Latest Alex Cora News

Devers hits solo shot, drives in 4; Red Sox beat Jays 5-4

Jul. 18, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora went to reliever Brandon Workman in the eighth inning and knew what his options were for his beleaguered bullpen when things got tight in the ninth. "It's either him or him," said Cora after Workman threw 45 pitches and got out of a jam each inning as Boston held on...

Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign

Jul. 17, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Accompanied by some of Puerto Rico's most famous performers, thousands of people marched to the governor's residence in San Juan on Wednesday chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign after the leak of online chats that show him making misogynistic slurs and...

Hernández, Gurriel lead Blue Jays to 10-4 win over Red Sox

Jul. 17, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Toronto pitcher Jacob Waguespack spent the day before his first major league start as a tourist in Fenway Park, signing his name inside the Green Monster and FaceTiming his high school coaches from the dugout. When the time came for him to take the mound, it was the Red Sox who were caught...

Chavis' grand slam helps Red Sox beat Blue Jays 10-8

Jul. 16, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The grand slam was nice. What Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis really wanted to talk about was his batting eye against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. "Personally, weirdly, I was more excited about the two walks," he said after Boston beat the Blue Jays 10-8 in the series opener. "I mean,...

Dodgers beat Red Sox in 12 innings on Muncy's RBI walk

Jul. 15, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The World Series weekend rematch added a flashback to last fall's epic Game 3. Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded walk and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single during a three-run 12th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 early Monday morning in another late-night showdown of...

Red Sox get RHP Cashner from Orioles for 2 minor leaguers

Jul. 14, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Locked in a desperate push to get back into the playoffs, the Boston Red Sox had no intention of waiting until the end of the month to upgrade their starting rotation. Getting a jump on the July 31 trade deadline, the Red Sox obtained burly right-hander Andrew Cashner from the Baltimore...

Dodgers club 4 HR, beat Sale, Red Sox 11-2

Jul. 14, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers had lost seven straight at Fenway Park, including Games 1 and 2 of the World Series last October. That's nothing, at least to Chris Sale. The Red Sox left-hander has not won a regular-season game in Boston in more than a year, a slump that continued on Saturday night...

Red Sox hit 3 HRs, beat Dodgers 8-1 in World Series rematch

Jul. 13, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first round of the rematch between Los Angeles and Boston turned out much like the 2018 World Series. The Red Sox beat the Dodgers handily. Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer, Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 10 and the Red Sox beat the Dodgers 8-1 Friday night. "We have to come out...

Baseball union says poor job done of marketing Mookie Betts

Jul. 10, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baseball players' union head Tony Clark says a poor job has been done of marketing Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, the reigning AL MVP. "Mookie should be a household name," Clark told the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. "Mookie should be a one-name guy. You say...

AL fans 16, tops NL 4-3 to win 7th straight All-Star Game

Jul. 10, 2019 3:24 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — For one night, the pitchers took back the power. Hours after an awesome Home Run Derby got everyone buzzing even louder about monster shots and juiced balls, only a couple flew out of Progressive Field in the All-Star Game. Instead, Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat from the start, Shane...