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Rodriguez, Devers carry Red Sox past Orioles, 4-0

Aug. 17, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Eduardo Rodríguez's role in Boston's rotation just got a lot bigger. Judging by his first start since ace lefty Chris Sale went on the 10-day injured list, he looks like he can take on the added responsibility. Rodríguez pitched 7 1/3 stellar innings, red-hot Rafael Devers belted a...

Red Sox LHP Sale goes on IL with left elbow inflammation

Aug. 17, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with left elbow inflammation, raising questions about whether he will pitch again this season. Team president Dave Dombrowski said Sale had an MRI and the team's doctors said the results showed inflammation....

Bicyclists ride up the highest peak in the Northeast

Aug. 17, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts man and a Pennsylvania woman won the grueling bicycle race up Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Erik Levinsohn, of Boston, and Stefanie Sydlik, 34, of Pittsburgh, beat the competition in the men's and women's divisions of the...

Captain of ferry that ran aground off job pending drug test

Aug. 17, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The captain of a commuter ferry that ran aground in Boston Harbor has been placed on leave pending drug test results. The Boston Globe reported Saturday that the captain was taken off the job pending the test, which is routine following serious incidents. Officials with the Massachusetts Bay...

Sen. Markey faces 2 challengers; now some pushing for a 3rd

Aug. 17, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Some Massachusetts voters see Sen. Edward Markey as potentially vulnerable to a primary challenge, and one group is even trying to persuade U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy to run for his seat. Markey, a Democrat, has represented Massachusetts in Congress for decades — first in the House before...

125 poets in lineup for weekend Boston Poetry Marathon

Aug. 17, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Ready, set, recite: The Boston Poetry Marathon is back. The annual event began Friday and runs through the weekend at the Community Church of Boston in Copley Square. It gathers poets of all kinds from around the world. Organizers say each poet gets eight minutes to read their work. More than...

Benintendi, Porcello lead Red Sox past Orioles, 9-1

Aug. 16, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The hits never stopped coming for the defending champion Red Sox. Now the pitching might be falling in line, too. Rick Porcello held the Orioles to one run over six innings for his sixth win in eight starts and received plenty of support as Boston topped Baltimore 9-1 on Friday night. Andrew...

Eataly severs ties with Mario Batali amid misconduct scandal

Aug. 16, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid sexual misconduct allegations, no longer owns a stake in Eataly, the Italian marketplaces he once heavily promoted. Chris Giglio, a spokesman for Eataly USA, told The Associated Press on Friday the company has purchased Batali's minority...

Coast Guard: 4 hurt when ferry ran aground in Boston Harbor

Aug. 16, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A commuter ferry ran aground in fog in Boston Harbor on Friday, injuring four people on board. The captain of the MV Lightning was forced to take evasive action to avoid a collision after being "cut off" by a sport fishing boat, said Joe Pesaturo, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay...

State's 3 casinos paid $23M in taxes in 1st month all open

Aug. 16, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gambling regulators say Massachusetts took in more than $23 million in taxes during the first full month in which all three of the state's licensed casinos were open. The July revenue report released Thursday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission says the Wynn Resorts-owned Encore Boston...