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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz watches his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Red Sox's Daniel Nava and Dustin Pedroia also scored. Catching for the Rays is Curt Casali. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Rays’ Archer: ‘Never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn’t mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi’s style. “I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat,” Archer said yesterday. “I’m not comparing the two, but they’re obviously in … 0

Nine-run sixth the lowlight as Blue Jays crush Sox, 14-1

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox are looking like a team that’ll be playing out the string a little early this season. The defending World Series champions, last in the AL East, lost for the sixth time in seven games, falling to the Toronto Blue Jays, 14-1, last night. And it wasn’t pretty. … 0

Ortiz home run lifts Sox over Rays – and gets bad blood going again

Monday, July 28, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it’s back on between the teams at the bottom of the AL East. Ortiz’s shot off Chris Archer lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory … 0

Storm postpones game between Red Sox and Orioles

Friday, July 4, 2014

BOSTON – The Fourth of July game between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles was postponed three hours before the scheduled first pitch because of the expected arrival of Hurricane Arthur. It will be made up today as part of a day-night doubleheader. Jon Lester, who was … 0

Yankees pitcher Aceves suspended 50 games

Friday, July 4, 2014

NEW YORK – New York Yankees minor league pitcher Alfredo Aceves received a 50-game suspension after a second positive test for a drug of abuse. The commissioner’s office announced the penalty yesterday under the minor league drug program. The suspension of Aceves, who is on the roster of … 0

Cubs complete sweep over Red Sox, 16-9

Thursday, July 3, 2014

BOSTON – Justin Ruggiano, Mike Olt and Welington Castillo hit two-run homers to power the Chicago Cubs to a 16-9 victory over the Boston Red Sox last night, completing a three-game interleague series sweep. Ruggiano drove in five … 0

Angels acquire Hill from Red Sox in cash deal

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

CHICAGO – The Los Angeles Angels acquired left-hander Rich Hill from the Boston Red Sox in return for cash considerations yesterday. In 25 relief appearances for Triple-A Pawtucket this season, Hill posted a 3.23 ERA and opponents hit just .206 against him. He struck out 45 batters and … 0

Valbuena’s sac fly lifts Cubs over Red Sox, 2-1

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

BOSTON – Luis Valbuena broke a ninth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly that sent the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox last night. Anthony Rizzo started the inning with a single off Koji … 0

Arrieta takes no-hit bid into 8th as Cubs blank Red Sox, 2-0

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

BOSTON – Jake Arrieta certainly picked two of baseball’s most historic places to put on memorable performances. Arrieta held the Red Sox hitless until Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs … 0

Red Sox hitting coach Colbrunn to return Monday

Monday, June 30, 2014

NEW YORK – Red Sox hitting coach Greg Colbrunn plans to rejoin the Boston staff today when the team returns home to play the Chicago Cubs at Fenway Park. The 44-year-old Colbrunn was hospitalized this month because of bleeding between the brain and the thin tissues that cover … 0

Ortiz hits No. 450, Red Sox beat Yankees, 8-5

Monday, June 30, 2014

NEW YORK – David Ortiz hit his 450th homer, a colossal three-run drive, and Dustin Pedroia had three RBI during his second consecutive three-hit game to lead the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees, 8-5, last … 0

Red Sox promote OF Betts, send down RHP De La Rosa

Sunday, June 29, 2014

NEW YORK – The Boston Red Sox promoted highly touted prospect Mookie Betts from the minors yesterday, hoping he might be able to boost a lineup that’s had trouble scoring runs all season. The sagging World Series champions selected the contract of the 21-year-old outfielder from Pawtucket and … 0

Napoli home run off Tanaka in ninth lifts Red Sox over Yankees

Sunday, June 29, 2014

NEW YORK – Mike Napoli stung Masahiro Tanaka by hitting a solo home run with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees, 2-1, last night. Napoli … 0

Nuno, Yankees shut down Red Sox, 6-0

Saturday, June 28, 2014

NEW YORK – After losing his way in two horrid starts, Vidal Nuno was right on target against the Boston Red Sox. Nuno rebounded nicely from losses to Baltimore and Oakland to pitch two-hit ball into the sixth … 0

Boston designates Capuano to add Buchholz

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Chis Capuano was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox to clear a spot on the 25-man roster for right-handed starter Clay Buchholz. Boston made the roster moves before yesterday’s series finale in Seattle where Buchholz was scheduled to make his first start since May 26 after … 0