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American League shortstop Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, waves as he is taken out of the game in the top of the fourth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League’s 5-3 victory. Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a long series of smiles for players and fans. But the break is over now, and the real fun begins Friday night. Heading into the second half of the season, there are all sorts of compelling stories from coast to coast. It could be one fun summer in California, where Oakland begins the weekend with the best record in the majors, and the Giants, Angels and Dodgers are … 0

With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good. Ruling with an assortment of big-bending curveballs, sharp sliders and 100 mph heat, a new generation of pitchers has thrown major league hitters into a huge slump. The spike … 0

All-Star farewell: Jeter takes bow, hits double

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter was a huge hit from the very start in his final All-Star game. Batting leadoff for the American League, the 40-year-old shortstop for the New York Yankees soaked in an ovation that lasted more than a minute at Target Field, then seized the moment Tuesday night by hitting a … 0

Boston’s Brock Holt scores twice in 2-1 win over Twins

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

BOSTON — Brock Holt scored both Boston runs, Jon Lester weathered a shaky start and pitched six-plus strong innings as the Red Sox held off the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Tuesday night. Lester (8-7) has a winning record … 0

Rubby De La Rosa, Red Sox beat Twins 1-0

Monday, June 16, 2014

BOSTON — Rubby De La Rosa is sure making things look easy in Fenway Park. He’s also making it a little harder for the Boston Red Sox to decide what to do when other pitchers are ready to … 0

Red Sox fall late again to Indians, 3-2

Sunday, June 15, 2014

BOSTON — Another close game and another late-inning loss for the Boston Red Sox and their listless offense. Nick Swisher led off the 11th inning with a homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Red Sox 3-2 on … 0

Offense fails Jake Peavy; Red Sox fall to Indians 3-2

Saturday, June 14, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Jake Peavy has been around long enough to know that pitchers go through stretches without run support. It’s something he’s felt more than almost everyone else in the American League this season. Peavy grinded through … 0

Red Sox get season-high in runs, top Indians 10-3

Friday, June 13, 2014

BOSTON — A.J. Pierzynski, Mike Napoli and Dustin Pedroia hit two-run doubles and the Boston Red Sox scored their season-high in runs in a 10-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. After managing just one run … 0

Jon Lester, David Ortiz lead Red Sox past Indians, 5-2

Thursday, June 12, 2014

BOSTON — Another strong showing from Jon Lester and a few timely two-out hits led the Boston Red Sox to a much-needed win. Lester worked into the eighth inning and David Ortiz hit a two-run homer as Boston … 0

Brandon Workman allows 1 hit as Red Sox beat Orioles 1-0

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

BALTIMORE — As rain washed over Camden Yards, Brandon Workman found his happy place underneath the stadium seating bowl. Workman maintained his pitching rhythm in a batting cage during the second of two rain delays. Upon his return, … 0

Bud Norris impressive for 8 innings as Orioles beat Red Sox

Monday, June 9, 2014

BALTIMORE — Bud Norris pitched eight innings of three-hit ball and Adam Jones hit one of the Baltimore Orioles’ three home runs in a 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. Nick Markakis and Ryan … 0

Detroit’s Cabrera leaves game in 6th inning

Monday, June 9, 2014

DETROIT — David Ortiz hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning, and the Boston Red Sox rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, snapping their five-game losing streak. The Red Sox left men … 0

Red Sox drop 5th straight, 8-6 to Tigers

Sunday, June 8, 2014

DETROIT — Right away, Jon Lester could tell something was off. “I didn’t feel good from the first toss in the bullpen to the last pitch I threw in the game. Against that offense, that means a long … 0