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Pitcher Jon Lester speaks to the media as his son Hudson, 4, looks on after Lester was introduced as a member of the Chicago Cubs during a press conference in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Jon Lester hopes to end Cubs’ century-plus drought

Monday, December 15, 2014

CHICAGO — Jon Lester insisted there’s no reason the Chicago Cubs can’t contend next year and even capture their first World Series title since 1908, around the time the Model T was rolling off the assembly line. “I’m going in with the intention of winning in 2015,” he said. The Cubs are, too. “This signing really marks the start of …

Red Sox bolster rotation with three quick moves

Friday, December 12, 2014

BOSTON — Just like that, the Boston Red Sox have a starting rotation again. One day after acquiring a pair of starters, the Red Sox picked up a third, rebuilding their starting rotation this offseason almost as quickly as they took it apart during the summer. Hours after trading for Detroit right-hander Rick …

Max Scherzer could be seeking more than Clayton Kershaw

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO — Clayton Kershaw is considered the top pitcher in baseball, with three Cy Young Awards in four years for the Los Angeles Dodgers, an NL Most Valuable Player award and a $215 million, seven-year contract. Max Scherzer may be seeking an even bigger deal as his talks on the free-agent market …

Pirates get late break in playoff push, top Red Sox

Thursday, September 18, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Everything seems to be going wrong for the Boston Red Sox one year after so many things went right. Their third World Series title in 10 years is a distant memory. This season they are all …

Pirates overwhelm Clay Buchholz, Red Sox in 9-1 win

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Rusney Castillo drilled a sharp grounder to second base and took off. Three seconds later the future of the Boston Red Sox was standing on first base. If the Cuban-born prospect was overwhelmed by the stage, …

Rookie CF Rusney Castillo to debut for Red Sox

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Rusney Castillo’s long journey to the major leagues is over. The Boston Red Sox rookie outfielder will make his debut on Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 27-year-old Castillo will play center field and bat …

Charlie Morton pitches surging Pirates over Red Sox 4-0

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Charlie Morton had no expectations when he took the mound in a major league game for the first time in a month. However, the Pittsburgh right-hander exceeded his manager’s expectations as he came off the disabled …

Revamped Royals beat Red Sox 7-1

Saturday, September 13, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Saturday night. Manager …

Royals fall out of 1st with 4-2 loss to Red Sox

Friday, September 12, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Allen Webster pitched six solid innings and Jemile Weeks stroked a pair of doubles and scored two runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the sputtering Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night. …

Red Sox pull away from Rorals, 6-3

Thursday, September 11, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The last-place Boston Red Sox took advantage of three critical errors by the first-place Kansas City Royals, pulling away late in a 6-3 victory Thursday night that ended a four-game losing streak. Clay Buchholz (8-8) allowed three runs, two earned, over 61/3 innings for …

Wei-Yin Chen perfect into 6th as Orioles sweep Red Sox

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

BOSTON — The postseason hopes for the World Series champion Boston Red Sox have all but faded away. Now, Dustin Pedroia’s season is over, too. Red Sox manager John Farrell said the star second baseman will have season-ending …

Alejandro De Aza powers Orioles to 4-1 win over Red Sox

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

BOSTON — Alejandro De Aza hit two homers, Adam Jones added another and the Baltimore Orioles won for the 10th time in 13 games with a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Chris Tillman …

Orioles beat sloppy Red Sox 4-0

Monday, September 8, 2014

BOSTON — Baltimore manager Buck Showalter was a 21-year-old minor leaguer in the Yankees’ system in 1979, with a locker made of “two nails and a piece of tape.” None of the players in his current clubhouse was …