Twins on a three-game losing streak. The Twins are 30-19 and enter …

Red Sox falter in 9th, lose 4-3 to drop series at Texas

Sunday, May 31, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell was taking no chances with Prince Fielder, intentionally walking the AL batting leader and potential winning run even though the Rangers still had Josh Hamilton available off the bench. …

Josh Hamilton’s homers help Rangers to 7-4 win over Red Sox

Friday, May 29, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton homered in his first two at-bats, his first homers since he belatedly began his major league season this week back with Texas, helping the Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on …

Red Sox lefty Rodriguez wins MLB debut, 5-1 at Texas

Thursday, May 28, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Eduardo Rodriguez threw 72/3 scoreless innings to become the youngest Red Sox starter to win in his major league debut on the road since 1967, and Boston beat the Rangers 5-1 to spoil Josh Hamilton’s …

Dustin Pedroia’s power not enough for Red Sox in 6-4 loss to Twins

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Given an early two-run lead by Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox starter Rick Porcello was trying to provide a shutdown inning. Porcello walked Aaron Hicks with one out. And it led to a big inning for the …

Angels pound Red Sox 12-5

Friday, May 22, 2015

BOSTON — Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta could sense the mood changing in the visitor’s dugout at Fenway Park. A nine-run inning will do that. Iannetta and Erick Aybar homered as the Angels sent 13 batters to …

Red Sox bats quiet again in 3-1 loss to Rangers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are still waiting for the offensive firepower they expected after some big offseason signings. For the second straight night, Boston’s slumping lineup was quieted and the Red Sox fell to the Texas …

Red Sox strand 12 in one-run loss to Rangers

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox had the Texas Rangers’ outfielders chasing balls all around Fenway Park. The problem was they were catching them. The Red Sox stranded 12 baserunners, including leaving the bases full in the …

Ortiz, Napoli homer as Red Sox top Rangers 4-3

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

BOSTON — Mike Napoli found a flaw in his swing on the cross-country flight after his difficult road trip. Then he sent a liner soaring into the left-field seats. Napoli watched video while flying from Seattle on Sunday …

Red Sox bats scuffle in 5-0 loss at Mariners

Sunday, May 17, 2015

SEATTLE — The Red Sox could not solve James Paxton, leaving Boston with a four-game split against the Seattle Mariners. Paxton stretched his scoreless streak to a career-best 20 innings in a 5-0 win Sunday as Boston finished …

Ortiz, Sandoval power Red Sox past King Felix, Mariners 4-2

Sunday, May 17, 2015

SEATTLE — David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval each homered as the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Saturday night. Seattle ace Felix Hernandez (6-1) uncharacteristically struggled, losing for the first time since Sept. 23, 2014. …