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FILE - From left are 2014 file photos showing Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes, and Boston Red Sox players Jonny Gomes and Jon Lester. A person with knowledge of the trade says the Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's, July 31, 2014,  trade deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the deal. (AP Photo/File)

Fenway fire sale: Defending champion Red Sox trade 5 players

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BOSTON — The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power. Now they can use some name tags to stick on the jerseys of the newcomers. Nine months after winning the World Series, the Red Sox unloaded five key members of that championship team Thursday, bringing to seven the number shipped out in a five-day span. Jon Lester, John Lackey, … 0

Cubs acquire struggling LHP Doubront from Red Sox

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHICAGO — Theo Epstein was the first person to take a chance on Felix Doubront. Now he is going to give the struggling left-hander another opportunity. The Chicago Cubs acquired Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named. Epstein, the president of baseball operations for … 0

Rays’ Archer: ‘Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn’t mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi’s style. “I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat,” Archer … 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

Red Sox rally with four runs in seventh, beat Braves 6-3

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ATLANTA — The Red Sox are headed home with a new streak and renewed optimism. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run single during Boston’s four-run seventh inning, and the Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Tuesday … 0

Clay Buchholz to test ailing knee in bullpen session

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ATLANTA — Struggling Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz will test out an ailing knee during a bullpen session Wednesday in Boston, then find out when he’ll make his next start. Buchholz set a career high with eight walks … 0

David Ortiz, Red Sox end 10-game skid, rally past Braves

Monday, May 26, 2014

ATLANTA — David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox were in desperate need of a big hit. On Monday, at long last, Big Papi delivered. Ortiz homered and drove in four runs as the defending World Series champions … 0

Red Sox blow five-run lead, lose 6-5 to Rays in 15 innings

Saturday, May 24, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox blew a big early lead en route to their longest skid in 13 years. Andrew Miller threw a force attempt at second base into center field, allowing pinch-runner Cole Figueroa to score in the bottom of the 15th inning as … 0

Rays’ Cole Figueroa’s walk-off ninth-inning double sends Red Sox to eighth straight loss

Saturday, May 24, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox haven’t lost eight straight games since Bobby Valentine was their manager. That wasn’t all that long ago, just 2012, though it was surely a time the Red Sox and … 0

Another reversal has Red Sox heading the wrong way

Friday, May 23, 2014

BOSTON — Most of the fans had left Fenway Park by the time the Red Sox scored against the Toronto bullpen to cut a five-run deficit to two. And when the game ended in another Boston loss, there … 0