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Boston Red Sox David Ortiz celebrates following his solo home-run against the Toronto Blue Jays during third inning American League baseball action in Toronto on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.      (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Ortiz and Bradley HR, Red Sox top Toronto for 3rd win in row

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TORONTO — Minus injured stars Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia, the Boston Red Sox managed to match their longest winning streak of the season. David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six solid innings and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night for their third straight win. “Guys have stepped …

Clay Buchholz pitches gem, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 3-1

Monday, June 29, 2015

TORONTO — Nothing about pitching north of the border feels foreign to Boston’s Clay Buchholz. Buchholz pitched eight strong innings to win his third straight start, Xander Bogaerts drove in two runs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Monday night. Buchholz (6-6) improved to 10-3 with a 2.21 …

Ortiz, Sandoval and De Aza homer as Red Sox beat Rays 5-3

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If there’s a secret to Boston’s success against Chris Archer, the Red Sox aren’t eager to share it. David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval and Alejandro De Aza homered against Tampa Bay’s best pitcher on Sunday, keying a 5-3 victory that clinched a series win over the first-place Rays and stopped …

Manager John Farrell takes blame for Red Sox loss to Seattle

Saturday, May 16, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — John Farrell opted to pitch to Nelson Cruz with the game on the line, and the Boston Red Sox paid for it. Cruz hit a two-out RBI single into the left-center gap to score Brad …

Sox score in 9th to edge Seattle

Friday, May 15, 2015

SEATTLE — All the attention will fall on what happened with Rickie Weeks in left field in the ninth inning, even if the Seattle Mariners blew plenty of chances earlier. Once again, the Mariners were unable to get …

Red Sox put RHP Justin Masterson on DL, recall LHP Robbie Ross

Thursday, May 14, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have placed right-handed starter Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list and recalled left-handed reliever Robbie Ross Jr. The Red Sox said Thursday that the struggling Masterson has right shoulder tendinitis. …

Wade Miley duels with Sonny Gray, Boston beats A’s 2-0

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — Somehow, Wade Miley pulled off escape acts all afternoon. “Houdini,” the Red Sox starter said with a smile. Miley dueled with Athletics ace Sonny Gray and worked out of jams to end a three-start skid …

Boston plans to place struggling righty Masterson on DL

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Boston Red Sox plan to place right-hander Justin Masterson on the disabled list Thursday after he struggled with velocity in his last two starts. Manager John Farrell made the announcement about Masterson’s arm fatigue …

Red Sox third baseman Sandoval receives World Series ring

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — Pablo Sandoval had his latest sparkly World Series ring visible in his locker at the Oakland Coliseum. He is as proud of it as the first two he won with the San Francisco Giants, in …

Napoli, Sandoval homer, lead Buchholz, Bosox over Blue Jays

Sunday, May 10, 2015

TORONTO — The day after their second team meeting in less than a week, the Boston Red Sox turned in a winning performance. Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer, Pablo Sandoval added a two-run shot and the Red …

Red Sox offense struggles in 7-0 loss to Blue Jays

Friday, May 8, 2015

TORONTO — The struggling Boston Red Sox insist things are going to get better. Still, while they wait for the future to arrive, the present doesn’t look too pretty. Josh Donaldson and Chris Colabello hit solo home runs, …

Last-place Red Sox fire pitching coach Juan Nieves

Thursday, May 7, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox moved to try to improve the worst pitching staff in the American League when they fired pitching coach Juan Nieves on Thursday. General manager Ben Cherington made the announcement and said another …

Longoria hits 2 HRs, Rays beat Red Sox 5-3

Thursday, May 7, 2015

BOSTON — Evan Longoria had gone 26 games since hitting a homer in the season opener. His power stroke returned Wednesday night. Tampa Bay’s cleanup hitter hit two homers — the second traveling 454 feet in the ninth …