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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez works against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Red Sox lefty Rodriguez wins MLB debut, 5-1 at Texas

Thursday, May 28, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Eduardo Rodriguez threw 72/3 scoreless innings to become the youngest Red Sox starter to win in his major league debut on the road since 1967, and Boston beat the Rangers 5-1 to spoil Josh Hamilton’s first home game back in Texas on Thursday night. The 22-year-old Rodriguez was already the youngest Red Sox pitcher to make his MLB debut on the road since 21-year-old Roger Clemens in 1985. Billy Rohr was 21 when he won in his debut at the New York Yankees on April 14, 1967. Rodriguez (1-0) struck out seven and walked two, leaving the game with two runners on …

Dustin Pedroia’s power not enough for Red Sox in 6-4 loss to Twins

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Given an early two-run lead by Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox starter Rick Porcello was trying to provide a shutdown inning. Porcello walked Aaron Hicks with one out. And it led to a big inning for the Twins. The next four batters reached and the Twins grabbed the lead and momentum on …

Angels pound Red Sox 12-5

Friday, May 22, 2015

BOSTON — Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta could sense the mood changing in the visitor’s dugout at Fenway Park. A nine-run inning will do that. Iannetta and Erick Aybar homered as the Angels sent 13 batters to the plate in the fifth, and Albert Pujols also hit a home run on Friday …

Eduardo Escobar drives in 3, Ricky Nolasco sharp as Twins beat Red Sox 5-2

Friday, April 3, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Eduardo Escobar drove in three runs, adding to his torrid spring, and Ricky Nolasco tossed three solid innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Friday night. Escobar, batting .344 with four home runs and 17 RBIs in 18 …

Red Sox send Rusney Castillo, Jackie Bradley to minors; Mookie Betts starts in center field

Thursday, April 2, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox optioned Rusney Castillo and Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, clearing the way for Mookie Betts to start in center field. With a glut of outfielders in …

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez says he will have Tommy John surgery

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BOSTON — Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. The Red Sox said Dr. James Andrews will operate Thursday in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Vazquez had been expected to do much …

Blake Swihart keys 9th-inning rally as Red Sox beat Rays 11-8

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Swihart drove in three runs with a triple and a single in Boston’s nine-run ninth inning Tuesday and the Red Sox beat a Tampa Bay Rays split squad 11-8. The Red Sox …

Red Sox’s Mike Napoli spurs 7-run inning with broken-bat homer

Monday, March 30, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Mike Napoli started a seven-run fourth inning with a broken-bat homer and Justin Masterson allowed one run in 52/3 innings as the Boston Red Sox rolled to a 14-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Napoli had his bat sawed off on …

Fiancee says she discarded box at Aaron Hernandez’s request

Monday, March 30, 2015

FALL RIVER — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified in his murder trial Monday that she removed a box from their basement at his request the day after the slaying but never looked …

Baseball, football, Magee says he just wants to improve

Monday, March 30, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Not the typical transaction path: cut from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, join the Boston Rex Sox at minor league camp. But linebacker and would-be outfielder Brandon Magee is a confident enough athlete that he’s sought two-sport advice from Bo Jackson. “Just told me …

David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

Friday, March 27, 2015

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in …

Julio Teheran labors into the sixth, Braves beat Buchholz, Boston

Friday, March 27, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Julio Teheran labored through 52/3 innings, allowing only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on …

Red Sox look for a repeat of 2013

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BOSTON — A revamped lineup and change in attitude has the Boston Red Sox looking to repeat a feat they performed just two seasons ago when they went from worst to World Series champions. Like the hip-hop song …