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Red Sox decline option on lefty reliever Craig Breslow

Saturday, November 1, 2014

BOSTON – The Red Sox declined to exercise their $4 million option on left-handed reliever Craig Breslow. Breslow was a key part of the Boston’s bullpen in 2013, when the Red Sox won the World Series. But he struggled in the Series and again this year, when he had a 2-4 record and 5.96 ERA. General Manager Ben Cherington indicated he was open to bringing back the 34-year-old Yale graduate. …

Former Red Sox infielder Youkilis retires

Friday, October 31, 2014

BOSTON – “The Greek God of Walks” is walking away from the game. Former Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis is retiring, his agent said. Youkilis played parts of nine seasons in Boston and was a part of World Series teams in 2004 and ’07. He was traded to the Chicago White Sox in …

Red Sox sign closer Koji Uehara for two years

Friday, October 31, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox signed Koji Uehara for two more years, committing $18 million to the reliever who closed out the 2013 World Series but struggled along with the team this season. One year to the day after Uehara struck out Matt Carpenter to seal Boston’s third title in 10 years, the team gave him a deal that will pay him …

Red Sox capitalize on miscues, beat Royals, 6-3

Friday, September 12, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The last-place Boston Red Sox took advantage of three critical errors by the first-place Kansas City Royals, pulling away late in a 6-3 victory last night that ended a four-game losing streak. Clay Buchholz …

PawSox fall in 11 innings; championship series tied at 1

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Durham’s Vince Belnome hit a game-tying homer in the top of the ninth inning, then scored the eventual winning run in the 11th as the Bulls beat the Pawtucket Red Sox, 4-3, last night to even the International League championship series at 1 game apiece. Belnome (1-for-3) connected …

Red Sox lose to O’s; Pedroia to have hand surgery

Thursday, September 11, 2014

BOSTON – The postseason hopes for the World Series champion Boston Red Sox have all but faded away. Now, Dustin Pedroia’s season is over, too. Red Sox Manager John Farrell said the star second baseman will have season-ending …

Pedroia misses game; season may be over

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

BOSTON – Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia could miss the rest of the season with soreness in his left hand and left wrist. Boston Manager John Farrell raised the possibility before last night’s game with the Baltimore Orioles. Farrell said Pedroia has been bothered by the ailment …

Pawtucket Red Sox win Game 1 of International League championship series

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Garin Cecchini hit a sacrifice fly to snap a 2-2 third-inning tie and the Pawtucket pitchers did the rest, silencing Durham the rest of the way as the Red Sox beat the Bulls, 3-2, to a take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five International League championship series. Cecchini’s …

De Aza powers Orioles to 4-1 win over Red Sox

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

BOSTON — Alejandro De Aza hit two homers, Adam Jones added another and the Baltimore Orioles won for the 10th time in 13 games with a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox last night. Chris Tillman (12-5) …

Red Sox to open next season on the road at Philadelphia

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Boston Red Sox will start the 2015 season with a pair of interleague openers. Boston’s season opener will be April 6 on the road for a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. After three more games on the road against the Yankees, the Red Sox will return …

Defensive woes, double plays hurt Sox in 4-0 loss to O’s

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

BOSTON – Nelson Cruz had a pair of hits and Miguel Gonzalez took a shutout into the seventh inning as the Baltimore Orioles opened a double-digit lead in the AL East with a 4-0 victory over the Boston …

Red Sox lose 3-1 to Dickey, Blue Jays

Sunday, September 7, 2014

BOSTON – Rubby De La Rosa missed on his pitch to Jose Bautista, and the slugger made him pay for the mistake. De La Rosa yielded a three-run homer to Bautista in the fifth inning, and the Boston …

Buchholz shines again as Red Sox beat Jays, 4-3

Sunday, September 7, 2014

BOSTON – Clay Buchholz had his third straight solid start and the Boston Red Sox beat Toronto, 4-3, last night, damaging the Blue Jays’ fading playoff hopes. Buchholz (7-8) gave up two runs and four hits in 6.1 …

Red Sox temporarily replace Uehara as closer

Saturday, September 6, 2014

BOSTON – Koji Uehara was removed temporarily from his closer’s role with the Boston Red Sox. The move came one day after Uehara allowed solo homers by Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley in the ninth inning that lifted the New York Yankees to a 5-4 win Thursday night. …

Red Sox score three in 10th to beat Blue Jays, 9-8

Saturday, September 6, 2014

BOSTON – Yoenis Cespedes had four hits, including a game-winning single that capped a three-run 10th inning, and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 9-8, last night. Toronto, which lost outfielder Melky Cabrera …