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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014,  file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz tips his cap while standing on third base during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park in Boston. Ortiz said Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, that he will retire after 2016 season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Red Sox DH David Ortiz to retire after 2016 season

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BOSTON — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston’s beloved “Big Papi” who helped the cursed franchise end its dynasty of disappointment and cursed out the bombers who attacked his adopted city, said on Wednesday he will play one more year before retiring. On the day that he turned 40, the Dominican designated hitter said in a video posted on The …

‘Big Papi’ Ortiz had a career of big moments for Red Sox

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

From his back-to-back walk-offs in the 2004 playoffs to his .688 batting average in the 2013 World Series, David Ortiz seemed to perform best under pressure. Here are some of his signature moments: ∎ His heroics in the 2004 playoffs began with a game-ending homer in the 10th inning to finish up the …

Boston gets closer Kimbrel from Padres for 4 prospects

Friday, November 13, 2015

BOSTON — New Boston Red Sox boss Dave Dombrowski on Friday night made his first big move to rebuild the franchise after its third last-place finish in four years, acquiring four-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres for four prospects. Kimbrel, who saved 39 games for the Padres this season, …

Stolen Red Sox World Series ring found during drug raid

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

QUINCY (AP) — Police conducting a raid at a suspected drug dealer’s home south of Boston made an unusual discovery — a stolen 2004 Red Sox World Series ring. Quincy police had been watching the home for several months, and on Tuesday they executed a search warrant after …

Chris Davis’ single in 13th lifts Orioles past Red Sox 6-5

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

BALTIMORE — Chris Davis singled in the winning run in the 13th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles got home runs from Manny Machado and Steve Pearce in a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. …

Kevin Gausman, Orioles beat Red Sox 2-0

Monday, September 14, 2015

BALTIMORE — The baseball season is winding down a little bit faster for Eduardo Rodriguez than the rest of the Boston Red Sox. Rodriguez allowed one run against the Baltimore Orioles before being pulled in the sixth inning …

Rusney Castillo has key hit in 13th, Red Sox beat Rays 2-0

Sunday, September 13, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rusney Castillo made sure Rich Hill’s comeback start ended in a victory. Castillo had a go-ahead two-run single in the 13th inning, and Hill was strong in his first start in six years as …

David Ortiz becomes 27th player with 500 homers as Red Sox pound Rays

Saturday, September 12, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has become the 27th player in major league history to hit 500 home runs. Ortiz reached the milestone with his second homer in Saturday night’s game at Tampa …

Rays use five-run 8th to beat Red Sox 8-4

Friday, September 11, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Junichi Tazawa was charged with a blown save in his third straight appearance. He gave up three runs in Tampa Bay’s five-run eighth inning Friday night and the Reds beat the Boston Red Sox 8-4 on Friday night. Tazawa’s recent efforts have raised the …

David Ortiz hits HR No. 498; Red Sox crush Blue Jays 10-4

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz hit his 498th career home run, a three-run shot to cap a four-run third inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat AL East-leading Toronto 10-4 on Wednesday night, sending the Blue Jays to just …

Blue Jays score 4 in 10th; beat Red Sox 5-1

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BOSTON — Josh Donaldson was confused trying to explain that his ball caromed off the top of the Green Monster. It didn’t matter because the AL East-leading Toronto Blue Jays scored after that crazy play in the 10th …

Red Sox 2B Pedroia back after missing 7 weeks

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is back in the lineup for Tuesday’s game against AL East-leading Toronto after missing seven weeks with a strained right hamstring. The 32-year-old Pedroia was activated from the 15-day disabled list before the game after missing 57 games. …

Jackie Bradley’s 4 hits carry Red Sox past Blue Jays 11-4

Monday, September 7, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz smacked an RBI double high off the Green Monster to cap a two-run third inning, teasing a Fenway Park crowd that wanted to see the slugger move one shot closer to No. 500. Though …