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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rich Hill delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. Left-hander Rich Hill has agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics. Hill took his physical in the Bay Area and the team announced the deal Friday, Nov. 20, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Athletics add former Red Sox lefty Rich Hill on $6 million deal

Saturday, November 21, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Left-hander Rich Hill agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Friday, giving the low-budget franchise a versatile, experienced pitcher who can handle a variety of roles. Hill took his physical in the Bay Area and the team announced the deal Friday before he was expected to fly back out to Boston in …

’Big Papi’ Ortiz had a career of big moments for Red Sox

Thursday, November 19, 2015

From his back-to-back walk-offs in the 2004 playoffs to his .688 batting average in the 2013 World Series, David Ortiz seemed to perform best under pressure. Here are some of his signature moments: ∎ His heroics in the 2004 playoffs began with a game-ending homer in the 10th inning to finish up the first-round sweep of the Anaheim Angels. In the AL Championship Series …

Red Sox DH Ortiz confirms plans to retire after 2016 season

Thursday, November 19, 2015

BOSTON – Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston’s beloved “Big Papi” who helped the cursed franchise end its dynasty of disappointment and cursed out the bombers who attacked his adopted city, said on Wednesday he will play one more year before retiring. On the day that he turned 40, the Dominican designated hitter …

Owens tagged in Boston’s 13-8 loss to New York

Thursday, September 3, 2015

BOSTON – The Red Sox starters were due for a bad outing. And rookie lefty Henry Owens had a real bad one. Owens was tagged for seven runs in just 1.2 innings in the New York Yankees’ 13-8 …

Resurgent Porcello strikes out 13 Yankees but takes the loss

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON – Rick Porcello wasn’t celebrating after striking out 13 in his strongest start of the season. The New York Yankees capitalized on the few mistakes Porcello did make and rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-1, …

Ortiz hits career homer No. 495; Red Sox beat Yankees, 4-3

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BOSTON – The big numbers are atop the Green Monster for everyone to see. It was only fitting that David Ortiz’s homer sliced toward a milestone that many are coming to see in a lost season for the …

Ortiz passes Gehrig on HR chart, but Red Sox lose 5-4 to Mets

Sunday, August 30, 2015

NEW YORK – David Ortiz got a good, close-up look at the New York Mets’ young rotation this weekend and was impressed. The Boston slugger left his own impression, too. Ortiz lined his 494th home run and moved …

Kelly wins 6th straight start, pitches Red Sox past Mets, 3-1

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK – In one month, Joe Kelly has gone from total disappointment to the top of the rotation. Kelly won his sixth straight outing, recovering nicely from a rocky start to outpitch Jacob deGrom and lead the …

Woman hit by foul ball behind home plate sues Red Sox owner

Saturday, August 29, 2015

BOSTON – A fan struck by a foul ball that went behind home plate last year during a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park sued the team’s principal owner. Brookline, Mass., resident Stephanie Taubin said in her lawsuit filed Wednesday against John Henry that she was above …

Boston RHP Buchholz done for year; health key to 2016 option

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK – Boston pitcher Clay Buchholz is done for the season because of a strained flexor muscle in his right elbow, and his health is the key to whether the Red Sox pick up the option on his 2016 contract. The 31-year-old Buchholz hasn’t pitched since the …

Swihart hits inside-the-park HR in 10th, Bosox end Mets’ run

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK – Blake Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox stopped the New York Mets’ seven-game winning streak, holding on for a 6-4 victory Friday night. The Red Sox, …

Porcello pitches Red Sox past Sale, White Sox 3-0

Thursday, August 27, 2015

CHICAGO – For one night at least, it was all there for Rick Porcello. He kept his fastball down, and stepped up in every big spot. It was one happy return to the majors. Porcello pitched seven sharp …

Orsillo will be replaced by O’Brien in NESN booth next season

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The voice coming from the NESN broadcast booth during Red Sox games will sound different, yet somewhat familiar, next season. NESN announced on its website Tuesday that Don Orsillo, who has served a play-by-play announcer since 2001, will be replaced by current radio voice Dave O’Brien beginning in …

White Sox rally past Red Sox, 5-4

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CHICAGO – Rookie Trayce Thompson drove in three runs, including a go-ahead, two-run double, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, on Tuesday night. Thompson, who was called up Aug. 3, finished 3-for-4 and …

Castillo’s 5 RBI lead Kelly, Red Sox over White Sox

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CHICAGO – Rusney Castillo homered and drove in a career-high five runs, Joe Kelly won his fifth straight outing and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox, 5-4, on Monday night. Kelly (7-6) allowed five hits …