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FILE - In a Sept. 9, 2014 file photo Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester looks into the seats after the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago.  A person with knowledge of the arrangements says free agent left-hander Jon Lester has plans to meet with the San Francisco Giants the first week of December, 2014.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Source: Left-hander Jon Lester, Giants to meet

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval’s departure. The free agent pitcher has plans to meet with the World Series champions next week, a person with knowledge of the meeting said yesterday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no authorization to publicly disclose the meeting. San Francisco has need for a front-line starting pitcher and was expected to get busy in the free agent market after losing slugging third baseman Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox. Lester would join World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner to give the Giants two top left-handers at the …

Red Sox delete tweet; second gaffe by Boston pro team

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON – Red Sox fans cried foul over an innocuous tweet the team acknowledges was ill-timed – the second social media gaffe by a Boston pro sports team in as many weeks. The Red Sox tweeted: “So how was everyone’s Monday?” The tweet went out a minute after a Missouri prosecutor announced a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer …

Red Sox contracts with Sandoval and Ramirez

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Closer look at contracts for Sandoval and Ramirez SANDOVAL A $3 million signing bonus payable by Jan. 15. Salaries of $17 million in each of the first three seasons and $18 million apiece in 2018 and ’19. Boston has a $17 million option for 2020 with a $5 million buyout. Within 30 days of the deal’s approval by Major League Baseball, Sandoval can …

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 …

Teixeira, Headley lift Yankees over Red Sox, 5-4

Friday, September 5, 2014

NEW YORK – Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley hit solo home runs off Koji Uehara in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees stunned the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, last night to bolster their slim playoff hopes. …

McCann gets four hits as Yankees top Red Sox to end skid

Thursday, September 4, 2014

NEW YORK – Brian McCann homered among his career high-tying four hits and the New York Yankees bounced back to end a three-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox, 5-1, last night. McCann homered a day earlier …

Bogaerts leads the charge as Red Sox batter Yankees

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NEW YORK – Xander Bogaerts homered among his four hits and fellow rookie Mookie Betts also went deep during a big night at the plate to power the Boston Red Sox past the New York Yankees, 9-4, yesterday. …

Red Sox lose to Rays in 10th inning on walk-off, 4-3

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It was not what Jemile Weeks had in mind for his Boston Red Sox debut – getting picked off as a pinch runner in the top of the 10th inning. Matt Joyce had an …

Buchholz throws 3-hitter as Red Sox beat Rays, 3-0

Monday, September 1, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Clay Buchholz cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays. Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Rays, 3-0, yesterday. Buchholz (6-8) …

Pedroia injured in Sox one-hit loss to Rays, 7-0

Sunday, August 31, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Boston Red Sox lost another game and may have lost second baseman Dustin Pedroia for a while. Pedroia left last night’s 7-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning after …