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 ...

Granderson voted Man of the Year for 3rd time by players

Baseball 11/27/18, 23:24

Free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson became the first three-time winner of the Marvin Miller Man of the Year, part of the players' association's Players Choice Awards.The 37-year-old Granderson, the winner in 2009 and 2016, split last season between Toronto and Milwaukee. He was followed in the voting by Arizona first ...

Boston’s Betts, Milwaukee’s Yelich win MVP Awards

Sports 11/15/18, 18:57

Boston's Mookie Betts and Milwaukee's Christian Yelich were runaway winners of the Most Valuable Player awards after the 26-year-old outfielders each led their teams to first-place finishes with dominant seasons that included batting titles.Betts received 28 first-place votes and 410 points from the Baseball Writers' Association of America in balloting ...

Pierced! Pearce sparks top of slumping Red Sox lineup

Baseball 10/28/18, 01:01

His team down by a run, Steve Pearce was limbering up outside the Boston dugout before the eighth inning when manager Alex Cora called him back to the bench for a quick word.Whatever Cora said, it must've worked.He might want to share that wisdom with Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez and ...

Update: Benintendi benched to make room for Martinez

Baseball 10/26/18, 17:34

The Latest on the World Series (all times local):2:27 p.m.Boston benched left fielder Andrew Benintendi to make room for major league RBIs leader J.D. Martinez in the outfield as the World Series switched to the National League city for Game 3, resulting in the loss of the designated hitter.With right-hander ...

Christian Yelich, J.D. Martinez win Hank Aaron Awards

Baseball 10/26/18, 17:20

Christian Yelich made it to the World Series, just not the way he hoped.The Milwaukee Brewers star accepted the Hank Aaron Award as the outstanding offensive player in the National League before Game 3 between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. Boston slugger J.D. Martinez was ...

Martinez powers Red Sox postseason with more than home runs

Baseball 10/26/18, 04:03

The similarities between Martinez and former Dodgers slugger Kirk Gibson, whose pinch-hit home run 30 years ago against Oakland in Game 1 at Dodger Stadium is a part of World Series lore, aren't confined to health. It is fitting that one of the storylines before a World Series game at Dodger ...

No decision on Martinez in Red Sox lineup; Betts not at 2B

Baseball 10/25/18, 22:14

While the Red Sox wait to see whether J.D. Martinez can start Game 3 of the World Series, this much is true: Don't take any bets on Boston shifting a star outfielder to the infield."Mookie Betts at second? No, he's not playing second base. Well, he's not starting at second ...

No decision on Martinez in Red Sox lineup; Betts not at 2B

Baseball 10/25/18, 20:58

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora says no decision has been made on whether slugger J.D. Martinez will start Game 3 of the World Series.But Cora said Thursday that whatever lineup he uses, it will not feature star right fielder Mookie Betts at second base.Martinez is Boston's main designated hitter. ...

Red Sox use another two-out rally to down Dodgers

Baseball 10/25/18, 00:10

J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox made magic with two outs during the AL playoffs.With a World Series on the line, seems they have plenty left.Martinez delivered a two-out tiebreaking single, and Boston got all of its runs with two down while beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on ...

Red Sox beat Dodgers 8-4 at Fenway in World Series opener

Baseball 10/23/18, 07:54

Andrew Benintendi, J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox came out swinging in the World Series opener, seizing every advantage in their quirky ballpark to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on a chilly, windy Tuesday night.Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez, center, celebrates at the dugout after hitting a three-run ...

Leading off: Kershaw, Sale set for Game 1 of World Series

Baseball 10/23/18, 01:47

A look at what's happening around the major leagues Tuesday:FENWAY FRESHMANDodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will pitch at Fenway Park for the first time when he starts Game 1 of the World Series against the Red Sox. The oldest park in the majors has a lot of quirks that can present ...

Cora: MVP favorite Betts could play 2B in World Series

Baseball 10/20/18, 20:14

With a championship at stake, MVP favorite Mookie Betts is ready to do anything manager Alex Cora asks.Even if that means dusting off his infielder's mitt.Cora said Saturday he may use the Gold Glove Award-winning right fielder at second base during the World Series, a move that would make space ...

JD Martinez holds no grudge against Astros, who released him

Baseball 10/12/18, 17:17

J.D. Martinez wants to thank the Houston Astros — not get back at them — for releasing him when he was struggling to make himself into a star.The Red Sox slugger credits his growing pains in Houston for teaching him "how to fail," a lesson he credits with transforming him ...

Red Sox hold off Yanks in Game 4, face Astros in ALCS

Baseball 10/10/18, 00:00

Craig Kimbrel and the Boston Red Sox held off the Yankees' ninth-inning rally that ended with a video replay, eliminating New York with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night that set up a postseason rematch with the World Series champion Houston Astros.Trailing in Game 4 of the AL Division Series, the ...

Sale strong, ‘pen shaky as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-4 in ALDS

Baseball 10/05/18, 23:26

Chris Sale struck out eight for his first career postseason win, J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox sweated out their shaky bullpen to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 on Friday night in Game 1 of the AL Division Series.Boston Red Sox's J.D. Martinez celebrates ...

Red Sox, Yankees ready to rumble again in playoffs

Baseball 10/04/18, 04:43

It's been 14 years since the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have tangled in the playoffs, and now they're all set to meet as 100-win heavyweights.The longtime and bitter rivals are lined up in the best-of-five Division Series, starting Friday night at Fenway Park.Boosted by MVP candidate Mookie ...

Red Sox keeping things routine awaiting ALDS opponent

Baseball 10/02/18, 16:35

Alex Cora knows first-hand the way things change in October. That's why the Boston Red Sox manager wants to keep everything the same for his club.Routine served Boston well during the regular season. Under their rookie skipper, the Red Sox posted a franchise-best 108 wins and secured home-field advantage throughout ...

Nobody better: Betts, Yelich clear choices for MVP awards

Baseball 10/02/18, 05:34

Now that the regular season is finally in the books, time to bestow baseball's biggest individual prizes. It took one extra day to sort out the playoff bracket, but these debates have been underway for weeks.Christian Yelich seems a cinch for NL MVP, but is it Mookie Betts or Boston ...

Red Sox claim more titles, beating Yankees 10-2 in finale

Baseball 09/30/18, 22:00

On the final day of their record-setting season, the AL East champion Boston Red Sox picked up a few more titles.Mookie Betts had another hit to coast to the big league batting championship and J.D. Martinez won the RBI crown on Sunday as the Red Sox headed into the playoffs ...

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