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Oldest former Red Sox player Lou Lucier dies at 96

Monday, October 20, 2014

BOSTON — Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96. The team says Lucier had a stroke earlier this month and died on Saturday. A right-handed pitcher, Lucier played parts of three major league seasons during World War II with the Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. In all, he was 3-5 with a 3.81 ERA in 33 games. A …

Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn will not return

Friday, October 3, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are looking for a new hitting coach. Greg Colbrunn, who was the team’s hitting coach for the past two seasons, says he will not return for 2015. The 13-year major leaguer oversaw an offense that led baseball in runs, slugging and on-base percentage last year, when the Red Sox won the World Series. This year’s team …

MLB batting average lowest since 1972 — before DH

Monday, September 29, 2014

NEW YORK — The final numbers are in, and Major League Baseball’s batting average hasn’t been this low since Richard Nixon was in the White House, a gallon of gasoline cost 55 cents and the designated hitter was a radical proposal limited to spring training experiments. Big league hitters batted .251 this year, …

Yoenis Cespedes lifts Red Sox to 4-3 win over Blue Jays

Monday, August 25, 2014

TORONTO — Another late clutch hit from Yoenis Cespedes brought an end to Boston’s lengthy losing streak. Cespedes singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Red Sox survived a ninth-inning collapse to beat the …

Mariners complete sweep of Red Sox

Sunday, August 24, 2014

BOSTON — Dustin Ackley sure loved facing the Red Sox pitching. Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston 8-6 on Sunday for the …

Mariners get 5 runs with 2 outs in 9th, beat Bosox

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BOSTON — Austin Jackson’s bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth inning keyed a five-run rally, and the Seattle Mariners sent the Boston Red Sox to their sixth straight loss, 5-3 on Friday night. Red Sox closer …

Boston’s Farrell: Castillo is “exciting, athletic”

Friday, August 22, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo “an exciting, athletic player.” The Cuban defector is expected to show off those talents for Boston soon, perhaps within the next week. Farrell spoke Friday amid multiple media reports that the Red Sox had agreed with …

Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON — Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker threw 6 2-3 inning of no-hit ball and the Angels held on for a …

lannetta’s double in 9th lifts Angels over Bosox

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BOSTON — Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston 4-3 on Tuesday night. Brennan Boesch …

Xander Bogaerts’ gaffe hurts Sox in 8-1 loss to Astros

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BOSTON — Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts could only hope that no one noticed. Jose Altuve hit his first grand slam after Bogaerts made a mental gaffe on a play that would have ended an inning Sunday, carrying …

Astros rally for 5-3 win over Red Sox in 10

Saturday, August 16, 2014

BOSTON — Jake Marisnick hit a two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning Friday night and Houston rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox, giving the Astros their first win in nine games …

Rob Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BALTIMORE — Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has …

Clemens: No regrets, no control over Cooperstown

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BOSTON — Roger Clemens took advantage of his induction into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame to throw batting practice to two of his sons on the field at Fenway Park. Then, it was off to Chicago …