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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, right, follows through on his swing as he hits a home run while New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann, left, looks on in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Fenway Park, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Ortiz hits career homer No. 495; Red Sox beat Yankees, 4-3

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BOSTON – The big numbers are atop the Green Monster for everyone to see. It was only fitting that David Ortiz’s homer sliced toward a milestone that many are coming to see in a lost season for the Boston Red Sox. Big Papi hit his 495th home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner …

Ortiz passes Gehrig on HR chart, but Red Sox lose 5-4 to Mets

Sunday, August 30, 2015

NEW YORK – David Ortiz got a good, close-up look at the New York Mets’ young rotation this weekend and was impressed. The Boston slugger left his own impression, too. Ortiz lined his 494th home run and moved past Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 27th place on the career list while the …

Kelly wins 6th straight start, pitches Red Sox past Mets, 3-1

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK – In one month, Joe Kelly has gone from total disappointment to the top of the rotation. Kelly won his sixth straight outing, recovering nicely from a rocky start to outpitch Jacob deGrom and lead the Boston Red Sox over the New York Mets, 3-1, Saturday. “It’s been a big point …

Ortiz hits two homers but Red Sox lose to Marlins, 14-6

Thursday, August 13, 2015

MIAMI – David Ortiz hit two homers Wednesday for the Boston Red Sox, but it wasn’t nearly enough. The Red Sox gave up 10 runs in the sixth inning and lost, 14-6, to the Miami Marlins, who completed …

Bour’s walk-off in 10th lifts Marlins over Red Sox, 5-4

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

MIAMI –Boston starting pitcher Steven Wright exited in the sixth inning with a 4-0 lead, but the Red Sox bullpen was unable to hold on in a 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. “They didn’t …

Red Sox closer Uehara to miss rest of season with broken wrist

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara will miss the rest of the season with a broken right wrist. Uehara was hit by a line drive off the bat of Ian Kinsler during the final out of Friday night’s …

Bradley powers Red Sox over Tigers, 7-2

Sunday, August 9, 2015

DETROIT – Jackie Bradley Jr. showed off his considerable promise in one big afternoon for the Boston Red Sox. Bradley homered and drove in a career-high five runs, and the Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers, 7-2, on …

Red Sox cut RHP Masterson, reacquire 3B Rivero from Mariners

Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Red Sox designated right-hander Justin Masterson for assignment after Sunday’s 7-2 win over Detroit. Boston has 10 days to trade, release or pass Masterson through waivers. Masterson is 4-2 with a 5.61 ERA in 18 appearances, including nine starts. Manager John Farrell said the Red Sox will …

Martinez and Tigers hold off Ortiz, Red Sox in 7-6 victory

Saturday, August 8, 2015

DETROIT – Victor Martinez hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers held off David Ortiz and the Red Sox after that, beating Boston, 7-6, on Saturday night. Ortiz had three hits, including a …

Red Sox bring the lumber in 7-2 win over Tigers

Saturday, August 8, 2015

DETROIT – David Ortiz homered while Hanley Ramirez and Xander Bogaerts added two-run doubles to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Boston improved to 2-2 on its eight-game …

Red Sox trade struggling Napoli to Rangers

Saturday, August 8, 2015

SEATTLE – Mike Napoli is headed back to Texas, where he played in a World Series before going on to win one with Boston. The first baseman was traded Friday to the Rangers from the Red Sox for …

Ellsbury, Sabathia lead Yankees to 2-1 win over Red Sox

Friday, August 7, 2015

NEW YORK – Sweat was streaming down CC Sabathia’s face to the point where he said he couldn’t see. He stomped around the mound, shouted and swore encouragement to himself. Oh, he also had a little extra kick …

Rays claim outfielder Daniel Nava off waivers from Red Sox

Thursday, August 6, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays claimed outfielder Daniel Nava off waivers from the Boston Red Sox and optioned outfielder Mikie Mahtook to Triple-A Durham. The moves were announced after Wednesday’s 6-5, 10-inning road loss to …

Wright’s knucklers stifle Yankees as Red Sox win, 2-1

Thursday, August 6, 2015

NEW YORK – Steven Wright had the secret to success against that torrid Yankees lineup. Throw it soft and slow. Wright handcuffed New York hitters with his steady supply of floating knuckleballs, and David Ortiz launched a colossal …

Owens does fine in debut, Boston bullpen roughed up by Yanks

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

NEW YORK – Henry Owens took a moment to enjoy the setting – major league debut, Yankee Stadium, sellout crowd for a matchup between longtime rivals. Then he went to work, quickly settled into a rhythm and definitely …