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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, …

David Ortiz homers, but Red Sox fall to Rays 4-2

Thursday, September 24, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The milestones keep piling up for David Ortiz. So do the losses for the Boston Red Sox. Ortiz eclipsed the 100-RBI mark for the ninth time with his 36th homer, but Wade Miley’s strong outing …

Red Sox name Mike Hazen general manager

Thursday, September 24, 2015

BOSTON — Dave Dombrowski didn’t have to go far in his search for a new general manager — as it turned out, his man was already in the office. Dombrowski stayed in-house by hiring Mike Hazen as general …

Drew Smyly pitches into 7th as Rays beat Red Sox 6-2

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

BOSTON — The result may not have been in his favor, but Boston’s Rick Porcello is saving a lost season with some quality starts in the final weeks. Porcello held the Tampa Bay to just run over the …

Rays beat Red Sox 5-2

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

BOSTON — Mikie Mahtook hit a two-run homer and Matt Moore recovered from a difficult start to strike out seven as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Tuesday night. Moore (2-4) allowed two …

Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox rally past Rays 8-7

Monday, September 21, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts feels like he’s had his share of baseballs caroming off walls this season. There was no doubt about his game-winning grand slam Monday night. Bogaerts’ slam hit off a billboard above the back row …

Red Sox honor David Ortiz for 500th HR

Monday, September 21, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox honored David Ortiz in his first game in Fenway Park since he joined the 500 home run club. During a 15-minute pregame ceremony before the Red Sox faced Tampa Bay on Monday …

Jackie Bradley Jr. ends slump to lead Red Sox rally over Blue Jays

Saturday, September 19, 2015

TORONTO — Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna turned to a veteran teammate for support after a rough outing against the Boston Red Sox. David Ortiz singled home the go-ahead run in a five-run ninth inning and Boston …

Marcus Stroman solid as Jays beat Red Sox 6-1

Friday, September 18, 2015

TORONTO — Marcus Stroman pitched seven innings to win his first home start in more than a year, Justin Smoak had two RBIs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 on Friday night. Stroman …

New players, system highlight Bruins’ first day of camp

Friday, September 18, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins missed the Stanley Cup playoffs last season for the first time in eight years largely because of their inability to score — they ranked 22nd in the NHL with 2.55 goals per …

Dustin Pedroia hits 2 HRs as Red Sox beat Orioles 10-1

Thursday, September 17, 2015

BALTIMORE — On a night when the old guard of the Boston Red Sox provided the offensive firepower, a rookie pitcher offered a hopeful glimpse of the future. Dustin Pedroia homered twice and had a season-high five RBIs …