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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 …

Teheran labors into the sixth, but Braves beat Buchholz, Boston

Saturday, March 28, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Julio Teheran labored through 5.2 innings but allowed only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox yesterday …

David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in …

Brandon Magee switches from Buccaneers to Red Sox

Friday, March 27, 2015

xxxxx FORT MYERS, Fla. – On Tuesday, Brandon Magee was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker. On Wednesday, he became a Boston Red Sox outfielder. A day after he was cut by the Bucs, Magee reported to minor league spring training. Magee played both sports at Arizona State, wasn’t …

Ortiz, Napoli return as Red Sox beat Twins, 5-4

Friday, March 27, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – David Ortiz was 0-for-3 in his return to Boston’s lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins, 5-4, yesterday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played …

Craig throws his hat into the outfield ring in Red Sox’s loss to Marlins

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. – Allen Craig bolstered his bid for more playing time in Boston’s crowded outfield, hitting a three-run double in helping the Red Sox build a lead, but one the Miami Marlins overcame with an eight-run eighth …

Cardinals, Red Sox call off game due to rain during fifth inning

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The spring training game between St. Louis and the Boston Red Sox yesterday was rained out with the Cardinals leading in the middle of the fifth inning. With the game three outs shy of being official, rain started and the game was called after …

Sox’s Ramirez belts first homer in win over Phillies

Sunday, March 22, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Boston left fielder Hanley Ramirez blasted a three-run homer as part of a five-RBI afternoon in a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Ramirez collected more RBI yesterday than in his first 10 spring …

Liriano strikes out six as Pirates and Red Sox tie, 2-2

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BRADENTON, Fla. – Pittsburgh’s Francisco Liriano and Boston’s Wade Miley each pitched scoreless ball yesterday before bowing out in a game that ended in a 2-2 tie. Liriano, who was named the Pirates’ opening day starter, struck out …

Castillo homers, but Red Sox lose to Orioles, 11-5

Saturday, March 21, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – It looks as if Rusney Castillo is feeling much better. Castillo hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat of spring training, but the Boston Red Sox lost, 11-5, to the Baltimore Orioles yesterday. Castillo signed a $72.5 million, seven-year contract with Boston last …

Bautista hits long homer as Blue Jays beat Red Sox, 6-3

Friday, March 20, 2015

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Jose Bautista hit a long home run for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox yesterday. Bautista’s first-inning drive off Henry Owens easily cleared the 333-foot mark in left field and landed in a patch of oak trees. The …

Porcello, Betts lead Red Sox over Twins’ split squad 3-2

Thursday, March 19, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Rick Porcello allowed one run and three hits in four innings and Mookie Betts hit his fifth spring training double, helping the Boston Red Sox beat a Minnesota Twins’ split squad, 3-2, yesterday. Porcello …

Buchholz pitches four innings as Red Sox lose to Braves, 11-3

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Clay Buchholz allowed four runs in four innings, and Boston’s defense committed four of the game’s seven errors in an 11-3 loss by the Red Sox to the Atlanta Braves yesterday. Buchholz gave up …