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Bogaerts reaches 50 doubles, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 7-4

Sep. 12, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Xander Bogaerts doesn't expect to be the only Boston Red Sox slugger with 30 homers and 50 doubles. Teammate Rafael Devers is a home run away from joining him. Bogaerts hit his 50th double and drove in a run, Marco Hernandez had two RBI and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Thursday to...

Machado's 2-run homer lifts Padres to 3-1 win vs Red Sox

Aug. 25, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It took just one swing by Manny Machado in the first inning to give the San Diego Padres all the runs they'd need to avoid being swept by the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox. Machado hit a two-run home run — his first in more than three weeks — and left-hander...

Holt homers in 9th to lift Red Sox to 5-4 win vs Padres

Aug. 25, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brock Holt liked the first pitch he saw from All-Star closer Kirby Yates so much that he hit it out of the ballpark. Holt's homer on the first pitch of the ninth inning lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 victory against the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. The defending World Series...

Nola sharp over 7, Phillies pounce early to beat Red Sox 3-2

Aug. 20, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Phillies shortstop Jean Segura was throwing out Red Sox baserunners from both sides of the infield. Segura made a quick flip to throw out Xander Bogaerts for the first out in the ninth when he attempted go from second to third on a grounder to short. Then, while covering the second base...

Mets open crucial homestand with 9-2 win over Indians

Aug. 20, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking homer moments after an embarrassing error by Cleveland Indians left fielder Oscar Mercado, and the resurgent New York Mets rolled from there to a 9-2 victory Tuesday night. J.D. Davis also went deep and Steven Matz (8-7) permitted only one earned run in 6...

Devers extends hit streak to 8, Red Sox beat Indians 5-1

Aug. 14, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Red Sox have survived their most demanding stretch of the season with their modest playoff hopes intact. Rafael Devers homered and singled, extending his robust hit streak to eight straight at-bats, and Xander Bogaerts went deep twice to lead Boston to a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland...

Lindor's base-running gaffe helps BoSox edge Indians 7-6

Aug. 14, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor made a major blunder and owned it. "I messed up," the All-Star shortstop said. "It's a rookie mistake." Lindor's over-aggressive base running in the ninth inning sabotaged Cleveland's bid at another dramatic win, and Jackie Bradley Jr. homered in the 10th inning as the...

Martinez hits 2 HRs, Red Sox rout Angels 16-4

Aug. 10, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez had a moment of panic in between home runs when a drive deep to right didn't quite make it out of Fenway Park. Two other hits by Martinez did as he slugged a pair of homers while leading the Boston Red Sox to a 16-4 rout of the slumping Los Angeles Angels on Friday night....

Sale fans 13 in two-hitter, Red Sox beat Angels 3-0

Aug. 8, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale and assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister logged long hours in the video room after Sale was lit up twice by the rival Yankees recently. With a few tweaks, the lanky left-hander was picture perfect Thursday night. Sale righted himself and struck out 13 over eight...

Sale fumes as Red Sox get swept by Yankees, lose 7 in row

Aug. 4, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Sale threw an 0-2 fastball at the letters past Gio Urshela in the fourth inning and didn't get the call. He raised both arms as if to say, "What's wrong?" and muttered at plate umpire Mike Estabrook. Sale's outing in a doubleheader opener spun out of control from there, just like...