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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz celebrates his three run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 2, 2015, 2015 in Toronto.  (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Red Sox use 8-run first to beat Jays 12-6

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TORONTO — David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in an eight-run first inning, Xander Bogaerts had four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 on Thursday night. Brock Holt also had four hits and Bogaerts drove in two runs as the last-place Red Sox took three of four from Toronto. Boston had a …

Rick Porcello’s struggles continue, Blue Jays rout Red Sox

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TORONTO — Even by the standards of his current wretched run, Rick Porcello hit a new low Wednesday. Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Porcello and the Red Sox 11-2, ending Boston’s winning streak at three. Porcello …

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 …

Red Sox bats scuffle in 5-0 loss at Mariners

Sunday, May 17, 2015

SEATTLE — The Red Sox could not solve James Paxton, leaving Boston with a four-game split against the Seattle Mariners. Paxton stretched his scoreless streak to a career-best 20 innings in a 5-0 win Sunday as Boston finished …

Ortiz, Sandoval power Red Sox past King Felix, Mariners 4-2

Sunday, May 17, 2015

SEATTLE — David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval each homered as the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Saturday night. Seattle ace Felix Hernandez (6-1) uncharacteristically struggled, losing for the first time since Sept. 23, 2014. …

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, …