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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rich Hill delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. Left-hander Rich Hill has agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics. Hill took his physical in the Bay Area and the team announced the deal Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Athletics add former Red Sox lefty Rich Hill on $6 million deal

Saturday, November 21, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Left-hander Rich Hill agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Friday, giving the low-budget franchise a versatile, experienced pitcher who can handle a variety of roles. Hill took his physical in the Bay Area and the team announced the deal Friday before he was expected to fly back out to Boston in …

’Big Papi’ Ortiz had a career of big moments for Red Sox

Thursday, November 19, 2015

From his back-to-back walk-offs in the 2004 playoffs to his .688 batting average in the 2013 World Series, David Ortiz seemed to perform best under pressure. Here are some of his signature moments: ∎ His heroics in the 2004 playoffs began with a game-ending homer in the 10th inning to finish up the first-round sweep of the Anaheim Angels. In the AL Championship Series …

Red Sox DH Ortiz confirms plans to retire after 2016 season

Thursday, November 19, 2015

BOSTON – Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston’s beloved “Big Papi” who helped the cursed franchise end its dynasty of disappointment and cursed out the bombers who attacked his adopted city, said on Wednesday he will play one more year before retiring. On the day that he turned 40, the Dominican designated hitter …

Red Sox name Mike Hazen general manager

Friday, September 25, 2015

BOSTON – Dave Dombrowski didn’t have to go far in his search for a new general manager – as it turned out, his man was already in the office. Dombrowski stayed in-house by hiring Mike Hazen as general …

Ortiz homers, but Red Sox fall to Rays, 4-2

Friday, September 25, 2015

BOSTON – The milestones keep piling up for David Ortiz. So do the losses for the Boston Red Sox. Ortiz eclipsed the 100-RBI mark for the ninth time with his 36th homer, but Wade Miley’s strong outing unraveled …

Red Sox drop second straight to Rays, stay in last place

Thursday, September 24, 2015

BOSTON – Drew Smyly pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, and John Jaso’s two-run double keyed a three-run eighth to carry Tampa Bay to a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, keeping the Rays …

Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2: Owens fades, Sox fall

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

BOSTON – Matt Moore helped keep Tampa Bay’s stay in last place a short one. Moore settled down after a rocky start and allowed the Rays’ hitters to do the same as Tampa Bay rallied to a 5-2 …

Red Sox climb out of AL East cellar with win over Tampa Bay

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

BOSTON – Xander Bogaerts hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to lift Boston to an 8-7 victory over Tampa Bay on Monday night, moving the Red Sox out of the AL East’s basement and ahead of …

Hill, last-place Red Sox win series from 1st-place Blue Jays

Monday, September 21, 2015

TORONTO – Less than two months ago, Rich Hill was pitching for the Long Island Ducks in an independent league. On Sunday, the 35-year-old lefty took the mound for the Boston Red Sox and struck out 10 against …

PawSox officials: New stadium deal officially dead

Sunday, September 20, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Officials with the Pawtucket Red Sox said the baseball club will end its pursuit for a proposed stadium on waterfront land in downtown Providence. PawSox Chairman Larry Lucchino said in a statement Saturday that the group tried hard to make the deal work, but Rhode …

Red Sox rally in ninth, then hold off Blue Jays in bottom half for 7-6 win

Sunday, September 20, 2015

David Ortiz singled home the go-ahead run in a five-run ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-6, on Saturday. Jackie Bradley Jr. snapped an 0-for-21 slump with a game-tying double …

Stroman solid as Jays beat Red Sox, 6-1

Saturday, September 19, 2015

TORONTO – Marcus Stroman pitched seven innings to win his first home start in more than a year, Justin Smoak had two RBI and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox, 6-1, on Friday night. Stroman …

Pedroia hits two homers as Red Sox beat Orioles, 10-1

Thursday, September 17, 2015

BALTIMORE – On a night when the old guard of the Boston Red Sox provided the offensive firepower, a rookie pitcher offered a hopeful glimpse of the future. Dustin Pedroia homered twice and had a season-high five RBI …

Davis’s single in 13th lifts Orioles past Red Sox, 6-5

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

BALTIMORE – Chris Davis singled in the winning run in the 13th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles got home runs from Manny Machado and Steve Pearce in a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. …

Red Sox bats can’t solve Gausman, Orioles in 2-0 defeat

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

BALTIMORE – Never mind that the Orioles were a loss away from the AL East cellar Monday night. Baltimore has won five of six and still hasn’t abandoned hope of making a return trip to the playoffs. Kevin …