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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, right, follows through on his swing as he hits a home run while New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann, left, looks on in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Fenway Park, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Ortiz hits career No. 495; Red Sox beat Yankees 4-3

Monday, August 31, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz hit his 495th home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox. It was their ninth win in 13 games. …

NYC’s first fan: A ballgame with Mayor Bill de Blasio

Monday, August 31, 2015

NEW YORK — He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town scoreboard to consider playoff implications. And he waited his turn in the long …

Stadium opponents rally at waterfront land eyed by PawSox

Monday, August 31, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — This land is your land. This land is my land. But it was not PawSox land on Monday when opponents of a proposed baseball stadium in downtown Providence came together to protest at the land being eyed for the ballpark. They said the land should be used for a public …

David Ortiz blasts two homers, drews closer to 500 in Red Sox loss to Marlins

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

MIAMI — David Ortiz hit two homers Wednesday for the Boston Red Sox, but it wasn’t nearly enough. The Red Sox gave up 10 runs in the sixth inning and lost 14-6 to the Miami Marlins, who completed …

Justin Bour’s walk-off in 10th lifts Marlins over Red Sox 5-4

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MIAMI — The Miami Marlins faced a four-run deficit and stranded 16 runners, but they kept plugging away and eventually pulled ahead. Dee Gordon tripled to lead off the 10th inning and scored on a walk-off base hit …

Red Sox closer Uehara out for season

Monday, August 10, 2015

BOSTON — Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara will miss the rest of the season with a broken right wrist. Uehara was hit by a line drive off the bat of Ian Kinsler, the final out of Friday …

David Ortiz homers to lead Red Sox to 7-2 win over Tigers

Friday, August 7, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — It’s no Fenway Park, but David Ortiz sure is comfortable in the Motor City. Ortiz homered while Hanley Ramirez and Xander Bogaerts added two-run doubles to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 7-2 victory …

Red Sox trade 1B Mike Napoli back to Rangers

Friday, August 7, 2015

SEATTLE — Mike Napoli is headed back to Texas, where he played in a World Series before going on to win one with Boston. The first baseman was traded Friday to the Rangers from the Red Sox for …

Jacoby Ellsbury, CC Sabathia lead Yankees to 2-1 win over Red Sox

Thursday, August 6, 2015

NEW YORK — Jacoby Ellsbury hit a tiebreaking homer to snap out of a slump and CC Sabathia pitched six gritty innings after leaving his previous outing with dehydration, leading the New York Yankees to a 2-1 victory …

Steven Wright’s knucklers stifle Yankees as Ortiz, Red Sox win 2-1

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

NEW YORK — Steven Wright handcuffed a torrid New York Yankees lineup with his steady supply of floating knuckleballs, and David Ortiz hit a colossal home run for the Boston Red Sox in their 2-1 victory on Wednesday …

McCann, A-Rod and Yankees break loose again, rout Red Sox

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NEW YORK — Brian McCann, Chris Young and the rest of the New York Yankees are enjoying quite a run these days. McCann and Young hit three-run homers during a nine-run burst in the seventh inning and the …

Former linebacker with ALS helps revive Ice Bucket Challenge

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Over the past year, Tim Shaw has bungee-jumped off a bridge in New Zealand, visited Australia and helped drill a well in the Amazon. The former NFL linebacker also has talked with congressmen in Washington D.C. and Tennessee lawmakers. “People ask me all the time, …

Red Sox rock Sale, win 8-2 to snap White Sox streak

Thursday, July 30, 2015

BOSTON — Steven Wright and the slumping Red Sox looked like a long shot against Chris Sale and the surging White Sox on Thursday night. Then Wright’s knuckleball came alive, Sale had his worst start since April, and …