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Red Sox claim Juan Francisco off waivers from Jays

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox claimed infielder Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday. Francisco played 106 games for the Blue Jays last season, batting .220 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI. He has played both first and third base in a major league career that also includes stops in Cincinnati, Atlanta and Milwaukee. In 404 games, he has batted .236 with 48 homers and …

Red Sox decline option on lefty reliever Craig Breslow

Saturday, November 1, 2014

BOSTON – The Red Sox declined to exercise their $4 million option on left-handed reliever Craig Breslow. Breslow was a key part of the Boston’s bullpen in 2013, when the Red Sox won the World Series. But he struggled in the Series and again this year, when he had a 2-4 record and 5.96 ERA. General Manager Ben Cherington indicated he was open …

Former Red Sox infielder Youkilis retires

Friday, October 31, 2014

BOSTON – “The Greek God of Walks” is walking away from the game. Former Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis is retiring, his agent said. Youkilis played parts of nine seasons in Boston and was a part of World Series teams in 2004 and ’07. He was traded to the Chicago White Sox in …

Ortiz having another big season even though Sox aren’t

Monday, August 25, 2014

BOSTON – David Ortiz remains a constant even in a lost season for the Boston Red Sox. The defense of their 2013 World Series title hasn’t gone anything like the Red Sox would have hoped, but Ortiz has …

Mariners complete sweep of Red Sox

Monday, August 25, 2014

BOSTON – Dustin Ackley sure loved facing Red Sox pitching. Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston, 8-6, yesterday for the Red Sox’s …

Workman, Red Sox extend slides with 7-3 loss to Mariners

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BOSTON – Brandon Workman is in quite a rut, and so are the Boston Red Sox. Workman gave up seven runs in the fourth inning en route to losing his seventh straight start as the Seattle Mariners beat …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Red Sox add star Cuban outfielder, allay fans’ fears

Saturday, August 23, 2014

We may not know much about Rusney Castillo. But after the Red Sox signed the 27-year-old Cuban outfielder to a 7-year, $72.5 million contract yesterday, we do know more about the direction these Sox are headed. First, if …

Mariners get five runs with two outs in ninth, beat Red Sox, 5-3

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BOSTON – Austin Jackson’s bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth inning keyed a five-run rally, and the Seattle Mariners sent the Boston Red Sox to their sixth straight loss, 5-3 last night. Red Sox closer Koji …

Shoemaker, bullpen combine to one-hit Red Sox as Angels complete sweep

Friday, August 22, 2014

BOSTON – Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker threw 6.2 inning of no-hit ball and the Angels held on for a 2-0 …

Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON – Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling said he has been treated for mouth cancer and blames the disease on his use of chewing tobacco for about 30 years. Schilling discussed details on WEEI-FM in Boston yesterday. …

Hamilton drives in three runs as Angels beat Red Sox, 8-3

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON – Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBI, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox, 8-3, to increase their AL West lead …

lannetta’s double in ninth lifts Angels over Red Sox

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BOSTON – Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston, 4-3, last night. Brennan Boesch had …

Red Sox demote CF Bradley Jr., recall OF/INF Betts

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Red Sox optioned center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket and recalled outfielder/infielder Mookie Betts. The moves were made before last night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Boston Manager John Farrell said Bradley Jr. was sent down to work on changes in his swing. The …

Ninth-inning rally goes for naught as Angels beat Red Sox

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BOSTON – Kevin Jepsen hadn’t earned a save in nearly two years. He certainly deserved this one, after a clutch strikeout of Boston bopper David Ortiz. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit consecutive RBI doubles, and the Los …

Bogaerts’s gaffe hurts Sox in 8-1 loss to Astros

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BOSTON – Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts could only hope that no one noticed. Jose Altuve hit his first grand slam after Bogaerts made a mental gaffe on a play that would have ended an inning yesterday, carrying …