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Sale remains winless as Tigers beat Red Sox in DH opener

Apr. 23, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale remained winless and frustrated, which was a slight improvement. Sale remained struck out a season-high 10 in five innings but remained winless after five starts as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Detroit Tigers 7-4 in a doubleheader opener Tuesday. "A step in the right direction,...

Boston's Eovaldi out 6 weeks after elbow surgery

Apr. 23, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi had surgery Tuesday to remove a loose body in his right elbow. The arthroscopic procedure was performed by Yankees head team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Boston said Eovaldi is expected to return to pitching within six...

Eovaldi to have elbow surgery, expected out 4-6 weeks

Apr. 22, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston right-hander Nathan Eovaldi is scheduled to have surgery to remove loose bodies from his pitching elbow, an operation expected to sideline the pitcher for four-to-six weeks. The Red Sox said Eovaldi will have surgery on Tuesday, when the team plays a day-night doubleheader against...

Red Sox beat AL East-leading Rays 4-3 in 11 to finish sweep

Apr. 21, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A manufactured run in extra innings capped off a resurgent weekend for the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox. Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and the Red Sox completed an uplifting three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a...

Red Sox get 1st series win, beat Rays 6-5 behind Benintendi

Apr. 20, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Perhaps the Boston Red Sox will look back at this weekend as the games that got their title defense back on track. The World Series champions won a series for the first time this season when Andrew Benintendi hit a grand slam and a tiebreaking ninth-inning sacrifice fly and...

Betts, Moreland homer in 8th, Red Sox beat Rays 6-4

Apr. 19, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mookie Betts hasn't looked much like the 2018 AL MVP yet. Two key hits Friday night might help jumpstart the Boston star's season. Betts and Mitch Moreland hit back-to-back homers for the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning and the struggling Red Sox beat the MLB-best Tampa Bay...

Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia gets good news on knee injury

Apr. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia said he got good news about the irritation in his left knee that caused his return to the 10-day injured list. The 35-year-old started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee and was activated April 9. He...

Gardner slam lifts Yanks over Red Sox 5-3 for 2-game sweep

Apr. 18, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner smiled through the fog left from a gaudy celebration in the New York Yankees clubhouse, part of the new postgame routine that includes the razzle-dazzle of a smoke machine and strobe lights. "I think the idea was to play it after we win big games," he said. This was as big as...

Boston's Pedroia leaves game with left knee discomfort

Apr. 17, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dustin Pedroia's painful left knee forced him out of Wednesday night's 5-3 loss to the Yankees after 1 1/2 innings, and the Boston second baseman planned to remain in New York for an examination rather than travel with the team to Tampa Bay. The 2008 AL MVP was hurt when he fouled off an...

Price criticizes MLB for teams idle on Jackie Robinson Day

Apr. 17, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price thinks Major League Baseball made a mistake by having just 10 games Monday on Jackie Robinson Day. "Hey @mlb every year on April 15th we celebrate Jackie Robinson Day," Price tweeted Wednesday. "EVERYONE plays on that day next year deal? No one should have...