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Boston Red Sox's Rick Porcello delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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, 8-3, yesterday. Boston’s starters have a 6.24 ERA through its first 12 games. “Didn’t execute pitches,” he said. “Made a lot of mistakes and they hit pretty much every one of them.” Boston sends Justin Masterson (1-0, 7.59 ERA) in today’s Patriots’ Day series finale. He allowed seven runs in 4.2 innings in his previous start. Porcello (1-2) also gave up two homers, and didn’t help himself …

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 off a miserable start when he gave up nine runs over 3.1 innings in a …

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. Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez held the Red Sox hitless for 3.2 innings before being ejected …

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 …

Red Sox open in grand fashion with 8-0 win over Phillies

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Maybe the Boston Red Sox had their ace all along. Clay Buchholz threw three-hit ball over seven innings, Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia each hit two home runs and the Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies, …

Red Sox, Porcello agree to 4-year, $82.5 million contract

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BOSTON – Before he even made his first start for the Boston Red Sox, Rick Porcello decided he wanted to stay. The 26-year-old right-hander, who was acquired from Detroit in December and is scheduled to make his Red …

Tim O’Sullivan: Boom or bust fortunes possible, but Red Sox should be intriguing and competitive

Sunday, April 5, 2015

There’s at least one certainty about the 2015 Red Sox season – it will be intriguing. Last year’s last-place roster has been reconstructed with alluring pieces – free agent big shots Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, future big …

Masterson solid as Red Sox beat Twins in spring finale

Sunday, April 5, 2015

BC-BBO--Red Sox-Twins, 1st Ld-Wriethru,509 Masterson solid as Red Sox beat Twins in spring finale Eds: Red Sox 4, Twins 2. Updates. Associated Press FORT MYERS, Fla. — Justin Masterson pitched five solid innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday in a spring training …