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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 …

Woman hit by foul ball during Red Sox-Yankees game is recovering

Monday, July 13, 2015

A woman hit by a foul ball at Fenway Park during Friday night’s Red Sox-New York Yankees game is recovering at home after getting three dozen stitches in her forehead. Stephanie Wapenski, a Red Sox fan from Massachusetts, was sitting along the third base line with her fiance, …

Ortiz-less Red Sox miss chance to gain on Yankees with 8-6 loss

Monday, July 13, 2015

BOSTON – David Ortiz was out sick when the Boston Red Sox were trying to gain some ground against their AL East rivals. Big Papi was out with a respiratory illness and the rest of his teammates didn’t …

Boston places RHP Buchholz on 15-day DL

Sunday, July 12, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox placed right-hander Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. To take his place, the club selected left-hander Brian Johnson, a highly touted prospect, from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. The 30-year-old Buchholz walked off after throwing a cutter …

Ramirez, Betts help Red Sox beat Yankees, 5-3

Sunday, July 12, 2015

BOSTON – Boston Red Sox rookie Eduardo Rodriguez didn’t waste any time worrying about whether he was pitching to save his team’s season. He was facing the New York Yankees for the first time, and that was plenty. …

Buchholz leaves early with elbow pain as Red Sox fall to Yankees, 5-1

Saturday, July 11, 2015

BOSTON – Clay Buchholz’s abrupt departure was enough to knock the Boston Red Sox out of rhythm. After winning a season-high four straight, the Red Sox fell back into their losing ways Friday night as Buchholz left in …

Red Sox-Yankees pitching matchups

Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday, 7:10 p.m., NESN Yankees: Pineda (8-5, 3.79) vs. Red Sox: Buchholz (7-6, 3.27) Saturday, 7:15 p.m., FOX Yankees: Nova (1-2, 2.65) vs. Red Sox: Rodriguez (4-2, 3.69) Sunday, 1:35 p.m., NESN Yankees: Eovaldi (8-2, 4.45) vs. Red Sox: Miley (8-7, 4.53) …

Porcello ends seven-game skid as Red Sox beat Marlins, 6-3

Thursday, July 9, 2015

BOSTON – Rick Porcello could finally feel good about a start. Porcello held Miami to two runs in six innings to snap a career-worst, seven-game losing streak, David Ortiz hit a two-run homer and the surging Boston Red …

Bogaerts clears bases as Red Sox rally to beat Marlins, 4-3

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

BOSTON – Xander Bogaerts added another clutch hit to his case for a spot in the All-Star Game. Bogaerts drove in three runs with a bases-loaded single, and the Boston Red Sox rallied to a 4-3 win over …

Rookies Bryant, Pederson make All-Star team; A-Rod left out

Monday, July 6, 2015

Boston’s Brock Holt is headed to MLB’s All-Star Game, and teammate Xander Bogaerts may be joining him. Holt was selected by American League Manager Ned Yost, while Bogaerts is among five players up for voting by fans for …

Ramirez’s 2-run HR lifts Red Sox over Astros, 5-4

Sunday, July 5, 2015

BOSTON – Hanley Ramirez handed the Boston Red Sox another well-timed win. Ramirez connected with a one-handed swing for a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning that lifted the Red Sox over the Houston Astros, 5-4, on …

Buchholz tosses complete game, Red Sox beat Astros, 6-1

Saturday, July 4, 2015

BOSTON – Clay Buchholz knew he had it going right away. Buchholz pitched a six-hitter to win his fourth straight start, coming within one out of a shutout as the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a tough loss …

Napoli error leads to four-run 10th as Astros beat Red Sox, 12-8

Saturday, July 4, 2015

BOSTON – First baseman Mike Napoli allowed Preston Tucker’s hard grounder to bounce past him for an error, and Carlos Correa followed with a tiebreaking single in a four-run 10th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the …