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Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz works against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Monday, June 29, 2015. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Clay Buchholz pitches gem, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 3-1

Monday, June 29, 2015

TORONTO — Nothing about pitching north of the border feels foreign to Boston’s Clay Buchholz. Buchholz pitched eight strong innings to win his third straight start, Xander Bogaerts drove in two runs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Monday night. Buchholz (6-6) improved to 10-3 with a 2.21 ERA in 15 career starts in Toronto as the Red Sox won back-to-back games for the first time since June 19. “I like pitching here,” Buchholz said. “I like the mound here. I’ve said it before, I’m just comfortable on it. “I feel good pitching here and I have my whole career,” …

Ortiz, Sandoval and De Aza homer as Red Sox beat Rays 5-3

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If there’s a secret to Boston’s success against Chris Archer, the Red Sox aren’t eager to share it. David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval and Alejandro De Aza homered against Tampa Bay’s best pitcher on Sunday, keying a 5-3 victory that clinched a series win over the first-place Rays and stopped …

Rays use three home runs to beat Red Sox

Saturday, June 27, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Wade Miley missed with a slider and Matt Barnes missed with a couple of fastballs. The Tampa Bay Rays hit all three of them for home runs Saturday and beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1. Matt Andriese and three relievers combined on a three-hitter for the Rays, who scored …

Josh Hamilton’s homers help Rangers to 7-4 win over Red Sox

Friday, May 29, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton homered in his first two at-bats, his first homers since he belatedly began his major league season this week back with Texas, helping the Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on …

Red Sox lefty Rodriguez wins MLB debut, 5-1 at Texas

Thursday, May 28, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Eduardo Rodriguez threw 72/3 scoreless innings to become the youngest Red Sox starter to win in his major league debut on the road since 1967, and Boston beat the Rangers 5-1 to spoil Josh Hamilton’s …

Dustin Pedroia’s power not enough for Red Sox in 6-4 loss to Twins

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Given an early two-run lead by Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox starter Rick Porcello was trying to provide a shutdown inning. Porcello walked Aaron Hicks with one out. And it led to a big inning for the …

Angels pound Red Sox 12-5

Friday, May 22, 2015

BOSTON — Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta could sense the mood changing in the visitor’s dugout at Fenway Park. A nine-run inning will do that. Iannetta and Erick Aybar homered as the Angels sent 13 batters to …

Red Sox bats quiet again in 3-1 loss to Rangers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are still waiting for the offensive firepower they expected after some big offseason signings. For the second straight night, Boston’s slumping lineup was quieted and the Red Sox fell to the Texas …

Red Sox strand 12 in one-run loss to Rangers

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox had the Texas Rangers’ outfielders chasing balls all around Fenway Park. The problem was they were catching them. The Red Sox stranded 12 baserunners, including leaving the bases full in the …

Ortiz, Napoli homer as Red Sox top Rangers 4-3

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

BOSTON — Mike Napoli found a flaw in his swing on the cross-country flight after his difficult road trip. Then he sent a liner soaring into the left-field seats. Napoli watched video while flying from Seattle on Sunday …

Red Sox bats scuffle in 5-0 loss at Mariners

Sunday, May 17, 2015

SEATTLE — The Red Sox could not solve James Paxton, leaving Boston with a four-game split against the Seattle Mariners. Paxton stretched his scoreless streak to a career-best 20 innings in a 5-0 win Sunday as Boston finished …

Ortiz, Sandoval power Red Sox past King Felix, Mariners 4-2

Sunday, May 17, 2015

SEATTLE — David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval each homered as the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Saturday night. Seattle ace Felix Hernandez (6-1) uncharacteristically struggled, losing for the first time since Sept. 23, 2014. …

Manager John Farrell takes blame for Red Sox loss to Seattle

Saturday, May 16, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — John Farrell opted to pitch to Nelson Cruz with the game on the line, and the Boston Red Sox paid for it. Cruz hit a two-out RBI single into the left-center gap to score Brad …