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Boston Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo (17) comes out to the mound to take starting pitcher Henry Owens, second from left, out of the game after he gave up seven runs against the New York Yankees during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Red Sox rookie Henry Owens clobbered by Yankees in 13-8 loss

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox starters were due for a bad outing. And rookie lefty Henry Owens had a real bad one. Owens was tagged for seven runs in just 12/3 innings in the New York Yankees’ 13-8 win over Boston on Wednesday. “It wasn’t his best day,” interim manager Torey Lovullo said. “We all know that. He started …

Proposal to ban chewing tobacco at Boston ballparks approved

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A ban on smokeless tobacco products at Fenway Park and other Boston sports venues was approved Wednesday by the City Council. Boston becomes the second city after San Francisco to approve such a ban. Los Angeles also is weighing a prohibition on smokeless tobacco, commonly called dip, chew or snuff. The council unanimously approved the ban proposed this summer by …

Gardner homers for Yankees in 3-1 win at Boston

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BOSTON — Rick Porcello wasn’t celebrating after striking out 13 in his strongest start of the season. The New York Yankees capitalized on the few mistakes Porcello did make and rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Tuesday night. “You go out there and you want to win. That’s the bottom …

Mike Wilkinson: With an iconic induction, greatness of Pedro Martinez celebrated by Sox fans, Dominicans

Monday, July 27, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — I never enjoyed the privilege of bearing live witness to the mastery of Pedro Martinez. I made the pilgrimage to Fenway Park about 10 times during his seven-year stint in Boston, but the pitching rotation …

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

Sunday, July 26, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker — Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were inducted into the Baseball Hall …

Sox losing streak goes to 7 as Tucker homers twice to lead Astros, 4-2

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

HOUSTON — Preston Tucker homered twice and drove in three runs and Evan Gattis added a solo shot to give the Houston Astros a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. Collin McHugh (11-5) allowed …

Carter, Correa help Astros to 8-3 win over Red Sox

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

HOUSTON — Chris Carter hit a two-run homer and rookie Carlos Correa drove in two runs as the Houston Astros used a big fifth inning to roll to an 8-3 victory over Boston on Tuesday night, extending the …

Angels rained out at home for 1st time since 1995

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. — After 20 years and 1,609 consecutive home games, the Los Angeles Angels finally lost another game to rain. Heavy downpours turned Angel Stadium’s outfield into virtual marshlands Sunday night, forcing the postponement of their game …

Mike Trout walkoff home run beats Red Sox after six no-hit innings by Wade Miley

Saturday, July 18, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Wade Miley’s dominant performance against the Los Angeles Angels was wasted on one fat pitch Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara threw to Mike Trout. The reigning AL MVP hit a two-out walkoff home run …

Big Green Monster cukes? Rooftop garden thrives at Fenway

Friday, July 17, 2015

BOSTON — There’s more green at Fenway Park than the infield or the monster wall. The Red Sox are growing vegetables and herbs in a rooftop garden. The produce is used in food and cocktails sold at the …

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 …