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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels stands on the mound after Atlanta Braves' Emilio Bonifacio hit a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

MLB batting average lowest since 1972 — before DH

Monday, September 29, 2014

NEW YORK — The final numbers are in, and Major League Baseball’s batting average hasn’t been this low since Richard Nixon was in the White House, a gallon of gasoline cost 55 cents and the designated hitter was a radical proposal limited to spring training experiments. Big league hitters batted .251 this year, down two points from last season and …

Trout, Strasburg giving playoffs a fresh look

Monday, September 29, 2014

So, is this the year of Buck Showalter, Bryce Harper and a Beltway Series? Or perhaps Albert Pujols, Yasiel Puig and a Freeway Series? Maybe a Bay Area matchup or something from the Show Me State. Plenty of World Series possibilities this year. And a lot to enjoy way before we get there, …

Amherst native Michelle Brooks Thompson ‘honored’ to be part of Derek Jeter’s final farewell

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BOSTON — Michelle Brooks Thompson has sang at Fenway Park before, but nothing could prepare her for Sunday afternoon. Brooks Thompson, the western Massachusetts native who starred on the “The Voice” TV show, had a memorable part during the on-field celebration for Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter, who was playing in the last game …

McCann gets 4 hits, Yanks top Red Sox to end skid

Thursday, September 4, 2014

NEW YORK — Brian McCann will have all winter to figure out what went wrong in his first year with the New York Yankees. In the meantime, he’s trying to help them make a late push to reach …

Hot shots Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts power Red Sox past Yanks

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NEW YORK — Xander Bogaerts homered among his four hits and fellow rookie Mookie Betts also went deep during a big night at the plate to power the Boston Red Sox past the New York Yankees 9-4 on …

Matt Joyce’s RBI single in 10th lifts Rays past Red Sox

Monday, September 1, 2014

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. — Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays salvage a split of a four-game series by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on …

Clay Buchholz throws 3-hitter, Red Sox beat Rays 3-0

Sunday, August 31, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Clay Buchholz cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays. Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Rays 3-0 on Sunday. Buchholz …

Jake Odorizzi stellar as Rays beat Red Sox 7-0

Saturday, August 30, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jake Odorizzi and two pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-0 on Saturday night. Coming off a start Monday night in which he gave up …

Mookie Betts hits grand slam, Red Sox beat Rays 8-4

Friday, August 29, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mookie Betts put his first grand slam as his top rookie season highlight so far. Betts hit Boston’s fourth slam of the year, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Red Sox beat …

Junichi Tazawa struggles as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 5-2

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO — Junichi Tazawa thought he’d solved his struggles against the Toronto Blue Jays. Turns out he was wrong. Danny Valencia had a pinch-hit, three-run homer off Tazawa that put Toronto ahead in the seventh inning, and the …

Huge 11th inning sends Red Sox over Blue Jays

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO — Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBIs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 Tuesday night. Boston broke away from a …

Yoenis Cespedes lifts Red Sox to 4-3 win over Blue Jays

Monday, August 25, 2014

TORONTO — Another late clutch hit from Yoenis Cespedes brought an end to Boston’s lengthy losing streak. Cespedes singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Red Sox survived a ninth-inning collapse to beat the …

Mariners complete sweep of Red Sox

Sunday, August 24, 2014

BOSTON — Dustin Ackley sure loved facing the Red Sox pitching. Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston 8-6 on Sunday for the …