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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 …

Rodriguez pitches well in Boston’s 7-3 victory over Royals

Friday, June 19, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eduardo Rodriguez pitched capably into the seventh inning, Mookie Betts had a career-best four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Friday night. Rodriguez (3-1), who gave …

Buchholz, Red Sox beat Braves for 2nd win in 10 games

Thursday, June 18, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched seven strong innings and the Boston Red Sox, after benching third baseman Pablo Sandoval, beat Atlanta 5-2 Thursday night for their second win in 10 games. Manager John Farrell didn’t play Sandoval …

Markakis, Ciriaco power Braves past Red Sox 5-2

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ATLANTA — Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told a group of reporters late Wednesday afternoon that he is fully to blame for the team’s poor performance this season. By the bottom of the seventh inning, however, …

GM Ben Cherington takes blame for Red Sox’s struggles

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ATLANTA — Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said he deserves most of the blame with his club struggling for the second straight year. Entering Wednesday, Boston is 99-129 since winning the 2013 World Series under manager John Farrell. “I’m more responsible than anyone else for that,” …

Brock Holt hits for cycle, Boston ends slide with win over Braves

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

BOSTON — Boston Red Sox fans seemed too excited about the end of a long losing streak to notice the significance of Brock Holt hitting a triple in the eighth inning. Holt was a little surprised himself after …

Braves beat Boston 4-2, send Red Sox to 7th straight loss

Monday, June 15, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager John Farrell called a pregame meeting with his struggling team. It didn’t help. Boston went out and lost its season-high seventh straight, falling 4-2 to the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. “We’ve …

Red Sox searching for answers, lose 5th straight

Sunday, June 14, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The results are far from what the Boston Red Sox figured. Yet as the losses add up, they keep insisting they’re better than their record. Russell Martin delivered the go-ahead hit for the second straight …

John Farrell, Wade Miley shout it out as Red Sox get swept by Orioles

Thursday, June 11, 2015

BALTIMORE — John Farrell made a decision. Wade Miley didn’t like it. The argument that ensued added a healthy measure of intrigue to Boston’s latest loss. Miley gave up three solo home runs before being pulled, and the …

Red Sox denied by Orioles’ defense in 5-2 loss

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

BALTIMORE — This is how badly things are going for the Boston Red Sox: Two singles and a liner to the gap in right-center turns into a 1-2-3 inning for the opposition. The Baltimore Orioles put on a …

David Ortiz fumes over being excluded from Red Sox starting lineup

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

BALTIMORE — David Ortiz wasn’t in the Boston Red Sox starting lineup Wednesday night against the Baltimore Orioles, and he obviously wasn’t happy about it. Ortiz kept his back to reporters, sitting in front of his locker as …