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Boston’s Farrell: Castillo is “exciting, athletic”

Friday, August 22, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo “an exciting, athletic player.” The Cuban defector is expected to show off those talents for Boston soon, perhaps within the next week. Farrell spoke Friday amid multiple media reports that the Red Sox had agreed with Castillo on a $72.5 million, seven-year contract. Red Sox president Larry Lucchino declined to comment. Farrell was aware of Boston’s pursuit of … 0

Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON — Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker threw 6 2-3 inning of no-hit ball and the Angels held on for a 2-0 victory against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night, completing a four-game sweep and … 0

lannetta’s double in 9th lifts Angels over Bosox

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BOSTON — Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston 4-3 on Tuesday night. Brennan Boesch had a ground-rule double with two outs off Uehara (5-3) for the Angels’ first hit … 2

Buchholz’s 3-hitter leads Red Sox over Astros 11-0

Sunday, July 13, 2014

HOUSTON — A pair of Red Sox from Texas sure made things tough on the Houston Astros in their return to the Lone Star state. Clay Buchholz allowed three hits and struck out a career-high 12 in his … 0

Rookie Christian Vasquez has 3 RBIs to help Red Sox over Astros 8-3

Saturday, July 12, 2014

HOUSTON — Rookie Christian Vasquez got his first three major league hits and drove in three runs, while David Ortiz had three RBIs to break open the game in the sixth inning and lead the Boston Red Sox … 0

Mike Carp lifts Red Sox over White Sox 4-3 in 10 innings

Thursday, July 10, 2014

BOSTON — Mike Carp spent more than a month on the disabled list with a broken right foot. He watched the Boston Red Sox struggle, wishing he could contribute. Sometimes, he couldn’t bear to watch. “Some of the … 0

Red Sox rally to snap skid, beat White Sox 5-4

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

BOSTON — Daniel Nava doubled in the tying run in the ninth inning and scored on Brock Holt’s single as the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday … 0

Conor Gillaspie homers, White Sox beat Red Sox 8-3

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

BOSTON — Conor Gillaspie hit a tie-breaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning for his third hit of the game and the Chicago White Sox beat the struggling Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Tuesday night. Boston did manage … 0

Carroll stymies Red Sox and White Sox win 4-0

Monday, July 7, 2014

BOSTON — After watching Scott Carroll give up seven runs in his last start, White Sox manager Robin Ventura had a simple goal for his rookie right-hander. Do better. Carroll did that and more, following perhaps the worst … 0

Red Sox drop second game of doubleheader

Saturday, July 5, 2014

BOSTON — Nelson Cruz went a career-best 5 for 5, including a solo home run and a bad-hop single that scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 … 0

Cubs complete sweep over Red Sox, 16-9

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

BOSTON — Justin Ruggiano, Mike Olt and Welington Castillo hit two-run homers to power the Chicago Cubs to a 16-9 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night, completing a three-game interleague series sweep. Ruggiano drove in … 0

Punchless Red Sox shut out by Cubs

Monday, June 30, 2014

BOSTON — Jake Arrieta certainly picked two of baseball’s most historic places to put on memorable performances. Arrieta held the Red Sox hitless until Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs … 0

Manny Ramirez joins Triple-A Iowa as player/coach

Monday, June 30, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa — Manny Ramirez has been called everything from a World Series MVP to a cheater. The disgraced slugger is hoping to add “mentor” to his resume. The 42-year-old Ramirez, a two-time champion with Boston and a two-time offender of Major League Baseball’s rules against performance-enhancing … 0