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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014,  file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz tips his cap while standing on third base during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park in Boston. Ortiz said Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, that he will retire after 2016 season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Red Sox DH David Ortiz to retire after 2016 season

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BOSTON — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston’s beloved “Big Papi” who helped the cursed franchise end its dynasty of disappointment and cursed out the bombers who attacked his adopted city, said on Wednesday he will play one more year before retiring. On the day that he turned 40, the Dominican designated hitter said in a video posted on The …

‘Big Papi’ Ortiz had a career of big moments for Red Sox

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

From his back-to-back walk-offs in the 2004 playoffs to his .688 batting average in the 2013 World Series, David Ortiz seemed to perform best under pressure. Here are some of his signature moments: ∎ His heroics in the 2004 playoffs began with a game-ending homer in the 10th inning to finish up the …

Boston gets closer Kimbrel from Padres for 4 prospects

Friday, November 13, 2015

BOSTON — New Boston Red Sox boss Dave Dombrowski on Friday night made his first big move to rebuild the franchise after its third last-place finish in four years, acquiring four-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres for four prospects. Kimbrel, who saved 39 games for the Padres this season, …

Yankees clinch playoff spot after 2-year absence, top Boston

Thursday, October 1, 2015

NEW YORK — The next generation of New York Yankees will have a chance to make their mark in the playoffs. Ending a rare two-year absence from the postseason, the Yankees clinched a wild-card berth with three games …

Thanksgiving football makes return to Fenway Park

Thursday, October 1, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — One of Massachusetts’ greatest sports traditions will be held this year at one of the state’s most hallowed sports venues. Thanksgiving Day school football is returning to Fenway Park this year for the first time since 1935. Officials on Thursday announced that four games would …

Michael Pineda hit hard early, Yankees lose 10-4 to rival Red Sox

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NEW YORK — Perhaps the only thing that prevented the Yankees from getting eliminated in the AL East race Tuesday night was the wet weather down in Baltimore. Michael Pineda didn’t do much to help. The right-hander was …

Prime ministers from New Zealand, Curacao at Red Sox-Yankees

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NEW YORK — Be it a president, king or emir, there’s plenty that world leaders in town for the United Nations General Assembly can enjoy in their spare time. For New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday, …

Boston rookie Eduardo Rodriguez halts Yanks’ playoff push for 10th win

Monday, September 28, 2015

NEW YORK — Eduardo Rodriguez pleaded with his manager for one more inning, even though he knew the answer. As much as he wanted to keep pitching Monday night, his stellar rookie year was over after the sixth …

Big Papi reflects on strong year despite Boston’s woes

Sunday, September 27, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz heard the chatter early in the year, questioning what he had left, and responded with another strong season. The 39-year-old Ortiz went 0 for 3 in Boston’s 2-0 victory over Baltimore Sunday and is …

Red Sox blank Orioles again, 2-0

Sunday, September 27, 2015

BOSTON — If the Boston Red Sox had pitched anything close to this all season, things would have been much different. The Red Sox closed out their 2015 home schedule by blanking the Baltimore Orioles for the third …

Red Sox empty bullpen, use 7 pitchers to shut out Orioles

Saturday, September 26, 2015

BOSTON — Craig Breslow had a lot of new thoughts before his first start. It didn’t seem to bother him on the mound. First-time starter Breslow and six relievers combined on a five-hitter, and the Boston Red Sox …

Rich Hill pitches 2-hit shutout and fans 10, Red Sox beat Orioles

Friday, September 25, 2015

BOSTON — Rich Hill had to first show he could be a starter again in, of all places, the independent league. He’s certainly proving it in the big leagues, too. Hill kept up his startling comeback, pitching a …

Red Sox hire former Braves GM Frank Wren

Friday, September 25, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox hired former Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren as senior vice president of baseball operations, a day after Mike Hazen was promoted to general manager. Boston’s move, announced Friday, was the latest …