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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez runs on his sixth-inning double off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Henry Owens, right, during a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

McCann, A-Rod and Yankees break loose again, rout Red Sox

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NEW YORK — Brian McCann, Chris Young and the rest of the New York Yankees are enjoying quite a run these days. McCann and Young hit three-run homers during a nine-run burst in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees broke loose once again, romping past the Boston Red Sox 13-3 Tuesday night. Down 2-1 and held to three singles going into the sixth, the Yankees suddenly struck. The AL East leaders wound up scoring in double figures for the fourth time in seven games — they’d gone more than a month without doing it until a 21-5 rout at Texas last week. “Honestly, …

Former linebacker with ALS helps revive Ice Bucket Challenge

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Over the past year, Tim Shaw has bungee-jumped off a bridge in New Zealand, visited Australia and helped drill a well in the Amazon. The former NFL linebacker also has talked with congressmen in Washington D.C. and Tennessee lawmakers. “People ask me all the time, ‘What’s on your bucket list? Are these bucket list items?’” Shaw said. “I don’t have …

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 …

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,” …

Brock Holt hits for cycle, Boston ends slide with win over Braves

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

BOSTON — Boston Red Sox fans seemed too excited about the end of a long losing streak to notice the significance of Brock Holt hitting a triple in the eighth inning. Holt was a little surprised himself after …

Braves beat Boston 4-2, send Red Sox to 7th straight loss

Monday, June 15, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager John Farrell called a pregame meeting with his struggling team. It didn’t help. Boston went out and lost its season-high seventh straight, falling 4-2 to the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. “We’ve …

Red Sox searching for answers, lose 5th straight

Sunday, June 14, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The results are far from what the Boston Red Sox figured. Yet as the losses add up, they keep insisting they’re better than their record. Russell Martin delivered the go-ahead hit for the second straight …

John Farrell, Wade Miley shout it out as Red Sox get swept by Orioles

Thursday, June 11, 2015

BALTIMORE — John Farrell made a decision. Wade Miley didn’t like it. The argument that ensued added a healthy measure of intrigue to Boston’s latest loss. Miley gave up three solo home runs before being pulled, and the …

Red Sox denied by Orioles’ defense in 5-2 loss

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

BALTIMORE — This is how badly things are going for the Boston Red Sox: Two singles and a liner to the gap in right-center turns into a 1-2-3 inning for the opposition. The Baltimore Orioles put on a …

David Ortiz fumes over being excluded from Red Sox starting lineup

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

BALTIMORE — David Ortiz wasn’t in the Boston Red Sox starting lineup Wednesday night against the Baltimore Orioles, and he obviously wasn’t happy about it. Ortiz kept his back to reporters, sitting in front of his locker as …

Orioles score on wild pitch to beat Red Sox 1-0

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

BALTIMORE — Steve Pearce scored in the seventh inning on a wild pitch by Matt Barnes, and the Baltimore Orioles overcame another sharp outing by Boston Red Sox rookie Eduardo Rodriguez in a 1-0 victory Tuesday night. Four …

Nationals draft Mariano Rivera III; Red Sox take son of Cardinals manager Mike Matheny

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

NEW YORK — Enter Sandman — the sequel. Iona College right-hander Mariano Rivera III, son of the former Yankees closer, was drafted in the fourth round with the 134th overall pick Tuesday by the Washington Nationals. Rivera was …