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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rich Hill delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. Left-hander Rich Hill has agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics. Hill took his physical in the Bay Area and the team announced the deal Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Athletics add former Red Sox lefty Rich Hill on $6 million deal

Saturday, November 21, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Left-hander Rich Hill agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Friday, giving the low-budget franchise a versatile, experienced pitcher who can handle a variety of roles. Hill took his physical in the Bay Area and the team announced the deal Friday before he was expected to fly back out to Boston in …

’Big Papi’ Ortiz had a career of big moments for Red Sox

Thursday, November 19, 2015

From his back-to-back walk-offs in the 2004 playoffs to his .688 batting average in the 2013 World Series, David Ortiz seemed to perform best under pressure. Here are some of his signature moments: ∎ His heroics in the 2004 playoffs began with a game-ending homer in the 10th inning to finish up the first-round sweep of the Anaheim Angels. In the AL Championship Series …

Red Sox DH Ortiz confirms plans to retire after 2016 season

Thursday, November 19, 2015

BOSTON – Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston’s beloved “Big Papi” who helped the cursed franchise end its dynasty of disappointment and cursed out the bombers who attacked his adopted city, said on Wednesday he will play one more year before retiring. On the day that he turned 40, the Dominican designated hitter …

Owens hit hard as Red Sox lose to Indians, assuring a sub-.500 season

Saturday, October 3, 2015

CLEVELAND – Josh Tomlin pitched into the seventh inning and Carlos Santana drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double, leading the Cleveland Indians to an 8-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. Tomlin (7-2) …

Yankees top Red Sox, 4-1, to clinch playoff spot after two-year absence

Friday, October 2, 2015

NEW YORK – The next generation of New York Yankees will have a chance to make their mark in the playoffs. Ending a rare two-year absence from the postseason, the Yankees clinched a wild-card berth with three games …

Yanks bullpen falters in 9-5, 11-inning loss to Red Sox

Thursday, October 1, 2015

NEW YORK – The Yankees’ normally steady bullpen wasted a chance to clinch New York’s first playoff berth in three years when Dellin Betances gave up a tying homer and Andrew Bailey allowed the go-ahead hit in Boston’s …

Don Orsillo signs deal to broadcast Padres games

Thursday, October 1, 2015

SAN DIEGO – Don Orsillo landed with the San Diego Padres after being ousted as the Boston Red Sox’s television play-by-play voice. The Padres said Thursday that Orsillo signed a long-term deal and will become the primary television …

Red Sox manager meets President Barack Obama at hotel gym

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NEW YORK – Just like any other morning on a Boston Red Sox road trip, Interim Manager Torey Lovullo woke up and headed for the gym at the team hotel. Only this time, he met a new exercise …

Porcello recovers, Swihart powers Red Sox past Yankees, 10-4

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NEW YORK – With his father and brother among dozens of supporters in the stands, Rick Porcello certainly didn’t want to get knocked out in the first inning. Porcello recovered neatly from a rocky start and rookie catcher …

Big Papi reflects on strong year despite team woes

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BOSTON – David Ortiz heard the chatter early in the year, questioning what he had left, and responded with another strong season. Despite going 0-for-3 in Boston’s 2-0 victory over Baltimore Sunday, the 39-year-old Ortiz entered the final …

Boston rookie E-Rod halts Yanks’ playoff push for 10th win

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NEW YORK – John Ryan Murphy hustled into second base, took off his shin guard, then turned to the umpire and asked for time. “You’re out,” Ryan said Tim Welke told him. That’s about as good as it …

3 games, 3 shutouts for Red Sox over Orioles

Monday, September 28, 2015

BOSTON – If the Boston Red Sox had pitched anything close to this all season, things would have been much different. The Red Sox closed out their 2015 home schedule by blanking the Baltimore Orioles for the third …

Red Sox empty bullpen, use seven pitchers to shut out Orioles

Saturday, September 26, 2015

BOSTON – Craig Breslow had a lot of new thoughts before his first start. It didn’t seem to bother him on the mound. First-time starter Breslow and six relievers combined on a five-hitter, and the Boston Red Sox …

Red Sox hire former Braves GM Frank Wren

Saturday, September 26, 2015

BOSTON – The Red Sox hired former Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren as senior vice president of baseball operations, a day after Mike Hazen was promoted to general manager. Boston’s move, announced Friday, was the latest change …

Hill pitches two-hit shutout and fans 10 as Red Sox beat Orioles, 7-0

Saturday, September 26, 2015

BOSTON – Rich Hill had to first show he could be a starter again in, of all places, the independent league. He’s certainly proving it in the big leagues, too. Hill kept up his startling comeback, pitching a …