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Boston Red Sox' Mookie Betts hits a solo home run off New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles in the seventh inning of a baseball game at Citi Field on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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 Boston Red Sox over the New York Mets, 3-1, Saturday. “It’s been a big point of emphasis that no matter what team …

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 home plate in the EMC Club on June 17, 2014, when a ball came through …

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 All-Star break. He’s on the 60-day disabled list and has been cleared to resume throwing …

White Sox outlast Red Sox in slugfest, 10-8

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON – Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. It was the fifth straight win for the …

Proud Pedro leads Johnson, Smoltz and Biggio into Baseball Hall of Fame

Monday, July 27, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker – Hall of Famer. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were inducted into the Baseball Hall …

Ortiz has 2 HRs, career-high 7 RBI as Red Sox rout Tigers

Monday, July 27, 2015

BOSTON – David Ortiz homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night. Ortiz, who had two three-run homers and an …

Pedro Martinez’s glory years worth reliving in honor of Hall enshrinement

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hall of Fame inductions don’t usually capture my attention. I’m more interested in what’s happening now, or trying to predict what’s coming down the road, than I am in reliving the past. Sunday’s ceremonies in Cooperstown, however, are …

Hall of Fame Ceremony glance

Sunday, July 26, 2015

When: Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Where: Cooperstown, N.Y. On TV: MLB Network Inductees: Pitcher Pedro Martinez (Dodgers 1992-93, Expos ’94-97, Red Sox ’98-04, Mets ’05-08, Phillies ’09), pitcher Randy Johnson (Expos ’88-89, Mariners ’89-98, Astros ’98, Diamondbacks ’99-04, ’07-08, Yankees ’05-06, Giants ’09), pitcher John Smoltz (Braves ’88-08, Red …

Ortiz, Red Sox hear boos in lackluster 5-1 loss to Tigers

Sunday, July 26, 2015

BOSTON – Not even David Ortiz was immune to Boston’s growing dissatisfaction with the bumbling Red Sox. Ortiz was one of several players to be the target of boos in the Detroit Tigers’ 5-1 victory Saturday that sent …

Bogaerts delivers Red Sox past Tigers to snap eight-game skid

Friday, July 24, 2015

BOSTON – After Rick Porcello did all he could against his former team, it came down to Xander Bogaerts to end nearly two weeks of misery for the Boston Red Sox. A jersey-tearing celebration ensued. Bogaerts’s single up …

Kelly gives up three homers as Red Sox lose to Astros for seventh straight setback

Thursday, July 23, 2015

HOUSTON – The Boston Red Sox lamented missed opportunities after their season-high-tying seventh straight loss on Wednesday night. Preston Tucker homered twice and drove in three runs and Evan Gattis added a solo shot to give the Houston …

Johnson loses debut as Red Sox drop sixth straight

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

HOUSTON – Struggling through a tough July, Houston designated hitter Chris Carter took the two games he missed with an ankle injury to regroup and refocus. And in his return Tuesday night he broke out of his slump …

Red Sox finally score, but lose again to Angels, 11-1, in first game of doubleheader

Monday, July 20, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The first rainout at Angel Stadium in 20 years did nothing to slow the Los Angeles Angels’ monthlong surge. If anything, the Angels picked up speed. Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols homered during Los Angeles’s …

Angels rained out at home for first time since 1995, to play doubleheader with Red Sox

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Los Angeles Angels were rained out at home for the first time in 20 years Sunday, with heavy downpours forcing the postponement of their game against the Boston Red Sox. Los Angeles will host …

Red Sox shut out for second straight game

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Garrett Richards pitched a two-hitter for his second career shutout, Kole Calhoun hit two homers and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-0, Saturday night for their 13th victory in 16 games. …