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Oldest former Red Sox player Lou Lucier dies at 96

Monday, October 20, 2014

BOSTON — Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96. The team says Lucier had a stroke earlier this month and died on Saturday. A right-handed pitcher, Lucier played parts of three major league seasons during World War II with the Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. In all, he was 3-5 with a 3.81 ERA in 33 games. A …

Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn will not return

Friday, October 3, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are looking for a new hitting coach. Greg Colbrunn, who was the team’s hitting coach for the past two seasons, says he will not return for 2015. The 13-year major leaguer oversaw an offense that led baseball in runs, slugging and on-base percentage last year, when the Red Sox won the World Series. This year’s team …

MLB batting average lowest since 1972 — before DH

Monday, September 29, 2014

NEW YORK — The final numbers are in, and Major League Baseball’s batting average hasn’t been this low since Richard Nixon was in the White House, a gallon of gasoline cost 55 cents and the designated hitter was a radical proposal limited to spring training experiments. Big league hitters batted .251 this year, …

Home run by Mike Napoli, catches by Jackie Bradley help Red Sox defeat Angels

Saturday, August 9, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Center fielder Jackie Bradley had as much to do with saving a victory for the Boston Red Sox on Friday night as closer Koji Uehara did. Bradley, fighting an 0 for 27 slump, was put …

Adam Wainwright, Cardinals shut down Red Sox, 5-2

Thursday, August 7, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright recovered from a shaky start to earn his 14th win, tying for the major league lead, and rookie Kolten Wong homered twice to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 victory over …

Joe Kelly, Xander Bogaerts pace Red Sox past Cardinals

Thursday, August 7, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Xander Bogaerts drove in both runs, including a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, as the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Wednesday night. The matchup of Shelby Miller and …

Red Sox optimistic Allen Craig will be back this year

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

ST. LOUIS — The Boston Red Sox are optimistic Allen Craig, who was hurt in his first game with the team, will be back this season. General manager Ben Cherington said Wednesday it’s likely Craig, on the 15-day disabled list with a left foot sprain, will visit with …

Brett Gardner, Stephen Drew help Yankees beat Red Sox 8-7

Monday, August 4, 2014

BOSTON — Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning for one of his three hits, helping the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 on Sunday night. Former Red Sox infielder Stephen Drew …

Derek Jeter leads Yankees over Red Sox, 6-4

Saturday, August 2, 2014

BOSTON — With four-fifths of Boston’s starting rotation from the beginning of the season traded away, the Red Sox intend to use the final two months of the season to take long looks at their youngsters. The downside …

Rookie gets win as Boston beats Yankees 4-3

Friday, August 1, 2014

BOSTON — The game ball that Red Sox right-hander Anthony Ranaudo will treasure from his major league debut wasn’t the one from the final out in Boston’s 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees. Instead, his teammates made …

Yoenis Cespedes, Allen Craig arrive at Fenway Park after trade flurry

Friday, August 1, 2014

BOSTON — If Yoenis Cespedes didn’t know much about the Boston Red Sox while growing up in Cuba, he found the perfect person to teach him all about the history of the franchise and its ballpark. The ex-Oakland …

Fenway fire sale: Defending champion Red Sox trade 5 players

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BOSTON — The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power. Now they can use some name tags to stick on the jerseys of the newcomers. Nine months after winning the World Series, the Red Sox unloaded five …

Cubs acquire struggling LHP Doubront from Red Sox

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHICAGO — Theo Epstein was the first person to take a chance on Felix Doubront. Now he is going to give the struggling left-hander another opportunity. The Chicago Cubs acquired Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday …