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American League shortstop Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, waves as he is taken out of the game in the top of the fourth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League’s 5-3 victory. Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a long series of smiles for players and fans. But the break is over now, and the real fun begins Friday night. Heading into the second half of the season, there are all sorts of compelling stories from coast to coast. It could be one fun summer in California, where Oakland begins the weekend with the best record in the majors, and the Giants, Angels and Dodgers are … 0

With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good. Ruling with an assortment of big-bending curveballs, sharp sliders and 100 mph heat, a new generation of pitchers has thrown major league hitters into a huge slump. The spike … 0

All-Star farewell: Jeter takes bow, hits double

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter was a huge hit from the very start in his final All-Star game. Batting leadoff for the American League, the 40-year-old shortstop for the New York Yankees soaked in an ovation that lasted more than a minute at Target Field, then seized the moment Tuesday night by hitting a … 0

Tigers end 5-game skid, send Red Sox to fourth straight loss

Friday, June 6, 2014

DETROIT — Rubby De La Rosa insisted he felt a lot like he did in his first start of the season. The Boston Red Sox right-hander did acknowledge, though, his location was not as good. The Detroit Tigers … 0

Asdrubal Cabrera’s three-run homer in 12th inning powers Cleveland to sweep of Red Sox

Thursday, June 5, 2014

CLEVELAND — The Red Sox scrambled to shower, pack their bags and get to the airport. After three long days, and one very long night, they couldn’t get out of Cleveland quickly enough. Asdrubal Cabrera’s three-run homer with … 0

Longtime baseball fixture Don Zimmer dies at 83

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Don Zimmer, a most popular fixture in professional baseball for 66 years as a manager, player, coach and executive, died Wednesday. He was 83. Zimmer was still working for the Tampa Bay Rays … 0

Indians send Red Sox to second straight loss

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — For a moment, it looked as if the Red Sox could overcome Jake Peavy’s rocky first inning. That moment came and went quickly, however, as the Cleveland Indians scored two runs in the seventh, sending … 0

Red Sox Notebook: Brandon Workman appeals six-game suspension

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Boston pitcher Brandon Workman appealed a six-game suspension imposed by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for throwing near the head of Tampa Bay star Evan Longoria last week. Workman can play until the appeal process is complete, and was expected to make his scheduled start Wednesday night against … 0

Justin Masterson, Indians end Boston’s 7-game win streak

Monday, June 2, 2014

CLEVELAND — The streaky Boston Red Sox should have known better. Once they let Justin Masterson get on a roll, they couldn’t stop him. The Red Sox failed to take advantage of early wildness by Cleveland’s starter, who … 0

Red Sox win 7th straight, beat Rays 4-0

Monday, June 2, 2014

BOSTON — A little infusion of youth and a solid start by Jon Lester kept the Boston Red Sox rolling along. Lester pitched seven shutout innings and Brock Holt drove in two runs with one of his major … 0

Red Sox post quiet 7-1 win over Rays, win sixth straight

Sunday, June 1, 2014

BOSTON — A few relaxing words from David Ortiz helped get Rubby De La Rosa in the right frame of mind for his first start in nearly three years. De La Rosa pitched seven shutout innings, Brock Holt … 0

Red Sox rally for fourth straight win, 4-3 over Braves

Thursday, May 29, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox were charging out of the dugout before the winning run reached home plate. After a 10-game skid, winning sure feels good. Atlanta’s third error in the last two innings allowed Jackie Bradley … 0

Lackey, Red Sox beat Braves for 3rd straight win

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BOSTON — Pitching, patience and the Atlanta Braves are bringing the Boston Red Sox back from their longest losing streak in 20 years. The defending World Series champions hope that three straight wins after 10 consecutive losses are … 0