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Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 25, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Twins ride sharp Nolasco to 7-2 win over Red Sox

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS – It’s been a rocky season and a quarter for Ricky Nolasco since he joined the Minnesota Twins. The weight of a four-year, $49 million contract proved too much to bear in his first season, and his second year started with a trip to the disabled list. He walked off the field yesterday to a warm ovation from the …

Napoli homers again, drives in 4 as Red Sox beat Angels, 6-1

Monday, May 25, 2015

BOSTON – Mike Napoli might want to find that child that autographed his bat a couple of days ago and have him sign a few more. Napoli hit his fourth homer of the series – all with a bat he had a child sign before the series opener – and drove in four …

Napoli puts a hurt on his former team

Monday, May 25, 2015

NAPOLI’S BIG SERIES Boston’s Mike Napoli put up impressive numbers in the three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels: 5-for-9 (.556 average), 4 HR, 1 2B, 5 R, 8 RBI …

Napoli blasts two home runs in Boston’s 8-3 win over Angels

Sunday, May 24, 2015

BOSTON – Mike Napoli’s timing at the plate returned at the perfect time for the struggling Boston Red Sox. Napoli smacked two homers and drove in three runs, Steven Wright pitched six-plus solid innings and the Red Sox …

Reeling Red Sox pounded by Angels, 12-5

Saturday, May 23, 2015

BOSTON – It only took one bad inning for the Boston Red Sox to lose control of the game. After twice taking the lead, the Red Sox gave up nine runs in the fifth inning and never recovered …

Rangers’ Rodriguez keeps Red Sox bats quiet in 3-1 win

Friday, May 22, 2015

BOSTON – Wandy Rodriguez’s plan worked very well. He simply kept Boston’s struggling hitters confused. Rodriguez pitched 6.2 solid innings, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and drove in two runs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Red …

Red Sox strand 12 in 2-1 loss to Rangers

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox had the Texas Rangers’ outfielders chasing balls all around Fenway Park. The problem was they were catching them. The Red Sox stranded 12 baserunners, including leaving the bases full in the sixth …

Agency head to meet with Lucchino after PawSox owner’s death

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The chairman of the state agency responsible for the land on which the Pawtucket Red Sox want to build a stadium is meeting with co-owner Larry Lucchino following the sudden death of principal owner James …

Ortiz, Napoli homer as Red Sox top Rangers, 4-3

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BOSTON – Mike Napoli found a flaw in his swing on the cross-country flight after his difficult road trip. Then he sent a liner soaring into the left-field seats. Napoli watched video while flying from Seattle on Sunday …

Red Sox can’t get to Paxton, lose 5-0 to 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 yesterday in a 5-0 victory over Boston, which …

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, last night. Seattle ace Felix Hernandez (6-1) uncharacteristically struggled, losing for the first time since Sept. 23, 2014. He …

Red Sox put RHP Masterson on DL, recall LHP Ross

Friday, May 15, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox placed right-handed starter Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list and recalled left-handed reliever Robbie Ross Jr. The Red Sox said yesterday that the struggling Masterson has right shoulder tendinitis. In seven …

Boston plans to place struggling righty Masterson on DL

Thursday, May 14, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Boston Red Sox plan to place right-hander Justin Masterson on the disabled list today after he struggled with velocity in his last two starts. Manager John Farrell made the announcement about Masterson’s arm fatigue …

Wade Miley outduels Sonny Gray as Red Sox beat A’s, 2-0

Thursday, May 14, 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 …

Napoli, Sandoval homer, lead Buchholz, Sox 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 …