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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...

Bieber wins MVP, Cleveland shines in All-Star Game

Jul. 10, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley came back, took a well-deserved bow and delivered like always. Shane Bieber pitched a perfect inning and took home an MVP trophy and a shiny new pickup truck. Carlos Carrasco stood up to cancer. On an idyllic night for baseball, Cleveland connections shined brightest at...

Indians' Santana savoring his storybook All-Star season

Jul. 8, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Looking Cleveland summer chic, Carlos Santana strutted into the convention center's massive ballroom fashionably late. The first baseman's delayed entrance came long after Mike Trout, Francisco Lindor, J.D. Martinez and all the other American League players went to their assigned media...

Who's on second? All-Star Game set to trot out free runners

Jul. 8, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — We've seen Reggie hit the light tower, Pete Rose crush a catcher to score the winning run and a tribute to Ted Williams that sent shivers through Fenway Park. But come the All-Star Game on Tuesday night, baseball fans might witness something they've never seen before. Automatic runners....