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FILE - In a Sept. 9, 2014 file photo Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester looks into the seats after the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago.  A person with knowledge of the arrangements says free agent left-hander Jon Lester has plans to meet with the San Francisco Giants the first week of December, 2014.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Source: Left-hander Jon Lester, Giants to meet

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval’s departure. The free agent pitcher has plans to meet with the World Series champions next week, a person with knowledge of the meeting said yesterday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no authorization to publicly disclose the meeting. San Francisco has need for a front-line starting pitcher and was expected to get busy in the free agent market after losing slugging third baseman Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox. Lester would join World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner to give the Giants two top left-handers at the …

Red Sox delete tweet; second gaffe by Boston pro team

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON – Red Sox fans cried foul over an innocuous tweet the team acknowledges was ill-timed – the second social media gaffe by a Boston pro sports team in as many weeks. The Red Sox tweeted: “So how was everyone’s Monday?” The tweet went out a minute after a Missouri prosecutor announced a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer …

Red Sox contracts with Sandoval and Ramirez

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Closer look at contracts for Sandoval and Ramirez SANDOVAL A $3 million signing bonus payable by Jan. 15. Salaries of $17 million in each of the first three seasons and $18 million apiece in 2018 and ’19. Boston has a $17 million option for 2020 with a $5 million buyout. Within 30 days of the deal’s approval by Major League Baseball, Sandoval can …

Betts hits grand slam to lead Red Sox over Rays, 8-4

Saturday, August 30, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Rookie Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-4, last night. After Yoenis Cespedes drove in his …

Valencia homers as Blue Jays beat Red Sox, 5-2

Thursday, August 28, 2014

TORONTO – Junichi Tazawa thought he’d solved his struggles against the Toronto Blue Jays. Turns out he was wrong. Danny Valencia had a pinch-hit, three-run homer off Tazawa that put Toronto ahead in the seventh inning, and the …

Huge 11th inning sends Red Sox over Blue Jays

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO – Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBI and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 11-7, last night. Boston broke away from a …

Red Sox DH Ortiz sits with bruised foot

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TORONTO – Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was ruled out for Boston’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays last night because of a bruised right foot. Ortiz left Sunday’s game against Seattle in the sixth, two innings after …

Cespedes lifts Red Sox to 4-3 win over Blue Jays

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TORONTO – Another late clutch hit from Yoenis Cespedes brought an end to Boston’s lengthy losing streak. Cespedes singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Red Sox survived a ninth-inning collapse to beat the …

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. …