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Boston Red Sox starter Rick Porcello delivers to the Toronto Blue Jays during a baseball game in Toronto on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Porcello’s struggles continue as Blue Jays rout Red Sox, 11-2

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TORONTO – Even by the standards of his current wretched run, Rick Porcello hit a new low Wednesday. Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Porcello and the Red Sox, 11-2, ending Boston’s winning streak at three. Porcello (4-9) allowed seven runs and seven hits …

Porcello’s game-by-game breakdown since his last win

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Since earning the win in a 5-2 victory over Seattle on May 16, Rick Porcello is 0-7 in eight starts. The game-by-game breakdown: May 22, 12-5 loss to Angels 4.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER May 27, 6-4 loss to Twins 7 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER June 3, 2-0 loss to Twins 8 IP, 5 H, 2 R, …

Ortiz and Bradley homer as Red Sox top Toronto for third win in row

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TORONTO – Minus injured stars Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia, the Boston Red Sox managed to match their longest winning streak of the season. David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six solid innings and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-3, Tuesday night for …

Sandoval benched by Boston after using Instagram during game

Friday, June 19, 2015

ATLANTA – Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was benched by Manager John Farrell for Thursday night’s game against Atlanta after using his Instagram account during a loss to the Braves. Boston is last in the AL …

Buchholz, Red Sox beat Braves for second win in last 10 games

Friday, June 19, 2015

ATLANTA – Clay Buchholz pitched seven strong innings and the Boston Red Sox, after benching third baseman Pablo Sandoval, beat Atlanta, 5-2, Thursday night for their second win in 10 games. Manager John Farrell didn’t play Sandoval after …

Markakis, Ciriaco power Braves past Red Sox, 5-2

Thursday, June 18, 2015

ATLANTA – Nick Markakis singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Pedro Ciriaco added a pair of RBI singles and the Atlanta Braves beat the struggling Boston Red Sox, 5-2, on Wednesday night. The Red Sox, …

GM Ben Cherington takes blame for Red Sox’s struggles

Thursday, June 18, 2015

ATLANTA – Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington said he deserves most of the blame with his club struggling for the second straight year. Boston is 99-130 since winning the 2013 World Series under Manager John Farrell. …

Holt hits for cycle as Red Sox break out, snap losing skid

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

BOSTON – Boston Red Sox fans seemed too excited about the end of a long losing streak to notice the significance of Brock Holt hitting a triple in the eighth inning. Holt was a little surprised himself after …

Red Sox drop seventh straight with 4-2 loss to Braves

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

BOSTON – Red Sox Manager John Farrell called a pregame meeting with his struggling team. It didn’t help. Boston went out and lost its season-high seventh straight, falling 4-2 to the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. “We’ve got …

Where could PawSox land if Providence falls through?

Monday, June 15, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Soon after purchasing the Pawtucket Red Sox, the new owners – including Boston Red Sox President Larry Lucchino – announced they were moving the team out of Pawtucket and had plans to build a new ballpark in downtown Providence. But the ownership group’s original stadium …

Red Sox lose 6th straight, 13-5 to streaking Blue Jays

Monday, June 15, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox hope they can start playing like the team that just left Fenway Park. The Toronto Blue Jays won their 11th straight game to tie the team record, routing the Red Sox, 13-5, …

Red Sox, searching for answers, lose fifth straight

Sunday, June 14, 2015

BOSTON – The results are far from what the Boston Red Sox figured. Yet as the losses add up, they keep insisting they’re better than their record. Russell Martin delivered the go-ahead hit for the second straight day, …

Farrell, Miley shout it out as Red Sox fall to Orioles, 6-5

Friday, June 12, 2015

BALTIMORE – John Farrell made a decision. Wade Miley didn’t like it. The argument that ensued added a healthy measure of intrigue to Boston’s latest loss. Miley gave up three solo home runs before being pulled, and the …

Oritz fumes over being excluded from Bosox starting lineup

Thursday, June 11, 2015

BALTIMORE – David Ortiz wasn’t in the Boston Red Sox starting lineup last night against the Baltimore Orioles, and he obviously wasn’t happy about it. Ortiz kept his back to reporters, sitting in front of his locker as …

Red Sox denied by Orioles’ defense in 5-2 loss

Thursday, June 11, 2015

BALTIMORE – This is how badly things are going for the Boston Red Sox: Two singles and a liner to the gap in right-center turns into a 1-2-3 inning for the opposition. The Baltimore Orioles put on a …