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Yaz's grandson Mike hits HR; Giants beat Red Sox 7-6 in 15

Sep. 18, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of former Red Sox great and Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, hit a solo homer in his first game in Fenway Park, and Alex Dickerson had a pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the 15th inning to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 7-6 victory over Boston on Tuesday night. Brandon...

Vázquez homers twice, drives in 5, Red Sox beat Phillies

Sep. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A little lunchtime wisdom served Christian Vázquez well. Vázquez homered twice, including his first career grand slam, and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Red Sox catcher had gone...

Benintendi's sac fly lifts Red Sox past Phillies 2-1

Sep. 14, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitching their ace every fifth day to boost their postseason hopes hasn't worked out for the Philadelphia Phillies. Pinch-hitter Andrew Benintendi's sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia on Saturday night. The Phillies were...

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...

Tellez homers, Toronto beats Boston to end 7-game skid

Sep. 11, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Rowdy Tellez snapped the Toronto Blue Jays out of their longest losing streak of the season with another big home run against Boston. Tellez hit a two-run homer, Cavan Biggio and Reese McGuire added solo shots and the Blue Jays snapped a seven-game slide with a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on...

Happ, Encarnacion boost Yankees over Red Sox 5-1

Sep. 7, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — With two more wins before they leave Boston, the New York Yankees would be able to end the three-year run by the Red Sox atop the AL East. That, left-hander J.A. Happ said, would be a nice way to finish up with their longtime rivals for the season. "They won the World Series last year and...

Rosario nails Devers at plate, Twins hold off Red Sox 2-1

Sep. 6, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Eddie Rosario knew he was the only chance Minnesota had at avoiding extra innings when he saw J.D. Martinez's drive heading for the big left field wall at Fenway Park. Rosario was positioned perfectly for the bounce off the Green Monster and delivered a strike to home plate for the final out,...

Bogaerts homers, has 3 hits as Red Sox defeat Angels 4-3

Sep. 1, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Xander Bogaerts knows the Boston Red Sox aren't going to erase their wild-card deficit quickly, but he did his part on Sunday to help them make up more ground. Bogaerts had three hits, including a homer, and three RBIs as the Red Sox wrapped up a successful road swing with a 4-3...

Pujols, Trout help Angels rally for 10-4 win over Red Sox

Sep. 1, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout and Albert Pujols have had plenty of big nights for the Los Angeles Angels, yet Saturday night's 10-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox was one of those games in which both reached milestones. Trout became the youngest player to reach at least 275 home runs and 200 stolen...

Betts' home run in 15th gives Red Sox 7-6 win over Angels

Aug. 31, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marathon games in Southern California are starting to become routine for the Boston Red Sox. In this case though, Mookie Betts was able to come up big. Betts went deep with two out in the 15th inning as the Red Sox outlasted the Los Angeles Angels 7-6 Friday night. The 5-hour,...