8/23/2016 | Red Sox making pitch for playoff run
Maybe the Boston Red Sox really are going to send David Ortiz out in style. Trophies, tears, parades, etc. That scenario doesn't even feel like all that much of a stretch given how well the Red Sox are playing these days.
8/23/2016 | Mookie's missile nabs speedy Kiermaier
It wasn't the accuracy that surprised Mookie Betts. He'd been an infielder and knew how to make pinpoint throws. What surprised him, and what even he didn't know he could do, was throw the ball as far as he did.
8/23/2016 | Buchholz fans 9 as Sox stay in first place
In what may be his final start with Steven Wright set to rejoin the Red Sox's starting rotation, Clay Buchholz turned in a stellar outing against the Rays on Tuesday night.
8/23/2016 | Porcello seeks MLB-leading 18th victory
If any team is going to have a chance to beat Rick Porcello this season, they're going to have to do so when the right-hander is on the road.
8/23/2016 | E-Rod, Wright nearing return to rotation
Three injured Red Sox pitchers -- all in different stages of the recovery process -- took one step closer to returning in their rehabilitation on Tuesday afternoon.
8/23/2016 | Rutledge undergoes left knee surgery
Red Sox infielder Josh Rutledge underwent a successful left knee patella tendon debridement and repair on Monday, and he is expected to be ready for next Spring Training.
8/23/2016 | Red Sox's top 2016 Draft pick Groome sharp in pro debut
Away from the spotlight, in the virtual anonymity that the rookie-level Gulf Coast League provides, the top left-handed pitching prospect in baseball took his first steps forward in his pro career.
8/23/2016 | De Leon, Slater among top prospect performers Monday
Dodgers No. 2 prospect Jose De Leon and Giants No. 22 prospect Austin Slater were among the top prospect performers in the Minors Monday.
8/22/2016 | Beninten-D! Boston LF robs Ray of HR
One day after hitting his first Major League home run and triple in the same game, Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi quickly added to his resume Monday night in Boston's 6-2 victory over the Rays.
8/22/2016 | Rays' Archer out to keep rolling vs. Red Sox
The Rays are among the hottest teams and will have a chance to continue their winning ways Tuesday against Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox with their ace, Chris Archer, on the mound at Tropicana Field.
8/22/2016 | Price stifles Rays as Sox join Jays atop East
The Rays entered Monday's series opener against the Red Sox having scored 55 runs in the previous seven games. Apparently the only thing that could cool them off was facing Red Sox lefty ace David Price. The former Rays star pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing just two hits in a 6-2 Red Sox win at Tropicana Field.
8/22/2016 | Young rejoins Red Sox, has key hit, nice grab
Chris Young went 1-for-2 with two walks and a nice catch in left field in his first game after being activated from the disabled list. Young, who'd been out since June 24 with a hamstring strain, started in left field and played a pivotal role in the Red Sox's 6-2 win over the Rays on Monday night.
8/22/2016 | Decker, Team Israel dream of shaping country's baseball destiny
Cody Decker started in left field for the Israeli team that lost the final of a 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifier in heartbreaking fashion in September 2012. Four years later, he's expected to make Israel's 28-man roster for next month's WBC qualifier in Brooklyn.
8/21/2016 | Family witnesses Benintendi's first triple, HR
With his family in the stands at Comerica Park, Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi picked up his first career triple in the sixth inning of Sunday's 10-5 loss against the Tigers, and one inning later, he delivered his first career home run.
8/21/2016 | Price returns to The Trop to face Snell, Rays
The Red Sox begin the last leg of a four-city, 11-game road trip Monday with David Price taking the mound at Tropicana Field, the ballpark where he began his career. Price will oppose a young pitcher doing the same. Blake Snell is in his first season with the Rays and is seeking back-to-back wins for the first time.
8/21/2016 | J-Up (two 3-run HRs), Tigers thump Red Sox
Justin Upton, denied a potential game-tying home run by Comerica Park's deep center field Saturday night, put a pair of three-run homers into the left-field seats Sunday afternoon, powering the Tigers to a four-game series split against the Red Sox with a 10-5 win.
8/21/2016 | Red Sox quartet nearing return to roster
Four Red Sox players -- starter Steven Wright, left fielder Chris Young, reliever Koji Uehara and catcher Ryan Hanigan -- have all been placed on the 15-day disabled list since the beginning of August. All four of them are nearing their returns.
8/21/2016 | In for E-Rod, Owens hit hard; Buchholz starts Tuesday
Henry Owens was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to start Sunday's game against the Tigers in place of Eduardo Rodriguez, who is experiencing lingering tightness in his left hamstring. Deven Marrero was optioned to Pawtucket to make room for Owens on the roster.
8/20/2016 | Mookie's a good Betts to be AL MVP
David Price knows talent. So let's pay close attention to what he said Saturday, when asked about resplendent Red Sox teammate Mookie Betts. "Right now, I think he's the best player in all of baseball," Price said. "I have the utmost respect for Donaldson and Mike Trout and Jose Altuve. But Mookie's been special. And when a guy has never done it before, that makes it a little more special.
8/20/2016 | Rain delaying start of Red Sox-Tigers game
Rain has delayed the start of Saturday night's game between the Tigers and Red Sox at Comerica Park.
8/20/2016 | Papi joins Ted, Yaz as only Sox with 1,500 RBIs
The Tigers honored David Ortiz with a ceremony on the field ahead of the Red Sox's 3-2 win at Comerica Park on Saturday night. He thanked them by going 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in the fifth inning that came before a one-hour, 11-minute rain delay -- the second of the night.
8/20/2016 | Verlander, Tigers seek split against Red Sox
Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander will start Sunday afternoon's finale of a four-game series at Comerica Park against the Red Sox, who scratched left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez in favor of left-hander Henry Owens.
8/20/2016 | Red Sox edge Tigers on Papi's 2-run HR
David Ortiz received a retirement gift from the Tigers, then reminded them he's still working. His three-hit game included a two-run home run to put the Red Sox up for good -- though by inches at the end -- in a 3-2 win Saturday at Comerica Park.
8/20/2016 | Cozens, Honeywell among top prospect performers Friday
For much of the season, it's been either Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins pacing the Minor Leagues in home runs. On Friday, it was Cozens who took the outright lead as he belted his 36th and 37th home runs to help power Double-A Reading to a 9-1 rout against Erie in game one of a doubleheader.
8/19/2016 | 'Back to business,' Porcello wins 17th vs. ex-mates
Friday night marked Rick Porcello's first trip back to his original home ballpark, and he got the best of Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer, allowing two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings in Boston's 10-2 win.
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