Leading off: Price ill, Jays slump, HR-prone Hess at Coors

Sports 05/25/19, 19:53

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:AILINGBoston Red Sox left-hander David Price is on the mend after he left his start at Houston due to flu-like symptoms. Price threw 15 pitches before leaving with two out in the first inning. It was the shortest start of Price's career.Baltimore ...

Red Sox LHP Price leaves in 1st with illness

Sports 05/25/19, 19:35

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price has left his start at Houston due to flu-like symptoms.Price lasted three batters and 15 pitches before leaving with two out in the first inning Saturday night. It was the shortest start of Price's career and his shortest outing of any kind since Sept. ...

Weber gets first win as starter, Red Sox beat Jays 8-2

Baseball 05/24/19, 02:48

Red Sox manager Alex Cora was hoping to get four or five decent innings out of spot starter Ryan Weber.The unheralded right-hander gave Boston a whole lot more.Weber pitched six impressive innings to earn his first career win as a starter, Steve Pearce homered and had three RBIs and the ...

Devers HRs for 3rd straight game, Boston tops Jays 6-5 in 13

Baseball 05/22/19, 22:50

Rafael Devers joined an exclusive club of young Red Sox sluggers who have homered in three straight games, Michael Chavis hit a tiebreaking homer in the 13th inning, and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Wednesday night.Devers led off the eighth with a blast to left off Derek ...

Leading off: Cano exits after grounder, JD Martinez out

Sports 05/22/19, 19:28

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:AILINGThe Mets will check Robinson Canó, a day after he left the game against Washington because of tightness in his left quadriceps.Miami Marlins' Jorge Alfaro (38) beats the throw to New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) to steal second in ...

Red Sox slugger Martinez sits because of sore back

Baseball 05/22/19, 18:48

Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez was held out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays because of a sore back. Manager Alex Cora said the two-time All-Star isn't likely to return to the lineup until Friday.Martinez sat out the previous two games because of illness ...

Sale strikes out 17 in 7 innings, Rockies top Red Sox in 11

Sports 05/14/19, 23:36

Chris Sale pleaded but did not push when manager Alex Cora told him his day was done.Cora was not about to risk the health his ace left-hander, even after he struck out a career-high 17 over seven innings. Sale may have righted whatever went wrong during an 0-5 start, but ...

Red Sox ace Sale fans career-high 17 in 7 innings vs Rockies

Sports 05/14/19, 20:46

Red Sox ace Chris Sale struck out a career-high 17 in just seven innings against Colorado, then was pulled after 108 pitches on a chilly Tuesday night at Fenway Park.The Boston lefty surpassed his previous best of 15 strikeouts, dominating the Rockies with a firm fastball and a sharp slider.A ...

Boston pitcher Chris Sale looks to start turnaround Tuesday

Sports 04/22/19, 17:38

Chris Sale's wait for his first win of a frustrating season extended another day.Boston's opener of a four-game series against Detroit was rained out Monday and rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader. Sale is to start Tuesday's day opener against Matthew Boyd in a matchup of left-handers.Sale is 0-4 ...

Sale struggles as Red Sox drop home opener against Blue Jays

Baseball 04/09/19, 20:59

Chris Sale let a Toronto runner steal home, Mookie Betts fanned with two on for the final out and the champion Boston Red Sox stumbled again, losing to the Blue Jays 7-5 Tuesday in their home opener.After receiving their World Series rings during a ceremony that included the Super Bowl ...

Red Sox stumble again, beaten in home opener by Toronto 7-5

Baseball 04/09/19, 17:30

Chris Sale let a Toronto runner steal home, Mookie Betts fanned with two on for the final out and the champion Boston Red Sox stumbled again, losing to the Blue Jays 7-5 Tuesday in their home opener.After getting their World Series rings that had 185 diamonds, rubies and sapphires during ...

Red Sox raise 4th World Series banner in 15 years

Baseball 04/09/19, 12:37

The Boston Red Sox are celebrating their fourth World Series title in 15 years at Fenway Park before their home opener.A giant banner honoring the 2018 champions was unfurled in front of the Green Monster during a ceremony before Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Pedro Martinez, Mike Lowell ...

Red Sox putting aside slow start to get rings, unveil banner

Baseball 04/08/19, 16:37

Red Sox manager Alex Cora believes assistant hitting coach Andy Barkett might have best described the reigning World Series champions' slow start."Last year was Disney World. This year is real baseball," Cora recalled Barkett saying. "It's true if you think about it. It was such a perfect season. We didn't ...

Boston’s Pedroia could be activated for home opener

Baseball 04/07/19, 14:45

Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia could be activated for Tuesday's home opener against Toronto.Pedroia, the 2008 AL MVP, has been slowed since a slide into his surgically repaired left knee at second base by Baltimore's Manny Machado on April 21, 2017. Pedroia had left knee surgery on Oct. 25, 2017, ...

Price tabbed as No. 5 starter, may relieve opening day

Baseball 03/26/19, 19:03

David Price is set to be the No. 5 starter in the Boston Red Sox rotation, but the left-hander isn't ruling out a relief appearance during the season's opening weekend.Price pitched four innings Tuesday in Boston's final exhibition game, a 16-7 loss to the Chicago Cubs, then said he's interested ...

Orioles’ Cobb to miss opener, goes on injured list

Baseball 03/26/19, 04:36

With opening day just around the corner, the list of notable players who are going to be absent keeps growing.World Series MVP Steve Pearce will start the season on the injured list for the Boston Red Sox, and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza Jr. went down with a knee injury ...

Red Sox wait on Pearce injury; Pedroia to play Tuesday

Baseball 03/25/19, 21:29

Steve Pearce's status for opening day with the Boston Red Sox remains uncertain because of a left calf injury.The 2018 World Series MVP left an exhibition game last weekend due to discomfort. Boston manager Alex Cora said Pearce has had plenty of at-bats in minor league games, so he's feeling ...

American League East capsules

Baseball 03/22/19, 12:03

Capsules of American League East teams, listed in order of finish last year:___Boston Red SoxIn this Monday, March 18, 2019, photo, New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton bats against the Atlanta Braves in a spring baseball exhibition game in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)2018: 108-54, first place, World Series champions.Manager: Alex ...

Defending World Series champion Red Sox on repeat for 2018

Baseball 03/20/19, 10:43

Somehow, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora looked at Mookie Betts' MVP season and saw room for improvement.Not the .346 batting average that was the highest in the major leagues. Not the career-high 32 homers, either.But Betts drove in just 80 runs last year while spending almost all of his ...

Cora hoping to repeat in sophomore season in Red Sox dugout

Baseball 02/24/19, 17:10

Alex Cora guided the Boston Red Sox to a franchise-record 108 wins and a World Series victory last season, and then he reported to his second spring training as a major league manager as if nothing had changed.Still just 43, Cora has a chance to be the first Red Sox ...

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