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American League shortstop Derek Jeter, of the New York Yankees, waves as he is taken out of the game in the top of the fourth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League’s 5-3 victory. Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a long series of smiles for players and fans. But the break is over now, and the real fun begins Friday night. Heading into the second half of the season, there are all sorts of compelling stories from coast to coast. It could be one fun summer in California, where Oakland begins the weekend with the best record in the majors, and the Giants, Angels and Dodgers are … 0

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 new generation of pitchers has thrown major league hitters into a huge slump. The spike … 0

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 than a minute at Target Field, then seized the moment Tuesday night by hitting a … 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

Red Sox’s slide hits 7 with 7-2 loss to Jays

Thursday, May 22, 2014

BOSTON — Jon Lester took little solace in a strong recovery after a rough start. Allowing seven runs in the first two innings was too much for Boston to overcome and end a skid that hit seven straight … 0

Clay Buchholz struggles in loss to Blue Jays

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox signed Stephen Drew to give their struggling offense a boost. Now, they’ve got to find a way to get Clay Buchholz fixed. Buchholz was tagged for five runs — four earned — … 0

Police: Man tried to steal Ted Williams ball

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MARLBOROUGH (AP) — Authorities say a Methuen man struck out when he tried to steal a baseball autographed by Ted Williams from a Marlborough sports memorabilia show. Police say 45-year-old Michael Glidden took the baseball signed by the Boston Red Sox icon from a table at the show … 0

Blue Jays blast 4 homers, send Red Sox to fifth straight loss

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The bottom of the ninth opened as if it was scripted for the defending World Series champion Red Sox. With Boston down by three, Dustin Pedroia and Shane Victorino hit consecutive singles to start the … 0