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Newly acquired Boston Red Sox baseball pitcher Rick Porcello speaks at an introductory news conference at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Porcello’s memorable moment: getting tossed at Fenway Park

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Rick Porcello didn’t hesitate when asked to recall memories of pitching in Fenway Park. In his rookie season, he hit Boston’s Kevin Youkilis in the back with the first pitch of the second inning. “There it is,” said Porcello, smiling about the question. “Getting thrown out in the second inning my rookie year. Getting charged by Kevin Youkilis. …

Red Sox deal Middlebrooks to Padres

Saturday, December 20, 2014

SAN DIEGO – The Red Sox traded third baseman Will Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres for catcher Ryan Hanigan yesterday. Hanigan was obtained by San Diego from Tampa Bay in an 11-player, three-team deal that became official earlier yesterday. Middlebrooks hit .288 with 15 home runs in 267 at-bats as a rookie …

Red Sox obtain reliever Varvaro for minor leaguer

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON – The Red Sox obtained Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves for Aaron Kurcz in a swap of right-handed pitchers. Varvaro was 3-3 with a 2.63 ERA for the Braves last year, his fifth season in the majors. The Red Sox also sent cash to the Braves. Boston is remaking its bullpen after letting Burke Badenhop and Scott Breslow become free agents …

Red Sox lose 3-1 to Dickey, Blue Jays

Sunday, September 7, 2014

BOSTON – Rubby De La Rosa missed on his pitch to Jose Bautista, and the slugger made him pay for the mistake. De La Rosa yielded a three-run homer to Bautista in the fifth inning, and the Boston …

Buchholz shines again as Red Sox beat Jays, 4-3

Sunday, September 7, 2014

BOSTON – Clay Buchholz had his third straight solid start and the Boston Red Sox beat Toronto, 4-3, last night, damaging the Blue Jays’ fading playoff hopes. Buchholz (7-8) gave up two runs and four hits in 6.1 …

Red Sox temporarily replace Uehara as closer

Saturday, September 6, 2014

BOSTON – Koji Uehara was removed temporarily from his closer’s role with the Boston Red Sox. The move came one day after Uehara allowed solo homers by Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley in the ninth inning that lifted the New York Yankees to a 5-4 win Thursday night. …

Red Sox score three in 10th to beat Blue Jays, 9-8

Saturday, September 6, 2014

BOSTON – Yoenis Cespedes had four hits, including a game-winning single that capped a three-run 10th inning, and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 9-8, last night. Toronto, which lost outfielder Melky Cabrera …

Teixeira, Headley lift Yankees over Red Sox, 5-4

Friday, September 5, 2014

NEW YORK – Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley hit solo home runs off Koji Uehara in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees stunned the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, last night to bolster their slim playoff hopes. …

McCann gets four hits as Yankees top Red Sox to end skid

Thursday, September 4, 2014

NEW YORK – Brian McCann homered among his career high-tying four hits and the New York Yankees bounced back to end a three-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox, 5-1, last night. McCann homered a day earlier …

Bogaerts leads the charge as Red Sox batter Yankees

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NEW YORK – Xander Bogaerts homered among his four hits and fellow rookie Mookie Betts also went deep during a big night at the plate to power the Boston Red Sox past the New York Yankees, 9-4, yesterday. …

Red Sox lose to Rays in 10th inning on walk-off, 4-3

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It was not what Jemile Weeks had in mind for his Boston Red Sox debut – getting picked off as a pinch runner in the top of the 10th inning. Matt Joyce had an …

Buchholz throws 3-hitter as Red Sox beat Rays, 3-0

Monday, September 1, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Clay Buchholz cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays. Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Rays, 3-0, yesterday. Buchholz (6-8) …

Pedroia injured in Sox one-hit loss to Rays, 7-0

Sunday, August 31, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Boston Red Sox lost another game and may have lost second baseman Dustin Pedroia for a while. Pedroia left last night’s 7-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning after …

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 …