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Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli, right, tosses his bat as Los Angeles Angels' Carlos Perez, left, watches the ball on Napoli's two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, May 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Napoli blasts two home runs in Boston’s 8-3 win over Angels

Sunday, May 24, 2015

BOSTON – Mike Napoli’s timing at the plate returned at the perfect time for the struggling Boston Red Sox. Napoli smacked two homers and drove in three runs, Steven Wright pitched six-plus solid innings and the Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with an 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels last night. “It’s been impressive to see what he’s done against that team,” Boston Manager John Farrell said. “I think more importantly for us, he’s on time. It’s more consistent than what we’ve seen in a number of years from Nap. It couldn’t come at a better time.” Napoli has tormented the Angels …

Reeling Red Sox pounded by Angels, 12-5

Saturday, May 23, 2015

BOSTON – It only took one bad inning for the Boston Red Sox to lose control of the game. After twice taking the lead, the Red Sox gave up nine runs in the fifth inning and never recovered as the Los Angeles Angels beat Boston, 12-5, last night. The Red Sox also committed …

Rangers’ Rodriguez keeps Red Sox bats quiet in 3-1 win

Friday, May 22, 2015

BOSTON – Wandy Rodriguez’s plan worked very well. He simply kept Boston’s struggling hitters confused. Rodriguez pitched 6.2 solid innings, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and drove in two runs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Red Sox and their listless offense, 3-1, last night. “Really nice pitching by Wandy tonight,” Rangers …

Lough homers in 10th, Orioles top Red Sox, 5-4, to end 5-game skid

Saturday, April 25, 2015

BALTIMORE – David Lough hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning to cap a two-run rally against Koji Uehara, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, last night to end a five-game losing streak. …

Holt’s eighth-inning homer lifts Red Sox past skidding Orioles, 7-5

Saturday, April 25, 2015

BALTIMORE – Batting in the eighth inning of a tie game, Brock Holt wasn’t trying to emulate teammate David Ortiz. It just turned out that way. Holt hit a tiebreaking three-run homer off Darren O’Day, and the Boston …

Rivera has RBI single in 9th as Rays beat Red Sox, 2-1

Friday, April 24, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Rene Rivera could finally celebrate a big hit after early-season struggles. He had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox, 2-1, last …

Rays rally from four-run deficit, beat Red Sox, 7-5

Thursday, April 23, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Jake Elmore homered, Brandon Guyer had a two-run, pinch-hit single in a four-run sixth and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox, 7-5, last night. After …

Ortiz suspended one game for making contact with umpire

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Boston designated hitter David Ortiz was suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball yesterday. MLB said Ortiz was punished by senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr. for making contact with umpire …

Miley and four relievers help Red Sox beat Rays, 1-0

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Wade Miley pitched well through five innings before the Boston bullpen protected his stellar effort. Miley and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Red Sox took advantage of an error to beat …

Porcello struggles in Red Sox’s 8-3 loss to Orioles

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox starters are continuing to struggle. Rick Porcello became the latest to get hit hard, allowing eight runs and 12 hits in five innings as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox, …

Buchholz and Red Sox lose to Orioles, 4-1

Saturday, April 18, 2015

BOSTON – Forget opening day. Clay Buchholz can’t seem to find his groove again. Buchholz gave up 11 hits in six innings yesterday but limited the Orioles to just two runs in Boston’s 4-1 loss to Baltimore. Coming …

Bogaerts’s single in ninth lifts Red Sox over Orioles, 3-2

Saturday, April 18, 2015

BOSTON – Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles, 3-2, last night. …

Miley lit up as Red Sox lose to Nationals, 10-5

Thursday, April 16, 2015

BOSTON – The questions about Boston’s starting rotation have surfaced already. Wade Miley became the second straight starter to struggle, allowing seven runs in just 2.1 innings in his Fenway Park debut. Washington’s 10-5 win yesterday prevented the …

Red Sox capitalize on poor fielding, top Nationals, 8-7

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BOSTON – The Red Sox hit the ball well for the second straight game. They won because the Washington Nationals kept having trouble fielding it. Two errors by pitcher Blake Treinen helped Boston erase a seventh-inning deficit, and …

Betts, Ortiz homer as Red Sox win home opener, 9-4, over Nats

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOSTON – Mookie Betts took away a two-run homer with a leaping catch. He stole two bases on the same pitch. Then he hit a three-run homer. All in the first two innings. Boston’s athletic, young leadoff hitter …