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FILE - In a Sept. 9, 2014 file photo Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester looks into the seats after the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago.  A person with knowledge of the arrangements says free agent left-hander Jon Lester has plans to meet with the San Francisco Giants the first week of December, 2014.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Source: Left-hander Jon Lester, Giants to meet

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval’s departure. The free agent pitcher has plans to meet with the World Series champions next week, a person with knowledge of the meeting said yesterday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no authorization to publicly disclose the meeting. San Francisco has need for a front-line starting pitcher and was expected to get busy in the free agent market after losing slugging third baseman Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox. Lester would join World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner to give the Giants two top left-handers at the …

Red Sox delete tweet; second gaffe by Boston pro team

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON – Red Sox fans cried foul over an innocuous tweet the team acknowledges was ill-timed – the second social media gaffe by a Boston pro sports team in as many weeks. The Red Sox tweeted: “So how was everyone’s Monday?” The tweet went out a minute after a Missouri prosecutor announced a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer …

Red Sox contracts with Sandoval and Ramirez

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Closer look at contracts for Sandoval and Ramirez SANDOVAL A $3 million signing bonus payable by Jan. 15. Salaries of $17 million in each of the first three seasons and $18 million apiece in 2018 and ’19. Boston has a $17 million option for 2020 with a $5 million buyout. Within 30 days of the deal’s approval by Major League Baseball, Sandoval can …

Red Sox get strong Kelly start, beat Yankees, 10-4

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BOSTON – Joe Kelly walked to the back of the pitcher’s mound to give the Fenway Park crowd a chance to cheer for Derek Jeter. Then he wanted to get him out. Kelley struck Jeter out in his …

Jeter sits out Game 1 of final series in Boston

Saturday, September 27, 2014

BOSTON – Nineteen years into his Hall of Fame career, Derek Jeter may have produced his final “first.” The New York Yankees shortstop asked out of the lineup for last night’s game against the Boston Red Sox – …

Jeter sits, Yankees youngsters top Red Sox, 3-2

Saturday, September 27, 2014

BOSTON – Derek Jeter took the night off after his emotional final home game and watched a bunch of New York Yankees rookies beat a group of Boston Red Sox rookies, 3-2, last night. Watching from the dugout, …

Webster helps Red Sox beat Rays, 11-1

Friday, September 26, 2014

BOSTON – Rusney Castillo and Christian Vazquez each hit his first major league homer, and Allen Webster pitched seven solid innings to carry the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays last night. …

Red Sox top sloppy Rays, 11-3

Thursday, September 25, 2014

BOSTON – Anthony Ranaudo pitched seven strong innings, and Garin Cecchini hit his first major league home run to help the fifth-place Boston Red Sox beat the fourth-place Tampa Bay Rays, 11-3, last night. The Red Sox twice …

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 …