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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Rick Porcello pitches Red Sox past Sale, White Sox 3-0

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CHICAGO — Rick Porcello pitched seven sparkling innings in his return from a triceps injury, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Porcello and Chris Sale had nearly identical lines, but Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer off Nate Jones (1-1) with two outs in the eighth. Robbie Ross Jr. …

Don Orsillo out as Red Sox’s TV announcer after season

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Don Orsillo is out as the Boston Red Sox’s television play-by-play voice after this season. Orsillo wasn’t offered a new contract with NESN, and will be replaced by Dave O’Brien. Orsillo first broadcast Red Sox games on NESN in 2001 and became the full-time play-by-play man in 2005 when the network acquired rights to all local telecasts. “Don is an …

White Sox rally past Red Sox, 5-4

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CHICAGO — Rookie Trayce Thompson drove in three runs, including a go-ahead, two-run double, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Tuesday night. Thompson, who was called up Aug. 3, finished 3 for 4 and was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle. His two-out double …

Playoff races, trade talks highlight 2nd half of MLB season

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Cardinals are really good, the Phillies are really bad, and then there’s everyone else. Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Jacob deGrom and a bevy of stars bunched near the top. Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Cabrera and more big names …

Trout homers leading off, and AL All-Stars top NL 6-3

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

CINCINNATI — Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball’s new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats had just walked off the field. Trout became the first player in 38 …

Red Sox super-ultility man Brock Holt is first All-Star to start at 7 positions before break

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

CINCINNATI — Brock Holt brought his infield glove to the All-Star Game. And his outfield glove. If he winds up playing first base, he’ll borrow a mitt. Of the 1,457 players who have appeared in All-Star Games, none …

UMass radio voice Josh Maurer excited for chance to fill in on Red Sox games

Monday, July 13, 2015

Josh Maurer isn’t thinking about what the next two weeks mean for his future. Trying not to anyway. Maurer, who is the play-by-play voice of UMass football and basketball radio broadcasts, is in his fourth year of calling …

Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, plenty of fresh faces highlight All-Star Game

Monday, July 13, 2015

CINCINNATI — Not too long ago, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Gerrit Cole were the ones picking up the extra balls and getting pranked into paying the pricey checks. Now, along with the likes of Kris Bryant, Matt …

Suit seeks safety netting for MLB ballparks

Monday, July 13, 2015

An Oakland Athletics season ticket-holder asked a federal court Monday to protect fans from flying bats and balls by ordering Major League Baseball to extend the safety netting at its ballparks the entire length of the foul lines. The lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California seeks …

MLB teams increase international spending, seeking edge

Sunday, July 12, 2015

CINCINNATI — For all the talk about big-money contracts for major leaguers, the New York Yankees spent nearly $18.1 million on international amateurs during the last signing period. “All of our top guys really felt that this crop …

A-Rod breaks top 25 in hits, leads Yankees past Red Sox 8-6

Sunday, July 12, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz was out sick when the Boston Red Sox were trying to gain some ground against their AL East rivals. Big Papi was out with a respiratory illness and the rest of his teammates didn’t …

A-Rod homers, Yankees beat Buchholz, Red Sox 5-1

Saturday, July 11, 2015

BOSTON — Alex Rodriguez has consistently played well this season after getting a day off. He’s had great success against Clay Buchholz, too. Friday night proved to be the perfect combination. Rodriguez hit his 17th home run in …

Porcello ends 7-game skid; Red Sox beat Marlins 6-3

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

BOSTON — Rick Porcello could finally feel good about a start. Porcello held Miami to two runs in six innings to snap a career-worst, seven-game losing streak, David Ortiz hit a two-run homer and the surging Boston Red …