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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...

Nationals beat Indians 10-7, will host NL wild-card game

Sep. 29, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals assured themselves of hosting the NL wild-card game by holding on to beat the already-eliminated Cleveland Indians 10-7 Saturday with the help of a grand slam in a nine-run second inning from Gerardo Parra. Nationals Park will be the site of a win-or-go-home game...

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...

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....

Playoff-contending Rays score 6 in 4th, beat Red Sox 7-4

Sep. 23, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays turned a rough start into another important win. Ji-Man Choi, Brandon Lowe and Willy Adames homered during Tampa Bay's six-run fourth inning, and the Rays moved into sole possession of the second AL wild card by rallying for a 7-4 victory over the Boston Red...

Eovaldi, Vazquez help Red Sox beat contending Rays 7-4

Sep. 22, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A former teammate created a speed bump for the playoff-contending Tampa Bay Rays. Nathan Eovaldi pitched six gritty innings, Christian Vazquez hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Rays 7-4 Sunday. Tampa Bay dropped into a tie with Cleveland for the second AL...

Lowe's homers in 11th, lifts Rays into 2nd wild card

Sep. 21, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Every win these days is extra special for the playoff-contending Tampa Bay Rays. Nate Lowe hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday night to move one game ahead of Cleveland for the second AL wild card. Tampa Bay won its third...

Defending champ Red Sox eliminated, lose to Rays 5-4

Sep. 21, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It's official: There will be no repeat in Boston. The World Series champion Red Sox were mathematically eliminated in the late innings, then lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Friday night when Willy Adames had an RBI single in the 11th. A year after going 108-54 to win their third...

Rodriguez, Red Sox beat Giants 5-4 to avoid sweep

Sep. 19, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A year after their record-setting, World Series championship season, the Boston Red Sox are looking for meaning wherever they can find it. Long ago finished in the AL East race and on the verge of wild-card elimination as well, the defending champs managed to keep alive Eduardo Rodriguez's...