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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz runs out his RBI-double that scored Xander Bogaerts, right, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Boston, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Red Sox rock Sale, win 8-2 to snap White Sox streak

Thursday, July 30, 2015

BOSTON — Steven Wright and the slumping Red Sox looked like a long shot against Chris Sale and the surging White Sox on Thursday night. Then Wright’s knuckleball came alive, Sale had his worst start since April, and Chicago’s seven-game winning streak came to a surprising end. Wright pitched seven effective innings and David Ortiz went 3 for 3 with …

Boston’s bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out

Thursday, July 30, 2015

BOSTON — After the winter of their discontent, it’s been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians. The Red Sox are languishing, the city forfeited a chance to showcase itself to the planet as an Olympics host and the NFL has upheld star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s entire four-game suspension. Forget the footballs: …

Rick Porcello, Red Sox continue to struggle as White Sox roll

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BOSTON — Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox continued their headfirst slide into the American League East cellar Wednesday night. Porcello, whose questionable headfirst dive into first base recorded the game’s first out, was booed off the mound after giving up six runs as the Chicago White Sox rolled to their seventh …

Red Sox unravel in 8-6 loss to Orioles

Thursday, June 25, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Boston rookie Eduardo Rodriguez retired the first 10 Baltimore batters, then struggled to get anyone out during a very long fourth inning. The Orioles tagged Rodriguez for seven hits and six runs in the fourth …

David Ortiz homers, Red Sox beat O’s 5-1 despite injuries

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz’s two-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Wednesday night despite losing two key starters to injuries. Left fielder Hanley Ramirez left with a …

David Lough’s 3-run HR helps Orioles to 6-4 win over Red Sox

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BOSTON — What little momentum the Boston Red Sox had wasn’t enough to overcome Baltimore’s four-run second inning. David Lough’s three-run homer gave the Orioles 4-0 lead in the second and Baltimore held on for a 6-4 victory …

Tanaka tagged for 3 homers in Yankees’ 12-4 loss to Tigers

Sunday, June 21, 2015

NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka was having trouble locating his pitches. The Detroit Tigers sent every mistake soaring. Tanaka allowed three homers for the first time in his major league career, including two of J.D. Martinez’s trio of …

Big Papi hits 476th homer, Red Sox rout Royals 13-2

Sunday, June 21, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — David Ortiz passed two Hall of Famers on the career home run chart. He was hardly the only Boston hitter who had a big day. Ortiz launched his 476th homer to move past Stan …

Kendrys Morales homers on birthday in Royals’ 7-4 win over Red Sox

Saturday, June 20, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kendrys Morales homered on his 32nd birthday and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday night. Morales hit a two-run, tie-breaking shot in a five-run fifth off …

Rodriguez pitches well in Boston’s 7-3 victory over Royals

Friday, June 19, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eduardo Rodriguez pitched capably into the seventh inning, Mookie Betts had a career-best four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Friday night. Rodriguez (3-1), who gave …

Buchholz, Red Sox beat Braves for 2nd win in 10 games

Thursday, June 18, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched seven strong innings and the Boston Red Sox, after benching third baseman Pablo Sandoval, beat Atlanta 5-2 Thursday night for their second win in 10 games. Manager John Farrell didn’t play Sandoval …

Markakis, Ciriaco power Braves past Red Sox 5-2

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ATLANTA — Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told a group of reporters late Wednesday afternoon that he is fully to blame for the team’s poor performance this season. By the bottom of the seventh inning, however, …

GM Ben Cherington takes blame for Red Sox’s struggles

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ATLANTA — Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said he deserves most of the blame with his club struggling for the second straight year. Entering Wednesday, Boston is 99-129 since winning the 2013 World Series under manager John Farrell. “I’m more responsible than anyone else for that,” …