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Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig calls replay start ‘remarkable’

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NEW YORK — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport’s new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks. While baseball began video review late in the 2008 season, it was limited to potential home runs and boundary calls. The new system that began March 30 vastly expands the types of plays that managers and umpires can ask to be reviewed at a replay … 0

Sizemore, Gomes HRs lead Red Sox over Yankees 4-2

Saturday, April 12, 2014

NEW YORK — Grady Sizemore’s big hit against an old friend ensured Jon Lester finally had something to show for an impressive effort. Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning off CC Sabathia and the Boston Red Sox gave Lester enough run support for his first win of the year, 4-2 over the New York Yankees on Friday night. “Good to … 0

Jacoby Ellsbury, Michael Pineda lead Yanks over Red Sox 4-1

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NEW YORK — This much is clear: Michael Pineda had a dark substance smudged on his pitching hand during his first win for the New York Yankees. Pine tar or dirt? We might never know. Pineda took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, and Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single off old … 0

April Fools’ at the White House: Obama invites Red Sox to celebrate title

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will be celebrating their World Series championship with President Barack Obama next week. The White House announced Tuesday the president has invited the team for a ceremony on April 1. The Red Sox open their season against the Baltimore Orioles at … 0

Sizemore hits 2-run homer, Red Sox beat Rays

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Grady Sizemore bolstered his bid to become Boston’s new starting center fielder, hitting a two-run homer as the Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday. Sizemore signed a one-year, $750,000 contract … 0

David Ortiz says Boston is ‘place I want to be’

Monday, March 24, 2014

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz wants to finish his career with the Boston Red Sox. “I love playing the game. I love being part of this organization, and knowing that you’re going to finish your career here,” … 0

Manny Machado not sure when he’ll be ready to play for Baltimore

Monday, March 24, 2014

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Manny Machado is trying not to think when he’ll play next for the Baltimore Orioles. On Sunday, manager Buck Showalter announced the All-Star third baseman will start the season on the disabled list. Machado, … 0

Lee, Lester strong as Red Sox and Phils tie 2-2

Saturday, March 22, 2014

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee struck out six over six innings in his next-to-last tuneup for opening day, helping the Phillies to a 2-2, 10-inning tie against the Boston Red Sox on Friday. Scheduled to start the March 31 opener at Texas, Lee allowed two runs, three … 0

Replay wizards becoming key positions on MLB teams

Friday, March 21, 2014

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Propped up next to a satellite production truck, peering at a laptop outside Osceola County Stadium, Cullen McRae was practicing. Not hitting. Or pitching. Or fielding. The son of former big league star and manager … 0

David Phelps goes 6 innings as Yankees beat Red Sox 3-2

Thursday, March 20, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — David Phelps went six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2. Phelps, who is trying … 0

MLB 2014 Preview: West teams chase low-budget Athletics

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The big-spending AL West also-rans of recent years once more find themselves chasing those overachieving, low-budget Oakland Athletics. Yet Bob Melvin’s A’s hardly consider themselves the favorite to win a third straight West crown, not in one of … 0

David Ortiz struggles again, Boston loses to Pirates

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Wandy Rodriguez pitched four strong innings in his third spring training start and the Pittsburgh Pirates held slumping David Ortiz hitless Wednesday night in beating the Boston Red Sox 4-2. Ortiz went 0 for 3 with a strikeout. He is hitting .067, going … 0

Michael Pineda and bees create buzz, Yanks top BoSox 8-1

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — The biggest buzz didn’t come from a third straight positive outing by Michael Pineda in the New York Yankees’ 8-1 victory Tuesday over the Boston Red Sox. That honor went to a swarm of bees … 0