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Texas Rangers' Mitch Moreland follows through on a single during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Red Sox bats quiet again in 3-1 loss to Rangers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are still waiting for the offensive firepower they expected after some big offseason signings. For the second straight night, Boston’s slumping lineup was quieted and the Red Sox fell to the Texas Rangers 3-1 on Thursday. “No denying the offensive funk we are in,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “We will take a look …

Red Sox strand 12 in one-run loss to Rangers

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox had the Texas Rangers’ outfielders chasing balls all around Fenway Park. The problem was they were catching them. The Red Sox stranded 12 baserunners, including leaving the bases full in the sixth and two on twice in the final three innings in a 2-1 loss to …

Ortiz, Napoli homer as Red Sox top Rangers 4-3

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

BOSTON — Mike Napoli found a flaw in his swing on the cross-country flight after his difficult road trip. Then he sent a liner soaring into the left-field seats. Napoli watched video while flying from Seattle on Sunday and noticed something important. “I wasn’t getting into my load position,” he said. “I’m not …

Brock Holt’s 8th-inning HR lifts Red Sox past skidding Orioles 7-5

Friday, April 24, 2015

BALTIMORE — Batting in the eighth inning of a tie game, Brock Holt wasn’t trying to emulate teammate David Ortiz. It just turned out that way. Holt hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Darren O’Day, and the Boston …

Red Sox blow 4-run lead, lose 7-5 to Rays

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston pitcher Joe Kelly was sailing along with a four-run lead in the sixth inning and a fastball that was “pretty good for me tonight.” The next thing he knew, Kelly was out …

Matt Vautour: Despite loss, playing at Fenway Park still memorable for UMass baseball team

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOSTON Once the game started, they were college athletes again. But when the UMass baseball team walked into Fenway Park, the chance to play on the historic field briefly turned the Minutemen into excited little boys as they …

Larry Bird, Big Papi on board of Boston Olympic bid committee

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Larry Bird and David Ortiz are members of the board that will try to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston. The Boston basketball and baseball stars will be joined by two dozen other athletes and …

Wade Miley and 4 relievers help Red Sox beat Rays 1-0

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Wade Miley pitched well into the sixth inning before the Boston bullpen protected his stellar effort. Miley and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Red Sox took advantage of an error to …

Red Sox get 5 unearned runs in 7-1 win over Orioles

Monday, April 20, 2015

BOSTON — The way Justin Masterson was pitching, he didn’t need much help. The Orioles gave it to him, anyway. On a rainy, chilly Patriots’ Day holiday, Baltimore made three errors that led to five unearned runs, Wei-Yin …

Rick Porcello struggles in Red Sox’s 8-3 loss to Orioles

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox starters are continuing to struggle. Rick Porcello became the latest to get hit hard, allowing eight runs and 12 hits in five innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox …

Xander Bogaerts’ single in 9th lifts Red Sox over Orioles 3-2

Friday, April 17, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night. …

Red Sox can’t finish sweep, lose 10-5 to Nationals

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BOSTON — The questions about Boston’s starting rotation have surfaced already. Wade Miley became the second straight starter to struggle, allowing seven runs in just 21/3 innings in his Fenway Park debut. Washington’s 10-5 win Wednesday prevented the …

Red Sox capitalize on poor fielding, top Nationals 8-7

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOSTON — The Red Sox hit the ball well for the second straight game. They won because the Washington Nationals kept having trouble fielding it. Two errors by pitcher Blake Treinen helped Boston erase a seventh-inning deficit, and …