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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts (50) follows through on a grand slam off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Ryan Hanigan. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Betts hits grand slam to lead Red Sox over Rays, 8-4

Saturday, August 30, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Rookie Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-4, last night. After Yoenis Cespedes drove in his second run of the game with a double, Betts connected off Chris Archer (8-7) to cap a five-run second inning that made … 0

Valencia homers as Blue Jays beat Red Sox, 5-2

Thursday, August 28, 2014

TORONTO – Junichi Tazawa thought he’d solved his struggles against the Toronto Blue Jays. Turns out he was wrong. Danny Valencia had a pinch-hit, three-run homer off Tazawa that put Toronto ahead in the seventh inning, and the Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-2, last night. Eight of 20 home runs … 0

Huge 11th inning sends Red Sox over Blue Jays

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO – Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBI and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 11-7, last night. Boston broke away from a 4-all tie for its second straight victory following an eight-game losing streak. Toronto fell to … 0

Red Sox DH Ortiz sits with bruised foot

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TORONTO – Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was ruled out for Boston’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays last night because of a bruised right foot. Ortiz left Sunday’s game against Seattle in the sixth, two innings after … 0

Cespedes lifts Red Sox to 4-3 win over Blue Jays

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TORONTO – Another late clutch hit from Yoenis Cespedes brought an end to Boston’s lengthy losing streak. Cespedes singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Red Sox survived a ninth-inning collapse to beat the … 0

Ortiz having another big season even though Sox aren’t

Monday, August 25, 2014

BOSTON – David Ortiz remains a constant even in a lost season for the Boston Red Sox. The defense of their 2013 World Series title hasn’t gone anything like the Red Sox would have hoped, but Ortiz has … 0

Mariners complete sweep of Red Sox

Monday, August 25, 2014

BOSTON – Dustin Ackley sure loved facing Red Sox pitching. Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston, 8-6, yesterday for the Red Sox’s … 0

Workman, Red Sox extend slides with 7-3 loss to Mariners

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BOSTON – Brandon Workman is in quite a rut, and so are the Boston Red Sox. Workman gave up seven runs in the fourth inning en route to losing his seventh straight start as the Seattle Mariners beat … 0

Tim O’Sullivan column: Red Sox add star Cuban outfielder, allay fans’ fears

Saturday, August 23, 2014

We may not know much about Rusney Castillo. But after the Red Sox signed the 27-year-old Cuban outfielder to a 7-year, $72.5 million contract yesterday, we do know more about the direction these Sox are headed. First, if … 0

Mariners get five runs with two outs in ninth, beat Red Sox, 5-3

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BOSTON – Austin Jackson’s bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth inning keyed a five-run rally, and the Seattle Mariners sent the Boston Red Sox to their sixth straight loss, 5-3 last night. Red Sox closer Koji … 0

Shoemaker, bullpen combine to one-hit Red Sox as Angels complete sweep

Friday, August 22, 2014

BOSTON – Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker threw 6.2 inning of no-hit ball and the Angels held on for a 2-0 … 0

Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON – Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling said he has been treated for mouth cancer and blames the disease on his use of chewing tobacco for about 30 years. Schilling discussed details on WEEI-FM in Boston yesterday. … 0

Hamilton drives in three runs as Angels beat Red Sox, 8-3

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON – Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBI, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox, 8-3, to increase their AL West lead … 0

lannetta’s double in ninth lifts Angels over Red Sox

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BOSTON – Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston, 4-3, last night. Brennan Boesch had … 0

Red Sox demote CF Bradley Jr., recall OF/INF Betts

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Red Sox optioned center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket and recalled outfielder/infielder Mookie Betts. The moves were made before last night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Boston Manager John Farrell said Bradley Jr. was sent down to work on changes in his swing. The … 0