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Martinez hits 2 of Boston's 6 HRs in 13-2 rout of Orioles

Jun. 14, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Just ahead of the summer heat, the Boston Red Sox are warming up to the idea of bashing their way into contention for another trip to the playoffs. J.D. Martinez hit two of Boston's season-high six home runs , and the Red Sox staged another impressive power display at the expense of the...

Red Sox reliever Hembree placed on IL with elbow strain

Jun. 14, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Boston Red Sox reliever Heath Hembree has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right elbow. Hembree is 1-0 with a 2.51 ERA and one save in 31 appearances. He is working on a streak of nine straight games without allowing a run. "I know my arm pretty good," Hembree said...

Bogaerts HR caps comeback as Red Sox rally past Rangers 7-6

Jun. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — After trailing early by five runs, the Boston Red Sox slugged their way to a comeback victory. Xander Bogaerts hit a solo homer in the seventh inning, Boston's fifth long ball of the game, and the Red Sox rallied to beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 on Thursday night. "We found a way to win today...

Betts' bases-loaded walk gives Red Sox 4-3 win over Rangers

Jun. 12, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts watched patiently as four straight pitches missed the strike zone, and the Red Sox averted disaster. Betts drew a bases-loaded walk from reliever Jesse Chavez in the ninth, giving the Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday and halting Boston's three-game skid. "I...

Benintendi, Cora, Woodward ejected in Rangers-Red Sox game

Jun. 12, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Both managers and Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi were ejected from Texas' 9-5 win over Boston on Tuesday night. Benintendi and Red Sox manager Alex Cora were tossed in the fifth inning by first base umpire Vic Carapazza, and Texas manager Chris Woodward was booted by plate umpire Angel...

Pence hits inside-the-park HR, Rangers beat Red Sox 9-5

Jun. 12, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hunter Pence sprinted through his 14th homer of the season, although there was probably no need to hurry. Pence hit a stand-up, inside-the-park home run and the Texas Rangers beat Boston 9-5 Tuesday night, capitalizing when the Red Sox unraveled after their manager and right fielder were...

Concern about Ortiz clouds Boston's 4-3 loss to Rangers

Jun. 10, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora started to feel it, with his ballclub loading the bases in the 10th inning after rallying to tie it in the ninth. "This is kind of what David used to do," Cora said on a night when the game seemed secondary to his concern over former teammate David Ortiz....

Red Sox, Big Papi fans rally around Ortiz after shooting

Jun. 10, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz helped his adopted city recover from the Boston Marathon bombings. And now the Red Sox are calling on their fans to reciprocate for their beloved Big Papi. "We all remember in 2013 when we needed David Ortiz the most, he was there for us," team president Sam Kennedy said Monday, a...

Lowe's 2 HRs, Snell's start carries Rays past Red Sox, 6-1

Jun. 9, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Brandon Lowe hardly looks like he has the build of someone that hit two balls as deep as he did in Fenway Park. He even surprised his own team. Lowe hit a pair of solo homers into the center-field bleachers that totaled 890 feet, Blake Snell baffled Boston's lineup and the Tampa Bay Rays beat...

Red Sox slugger Martinez still sidelined with back tightness

Jun. 9, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez is out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game because of back tightness. Boston manager Alex Cora said Sunday the 31-year-old Martinez "is feeling better, but he's not ready to play." Martinez has not started eight of the last 20 games. He missed...