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Red Sox exec Lucchino issues statement on stepping down

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON – Larry Lucchino, who is stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, said “the end of the year is a good time for this change.” Lucchino, 69, was part of the ownership group that purchased the Red Sox in 2002. Boston won the World Series two years later, and added two more titles in 2007 and 2013. “As far back as 2004, the year of …

RHP Porcello goes on DL; newly acquired RHP Cook recalled

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON – The Red Sox placed struggling right-hander Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list because of soreness in his right triceps. To fill his spot on the roster, Boston added newly acquired right-handed reliever Ryan Cook. Manager John Farrell said Sunday the Red Sox initially thought of just pushing Porcello’s next outing back. “We feel like it’s a short-term thing,” Farrell added. …

Cabrera’s double in eighth helps Rays to 4-3 win over Red Sox

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON – Junichi Tazawa showed Asdrubal Cabrera the same pitch once too often. Cabrera had a game-tying RBI double and scored on James Loney’s single in the eighth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 comeback victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. “Today, five consecutive …

Red Sox use eight-run first to beat Blue Jays, 12-6

Friday, July 3, 2015

TORONTO – Wade Miley warmed up in the bullpen, then he waited nearly half an hour to take the mound for the bottom of the first inning. In between, Boston staked their starter to an eight-run lead. David …

Porcello’s struggles continue as Blue Jays rout Red Sox, 11-2

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TORONTO – Even by the standards of his current wretched run, Rick Porcello hit a new low Wednesday. Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue …

Porcello’s game-by-game breakdown since his last win

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Since earning the win in a 5-2 victory over Seattle on May 16, Rick Porcello is 0-7 in eight starts. The game-by-game breakdown: May 22, 12-5 loss to Angels 4.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER May 27, 6-4 loss to Twins 7 IP, 7 H, 6 …

Ortiz and Bradley homer as Red Sox top Toronto for third win in row

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TORONTO – Minus injured stars Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia, the Boston Red Sox managed to match their longest winning streak of the season. David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six …

Hanley Ramirez has hand exam, could return to Red Sox this week

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Outfielder Hanley Ramirez could return to the Red Sox lineup this week after an MRI on his injured left hand confirmed no structural damage. Ramirez is batting .283 and leads Boston with 15 home runs and 38 RBI. He’s missed the past four games after being hit by …

Buchholz spins a beauty as Red Sox beat Blue Jays, 3-1

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TORONTO – Nothing about pitching north of the border feels foreign to Boston’s Clay Buchholz. Buchholz pitched eight strong innings to win his third straight start, Xander Bogaerts drove in two runs and the Red Sox beat the …

Ortiz, Sandoval and De Aza homer as Red Sox beat Rays, 5-3

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – If there’s a secret to Boston’s success against Chris Archer, the Red Sox aren’t eager to share it. David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval and Alejandro De Aza homered against Tampa Bay’s best pitcher on Sunday, …

Andriese and Elmore lead Rays past Red Sox, 4-1

Saturday, June 27, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Wade Miley missed with a slider and Matt Barnes missed with a couple of fastballs. The Tampa Bay Rays hit all three of them for home runs Saturday and beat the Boston Red Sox, …

Holt’s 10th-inning single lifts Red Sox over Rays, 4-3

Saturday, June 27, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Mookie Betts doubled to extend his career-best hitting streak to 13 games and scored on Brock Holt’s 10th-inning single to give the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on …

Red Sox put Pedroia on disabled list with hamstring injury; Kelly sent to Triple-A

Friday, June 26, 2015

BOSTON – Second baseman Dustin Pedroia was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Boston Red Sox before Thursday’s 8-6 loss to Baltimore, a day after straining his right hamstring. Pedroia was hurt rounding first base after his go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth inning of Wednesday …

Ortiz homers, Red Sox beat O’s, 5-1, despite injuries

Thursday, June 25, 2015

BOSTON – The victory was overshadowed by two injuries. That’s how things are going for the Boston Red Sox this season. David Ortiz’s two-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles, …

Lough’s 3-run homer helps Orioles to 6-4 win over Red Sox

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BOSTON – What little momentum the Boston Red Sox had wasn’t enough to overcome Baltimore’s four-run second inning. David Lough’s three-run homer gave the Orioles 4-0 lead in the second and Baltimore held on for a 6-4 victory …