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Schwarber, Sale help Boston win 7th in a row, 12-5 over Mets

Sep. 23, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The red-hot Red Sox are rallying around their yellow jerseys, and even Chris Sale is on board. That’s what a winning streak will do. “I love them. I do,” Sale said after striking out eight in five innings to help Boston win its...

Wild card leader Red Sox beat stumbling Mets 6-3, 6th in row

Sep. 22, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning and a two-run double in the sixth, lifting the AL wild-card leading Boston Red Sox over the stumbling New York Mets 6-3 on Tuesday night. With the Red Sox wearing jarring yellow and blue...

Bogaerts, AL wild card-leading Bosox top O's, 4th win in row

Sep. 18, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts homered and drove in four runs, carrying the AL wild card-leading Boston Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 Saturday for their fourth straight win. The Red Sox are one game ahead of Toronto and 1 1/2 games in front of the rival Yankees...

Schwarber's 3-run double lifts Red Sox over Mariners 8-4

Sep. 15, 2021 02:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Kyle Schwarber hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the eighth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night to keep pace in the competitive AL wild-card race. Schwarber, out of the lineup in favor of Alex...

Haniger homers in 3rd straight game, Mariners top Bosox 5-4

Sep. 14, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Normally one to remain stoic and keep his emotions in check, Seattle's Mitch Haniger couldn’t stop from pumping his fist and screaming as he rounded first base. He knew the importance of what his 33rd home run meant at this time of year. ...

Red Sox lefty Sale has COVID-19, scratched from Sunday start

Sep. 11, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Boston ace Chris Sale has tested positive for COVID-19 again, sidelining the left-hander while the Red Sox fight for positioning in the crowded AL playoff picture. Sale had been scheduled to start Sunday in Chicago against the AL Central-leading White...

José Abreu hits 3-run homer as White Sox top Red Sox 4-3

Sep. 11, 2021 00:58 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When Carlos Rodón needed more, he found it. Pitching on extended rest in the middle of a pennant race, it was an encouraging sign for the left-hander — and the Chicago White Sox. Rodón worked five effective innings and José Abreu...

Renfroe HRs in 8th, throws out runner in 9th for Red Sox

Sep. 08, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hunter Renfroe hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and threw out Joey Wendle trying for a triple from deep center field for the final out of the ninth as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 Wednesday night. Renfroe's big bat and strong arm...

Cruz, 41, oldest to hit 3O HRs in year, Rays bop Bosox 12-7

Sep. 07, 2021 23:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered twice and, at 41 years old, became the oldest player in major league history to hit 30 home runs in a season, powering the Tampa Bay Rays past the Boston Red Sox 12-7 Tuesday night. Mike Zunino also homered twice and Jordan Luplow...

Verdugo's RBI single in bottom of 9th lifts Bosox past Tribe

Sep. 04, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Alex Verdugo hit an RBI single with bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday. “For me, I took it personal and it helped me lock in a little extra,” Verdugo...