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Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli, right, tosses his bat as Los Angeles Angels' Carlos Perez, left, watches the ball on Napoli's two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, May 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Napoli blasts two home runs in Boston’s 8-3 win over Angels

Sunday, May 24, 2015

BOSTON – Mike Napoli’s timing at the plate returned at the perfect time for the struggling Boston Red Sox. Napoli smacked two homers and drove in three runs, Steven Wright pitched six-plus solid innings and the Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with an 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels last night. “It’s been impressive to see what he’s done against that team,” Boston Manager John Farrell said. “I think more importantly for us, he’s on time. It’s more consistent than what we’ve seen in a number of years from Nap. It couldn’t come at a better time.” Napoli has tormented the Angels …

Reeling Red Sox pounded by Angels, 12-5

Saturday, May 23, 2015

BOSTON – It only took one bad inning for the Boston Red Sox to lose control of the game. After twice taking the lead, the Red Sox gave up nine runs in the fifth inning and never recovered as the Los Angeles Angels beat Boston, 12-5, last night. The Red Sox also committed …

Rangers’ Rodriguez keeps Red Sox bats quiet in 3-1 win

Friday, May 22, 2015

BOSTON – Wandy Rodriguez’s plan worked very well. He simply kept Boston’s struggling hitters confused. Rodriguez pitched 6.2 solid innings, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and drove in two runs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Red Sox and their listless offense, 3-1, last night. “Really nice pitching by Wandy tonight,” Rangers …

A-Rod, Yankees break out for 14-4 win over Red Sox

Monday, April 13, 2015

NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez had a three-run double in a seven-run first-inning outburst, and the New York Yankees broke out the bats and avoided their worst start in more than 25 years with a 14-4 victory over …

Hours after marathon game, Red Sox run over Yanks

Sunday, April 12, 2015

NEW YORK – Brock Holt kept waiting and waiting, hoping for a chance to play. The longest game – by time – in Boston Red Sox history came and went, and he sat on the bench the whole …

Red Sox outlast Yankees, 6-5, in 19-inning classic

Saturday, April 11, 2015

NEW YORK – In one of the classic games of their long and illustrious rivalry, the Boston Red Sox finally outlasted the New York Yankees, 6-5, in 19 innings early this morning when the game-ending double play was …

Bogaerts, Masterson lead the way as Red Sox beat Phillies, 6-2

Friday, April 10, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Extra work in the batting cage paid off for Xander Bogaerts. Bogaerts had three hits and three RBI to back Justin Masterson, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-2, last night. “It’s looking …

Phillies spoil Porcello’s debut with Red Sox

Thursday, April 9, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A pair of well-traveled veterans spoiled Rick Porcello’s debut as the highest-paid pitcher in Red Sox history. Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run homer, Aaron Harang took a one-hitter into the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies …

Red Sox open in grand fashion with 8-0 win over Phillies

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Maybe the Boston Red Sox had their ace all along. Clay Buchholz threw three-hit ball over seven innings, Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia each hit two home runs and the Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies, …

Red Sox, Porcello agree to 4-year, $82.5 million contract

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BOSTON – Before he even made his first start for the Boston Red Sox, Rick Porcello decided he wanted to stay. The 26-year-old right-hander, who was acquired from Detroit in December and is scheduled to make his Red …

Tim O’Sullivan: Boom or bust fortunes possible, but Red Sox should be intriguing and competitive

Sunday, April 5, 2015

There’s at least one certainty about the 2015 Red Sox season – it will be intriguing. Last year’s last-place roster has been reconstructed with alluring pieces – free agent big shots Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, future big …

Masterson solid as Red Sox beat Twins in spring finale

Sunday, April 5, 2015

BC-BBO--Red Sox-Twins, 1st Ld-Wriethru,509 Masterson solid as Red Sox beat Twins in spring finale Eds: Red Sox 4, Twins 2. Updates. Associated Press FORT MYERS, Fla. — Justin Masterson pitched five solid innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday in a spring training …

Escobar drives in 3, Nolasco sharp as Twins beat Red Sox, 5-2

Saturday, April 4, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Eduardo Escobar drove in three runs, adding to his torrid spring, and Ricky Nolasco tossed three solid innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-2, last night. Escobar, batting .344 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 18 games, …

Red Sox catcher Vazquez says he will have Tommy John surgery

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. The Red Sox said Dr. James Andrews will operate today in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Vazquez had been expected to do much of the catching for the Red Sox this season. He was placed …

Buchholz’s performance a highlight as Sox tie Twins, fall to Blue Jays

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Phil Hughes and Clay Buchholz each had a final spring training tuneup yesterday as the Minnesota Twins and a Boston Red Sox split squad played to a 4-4 tie in nine innings. The rest of the Red Sox …