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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz celebrates his three run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 2, 2015, 2015 in Toronto.  (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Red Sox use 8-run first to beat Jays 12-6

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TORONTO — David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in an eight-run first inning, Xander Bogaerts had four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 on Thursday night. Brock Holt also had four hits and Bogaerts drove in two runs as the last-place Red Sox took three of four from Toronto. Boston had a …

Rick Porcello’s struggles continue, Blue Jays rout Red Sox

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TORONTO — Even by the standards of his current wretched run, Rick Porcello hit a new low Wednesday. Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Porcello and the Red Sox 11-2, ending Boston’s winning streak at three. Porcello …

Ortiz and Bradley HR, Red Sox top Toronto for 3rd win in row

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TORONTO — Minus injured stars Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia, the Boston Red Sox managed to match their longest winning streak of the season. David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six solid innings and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night for …

Orioles score on wild pitch to beat Red Sox 1-0

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

BALTIMORE — Steve Pearce scored in the seventh inning on a wild pitch by Matt Barnes, and the Baltimore Orioles overcame another sharp outing by Boston Red Sox rookie Eduardo Rodriguez in a 1-0 victory Tuesday night. Four …

Nationals draft Mariano Rivera III; Red Sox take son of Cardinals manager Mike Matheny

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

NEW YORK — Enter Sandman — the sequel. Iona College right-hander Mariano Rivera III, son of the former Yankees closer, was drafted in the fourth round with the 134th overall pick Tuesday by the Washington Nationals. Rivera was …

Red Sox rally for 7 runs in 8th, sweep Athletics 7-4

Sunday, June 7, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are hoping an improbable comeback can jump-start their rough start this season. Rusney Castillo hit a solo homer and an RBI single during a seven-run rally in the eighth inning that sent …

Joe Kelly snaps 9-start winless stretch, Red Sox beat A’s 4-2

Saturday, June 6, 2015

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez had a sleepless night after a frightening moment at Fenway Park. He responded with a homer in his first at-bat. Ramirez hit a two-run shot, Joe Kelly pitched six solid innings to earn his …

Police: Life-threatening injury to fan hit by bat at Fenway

Friday, June 5, 2015

BOSTON — A woman bleeding from the head was carried out of the Fenway Park stands after being hit by a broken bat Friday night, and police said her injuries were life threatening. Boston police spokesman David Estrada …

Somber win for Red Sox as fan hit by broken bat seriously hurt

Friday, June 5, 2015

BOSTON — The Athletics and Red Sox came to a stop while a woman was treated for life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a broken bat that flew into the stands. Concerned players watched. The crowd went …

Sloppy Red Sox fall as Twins break 9th-inning tie on error

Thursday, June 4, 2015

BOSTON — A bad performance on the basepaths and a sloppy show in the field doomed the Boston Red Sox. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval mishandled a throw on a bunt in the ninth inning, triggering a four-run burst …

Boston’s bats silenced by Minnesota’s Trevor May; split DH with Twins

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s excitement of a quick offensive outburst in the day game was quickly wiped away in the nightcap by Trevor May. May held the Red Sox to two hits over seven innings, lifting the Minnesota …

Rookie lefty Eduardo Rodriguez dominant as Red Sox top Twins 6-3 in Game 1 of doubleheader

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

BOSTON — Eduardo Rodriguez was supposed to return to the minors after his major league debut. He’s not about to go back after his second straight brilliant start for the Red Sox. Not after he accomplished what no …

Clay Buchholtz shuts out Twins as Red Sox snap 3-game losing streak

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

BOSTON — One run was all the support Clay Buchholz needed to lead the Boston Red Sox out of a three-game skid and put a dismal month of May behind them. Rusney Castillo’s RBI single in the seventh …