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FILE - From left are 2014 file photos showing Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes, and Boston Red Sox players Jonny Gomes and Jon Lester. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal. (AP Photo/File)

Fenway fire sale: Defending champion Red Sox trade 5 players

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BOSTON — The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power. Now they can use some name tags to stick on the jerseys of the newcomers. Nine months after winning the World Series, the Red Sox unloaded five key members of that championship team Thursday, bringing to seven the number shipped out in a five-day span. Jon Lester, John Lackey, … 0

Cubs acquire struggling LHP Doubront from Red Sox

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHICAGO — Theo Epstein was the first person to take a chance on Felix Doubront. Now he is going to give the struggling left-hander another opportunity. The Chicago Cubs acquired Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named. Epstein, the president of baseball operations for … 0

Rays’ Archer: ‘Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn’t mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi’s style. “I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat,” Archer … 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

Tigers end 5-game skid, send Red Sox to fourth straight loss

Friday, June 6, 2014

DETROIT — Rubby De La Rosa insisted he felt a lot like he did in his first start of the season. The Boston Red Sox right-hander did acknowledge, though, his location was not as good. The Detroit Tigers … 0

Asdrubal Cabrera’s three-run homer in 12th inning powers Cleveland to sweep of Red Sox

Thursday, June 5, 2014

CLEVELAND — The Red Sox scrambled to shower, pack their bags and get to the airport. After three long days, and one very long night, they couldn’t get out of Cleveland quickly enough. Asdrubal Cabrera’s three-run homer with … 0

Longtime baseball fixture Don Zimmer dies at 83

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Don Zimmer, a most popular fixture in professional baseball for 66 years as a manager, player, coach and executive, died Wednesday. He was 83. Zimmer was still working for the Tampa Bay Rays … 0

Indians send Red Sox to second straight loss

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — For a moment, it looked as if the Red Sox could overcome Jake Peavy’s rocky first inning. That moment came and went quickly, however, as the Cleveland Indians scored two runs in the seventh, sending … 0

Red Sox Notebook: Brandon Workman appeals six-game suspension

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Boston pitcher Brandon Workman appealed a six-game suspension imposed by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for throwing near the head of Tampa Bay star Evan Longoria last week. Workman can play until the appeal process is complete, and was expected to make his scheduled start Wednesday night against … 0

Justin Masterson, Indians end Boston’s 7-game win streak

Monday, June 2, 2014

CLEVELAND — The streaky Boston Red Sox should have known better. Once they let Justin Masterson get on a roll, they couldn’t stop him. The Red Sox failed to take advantage of early wildness by Cleveland’s starter, who … 0