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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rich Hill delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. Left-hander Rich Hill has agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics. Hill took his physical in the Bay Area and the team announced the deal Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Athletics add former Red Sox lefty Rich Hill on $6 million deal

Saturday, November 21, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Left-hander Rich Hill agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Friday, giving the low-budget franchise a versatile, experienced pitcher who can handle a variety of roles. Hill took his physical in the Bay Area and the team announced the deal Friday before he was expected to fly back out to Boston in …

’Big Papi’ Ortiz had a career of big moments for Red Sox

Thursday, November 19, 2015

From his back-to-back walk-offs in the 2004 playoffs to his .688 batting average in the 2013 World Series, David Ortiz seemed to perform best under pressure. Here are some of his signature moments: ∎ His heroics in the 2004 playoffs began with a game-ending homer in the 10th inning to finish up the first-round sweep of the Anaheim Angels. In the AL Championship Series …

Red Sox DH Ortiz confirms plans to retire after 2016 season

Thursday, November 19, 2015

BOSTON – Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston’s beloved “Big Papi” who helped the cursed franchise end its dynasty of disappointment and cursed out the bombers who attacked his adopted city, said on Wednesday he will play one more year before retiring. On the day that he turned 40, the Dominican designated hitter …

Castillo has key hit in 13th as Red Sox beat Rays, 2-0

Sunday, September 13, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Rusney Castillo made sure Rich Hill’s comeback start ended in a victory. Castillo had a go-ahead two-run single in the 13th inning, and Hill was strong in his first start in six years as …

Ortiz reaches 500 homers as Red Sox rout Rays, 10-4

Sunday, September 13, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – David Ortiz had the option of taking a day off. He quickly turned that offer down, responding to a text message from Boston Interim Manager Torey Lovullo Saturday morning by saying said he wanted …

David Ortiz’s milestone home runs

Saturday, September 12, 2015

1, Sept. 14, 1997, off the Rangers’ Julio Santana 100, May, 28, 2004, off the Mariners’ Joel Pineiro 200, June 29, 2006, off the Mets’ Duanar Sanchez 300, July 9, 2009, off the Royals’ Luke Hochevar 400, July 4, 2012, off the Athletics’ A.J. Griffin 500, Sept. 12, …

Rays use five-run eighth to beat Red Sox, 8-4

Saturday, September 12, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Junichi Tazawa was charged with a blown save in his third straight appearance. He gave up three runs in Tampa Bay’s five-run eighth inning Friday night and the Reds beat the Boston Red Sox, …

Another fan injured at Fenway Park as man hit by foul liner

Thursday, September 10, 2015

BOSTON – A fan at Fenway Park was injured by a foul ball, the latest in a series of crowd accidents this season at the Boston stadium. The man was hit in the first inning Wednesday night, and there was a brief delay in the game between the …

Ortiz hits 498th home run to lead Red Sox over Blue Jays

Thursday, September 10, 2015

BOSTON – David Ortiz hit his 498th career home run, a three-run shot to cap a four-run third inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat AL East-leading Toronto, 10-4, on Wednesday night, sending the Blue Jays to just …

Red Sox 2B Pedroia back after missing seven weeks

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

BOSTON – Second baseman Dustin Pedroia was back in the Red Sox lineup for Tuesday’s game against Toronto after missing seven weeks with a strained right hamstring. The 32-year-old Pedroia was activated from the 15-day disabled list before …

Blue Jays score four in 10th to beat Red Sox, 5-1

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

BOSTON – Boston rookie left-hander Henry Owens knows he’s got a lot of work to do. Owens struggled with his command mainly from the windup, but he and the Red Sox hung around long enough until the AL …

Bradley Jr. continues scorching streak for Red Sox in win over Jays

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BOSTON – The Toronto Blue Jays are trying to slug their way to an AL East title. They’ll need better pitching than this, though. Jackie Bradley Jr. had four hits with a two-run home run and four RBI, …

Ortiz hits career homer No. 497; Red Sox beat Phillies, 6-2

Monday, September 7, 2015

BOSTON – Rookie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez is certainly making a strong case to be a part of Boston’s rotation next season. The 22-year-old got a 2-0 lead thanks to David’s Ortiz’s 497th career home run and held Philadelphia …

Ortiz hits 496th career homer as Red Sox pound Phillies, 9-2

Sunday, September 6, 2015

BOSTON – David Ortiz is climbing the charts to history, and the rest of the Boston Red Sox are locked into watching every swing. Ortiz hit his 496th career home run, reaching 30 in a season for a …

Kelly wins seventh straight start as Red Sox beat Phillies, 7-5

Saturday, September 5, 2015

BOSTON – Joe Kelly has always been known as a hard thrower. But these days, he’s more than just a big fastball for the Red Sox. Kelly won his seventh straight start, pitching six effective innings in Boston’s …