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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2009, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Kevin Youkilis, below, wrestles with Detroit Tigers starter Rick Porcello after being hit by a pitch  in the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. Summer temperatures are up, and so are tempers. There seems to be a heightened pitch around the majors after a recent rash of high-and-tight fastballs.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Rick Porcello recalls getting tossed at Fenway Park

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Rick Porcello didn’t hesitate when asked to recall memories of pitching in Fenway Park. In his rookie season, he hit Boston’s Kevin Youkilis in the back with the first pitch of the second inning. “There it is,” said Porcello, smiling about the question. “Getting thrown out in the second inning my rookie year. Getting charged by Kevin Youkilis. …

AP sources: Padres to obtain Will Middlebrooks from Red Sox

Friday, December 19, 2014

SAN DIEGO — The Padres have agreed to obtain third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan, two people with knowledge of the deal said Friday. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade hasn’t been announced. The deal is pending medical approvals. Hanigan was obtained by San Diego from Tampa Bay …

Dodgers end Yankees’ payroll streak, owe most tax

Friday, December 19, 2014

NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees’ 15-year streak as Major League Baseball’s biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax. The Dodgers finished with a record payroll of $257,283,410, according to final calculations made by Major League Baseball on Friday and obtained by The Associated Press. That is more than $20 million above …

Red Sox pull away from Rorals, 6-3

Thursday, September 11, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The last-place Boston Red Sox took advantage of three critical errors by the first-place Kansas City Royals, pulling away late in a 6-3 victory Thursday night that ended a four-game losing streak. Clay Buchholz (8-8) allowed three runs, two earned, over 61/3 innings for …

Wei-Yin Chen perfect into 6th as Orioles sweep Red Sox

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

BOSTON — The postseason hopes for the World Series champion Boston Red Sox have all but faded away. Now, Dustin Pedroia’s season is over, too. Red Sox manager John Farrell said the star second baseman will have season-ending …

Alejandro De Aza powers Orioles to 4-1 win over Red Sox

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

BOSTON — Alejandro De Aza hit two homers, Adam Jones added another and the Baltimore Orioles won for the 10th time in 13 games with a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Chris Tillman …

Orioles beat sloppy Red Sox 4-0

Monday, September 8, 2014

BOSTON — Baltimore manager Buck Showalter was a 21-year-old minor leaguer in the Yankees’ system in 1979, with a locker made of “two nails and a piece of tape.” None of the players in his current clubhouse was …

Clay Buchholz shines again as Red Sox beat Jays, 4-3

Sunday, September 7, 2014

BOSTON — Clay Buchholz had his third straight solid start and the Boston Red Sox beat Toronto 4-3 Saturday night, damaging the Blue Jays’ fading playoff hopes. Buchholz (7-8) gave up two runs and four hits in 61/3 …

Yoenis Cespedes caps wild comeback for Red Sox

Friday, September 5, 2014

BOSTON — Yoenis Cespedes had four hits, including a game-winning single that capped a three-run 10th inning, and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-8 on Friday night. Toronto, which lost outfielder Melky Cabrera to a season-ending pinkie injury, took an 8-6 lead …

Mark Teixeira, Chase Headley homer off closer Koji Uehara to lift Yankees over Red Sox 5-4

Thursday, September 4, 2014

NEW YORK — Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley hit solo home runs off Koji Uehara in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees stunned the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Thursday night to bolster their slim playoff hopes. …

McCann gets 4 hits, Yanks top Red Sox to end skid

Thursday, September 4, 2014

NEW YORK — Brian McCann will have all winter to figure out what went wrong in his first year with the New York Yankees. In the meantime, he’s trying to help them make a late push to reach …

Hot shots Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts power Red Sox past Yanks

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NEW YORK — Xander Bogaerts homered among his four hits and fellow rookie Mookie Betts also went deep during a big night at the plate to power the Boston Red Sox past the New York Yankees 9-4 on …

Matt Joyce’s RBI single in 10th lifts Rays past Red Sox

Monday, September 1, 2014

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. — Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays salvage a split of a four-game series by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on …