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Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

Friday, October 24, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach. Davis held that job with the Oakland Athletics the past three seasons and with Boston’s top minor-league team at Triple-A Pawtucket in 2011. In a 19-year playing career as an outfielder and designated hitter, Davis was a three-time All-Star. The Red Sox also announced yesterday that Victor Rodriguez would return for a third season as assistant hitting …

Red Sox 1B Napoli to have sleep disorder surgery

Thursday, October 16, 2014

BOSTON – Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will have surgery to treat a sleeping disorder. The team said Napoli will have the procedure next month. Napoli suffers from sleep apnea. The disorder occurs when someone briefly stops breathing during sleep. It can disrupt sleep, leading to fatigue. The surgery involves repositioning …

Brady listed as questionable with ankle injury

Saturday, October 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady is listed as questionable for tomorrow’s New England Patriots game at Buffalo because of ankle injury. The quarterback, who wasn’t on the club’s injury report on Wednesday or Thursday, was listed as having limited participation in yesterday’s workout. But the injury doesn’t appear serious and he is expected to play. Brady, who hasn’t missed a game since suffering …

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 …

Ortiz’s two homers, six RBI power Red Sox over Astros

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BOSTON – David Ortiz hit a pair of two-run homers, including his 400th in a Red Sox uniform, and drove in a career high-tying six runs to power Boston past the Houston Astros, 10-7, last night. Big Papi …

Astros rally for extra-inning victory over Red Sox, 5-3

Saturday, August 16, 2014

BOSTON – Jake Marisnick hit a two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning last night and Houston rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox, giving the Astros their first win in nine games …

Clemens inducted into Red Sox Hall of Fame, not sweating Cooperstown

Friday, August 15, 2014

BOSTON – Roger Clemens took advantage of his induction into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame to throw batting practice to two of his sons on the field at Fenway Park. Then, it was off to Chicago …

Red Sox call up Wilson, option Ranaudo to Pawtucket

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Red Sox recalled right-hander Alex Wilson before last night’s game against Houston and optioned right-hander Anthony Ranaudo to Triple-A Pawtucket. The 27-year old Wilson is up with the Red Sox for the fifth time this season. He’s made three relief appearances, allowing two runs in 5.1 innings. …