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Newly acquired Boston Red Sox baseball pitcher Rick Porcello speaks at an introductory news conference at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Porcello’s memorable moment: getting tossed at Fenway Park

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Rick Porcello didn’t hesitate when asked to recall memories of pitching in Fenway Park. In his rookie season, he hit Boston’s Kevin Youkilis in the back with the first pitch of the second inning. “There it is,” said Porcello, smiling about the question. “Getting thrown out in the second inning my rookie year. Getting charged by Kevin Youkilis. …

Red Sox deal Middlebrooks to Padres

Saturday, December 20, 2014

SAN DIEGO – The Red Sox traded third baseman Will Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan yesterday. Hanigan was obtained by San Diego from Tampa Bay in an 11-player, three-team deal that became official earlier yesterday. Middlebrooks hit .288 with 15 home runs in 267 at-bats as a rookie …

Red Sox obtain reliever Varvaro for minor leaguer

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON – The Red Sox obtained Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves for Aaron Kurcz in a swap of right-handed pitchers. Varvaro was 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA for the Braves last year, his fifth season in the majors. The Red Sox also sent cash to the Braves. Boston is remaking its bullpen after letting Burke Badenhop and Scott Breslow become free agents …

Revamped Royals beat Red Sox, 7-1

Sunday, September 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox, 7-1, last night. Manager Ned …

Red Sox knock Royals out of first with 4-2 victory

Saturday, September 13, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Allen Webster pitched six solid innings and Jemile Weeks stroked a pair of doubles and scored two runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the sputtering Kansas City Royals, 4-2, last night. Kansas City …

Red Sox 2B Pedroia has season-ending surgery

Friday, September 12, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had season-ending surgery on his left wrist yesterday to repair a tendon, clean out scar tissue and reduce some inflammation. The surgery was performed by Dr. Matt Liebman at Newton-Wellesley Surgery Center near Boston. Red Sox Manager …

Pawtucket Red Sox lose Game 3, fall behind Durham 2 games to 1

Friday, September 12, 2014

On the edge Pawtucket put the tying run on second base with one out in the top of the ninth inning last night, but Durham closer Josh Lueke retired the final two batters without damage and the Bulls held on for a 4-3 victory, taking a 2-1 series …

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 …