Contreras homers in 15th, Cubs beat Brewers 2-1

Baseball 05/11/19, 19:41

Willson Contreras homered in the 15th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.Contreras turned on a 1-2 pitch from Burch Smith (0-1), sending a long shot to left field that gave Chicago its 11th win in 13 games. He spun and flipped ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Giving Out Report Cards for the Red Sox

Baseball 11/01/18, 07:31

BOSTON -- Only a real nitpicker would look back at arguably the best team in Boston Red Sox history and give out individual grades to each player while hand-selecting their contributions and shortcomings during the 2018 season.Nitpicker here, ready and willing. Let's do this.POSITION PLAYERSC Sandy Leon: B-plusHow good does ...

Vazquez for Leon only batting order change for Game 2

Baseball 10/24/18, 17:13

The Red Sox made one change to their starting batting order after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series opener, inserting Christian Vazquez at catcher for Game 2 in place of Sandy Leon.Boston manager Alex Cora dropped the catcher's spot one slot to ninth on Wednesday night, raising ...

Red Sox shuffle lineup heading into Game 2 of ALCS vs Astros

Baseball 10/14/18, 17:10

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora has shuffled his lineup for Game 2 against the Houston Astros, putting infielders Ian Kinsler and Rafael Devers and catcher Christian Vazquez in the starting lineup for the first time in the AL Championship Series.Devers was batting sixth and playing third base in place ...

After 1st postseason cycle, Holt returns to Boston’s bench

Baseball 10/09/18, 17:37

Becoming the first player to hit for a postseason cycle earned Brock Holt a return to the Boston Red Sox bench.Ian Kinsler was back at second base for Game 4 of the AL Division Series on Tuesday night against the New York Yankees and left-hander CC Sabathia.Holt, a left-handed batter, ...

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