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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 to retire Martinez’s number; Betts named AL Player of the Week

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Boston Red Sox will be adding another retired number to the facade at Fenway Park. The Red Sox announced yesterday that Pedro Martinez’s No. 45 will be retired during a ceremony July 28, two days after the right-hander gets inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The …

Big Papi hits 476th homer, Red Sox rout Royals, 13-2

Monday, June 22, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – David Ortiz passed two Hall of Famers on the career home run chart. He was hardly the only Boston hitter who had a big day. Ortiz launched his 476th homer to move past Stan …

Morales homers on birthday in Royals’ 7-4 win over Red Sox

Saturday, June 20, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kendrys Morales homered on his 32nd birthday and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox, 7-4, on Saturday night. Morales hit a two-run, tie-breaking shot in a five-run fifth off …

Rodriguez pitches well in Boston’s 7-3 victory over Royals

Saturday, June 20, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Eduardo Rodriguez went from awful to awfully good in five days. Rodriguez pitched capably into the seventh inning, Mookie Betts had a career-best four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City …

Sandoval benched by Boston after using Instagram during game

Friday, June 19, 2015

ATLANTA – Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was benched by Manager John Farrell for Thursday night’s game against Atlanta after using his Instagram account during a loss to the Braves. Boston is last in the AL …

Buchholz, Red Sox beat Braves for second win in last 10 games

Friday, June 19, 2015

ATLANTA – Clay Buchholz pitched seven strong innings and the Boston Red Sox, after benching third baseman Pablo Sandoval, beat Atlanta, 5-2, Thursday night for their second win in 10 games. Manager John Farrell didn’t play Sandoval after …

Markakis, Ciriaco power Braves past Red Sox, 5-2

Thursday, June 18, 2015

ATLANTA – Nick Markakis singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Pedro Ciriaco added a pair of RBI singles and the Atlanta Braves beat the struggling Boston Red Sox, 5-2, on Wednesday night. The Red Sox, …

GM Ben Cherington takes blame for Red Sox’s struggles

Thursday, June 18, 2015

ATLANTA – Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington said he deserves most of the blame with his club struggling for the second straight year. Boston is 99-130 since winning the 2013 World Series under Manager John Farrell. …

Holt hits for cycle as Red Sox break out, snap losing skid

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

BOSTON – Boston Red Sox fans seemed too excited about the end of a long losing streak to notice the significance of Brock Holt hitting a triple in the eighth inning. Holt was a little surprised himself after …

Red Sox drop seventh straight with 4-2 loss to Braves

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

BOSTON – Red Sox Manager John Farrell called a pregame meeting with his struggling team. It didn’t help. Boston went out and lost its season-high seventh straight, falling 4-2 to the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. “We’ve got …

Where could PawSox land if Providence falls through?

Monday, June 15, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Soon after purchasing the Pawtucket Red Sox, the new owners – including Boston Red Sox President Larry Lucchino – announced they were moving the team out of Pawtucket and had plans to build a new ballpark in downtown Providence. But the ownership group’s original stadium …

Red Sox lose 6th straight, 13-5 to streaking Blue Jays

Monday, June 15, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox hope they can start playing like the team that just left Fenway Park. The Toronto Blue Jays won their 11th straight game to tie the team record, routing the Red Sox, 13-5, …