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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz watches his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Red Sox's Daniel Nava and Dustin Pedroia also scored. Catching for the Rays is Curt Casali. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Rays’ Archer: ‘Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn’t mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi’s style. “I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat,” Archer said Monday. “I’m not comparing the two, … 0

Cabrera, Dickey lead Blue Jays over Red Sox 14-1

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are looking like a team that’ll be playing out the string a little early this season. The defending World Series champions, last in the AL East, lost for the sixth time in seven games, falling to the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1 on Monday night. And, it wasn’t … 0

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 … 0

Red Sox rally for fourth straight win, 4-3 over Braves

Thursday, May 29, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox were charging out of the dugout before the winning run reached home plate. After a 10-game skid, winning sure feels good. Atlanta’s third error in the last two innings allowed Jackie Bradley … 0

Lackey, Red Sox beat Braves for 3rd straight win

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BOSTON — Pitching, patience and the Atlanta Braves are bringing the Boston Red Sox back from their longest losing streak in 20 years. The defending World Series champions hope that three straight wins after 10 consecutive losses are … 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