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New York Mets catcher Anthony Recker, center, watches as Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, right, hits a sixth-inning two-run home run in an interleague baseball game in New York, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Ortiz passes Gehrig on HR chart, but Red Sox lose 5-4 to Mets

Sunday, August 30, 2015

NEW YORK – David Ortiz got a good, close-up look at the New York Mets’ young rotation this weekend and was impressed. The Boston slugger left his own impression, too. Ortiz lined his 494th home run and moved past Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 27th place on the career list while the Red Sox lost 5-4 Sunday, missing a …

Kelly wins 6th straight start, pitches Red Sox past Mets, 3-1

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK – In one month, Joe Kelly has gone from total disappointment to the top of the rotation. Kelly won his sixth straight outing, recovering nicely from a rocky start to outpitch Jacob deGrom and lead the Boston Red Sox over the New York Mets, 3-1, Saturday. “It’s been a big point …

Woman hit by foul ball behind home plate sues Red Sox owner

Saturday, August 29, 2015

BOSTON – A fan struck by a foul ball that went behind home plate last year during a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park sued the team’s principal owner. Brookline, Mass., resident Stephanie Taubin said in her lawsuit filed Wednesday against John Henry that she was above home plate in the EMC Club on June 17, 2014, when a ball came through …

Ortiz’s 492nd among four Red Sox home runs in 6-4 win over Indians

Thursday, August 20, 2015

BOSTON – David Ortiz hit his 492nd career homer, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ryan Hanigan connected on consecutive pitches, and Joe Kelly went six strong innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the …

Red Sox hire Dombrowski as president; GM Cherington is out

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BOSTON – On their way to a third last-place finish in four seasons, the Boston Red Sox shook up their front office on Tuesday night by hiring Dave Dombrowski as the new president of baseball operations and saying …

Shaw goes 4-for-4 as Red Sox rout Indians, 9-1

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox continued a minor resurgence as owner John Henry made a major shake-up in the front office. The Red Sox routed the Cleveland Indians, 9-1, on Tuesday night, a victory that was overshadowed …

Francona to accompany longtime friend Farrell for treatment

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

BOSTON – Cleveland Manager Terry Francona didn’t hesitate when he was on the phone with Red Sox Manager John Farrell and heard when his longtime friend was going to start chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma. Francona knew he wanted …

Indians’ Salazar cools down Boston’s bats in 8-2 win

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

BOSTON – Danny Salazar had a simple explanation for why he’s on a strong run. He’s stopped trying to overpower hitters. Now, he knows how to pitch. Salazar pitched seven strong innings to cool off Boston’s hot bats, …

Red Sox rally but fall in 12th to Mariners, 10-8

Sunday, August 16, 2015

BOSTON – It didn’t take long for interim Manager Torey Lovullo to get second guessed. He had to answer why David Ortiz was still on second base with the Red Sox trailing by a run and the bases …

Red Sox keep piling it on, beat Seattle, 22-10

Saturday, August 15, 2015

BOSTON – Minus their ailing manager, the Boston Red Sox are trying to keep their focus on the field. The hitters have done that, and a lot more. Jackie Bradley Jr. launched two homers and three doubles to …

Red Sox Manager Farrell visits team Saturday morning

Saturday, August 15, 2015

BOSTON – Manager John Farrell visited the Red Sox a day after announcing he is taking a medical leave for the rest of the season to deal with lymphoma. The 53-year-old Farrell was in his office Saturday morning …

Red Sox Manager Farrell says he has ‘highly curable’ cancer

Saturday, August 15, 2015

BOSTON – Fighting back tears, Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell said Friday that he had a “highly curable” form of cancer and has taken a medical leave for the rest of the season to deal with lymphoma. …

Red Sox post big night for Farrell, beat Mariners, 15-1

Saturday, August 15, 2015

BOSTON – Travis Shaw hit two home runs and Rusney Castillo hit one to carry Boston to a 15-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night, just hours after Red Sox Manager John Farrell announced he’s taking …

Red Sox fan will have sweet dreams at Fenway Park

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Curt, your host, looks familiar, and so does the view pictured in his Airbnb listing. If you still haven’t figured it out by the time you get to the house rules, the top one on the list should be a giveaway: “Do not, under any circumstances, put bloody …

Ortiz hits two homers but Red Sox lose to Marlins, 14-6

Thursday, August 13, 2015

MIAMI – David Ortiz hit two homers Wednesday for the Boston Red Sox, but it wasn’t nearly enough. The Red Sox gave up 10 runs in the sixth inning and lost, 14-6, to the Miami Marlins, who completed …