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Red Sox claim Juan Francisco off waivers from Jays

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox claimed infielder Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday. Francisco played 106 games for the Blue Jays last season, batting .220 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI. He has played both first and third base in a major league career that also includes stops in Cincinnati, Atlanta and Milwaukee. In 404 games, he has batted .236 with 48 homers and …

Red Sox decline option on lefty reliever Craig Breslow

Saturday, November 1, 2014

BOSTON – The Red Sox declined to exercise their $4 million option on left-handed reliever Craig Breslow. Breslow was a key part of the Boston’s bullpen in 2013, when the Red Sox won the World Series. But he struggled in the Series and again this year, when he had a 2-4 record and 5.96 ERA. General Manager Ben Cherington indicated he was open …

Former Red Sox infielder Youkilis retires

Friday, October 31, 2014

BOSTON – “The Greek God of Walks” is walking away from the game. Former Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis is retiring, his agent said. Youkilis played parts of nine seasons in Boston and was a part of World Series teams in 2004 and ’07. He was traded to the Chicago White Sox in …

Rays strike late in 6-2 win at Boston

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BOSTON – Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay’s first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox last night. Alex Cobb pitched seven …

Kelly sharp on mound as Red Sox beat Orioles, 3-2

Sunday, September 21, 2014

BALTIMORE – As this horrid season draws to a merciful conclusion for the last-place Boston Red Sox, every once in a while there is cause for optimism. Boston’s performance yesterday in a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles …

Jones homers twice as Orioles beat Red Sox, 7-2

Sunday, September 21, 2014

BALTIMORE – Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers and the Baltimore Orioles received another steady performance from right-hander Chris Tillman in a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox last night. The AL East champion Orioles …

Oritz hits two home runs as Red Sox beat Orioles, 5-3

Saturday, September 20, 2014

BALTIMORE – David Ortiz hit two home runs, including a two-run drive in the 10th inning that lifted the Boston Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles, 5-3, last night. Although the AL East-champion Orioles are still in the …

Pirates get late break in playoff push, top Red Sox, 3-2

Friday, September 19, 2014

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox, 3-2, last night to keep pace in the NL pennant …

Castillo steady but Red Sox fall to Pirates, 9-1

Thursday, September 18, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Rusney Castillo drilled a sharp grounder to second base and took off. Three seconds later the future of the Boston Red Sox was standing on first base. If the Cuban-born prospect was overwhelmed by the stage, …

Morton, bullpen pitch surging Pirates over Red Sox, 4-0

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Charlie Morton came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox, 4-0, last night for their ninth win in 11 games. Sidelined since …

Nava and Bogaerts provide heroics as Red Sox rally past Royals

Monday, September 15, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals have not been to the playoffs in 29 years and are skidding towards a 30th straight season. Daniel Nava hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts added a three-run shot and …

PawSox claim International League championship

Sunday, September 14, 2014

PawSox prevail A night after taking 13 innings to stave off elimination, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston’s Triple-A affiliate, made quick work of Durham, using a combined three-hitter to win 4-1 and claim the International League championship in five games. Starter Keith Crouch threw 6.2 innings of one-hit, …

Revamped Royals beat Red Sox, 7-1

Sunday, September 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox, 7-1, last night. Manager Ned …

Red Sox knock Royals out of first with 4-2 victory

Saturday, September 13, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Allen Webster pitched six solid innings and Jemile Weeks stroked a pair of doubles and scored two runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the sputtering Kansas City Royals, 4-2, last night. Kansas City …

Red Sox 2B Pedroia has season-ending surgery

Friday, September 12, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had season-ending surgery on his left wrist yesterday to repair a tendon, clean out scar tissue and reduce some inflammation. The surgery was performed by Dr. Matt Liebman at Newton-Wellesley Surgery Center near Boston. Red Sox Manager …