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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Justin Masterson reacts as Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria rounds third base with a solo homer in the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Longoria hits two home runs as Rays beat Red Sox, 5-3

Thursday, May 7, 2015

BOSTON – Evan Longoria hit two solo homers, Kevin Jepsen worked out of an eighth-inning jam and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-3, last night. Joey Butler had given the Rays a 4-2 lead with a two-run single in the sixth, two nights after hitting his first major-league homer. The Red Sox cut that lead on …

Betts homers twice to lift Red Sox over Rays, 2-0

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BOSTON – Mookie Betts didn’t need any body English to coax his two home runs fair and help the Boston Red Sox snap a four-game losing streak. On the night the Red Sox honored their 1975 AL championship team, Betts easily cleared the Green Monster twice to help the Red Sox beat Tampa …

Ramirez hurt as Red Sox lose to Rays, 5-1

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

BOSTON – Jake Odorizzi pitched seven strong innings, Joey Butler hit his first career homer and Tampa Bay’s offense perked up a bit in the Rays’ 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox last night. David DeJesus drove in a pair of runs for Tampa Bay, which scored just four runs in a …

Red Sox open in grand fashion with 8-0 win over Phillies

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Maybe the Boston Red Sox had their ace all along. Clay Buchholz threw three-hit ball over seven innings, Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia each hit two home runs and the Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies, …

Red Sox, Porcello agree to 4-year, $82.5 million contract

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BOSTON – Before he even made his first start for the Boston Red Sox, Rick Porcello decided he wanted to stay. The 26-year-old right-hander, who was acquired from Detroit in December and is scheduled to make his Red …

Tim O’Sullivan: Boom or bust fortunes possible, but Red Sox should be intriguing and competitive

Sunday, April 5, 2015

There’s at least one certainty about the 2015 Red Sox season – it will be intriguing. Last year’s last-place roster has been reconstructed with alluring pieces – free agent big shots Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, future big …

Masterson solid as Red Sox beat Twins in spring finale

Sunday, April 5, 2015

BC-BBO--Red Sox-Twins, 1st Ld-Wriethru,509 Masterson solid as Red Sox beat Twins in spring finale Eds: Red Sox 4, Twins 2. Updates. Associated Press FORT MYERS, Fla. — Justin Masterson pitched five solid innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday in a spring training …

Escobar drives in 3, Nolasco sharp as Twins beat Red Sox, 5-2

Saturday, April 4, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Eduardo Escobar drove in three runs, adding to his torrid spring, and Ricky Nolasco tossed three solid innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-2, last night. Escobar, batting .344 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 18 games, …

Red Sox catcher Vazquez says he will have Tommy John surgery

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. The Red Sox said Dr. James Andrews will operate today in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Vazquez had been expected to do much of the catching for the Red Sox this season. He was placed …

Buchholz’s performance a highlight as Sox tie Twins, fall to Blue Jays

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Phil Hughes and Clay Buchholz each had a final spring training tuneup yesterday as the Minnesota Twins and a Boston Red Sox split squad played to a 4-4 tie in nine innings. The rest of the Red Sox …

Swihart keys ninth-inning rally as Red Sox beat Rays, 11-8

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Blake Swihart drove in three runs with a triple and a single in Boston’s nine-run ninth inning yesterday and the Red Sox beat a Tampa Bay Rays split squad, 11-8. The Red Sox rallied with eight hits and three walks off minor league pitchers …

Red Sox get Leon, a catcher, from Nats for cash considerations

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Catcher Sandy Leon was traded to the Boston Red Sox by the Washington Nationals for cash considerations. The deal was announced yesterday. Leon was the third catcher on Washington’s depth chart, behind starter Wilson Ramos and main backup Jose Lobaton. In 34 major league games with the Nationals …

Former Tampa Bay Buc Magee confident in Red Sox camp

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Not the typical transaction path: cut from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, join the Boston Rex Sox at minor league camp. But linebacker and would-be outfielder Brandon Magee is a confident enough athlete that he’s sought two-sport advice from Bo Jackson. “Just told me to …

Castillo throws out runner, scores as Red Sox top Rays in extra innings, 3-2

Sunday, March 29, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tie-breaking run at the plate, then singled and scored in the bottom half to lead the Boston Red Sox …

Red Sox rough up Rays starter Karns in 9-6 victory

Sunday, March 29, 2015

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Nathan Karns is excited about an opportunity to open the season in Tampa Bay’s pitching rotation. The Rays right-hander had a rough outing during a 9-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox yesterday. Still, …