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St. Louis Cardinals Game 1 starter John Lackey walks to the bull pen with his six-year-old son, Carter, during the team workout, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 in St. Louis. The Cardinals will face the Chicago Cubs, for the first time in post-season history, in the National League Division Series.  (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Lester vs Lackey matches former Red Sox teammates

Thursday, October 8, 2015

ST. LOUIS — John Lackey has been quite the bargain for the St. Louis Cardinals. Pitching for the major league minimum $507,500 salary due to a clause in contract, Lackey went 13-10 for a team that lost its ace early. And when old rivals face each other in a postseason series for the first time Friday, he’ll be pitching against an old buddy. The 36-year-old Lackey will oppose the Chicago Cubs’ Jon Lester, a duo that formed a devastating one-two for the Red Sox in the 2013 World Series. “I’d like to say I was surprised, but I’m not,” Lackey said Thursday. “He’s good. No …

Red Sox more optimistic despite another last-place finish

Monday, October 5, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox tried to buy their way out of the AL East cellar last offseason with splashy free agents, guaranteeing Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval a total of $183 million. All that got them was another last-place finish. So the 2013 World Series champions are rebuilding again, this time …

Corey Kluber pitches 8 innings; Indians beat Red Sox 2-0

Saturday, October 3, 2015

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber pitched eight innings while Carlos Santana and Ryan Raburn homered, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Kluber (9-16) ended his rocky season with a strong performance, allowing three hits and striking out nine. The right-hander, who won the AL …

Don Orsillo out as Red Sox’s TV announcer after season

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Don Orsillo is out as the Boston Red Sox’s television play-by-play voice after this season. Orsillo wasn’t offered a new contract with NESN, and will be replaced by Dave O’Brien. Orsillo first broadcast Red Sox games on NESN in 2001 and became the full-time play-by-play …

White Sox rally past Red Sox, 5-4

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CHICAGO — Rookie Trayce Thompson drove in three runs, including a go-ahead, two-run double, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Tuesday night. Thompson, who was called up Aug. 3, finished 3 for …

Rusney Castillo’s 5 RBIs lead Joe Kelly, Red Sox over White Sox

Monday, August 24, 2015

CHICAGO — Rusney Castillo homered and drove in a career-high five runs, Joe Kelly won his fifth straight outing and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Monday night. Kelly (7-6) allowed five hits …

Royals rally with 4 in 9th, beat Red Sox 8-6

Sunday, August 23, 2015

BOSTON — Boston’s Junichi Tazawa found out the hard way that life as closer can have its lousy days. Tazawa gave up four runs and six hits in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for …

Specter of 38 Studios looms over PawSox stadium proposal

Sunday, August 23, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As the owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox make their case for their push to move the team to Providence, one name comes up over and over: 38 Studios. The shadow of the bad video game company deal has loomed over the stadium proposal for …

Red Sox bring in ex-Tigers boss Dave Dombrowski to run club

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BOSTON — New team president Dave Dombrowski says he’ll talk to Red Sox manager John Farrell after he gets healthy again. Farrell was diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer last week. He began chemotherapy on Tuesday — …

Red Sox post big night for manager John Farrell, beat Mariners 15-1

Friday, August 14, 2015

BOSTON — Travis Shaw hit two home runs and Rusney Castillo hit one to carry Boston to a 15-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night, just hours after Red Sox manager John Farrell announced he’s taking …

Red Sox manager John Farrell says he has ‘very treatable’ cancer

Friday, August 14, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell says he has a “very treatable” form of cancer. Farrell said Friday that he would take a medical leave to deal with lymphoma. The 53-year-old Farrell says bench coach …

David Ortiz blasts two homers, drews closer to 500 in Red Sox loss to Marlins

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

MIAMI — David Ortiz hit two homers Wednesday for the Boston Red Sox, but it wasn’t nearly enough. The Red Sox gave up 10 runs in the sixth inning and lost 14-6 to the Miami Marlins, who completed …

Justin Bour’s walk-off in 10th lifts Marlins over Red Sox 5-4

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MIAMI — The Miami Marlins faced a four-run deficit and stranded 16 runners, but they kept plugging away and eventually pulled ahead. Dee Gordon tripled to lead off the 10th inning and scored on a walk-off base hit …