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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...

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...

Price and Bogaerts carry Red Sox past Orioles 4-0

Apr. 14, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The big foursome leading Boston's starting rotation had struggled badly this season. David Price took care of that with a masterful outing. Price pitched seven stellar innings with seven strikeouts, Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer and drove in every run, and the Red Sox beat the...

Bradley's grabs help Red Sox top O's 6-4; Davis now 0 for 54

Apr. 12, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. showed just how much of Fenway Park's expansive center field he can cover with a pair of catches that helped the World Series champion Boston Red Sox put together their first winning streak of the season. Bradley sprinted to make a diving catch early, then the Gold Glover...

Moreland homer sends Red Sox home with 1-0 win over D-Backs

Apr. 8, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An awful opening trip ended with a win for the Boston Red Sox. Mitch Moreland homered off Merrill Kelly on the first pitch of the seventh inning, and the World Series champions beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 on Sunday. Boston went 3-8 against Seattle, Oakland and Arizona, its worst start...

Betts' grounder hits 3B bag, Bosox end 4-game skid, beat A's

Apr. 4, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Boston ended a long scoreless drought with a big swing from birthday boy Blake Swihart. Mookie Betts then helped the Red Sox snap a four-game losing streak with an even more important — yet, strange — hit. Manager Alex Cora is just thankful things finally broke the...

Defending World Series champion Red Sox on repeat for 2018

Mar. 20, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Somehow, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora looked at Mookie Betts' MVP season and saw room for improvement. Not the .346 batting average that was the highest in the major leagues. Not the career-high 32 homers, either. But Betts drove in just 80 runs last year while spending almost all of his...

This time, Red Sox 2B Pedroia is cautious on injury return

Feb. 21, 2019 6:13 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Pedroia's goal isn't merely to come back from his knee injury. He's done that before. The challenge for the Boston second baseman this time is to return at the right time, to stick around longer than three games, and to help the Red Sox get back to the World Series with his...