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Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley, Jr., center, Xander Bogaerts, left, and Brock Holt, right, attend a media availability prior to the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America's awards dinner Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

With David Ortiz retiring, Red Sox prepping youth for future

Thursday, January 21, 2016

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox want to send Big Papi out as a winner. From the moment designated hitter David Oritz announced that this will be his last season, his team and teammates have been thinking about a fitting way to send him into retirement. Their conclusion: No specially commissioned rocking chair or autographed piece of the Green Monster …

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens likely to get boost from Hall of Fame vote changes

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

NEW YORK — Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other tainted stars of the Steroids Era appear likely to get a boost in Hall of Fame balloting, but not enough to enter Cooperstown this year. Ken Griffey Jr. seems assured of election on the first try Wednesday, possibly with a record vote of close …

Matt Vautour: Gazing into the 2016 crystal ball

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Crystal ball time. Predictions for 2016 that can’t possibly miss. Alabama beats Oklahoma in the College Football Championship — The Sooners will lose in the finals of football and men’s basketball. The Winter Classic is disappointing — Outdoor hockey is fun as a novelty, but there’s become far too much of it. It …

Chris Davis’ single in 13th lifts Orioles past Red Sox 6-5

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

BALTIMORE — Chris Davis singled in the winning run in the 13th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles got home runs from Manny Machado and Steve Pearce in a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. …

Kevin Gausman, Orioles beat Red Sox 2-0

Monday, September 14, 2015

BALTIMORE — The baseball season is winding down a little bit faster for Eduardo Rodriguez than the rest of the Boston Red Sox. Rodriguez allowed one run against the Baltimore Orioles before being pulled in the sixth inning …

Rusney Castillo has key hit in 13th, Red Sox beat Rays 2-0

Sunday, September 13, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rusney Castillo made sure Rich Hill’s comeback start ended in a victory. Castillo had a go-ahead two-run single in the 13th inning, and Hill was strong in his first start in six years as …

David Ortiz becomes 27th player with 500 homers as Red Sox pound Rays

Saturday, September 12, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has become the 27th player in major league history to hit 500 home runs. Ortiz reached the milestone with his second homer in Saturday night’s game at Tampa …

Rays use five-run 8th to beat Red Sox 8-4

Friday, September 11, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Junichi Tazawa was charged with a blown save in his third straight appearance. He gave up three runs in Tampa Bay’s five-run eighth inning Friday night and the Reds beat the Boston Red Sox 8-4 on Friday night. Tazawa’s recent efforts have raised the …

David Ortiz hits HR No. 498; Red Sox crush Blue Jays 10-4

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz hit his 498th career home run, a three-run shot to cap a four-run third inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat AL East-leading Toronto 10-4 on Wednesday night, sending the Blue Jays to just …

Blue Jays score 4 in 10th; beat Red Sox 5-1

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BOSTON — Josh Donaldson was confused trying to explain that his ball caromed off the top of the Green Monster. It didn’t matter because the AL East-leading Toronto Blue Jays scored after that crazy play in the 10th …

Red Sox 2B Pedroia back after missing 7 weeks

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is back in the lineup for Tuesday’s game against AL East-leading Toronto after missing seven weeks with a strained right hamstring. The 32-year-old Pedroia was activated from the 15-day disabled list before the game after missing 57 games. …

Jackie Bradley’s 4 hits carry Red Sox past Blue Jays 11-4

Monday, September 7, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz smacked an RBI double high off the Green Monster to cap a two-run third inning, teasing a Fenway Park crowd that wanted to see the slugger move one shot closer to No. 500. Though …

ESPN pulls Curt Schilling for next month after anti-Muslim tweet

Thursday, September 3, 2015

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN says commentator Curt Schilling won’t appear on the air for the next month in the wake of his anti-Muslim tweet. ESPN said Thursday that Schilling won’t be on telecasts for the rest of …