Column: Penny-pinching Rays manage to keep up with big boys

Sports 05/17/19, 15:50

They play in an architectural nightmare of a ballpark.They are treated like pariahs in their own community.They have to get by with one of baseball's stingiest payrolls.Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash, left, high-fives relief pitcher Diego Castillo, center, after the Rays defeated the Miami Marlins 1-0 in a baseball ...

Chavis lifts Red Sox over Rockies 6-5 in 10 innings

Baseball 05/15/19, 22:26

J.D. Martinez homered in his third straight game, rookie Michael Chavis singled home the winning run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox recovered after blowing a five-run lead to beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Wednesday night.Martinez hit a two-run shot and Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 10 ...

Martinez homers twice, surging Red Sox sweep Mariners

Baseball 05/12/19, 19:48

J.D. Martinez hit two homers, rookie Michael Chavis drove in five runs and the surging Boston Red Sox beat the stumbling Seattle Mariners 11-2 to complete a three-game sweep Sunday at soggy Fenway Park.The World Series champions have won five straight games and 16 of 22 following a 6-13 start.Omar ...

Martinez 2 HRs, Chavis 5 RBIs as Red Sox pound M’s 11-2

Baseball 05/12/19, 16:00

J.D. Martinez hit two homers, rookie Michael Chavis drove in five runs and the surging Boston Red Sox beat the stumbling Seattle Mariners 11-2 to complete a three-game sweep Sunday at soggy Fenway Park. It was the fifth straight win and 16th in 22 games for the defending World Series champions. ...

Leon’s 3-run homer caps 8-run 3rd, Red Sox beat Mariners 9-5

Sports 05/11/19, 16:08

Sandy Leon fouled off an bunt attempt, then hit a three-run homer to cap an eight-run third inning that carried the surging Boston Red Sox over the struggling Seattle Mariners 9-5 on Saturday.Mitch Moreland started Boston's comeback from a 4-0 deficit against Félix Hernández (1-4) with a solo homer. The ...

Red Sox score 8 runs in big third inning vs Mariners

Sports 05/11/19, 13:52

The Boston Red Sox have scored eight runs in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park.It's the second time in just over a week that they've had at least eight in an inning. Last Saturday, they scored nine — also in the third — against the Chicago ...

Seattle’s Felix Hernandez gets 2,500th career strikeout

Sports 05/11/19, 13:23

Seattle's Félix Hernández became the 36th major league pitcher with 2,500 career strikeouts, getting it in the second inning Saturday against the Boston Red Sox.The 33-year-old right-hander fanned rookie Michael Chavis looking with a 92 mph fastball for the milestone.Hernández is the fourth active pitcher to reach the mark — ...

Red Sox beat Mariners 14-1, over .500 for first time

Baseball 05/10/19, 21:31

Mitch Moreland hit a three-run home run, Rafael Devers and Andrew Benintendi each added a solo homer, and the Boston Red Sox moved above .500 for the first time this season with a 14-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.Boston (20-19) has won nine of 11, scoring 80 ...

Albert Pujols reaches 2,000 RBIs and Angels rout Tigers 13-0

Sports 05/09/19, 16:02

Albert Pujols became the third player with 2,000 career RBIs, hitting a solo homer in the third inning Thursday to help the Los Angeles Angels rout the Detroit Tigers 13-0. The three-time MVP joined Hank Aaron (2,297) and Alex Rodriguez (2,086) as the three players to reach the milestone since 1920. ...

Benintendi’s homer in 12th lifts Red Sox over Orioles 2-1

Baseball 05/08/19, 22:20

Andrew Benintendi homered in the 12th inning, and the Boston Red Sox received a masterful pitching performance from Chris Sale and a game-saving catch from Jackie Bradley Jr. in a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. With their fifth win in six games, the Red Sox reached .500 ...

Moreland homers, has 3 RBIs to help Red Sox beat Orioles 8-5

Baseball 05/07/19, 21:42

Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer and J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts also connected to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Tuesday night.After having their run of six straight games with a long ball snapped by Baltimore one night earlier, the Red Sox scored their ...

Red Sox put LHP Price on injured list with elbow tendinitis

Sports 05/06/19, 17:08

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price has elbow problems again, although this time he expects a rapid recovery.Price was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with tendinitis in his pitching elbow. He was scheduled start to start on Tuesday night at Baltimore."It doesn't feel right, so we're going to ...

Red Sox get 10 hits in a row in 15-2 rout of White Sox

Baseball 05/04/19, 22:03

The Boston Red Sox strung together 10 straight hits against White Sox left-hander Manny Bañuelos, ending one hit shy of the major league record during a nine-run third inning in a 15-2 rout of Chicago on Saturday night.Bañuelos (2-1) retired his first eight batters before Christian Vázquez opened Boston's two-out ...

Red Sox gets 10 straight hits in 9-run 3rd, rout ChiSox 15-2

Baseball 05/04/19, 21:54

The Boston Red Sox strung together 10 straight hits against White Sox left-hander Manny Bañuelos, ending one hit shy of the major league record during a nine-run third inning in a 15-2 rout of Chicago on Saturday night.Bañuelos (2-1) retired his first eight batters before Christian Vázquez opened Boston's two-out ...

Red Sox get 10 straight hits off White Sox LHP Bañuelos

Baseball 05/04/19, 19:59

The Boston Red Sox strung together 10 straight hits against Chicago White Sox left-hander Manny Bañuelos, ending one hit shy of the major league record during a nine-run third inning Saturday night.Bañuelos retired his first eight batters before Christian Vázquez opened Boston's two-out rally with a single. Xander Bogaerts, Michael ...

Sale sparkles to earn first win, Red Sox top White Sox 6-1

Baseball 05/03/19, 22:42

Chris Sale snapped out of his early season funk to earn his first win with an impressive performance against his former team, tossing six scoreless innings of three-hit ball in the Boston Red Sox's 6-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox 6-1 on Friday night.Sale (1-5) entered with a 6.30 ...

Delmonico’s 3-run HR in 9th lifts White Sox over Red Sox 6-4

Sports 05/02/19, 23:12

Nicky Delmonico hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Chicago White Sox a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.It was Chicago's second straight walk-off win. Yonder Alonso had a two-run single in the nightcap of Wednesday's ...

Porcello pitches 8 shutout innings, Red Sox beat A’s 5-1

Baseball 04/30/19, 20:55

Rick Porcello pitched eight shutout innings and struck out a season-high eight as the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Tuesday night.Porcello (2-3) allowed only two hits and walked two while winning his second straight start. He also became the first starter to go past the seventh ...

Bogaerts’ double highlights 6-run rally; Red Sox beat A’s

Baseball 04/29/19, 21:53

Xander Bogaerts hit a tying two-run double that sailed over the head of center fielder Ramón Laureano, who made a bad read during a six-run third inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Monday night.Rookie Michael Chavis drove in three runs and Mookie Betts had ...

Sale drops to 0-5 as Rays beat Red Sox 5-2

Sports 04/28/19, 15:05

Chris Sale remained winless in six starts this season, giving up Daniel Robertson's two-run homer in the first inning and Yandy Diaz's two-run triple in the second as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 Sunday.Sale (0-5) gave up four runs — two earned — four ...

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