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Newly acquired Boston Red Sox baseball pitcher Rick Porcello speaks at an introductory news conference at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Porcello’s memorable moment: getting tossed at Fenway Park

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Rick Porcello didn’t hesitate when asked to recall memories of pitching in Fenway Park. In his rookie season, he hit Boston’s Kevin Youkilis in the back with the first pitch of the second inning. “There it is,” said Porcello, smiling about the question. “Getting thrown out in the second inning my rookie year. Getting charged by Kevin Youkilis. …

Red Sox deal Middlebrooks to Padres

Saturday, December 20, 2014

SAN DIEGO – The Red Sox traded third baseman Will Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan yesterday. Hanigan was obtained by San Diego from Tampa Bay in an 11-player, three-team deal that became official earlier yesterday. Middlebrooks hit .288 with 15 home runs in 267 at-bats as a rookie …

Red Sox obtain reliever Varvaro for minor leaguer

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON – The Red Sox obtained Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves for Aaron Kurcz in a swap of right-handed pitchers. Varvaro was 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA for the Braves last year, his fifth season in the majors. The Red Sox also sent cash to the Braves. Boston is remaking its bullpen after letting Burke Badenhop and Scott Breslow become free agents …

Jeter sits, Yankees youngsters top Red Sox, 3-2

Saturday, September 27, 2014

BOSTON – Derek Jeter took the night off after his emotional final home game and watched a bunch of New York Yankees rookies beat a group of Boston Red Sox rookies, 3-2, last night. Watching from the dugout, …

Webster helps Red Sox beat Rays, 11-1

Friday, September 26, 2014

BOSTON – Rusney Castillo and Christian Vazquez each hit his first major league homer, and Allen Webster pitched seven solid innings to carry the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays last night. …

Red Sox top sloppy Rays, 11-3

Thursday, September 25, 2014

BOSTON – Anthony Ranaudo pitched seven strong innings, and Garin Cecchini hit his first major league home run to help the fifth-place Boston Red Sox beat the fourth-place Tampa Bay Rays, 11-3, last night. The Red Sox twice …

Rays strike late in 6-2 win at Boston

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BOSTON – Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay’s first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox last night. Alex Cobb pitched seven …

Kelly sharp on mound as Red Sox beat Orioles, 3-2

Sunday, September 21, 2014

BALTIMORE – As this horrid season draws to a merciful conclusion for the last-place Boston Red Sox, every once in a while there is cause for optimism. Boston’s performance yesterday in a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles …

Jones homers twice as Orioles beat Red Sox, 7-2

Sunday, September 21, 2014

BALTIMORE – Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers and the Baltimore Orioles received another steady performance from right-hander Chris Tillman in a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox last night. The AL East champion Orioles …

Oritz hits two home runs as Red Sox beat Orioles, 5-3

Saturday, September 20, 2014

BALTIMORE – David Ortiz hit two home runs, including a two-run drive in the 10th inning that lifted the Boston Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles, 5-3, last night. Although the AL East-champion Orioles are still in the …

Pirates get late break in playoff push, top Red Sox, 3-2

Friday, September 19, 2014

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox, 3-2, last night to keep pace in the NL pennant …

Castillo steady but Red Sox fall to Pirates, 9-1

Thursday, September 18, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Rusney Castillo drilled a sharp grounder to second base and took off. Three seconds later the future of the Boston Red Sox was standing on first base. If the Cuban-born prospect was overwhelmed by the stage, …

Morton, bullpen pitch surging Pirates over Red Sox, 4-0

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Charlie Morton came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox, 4-0, last night for their ninth win in 11 games. Sidelined since …

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, …