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New York Yankees pinch hitter Alex Rodriguez hits a solo homer in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 1, 2015. Rodriguez has now tied slugger Willie Mays with 660 career home runs. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

A-Rod ties Mays for 4th with 660 HRs; Yanks top Red Sox 3-2

Saturday, May 2, 2015

BOSTON — Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays for fourth place in major league history with his 660th home run, breaking an eighth-inning tie with a pinch-hit shot that sent the New York Yankees to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. Yankees manager Joe Girardi left Rodriguez out of the starting lineup to rest, but sent …

Hanley Ramirez caps big April in Boston’s 4-1 win over Toronto

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez capped off a strong April. Better yet, Rick Porcello gave Boston’s beleaguered pitching staff a boost. Ramirez hit a two-run homer, Porcello held Toronto to one run over seven innings and the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-1 on Wednesday night. “He gave us exactly what we needed, …

Blue Jays pound Red Sox with 17 hits, win 11-8

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BOSTON — Clay Buchholz had a big early lead to work with and he still couldn’t deliver a victory for the Boston Red Sox. Spotted four runs in the second inning, Buchholz gave it back in the third and the Toronto Blue Jays went on to beat the Red Sox 11-8 on Tuesday …

Red Sox send Rusney Castillo, Jackie Bradley to minors; Mookie Betts starts in center field

Thursday, April 2, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox optioned Rusney Castillo and Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, clearing the way for Mookie Betts to start in center field. With a glut of outfielders in …

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez says he will have Tommy John surgery

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BOSTON — Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. The Red Sox said Dr. James Andrews will operate Thursday in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Vazquez had been expected to do much …

Blake Swihart keys 9th-inning rally as Red Sox beat Rays 11-8

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Swihart drove in three runs with a triple and a single in Boston’s nine-run ninth inning Tuesday and the Red Sox beat a Tampa Bay Rays split squad 11-8. The Red Sox …

Red Sox’s Mike Napoli spurs 7-run inning with broken-bat homer

Monday, March 30, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Mike Napoli started a seven-run fourth inning with a broken-bat homer and Justin Masterson allowed one run in 52/3 innings as the Boston Red Sox rolled to a 14-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Napoli had his bat sawed off on …

Fiancee says she discarded box at Aaron Hernandez’s request

Monday, March 30, 2015

FALL RIVER — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified in his murder trial Monday that she removed a box from their basement at his request the day after the slaying but never looked …

Baseball, football, Magee says he just wants to improve

Monday, March 30, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Not the typical transaction path: cut from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, join the Boston Rex Sox at minor league camp. But linebacker and would-be outfielder Brandon Magee is a confident enough athlete that he’s sought two-sport advice from Bo Jackson. “Just told me …

David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

Friday, March 27, 2015

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in …

Julio Teheran labors into the sixth, Braves beat Buchholz, Boston

Friday, March 27, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Julio Teheran labored through 52/3 innings, allowing only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on …

Red Sox look for a repeat of 2013

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BOSTON — A revamped lineup and change in attitude has the Boston Red Sox looking to repeat a feat they performed just two seasons ago when they went from worst to World Series champions. Like the hip-hop song …

Brandon Magee switches from Buccaneers to Red Sox

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — On Tuesday, Brandon Magee was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker. On Wednesday, he became a Boston Red Sox outfielder. A day after he was cut by the Bucs, Magee reported to minor league spring training. Magee played both sports at Arizona State, wasn’t …