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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...

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,...

Yankees rule Britannia, complete London sweep of Red Sox

Jun. 30, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain treasures tradition, and the New York Yankees wrapped up Major League Baseball's first trip to Europe with one of their sport's classic customs: a late-inning pinstriped comeback. Gary Sánchez hit a go-ahead, two-run single in a nine-run seventh , and the Yankees overcome a...

White Sox rally after blowing lead in 8th, beat Boston 8-7

Jun. 26, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston starter Chris Sale won't mind getting just about as far away from Fenway Park as he can. The Red Sox left-hander had yet another rough start at home against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, and by the time he returns it will be an entire year since he last won a regular-season game...

Blue Jays rally from 6-run deficit, beat Red Sox 8-7

Jun. 22, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays didn't even have to wait 24 hours to pay Boston back for their comeback victory. One day after the Red Sox rallied from four runs down to win on a walk-off homer in the 10th inning, the Blue Jays erased a six-run deficit and handed the defending World Series champions a...

Betts' bases-loaded walk gives Red Sox 4-3 win over Rangers

Jun. 12, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts watched patiently as four straight pitches missed the strike zone, and the Red Sox averted disaster. Betts drew a bases-loaded walk from reliever Jesse Chavez in the ninth, giving the Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday and halting Boston's three-game skid. "I...

Concern about Ortiz clouds Boston's 4-3 loss to Rangers

Jun. 10, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora started to feel it, with his ballclub loading the bases in the 10th inning after rallying to tie it in the ninth. "This is kind of what David used to do," Cora said on a night when the game seemed secondary to his concern over former teammate David Ortiz....

Betts homers as Red Sox beat Royals 7-5 for 3-game sweep

Jun. 7, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mookie Betts is pretty good against Danny Duffy. Betts hit a two-run homer off Duffy in a four-run third inning and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-5 Thursday to complete their first series sweep in nearly a month. Betts is 7 for 11 with five home runs against...

Price finally solves Yankees as Red Sox win 8-5 to stop skid

Jun. 3, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Price picked an excellent time to erase his Boston zero in the Bronx. The left-hander finally won at Yankee Stadium for the first time with the Red Sox, backed by early homers from J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts in an 8-5 victory over New York on Sunday night . "It was a...

Devers homers, Red Sox avoid sweep with 4-1 win over Astros

May. 26, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora was asked after a 4-1 win over the Astros if he uses the two recent series against Houston as a measuring stick for how good his team is. "No, I don't," Cora said with a grin. "If I say that, then they've got bragging rights." Rafael Devers homered off Justin...