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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...

5 rescued after boat overturns following river collision

Aug. 17, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — Five people have escaped serious injury after their boat overturned following a collision with another vessel on the Merrimack River in northeastern Massachusetts. Coast Guard officials say the 21-foot (6.4-meter) Jenna Marie capsized after colliding with the 58-foot (17.7-meter)...

Sharks prompt swimming bans at Massachusetts beaches

Aug. 17, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — Shark sightings prompted Massachusetts officials to close two beaches to swimming. The first sighting was off Nauset Beach in Orleans on Saturday morning. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy says there was a confirmed attack on a seal by a great white shark just before 10 a.m....

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...

2 police officers struck by alleged drunken driver

Aug. 17, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

DEERFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say two Massachusetts police officers who had pulled over a person suspected of drunken driving were struck and seriously injured by a second alleged impaired driver. Officials say Deerfield officers Timothy Boland and Nick Limoges suffered non-life-threatening injuries...

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...

Man charged in hit-and-run that killed jogger

Aug. 17, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

SUTTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a jogger. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says 39-year-old Shane Newman was arrested Friday in connection with the accident in Sutton on Wednesday morning. Authorities say 51-year-old Daniel...