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Red Sox exec Lucchino issues statement on stepping down

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON – Larry Lucchino, who is stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, said “the end of the year is a good time for this change.” Lucchino, 69, was part of the ownership group that purchased the Red Sox in 2002. Boston won the World Series two years later, and added two more titles in 2007 and 2013. “As far back as 2004, the year of …

RHP Porcello goes on DL; newly acquired RHP Cook recalled

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON – The Red Sox placed struggling right-hander Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list because of soreness in his right triceps. To fill his spot on the roster, Boston added newly acquired right-handed reliever Ryan Cook. Manager John Farrell said Sunday the Red Sox initially thought of just pushing Porcello’s next outing back. “We feel like it’s a short-term thing,” Farrell added. …

Cabrera’s double in eighth helps Rays to 4-3 win over Red Sox

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON – Junichi Tazawa showed Asdrubal Cabrera the same pitch once too often. Cabrera had a game-tying RBI double and scored on James Loney’s single in the eighth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 comeback victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. “Today, five consecutive …

Proud Pedro leads Johnson, Smoltz and Biggio into Baseball Hall of Fame

Monday, July 27, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker – Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were inducted into the Baseball Hall …

Ortiz has 2 HRs, career-high 7 RBI as Red Sox rout Tigers

Monday, July 27, 2015

BOSTON – David Ortiz homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night. Ortiz, who had two three-run homers and an …

Pedro Martinez’s glory years worth reliving in honor of Hall enshrinement

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hall of Fame inductions don’t usually capture my attention. I’m more interested in what’s happening now, or trying to predict what’s coming down the road, than I am in reliving the past. Sunday’s ceremonies in Cooperstown, however, are …

Hall of Fame Ceremony glance

Sunday, July 26, 2015

When: Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Where: Cooperstown, N.Y. On TV: MLB Network Inductees: Pitcher Pedro Martinez (Dodgers 1992-93, Expos ’94-97, Red Sox ’98-04, Mets ’05-08, Phillies ’09), pitcher Randy Johnson (Expos ’88-89, Mariners ’89-98, Astros ’98, Diamondbacks ’99-04, ’07-08, Yankees ’05-06, Giants ’09), pitcher John Smoltz (Braves ’88-08, Red …

Ortiz, Red Sox hear boos in lackluster 5-1 loss to Tigers

Sunday, July 26, 2015

BOSTON – Not even David Ortiz was immune to Boston’s growing dissatisfaction with the bumbling Red Sox. Ortiz was one of several players to be the target of boos in the Detroit Tigers’ 5-1 victory Saturday that sent …

Bogaerts delivers Red Sox past Tigers to snap eight-game skid

Friday, July 24, 2015

BOSTON – After Rick Porcello did all he could against his former team, it came down to Xander Bogaerts to end nearly two weeks of misery for the Boston Red Sox. A jersey-tearing celebration ensued. Bogaerts’s single up …

Kelly gives up three homers as Red Sox lose to Astros for seventh straight setback

Thursday, July 23, 2015

HOUSTON – The Boston Red Sox lamented missed opportunities after their season-high-tying seventh straight loss on Wednesday night. Preston Tucker homered twice and drove in three runs and Evan Gattis added a solo shot to give the Houston …

Johnson loses debut as Red Sox drop sixth straight

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

HOUSTON – Struggling through a tough July, Houston designated hitter Chris Carter took the two games he missed with an ankle injury to regroup and refocus. And in his return Tuesday night he broke out of his slump …

Red Sox finally score, but lose again to Angels, 11-1, in first game of doubleheader

Monday, July 20, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The first rainout at Angel Stadium in 20 years did nothing to slow the Los Angeles Angels’ monthlong surge. If anything, the Angels picked up speed. Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols homered during Los Angeles’s …

Angels rained out at home for first time since 1995, to play doubleheader with Red Sox

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Los Angeles Angels were rained out at home for the first time in 20 years Sunday, with heavy downpours forcing the postponement of their game against the Boston Red Sox. Los Angeles will host …

Red Sox shut out for second straight game

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Garrett Richards pitched a two-hitter for his second career shutout, Kole Calhoun hit two homers and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-0, Saturday night for their 13th victory in 16 games. …

Red Sox pitcher Kopech suspended 50 games for positive test

Thursday, July 16, 2015

NEW YORK – Boston Red Sox pitcher Michael Kopech was suspended for 50 games under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive test for the banned stimulant Oxilofrine. Kopech, a 19-year-old right-hander, was taken by Boston in the first round of last year’s amateur draft with the …