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Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco hits a solo home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pirates overwhelm Clay Buchholz, Red Sox in 9-1 win

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Rusney Castillo drilled a sharp grounder to second base and took off. Three seconds later the future of the Boston Red Sox was standing on first base. If the Cuban-born prospect was overwhelmed by the stage, he hardly looked it. Nine months after defecting and barely three weeks removed from signing with the Red Sox, the rookie centerfielder …

Rookie CF Rusney Castillo to debut for Red Sox

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Rusney Castillo’s long journey to the major leagues is over. The Boston Red Sox rookie outfielder will make his debut on Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 27-year-old Castillo will play center field and bat seventh, ending a three-week sprint through Boston’s minor league system for the former Cuban star. …

Charlie Morton pitches surging Pirates over Red Sox 4-0

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Charlie Morton had no expectations when he took the mound in a major league game for the first time in a month. However, the Pittsburgh right-hander exceeded his manager’s expectations as he came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pirates beat the Boston …

With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good. Ruling with an assortment of big-bending curveballs, sharp sliders and 100 mph heat, a …

All-Star farewell: Jeter takes bow, hits double

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter was a huge hit from the very start in his final All-Star game. Batting leadoff for the American League, the 40-year-old shortstop for the New York Yankees soaked in an ovation that lasted more …

Baseball All-Stars congregate as pitchers dominate

Monday, July 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League’s All-Star starter. There was his own Adam Wainwright, the St. Louis Cardinals ace with a 12-4 record and a 1.83 ERA. And there was the Los …

Buchholz’s 3-hitter leads Red Sox over Astros 11-0

Sunday, July 13, 2014

HOUSTON — A pair of Red Sox from Texas sure made things tough on the Houston Astros in their return to the Lone Star state. Clay Buchholz allowed three hits and struck out a career-high 12 in his …

Rookie Christian Vasquez has 3 RBIs to help Red Sox over Astros 8-3

Saturday, July 12, 2014

HOUSTON — Rookie Christian Vasquez got his first three major league hits and drove in three runs, while David Ortiz had three RBIs to break open the game in the sixth inning and lead the Boston Red Sox …

Mike Carp lifts Red Sox over White Sox 4-3 in 10 innings

Thursday, July 10, 2014

BOSTON — Mike Carp spent more than a month on the disabled list with a broken right foot. He watched the Boston Red Sox struggle, wishing he could contribute. Sometimes, he couldn’t bear to watch. “Some of the …

Red Sox rally to snap skid, beat White Sox 5-4

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

BOSTON — Daniel Nava doubled in the tying run in the ninth inning and scored on Brock Holt’s single as the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday …

Conor Gillaspie homers, White Sox beat Red Sox 8-3

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

BOSTON — Conor Gillaspie hit a tie-breaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning for his third hit of the game and the Chicago White Sox beat the struggling Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Tuesday night. Boston did manage …

Carroll stymies Red Sox and White Sox win 4-0

Monday, July 7, 2014

BOSTON — After watching Scott Carroll give up seven runs in his last start, White Sox manager Robin Ventura had a simple goal for his rookie right-hander. Do better. Carroll did that and more, following perhaps the worst …

Red Sox drop second game of doubleheader

Saturday, July 5, 2014

BOSTON — Nelson Cruz went a career-best 5 for 5, including a solo home run and a bad-hop single that scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 …