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Home plate umpire Gerry Davis ejects New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda after a foreign substance was discovered on his neck in the second inning of the Yankees' baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1

Thursday, April 24, 2014

BOSTON — Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night. The right-hander was thrown out in the second inning when plate umpire Gerry Davis found the substance on the right side of Pineda’s neck after Red Sox manager John Farrell asked him to check. Pineda walked from the mound without protest. Both Pineda and Davis said it was pine tar. “When it’s that obvious, something has got to be said,” Farrell explained after … 0

Jacoby Ellsbury returns, helps Yanks beat Red Sox 9-3

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BOSTON — Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night. Ellsbury received a mixed reception in his first game as a visitor after seven seasons … 0

Six-run 3rd inning lifts Orioles over Red Sox 7-6

Monday, April 21, 2014

BOSTON — A year after the Boston Marathon bombings, the Red Sox had plenty of chances to make a special day even more memorable. They almost succeeded. Boston scored one run in each of the last three innings — stranding runners in scoring position in all of them — — in a 7-6 … 0

April Fools’ at the White House: Obama invites Red Sox to celebrate title

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will be celebrating their World Series championship with President Barack Obama next week. The White House announced Tuesday the president has invited the team for a ceremony on April 1. The Red Sox open their season against the Baltimore Orioles at … 0

Sizemore hits 2-run homer, Red Sox beat Rays

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Grady Sizemore bolstered his bid to become Boston’s new starting center fielder, hitting a two-run homer as the Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday. Sizemore signed a one-year, $750,000 contract … 0

David Ortiz says Boston is ‘place I want to be’

Monday, March 24, 2014

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz wants to finish his career with the Boston Red Sox. “I love playing the game. I love being part of this organization, and knowing that you’re going to finish your career here,” … 0

Manny Machado not sure when he’ll be ready to play for Baltimore

Monday, March 24, 2014

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Manny Machado is trying not to think when he’ll play next for the Baltimore Orioles. On Sunday, manager Buck Showalter announced the All-Star third baseman will start the season on the disabled list. Machado, … 0

Lee, Lester strong as Red Sox and Phils tie 2-2

Saturday, March 22, 2014

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee struck out six over six innings in his next-to-last tuneup for opening day, helping the Phillies to a 2-2, 10-inning tie against the Boston Red Sox on Friday. Scheduled to start the March 31 opener at Texas, Lee allowed two runs, three … 0

Replay wizards becoming key positions on MLB teams

Friday, March 21, 2014

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Propped up next to a satellite production truck, peering at a laptop outside Osceola County Stadium, Cullen McRae was practicing. Not hitting. Or pitching. Or fielding. The son of former big league star and manager … 0

David Phelps goes 6 innings as Yankees beat Red Sox 3-2

Thursday, March 20, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — David Phelps went six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2. Phelps, who is trying … 0

MLB 2014 Preview: West teams chase low-budget Athletics

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The big-spending AL West also-rans of recent years once more find themselves chasing those overachieving, low-budget Oakland Athletics. Yet Bob Melvin’s A’s hardly consider themselves the favorite to win a third straight West crown, not in one of … 0

David Ortiz struggles again, Boston loses to Pirates

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Wandy Rodriguez pitched four strong innings in his third spring training start and the Pittsburgh Pirates held slumping David Ortiz hitless Wednesday night in beating the Boston Red Sox 4-2. Ortiz went 0 for 3 with a strikeout. He is hitting .067, going … 0

Michael Pineda and bees create buzz, Yanks top BoSox 8-1

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — The biggest buzz didn’t come from a third straight positive outing by Michael Pineda in the New York Yankees’ 8-1 victory Tuesday over the Boston Red Sox. That honor went to a swarm of bees … 0