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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (11) delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 23, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Rivera has RBI single in 9th as Rays beat Red Sox, 2-1

Friday, April 24, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Rene Rivera could finally celebrate a big hit after early-season struggles. He had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox, 2-1, last night. “I think any walk-off is great,” said Rivera, who is hitting .135 after going 1-for-3. “You win the game. You enjoy it. It’s a great feeling.” Allan Dykstra opened the ninth with a single off Anthony Varvaro (0-1). Pinch-runner Tim Beckham went to second on Kevin Kiermaier’s one-out single and scored the winning run on Rivera’s hit down the third base line. Brad Boxberger (2-1) struck …

Rays rally from four-run deficit, beat Red Sox, 7-5

Thursday, April 23, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Jake Elmore homered, Brandon Guyer had a two-run, pinch-hit single in a four-run sixth and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox, 7-5, last night. After a tiebreaking run scored on Desmond Jennings’s double-play grounder, Elmore gave the Rays a 7-5 …

Ortiz suspended one game for making contact with umpire

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Boston designated hitter David Ortiz was suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball yesterday. MLB said Ortiz was punished by senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr. for making contact with umpire John Tumpane during the fifth inning of Sunday’s game against Baltimore. Ortiz was ejected by …

Miley and four relievers help Red Sox beat Rays, 1-0

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Wade Miley pitched well through five innings before the Boston bullpen protected his stellar effort. Miley and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Red Sox took advantage of an error to beat …

Porcello struggles in Red Sox’s 8-3 loss to Orioles

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox starters are continuing to struggle. Rick Porcello became the latest to get hit hard, allowing eight runs and 12 hits in five innings as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox, …

Buchholz and Red Sox lose to Orioles, 4-1

Saturday, April 18, 2015

BOSTON – Forget opening day. Clay Buchholz can’t seem to find his groove again. Buchholz gave up 11 hits in six innings yesterday but limited the Orioles to just two runs in Boston’s 4-1 loss to Baltimore. Coming …

Bogaerts’s single in ninth lifts Red Sox over Orioles, 3-2

Saturday, April 18, 2015

BOSTON – Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles, 3-2, last night. …

Miley lit up as Red Sox lose to Nationals, 10-5

Thursday, April 16, 2015

BOSTON – The questions about Boston’s starting rotation have surfaced already. Wade Miley became the second straight starter to struggle, allowing seven runs in just 2.1 innings in his Fenway Park debut. Washington’s 10-5 win yesterday prevented the …

Red Sox capitalize on poor fielding, top Nationals, 8-7

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BOSTON – The Red Sox hit the ball well for the second straight game. They won because the Washington Nationals kept having trouble fielding it. Two errors by pitcher Blake Treinen helped Boston erase a seventh-inning deficit, and …

Betts, Ortiz homer as Red Sox win home opener, 9-4, over Nats

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOSTON – Mookie Betts took away a two-run homer with a leaping catch. He stole two bases on the same pitch. Then he hit a three-run homer. All in the first two innings. Boston’s athletic, young leadoff hitter …

A-Rod, Yankees break out for 14-4 win over Red Sox

Monday, April 13, 2015

NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez had a three-run double in a seven-run first-inning outburst, and the New York Yankees broke out the bats and avoided their worst start in more than 25 years with a 14-4 victory over …

Hours after marathon game, Red Sox run over Yanks

Sunday, April 12, 2015

NEW YORK – Brock Holt kept waiting and waiting, hoping for a chance to play. The longest game – by time – in Boston Red Sox history came and went, and he sat on the bench the whole …

Red Sox outlast Yankees, 6-5, in 19-inning classic

Saturday, April 11, 2015

NEW YORK – In one of the classic games of their long and illustrious rivalry, the Boston Red Sox finally outlasted the New York Yankees, 6-5, in 19 innings early this morning when the game-ending double play was …

Bogaerts, Masterson lead the way as Red Sox beat Phillies, 6-2

Friday, April 10, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Extra work in the batting cage paid off for Xander Bogaerts. Bogaerts had three hits and three RBI to back Justin Masterson, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-2, last night. “It’s looking …

Phillies spoil Porcello’s debut with Red Sox

Thursday, April 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of well-traveled veterans spoiled Rick Porcello’s debut as the highest-paid pitcher in Red Sox history. Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run homer, Aaron Harang took a one-hitter into the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies …