Latest Chris Sale News

Pivetta tosses 2-hitter to lead Red Sox past Astros 5-1

May. 18, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Astros littered the seats of Fenway Park with home runs during their rout of the Red Sox on Tuesday. A day later, Boston pitcher Nick Pivetta barely allowed Houston to put the ball in play. Pivetta pitched a two-hitter, Xander Bogaerts hit a solo...

Red Sox lefty Sale dealing with setback after rib fracture

May. 07, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale suffered a setback in his recovery from a fractured rib cage suffered in late February, chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said before Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox. “He’s had a small, it’s a personal medical...

Manoah goes 7 to win again, Blue Jays beat Red Sox 1-0

Apr. 28, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Alek Manoah struck out seven and pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0 Thursday. The 24-year-old Manoah (4-0) walked only one batter as the Blue Jays took three of four from their AL East rival. ...

Verdugo, Bogaerts homer as Red Sox blank Twins 4-0

Apr. 16, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There was a bit of concern trailing Xander Bogaerts and Alex Verdugo entering the season after they were each virtually ice cold from the plate this spring. They're hoping some swings they made on Saturday are a sign their bats will be heating up. ...

Ryan strong, Twins' bats heat up in Boston's Fenway opener

Apr. 15, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Joe Ryan let control issues get the best of him during a chilly season-opening loss to Seattle. The rookie Twins right-hander took advantage of pristine weather in his second start of the season to tame the Red Sox in his first visit to Fenway Park. ...

American League East Preview Capsules

Mar. 30, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

Capsules of American League East teams, listed in order of finish last year: ___ TAMPA BAY RAYS 2021: 100-62, first place, lost to Red Sox in Division Series. Manager: Kevin Cash (eighth season). Opening Day: April 8 vs....

Red Sox add Story, hope to build on surprising run to ALCS

Mar. 30, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox had the advantage of low expectations last season, when they were coming off a last-place finish and their second straight season without a playoff appearance. Now Boston is looking to build on its surprising 2021, when the ballclub turned 92 wins and a...

Is winning the offseason worth it? Depends on the year

Mar. 24, 2022 02:06 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — George Steinbrenner and the New York Yankees once made a habit of winning the offseason. Not coincidentally, they won a lot of titles, too. It hasn’t happened since 2009, when splashy signings CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira helped New York “buy” its 27th...

Yankees, Mets and all MLB again affected by COVID in 2022

Mar. 16, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The cardboard cutouts are long gone. Same with all that phony, pumped-in stadium noise. For players, there's no more face masks in dugouts or clubhouses. Far less spitting into testing cups, too. Yet, amid COVID-19 restrictions in Canada and New York, one thing...

Red Sox ace Sale (rib stress fracture) to miss opener again

Mar. 16, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The baseball lockout ended, and Red Sox manager Alex Cora was finally able to call his players. That’s when Chris Sale gave them the bad news: He was injured again. “'Hey how’s it going?’ Well, not so good, actually,” Sale said,...