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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...

Red Sox trade Swihart to Arizona for minor leaguer

Apr. 19, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have traded catcher Blake Swihart to the Arizona Diamondbacks along international bonus pool space for minor league outfielder Marcus Wilson. The teams announced the deal Friday. Swihart was designated for assignment Tuesday. He is 6 for 26 (.231) with one home...

Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia gets good news on knee injury

Apr. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia said he got good news about the irritation in his left knee that caused his return to the 10-day injured list. The 35-year-old started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee and was activated April 9. He...

Pedroia gets good news on latest knee injury

Apr. 19, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia said he got good news about the irritation in his left knee that caused his return to the 10-day injured list. The 35-year-old started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee and was activated April 9. He...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Rays at opposite ends, Sabathia sharp

Apr. 19, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: EARLY TEST Off to the best start in baseball, Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays host the wobbling Red Sox. Boston is just 6-13, and a real bad series at Tropicana Field could drop the defending World Series champions into a double-digit deficit. Rays...

Red Sox place Pedroia on injured list with knee irritation

Apr. 18, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day injured list with left knee irritation. The 35-year-old Pedroia started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee. He was reinstated April 9 and appeared in four games with Boston, making four...

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...

Boston's Pedroia leaves game with left knee discomfort

Apr. 17, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dustin Pedroia's painful left knee forced him out of Wednesday night's 5-3 loss to the Yankees after 1 1/2 innings, and the Boston second baseman planned to remain in New York for an examination rather than travel with the team to Tampa Bay. The 2008 AL MVP was hurt when he fouled off an...

Price criticizes MLB for teams idle on Jackie Robinson Day

Apr. 17, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price thinks Major League Baseball made a mistake by having just 10 games Monday on Jackie Robinson Day. "Hey @mlb every year on April 15th we celebrate Jackie Robinson Day," Price tweeted Wednesday. "EVERYONE plays on that day next year deal? No one should have...

Yanks beat Red Sox 8-0 in matchup of struggling AL East foes

Apr. 17, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton struck out 12 in his first stab at baseball's biggest rivalry, Red Sox ace Chris Sale found his fastball but not better results, and the New York Yankees three-hit Boston 8-0 on Tuesday night in the first game this season between the struggling AL East foes. Paxton (2-2)...