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Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew throws his bat after striking out against the Toronto Blue Jays during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Navarro, Reyes homer as Blue Jays beat Red Sox, 7-3

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TORONTO – Armed with his best curveball of the season, Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ shut down the surging Boston Red Sox. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered and Toronto beat Boston, 7-3, last night. “The curveball was as good or better than it’s been so far … 0

Ortiz homers twice, passes Yastrzemski in rout of Blue Jays

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TORONTO – One day after promising he was “about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August,” David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox … 0

Lester excellent again as Red Sox shut out Royals

Monday, July 21, 2014

BOSTON – Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later. Red Sox fans showed appreciation for his latest brilliant outing with loud applause as he walked to the dugout after his eighth and final inning yesterday. “I hope … 0

Carroll stymies Red Sox and White Sox win 4-0

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

BOSTON – After watching Scott Carroll give up seven runs in his last start, White Sox Manager Robin Ventura had a simple goal for his rookie right-hander. Do better. Carroll did that and more, following perhaps the worst … 0

Red Sox rally, only to lose to Orioles, 7-6, in 12

Sunday, July 6, 2014

BOSTON – An impressive seventh-inning rally only postponed defeat a couple of hours for the spiraling and pressing Red Sox. Boston’s comeback from a five-run deficit was thwarted when David Lough tripled to lead off the 12th inning … 0

Red Sox walk off with Game 1 win, but drop nightcap to Orioles

Saturday, July 5, 2014

BOSTON – Nelson Cruz went a career-best 5-for-5, including a solo home run and a bad-hop single that scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox, 7-4, last night … 0

Storm postpones game between Red Sox and Orioles

Friday, July 4, 2014

BOSTON – The Fourth of July game between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles was postponed three hours before the scheduled first pitch because of the expected arrival of Hurricane Arthur. It will be made up today as part of a day-night doubleheader. Jon Lester, who was … 0

Yankees pitcher Aceves suspended 50 games

Friday, July 4, 2014

NEW YORK – New York Yankees minor league pitcher Alfredo Aceves received a 50-game suspension after a second positive test for a drug of abuse. The commissioner’s office announced the penalty yesterday under the minor league drug program. The suspension of Aceves, who is on the roster of … 0

Cubs complete sweep over Red Sox, 16-9

Thursday, July 3, 2014

BOSTON – Justin Ruggiano, Mike Olt and Welington Castillo hit two-run homers to power the Chicago Cubs to a 16-9 victory over the Boston Red Sox last night, completing a three-game interleague series sweep. Ruggiano drove in five … 0

Angels acquire Hill from Red Sox in cash deal

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

CHICAGO – The Los Angeles Angels acquired left-hander Rich Hill from the Boston Red Sox in return for cash considerations yesterday. In 25 relief appearances for Triple-A Pawtucket this season, Hill posted a 3.23 ERA and opponents hit just .206 against him. He struck out 45 batters and … 0

Valbuena’s sac fly lifts Cubs over Red Sox, 2-1

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

BOSTON – Luis Valbuena broke a ninth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly that sent the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox last night. Anthony Rizzo started the inning with a single off Koji … 0

Arrieta takes no-hit bid into 8th as Cubs blank Red Sox, 2-0

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

BOSTON – Jake Arrieta certainly picked two of baseball’s most historic places to put on memorable performances. Arrieta held the Red Sox hitless until Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs … 0

Red Sox hitting coach Colbrunn to return Monday

Monday, June 30, 2014

NEW YORK – Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn plans to rejoin the Boston staff today when the team returns home to play the Chicago Cubs at Fenway Park. The 44-year-old Colbrunn was hospitalized this month because of bleeding between the brain and the thin tissues that cover … 0

Ortiz hits No. 450, Red Sox beat Yankees, 8-5

Monday, June 30, 2014

NEW YORK – David Ortiz hit his 450th homer, a colossal three-run drive, and Dustin Pedroia had three RBI during his second consecutive three-hit game to lead the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees, 8-5, last … 0

Red Sox promote OF Betts, send down RHP De La Rosa

Sunday, June 29, 2014

NEW YORK – The Boston Red Sox promoted highly touted prospect Mookie Betts from the minors yesterday, hoping he might be able to boost a lineup that’s had trouble scoring runs all season. The sagging World Series champions selected the contract of the 21-year-old outfielder from Pawtucket and … 0