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A year after World Series win, Red Sox looking to rebuild

Sep. 30, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Getting under baseball's luxury tax threshold next year "is a goal, but not a hard-and-fast mandate," Boston Red Sox team president Sam Kennedy said Monday, a day after the defending World Series champions finished the season out of the playoffs for the first time since 2015. Three days after...

Bullpen blows E-Rod's 20th win, Red Sox beat O's anyway

Sep. 29, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Even a walk-off victory on the final day of the season was tinged with disappointment for these Boston Red Sox. Eduardo Rodriguez missed out on a 20-win season when Boston's bullpen blew a late lead, but the Red Sox overcame a soaring home run robbery by Stevie Wilkerson to beat the Baltimore...

Núñez homers again, Orioles hit 4 HR in 9-4 win over Red Sox

Sep. 28, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles are finding reason to celebrate late in a season that's included little to cheer. Renato Núñez homered in his second straight game, John Means pitched five solid innings despite a rocky start and the Orioles outslugged Boston in a 9-4 win over the Red Sox on...

Twins make history as 4th 100-win team, beat Royals 6-2

Sep. 28, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A short game left a lasting memory for the Minnesota Twins. The Twins became the record fourth team in the major leagues to win 100 games this season, beating the Kansas City Royals 6-2 Friday night behind two-run homers from Miguel Sanó and Ryan LaMarre in a game shortened to...

Núñez hits 30th homer, Orioles beat Red Sox 4-1

Sep. 27, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Renato Núñez was starting to wonder if his breakout season would include 30 home runs. Baltimore's promising young slugger spent nearly three weeks at 29 homers before belting No. 30 on Friday night, a three-run shot that helped lead the Orioles to a 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox....

Red Sox owners intend to slash payroll after 2019 failure

Sep. 27, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner intend to slash payroll to get under the luxury tax threshold next season, saying they fired Dave Dombrowski because of differing opinions on how to build for the future. The pair made their first public comments Friday since parting with Dombrowski,...

Red Sox owners intend to slash payroll after 2019 failure

Sep. 27, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner intend to slash payroll to get under the luxury tax threshold next season, saying they fired Dave Dombrowski because of differing opinions on how to build for the future. The pair made their first public comments Friday since parting with Dombrowski,...

Minor gets 200 Ks as Rangers beat Red Sox 7-5 to avoid sweep

Sep. 26, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Minor finally got the 200th strikeout he wanted so badly, on a borderline pitch right after the Texas Rangers purposely let a foul pop drop in the ninth inning. "It's just an accomplishment that I was looking at this past offseason of wanting to improve on this year," Minor...

Porcello pitches strong 6 innings, Red Sox rout Rangers 10-3

Sep. 26, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rick Porcello sat in the visitors' dugout following six strong innings pitched on Wednesday night and soaked in what could be his final start for the Boston Red Sox. Christian Vázquez, Mitch Moreland and Rafael Devers homered, and Porcello improved to 14-12 as the Red Sox beat...

Rodriguez labors for 19th win as Red Sox beat Rangers 12-10

Sep. 25, 2019 1:27 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are still playing for something the final week of the season, even though last year's World Series champions are out of playoff contention. Eduardo Rodriguez can still be a 20-game winner after a laborious effort, and Rafael Devers is closing in on 200 hits....