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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 …

Nava and Bogaerts provide heroics as Red Sox rally past Royals

Monday, September 15, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals have not been to the playoffs in 29 years and are skidding towards a 30th straight season. Daniel Nava hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts added a three-run shot and …

PawSox claim International League championship

Sunday, September 14, 2014

PawSox prevail A night after taking 13 innings to stave off elimination, the Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston’s Triple-A affiliate, made quick work of Durham, using a combined three-hitter to win 4-1 and claim the International League championship in five games. Starter Keith Crouch threw 6.2 innings of one-hit, …

Revamped Royals beat Red Sox, 7-1

Sunday, September 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox, 7-1, last night. Manager Ned …

Red Sox knock Royals out of first with 4-2 victory

Saturday, September 13, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Allen Webster pitched six solid innings and Jemile Weeks stroked a pair of doubles and scored two runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the sputtering Kansas City Royals, 4-2, last night. Kansas City …

Red Sox 2B Pedroia has season-ending surgery

Friday, September 12, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had season-ending surgery on his left wrist yesterday to repair a tendon, clean out scar tissue and reduce some inflammation. The surgery was performed by Dr. Matt Liebman at Newton-Wellesley Surgery Center near Boston. Red Sox Manager …

Pawtucket Red Sox lose Game 3, fall behind Durham 2 games to 1

Friday, September 12, 2014

On the edge Pawtucket put the tying run on second base with one out in the top of the ninth inning last night, but Durham closer Josh Lueke retired the final two batters without damage and the Bulls held on for a 4-3 victory, taking a 2-1 series …

Red Sox capitalize on miscues, beat Royals, 6-3

Friday, September 12, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The last-place Boston Red Sox took advantage of three critical errors by the first-place Kansas City Royals, pulling away late in a 6-3 victory last night that ended a four-game losing streak. Clay Buchholz …

PawSox fall in 11 innings; championship series tied at 1

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Durham’s Vince Belnome hit a game-tying homer in the top of the ninth inning, then scored the eventual winning run in the 11th as the Bulls beat the Pawtucket Red Sox, 4-3, last night to even the International League championship series at 1 game apiece. Belnome (1-for-3) connected …

Red Sox lose to O’s; Pedroia to have hand surgery

Thursday, September 11, 2014

BOSTON – The postseason hopes for the World Series champion Boston Red Sox have all but faded away. Now, Dustin Pedroia’s season is over, too. Red Sox Manager John Farrell said the star second baseman will have season-ending …

Pedroia misses game; season may be over

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

BOSTON – Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia could miss the rest of the season with soreness in his left hand and left wrist. Boston Manager John Farrell raised the possibility before last night’s game with the Baltimore Orioles. Farrell said Pedroia has been bothered by the ailment …

Pawtucket Red Sox win Game 1 of International League championship series

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Garin Cecchini hit a sacrifice fly to snap a 2-2 third-inning tie and the Pawtucket pitchers did the rest, silencing Durham the rest of the way as the Red Sox beat the Bulls, 3-2, to a take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five International League championship series. Cecchini’s …

De Aza powers Orioles to 4-1 win over Red Sox

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

BOSTON — Alejandro De Aza hit two homers, Adam Jones added another and the Baltimore Orioles won for the 10th time in 13 games with a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox last night. Chris Tillman (12-5) …