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Oldest former Red Sox player Lou Lucier dies at 96

Monday, October 20, 2014

BOSTON — Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96. The team says Lucier had a stroke earlier this month and died on Saturday. A right-handed pitcher, Lucier played parts of three major league seasons during World War II with the Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. In all, he was 3-5 with a 3.81 ERA in 33 games. A …

Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn will not return

Friday, October 3, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are looking for a new hitting coach. Greg Colbrunn, who was the team’s hitting coach for the past two seasons, says he will not return for 2015. The 13-year major leaguer oversaw an offense that led baseball in runs, slugging and on-base percentage last year, when the Red Sox won the World Series. This year’s team …

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, …

Yoenis Cespedes caps wild comeback for Red Sox

Friday, September 5, 2014

BOSTON — Yoenis Cespedes had four hits, including a game-winning single that capped a three-run 10th inning, and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-8 on Friday night. Toronto, which lost outfielder Melky Cabrera to a season-ending pinkie injury, took an 8-6 lead …

Mark Teixeira, Chase Headley homer off closer Koji Uehara to lift Yankees over Red Sox 5-4

Thursday, September 4, 2014

NEW YORK — Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley hit solo home runs off Koji Uehara in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees stunned the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Thursday night to bolster their slim playoff hopes. …

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 …