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 ...

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

Baseball 05/23/19, 14:52

Ryan Weber pitched six innings to earn his first career win as a starter, Steve Pearce homered and had three RBIs and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Thursday.Pearce went 3 for 5. He singled in the fourth and sixth innings and hit a two-run ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pearce breaks out of slump in hometown of Lakeland

Baseball 03/14/19, 17:27

World Series MVP Steve Pearce needed a trip home to find his swing.The Lakeland High School product ended an 0-for-12 spring training start with two homers as the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers tied 4-4 on Thursday."It just feels good to finally get a rhythm," Pearce said. "For my ...

What’s the catch? Red Sox players decide on new or old glove

Baseball 02/16/19, 17:02

It's early in spring training, time to get the new mitt ready.Or is it?For the World Series champion Boston Red Sox, some like the feel of new leather, some like it old. Some are superstitious and don't like change and others don't worry about that even after a great season."A ...

World Series MVP Pearce stays with Red Sox for $6.25M

Baseball 11/16/18, 18:23

World Series MVP Steve Pearce is staying with the Red Sox.Boston and the first baseman agreed Friday to a $6.25 million, one-year contract.Pearce was a free agent after completing a $12.5 million, two-year deal he agreed to with Toronto in December 2016. He earned an additional $150,000 bonus for his ...

Update: Recent UNM grad likes Pearce on economic issues

U.S. 11/06/18, 13:07

The Latest on the midterm election in New Mexico (all times local): 10:05 a.m. A 23-year-old recent University of New Mexico grad says she voted for Republican Steve Pearce for governor largely because of his views on the state's struggling economy and his record as a businessman. Vivianne Gonzalez told The Associated Press ...

Red Sox beat Dodgers 5-1, win World Series 4-1

Baseball 10/29/18, 02:22

The Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 on Sunday to finish off a one-sided World Series in five games. Steve Pearce homered twice in the final game and was named the World Series MVP. (Oct. 29)Source: The Associated Press

Well-traveled Pearce finds a place _ as World Series MVP

Baseball 10/29/18, 00:31

For a dozen years, Steve Pearce was on the move. From Pittsburgh to Houston to every single team in the AL East, just looking for a spot where he could stick.He finally found his permanent place — in Red Sox lore.The well-traveled journeyman wound up as the World Series MVP ...

October to forget: Kershaw, Dodgers lose World Series again

Baseball 10/29/18, 00:04

Clayton Kershaw couldn't rescue the Dodgers from the brink of World Series elimination, and now the pitcher regarded as the best of his generation might be on his way out of Los Angeles.Down 3-1 to the Boston Red Sox, the Dodgers turned to their three-time NL Cy Young Award winner ...

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 ...

Chris Sale’s shouts rally Red Sox to brink of title

Baseball 10/28/18, 00:26

The World Series was slipping away when Chris Sale stood in the back of the dugout and started screaming at his teammates.The Boston Red Sox had just fallen behind the Los Angeles Dodgers by four runs in the sixth inning Saturday night, nine outs from finding themselves tied 2-2 in ...

Pearce rallies Red Sox past Dodgers 9-6 for 3-1 Series lead

Baseball 10/28/18, 00:23

Steve Pearce hit a tying homer in the eighth inning and a three-run double in the ninth, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit for a 9-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night and a 3-1 World Series lead.Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers celebrates ...

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 ...

Overmatched: Dodgers’ moves don’t work, down 2-0 in Series

Baseball 10/25/18, 00:15

Maybe this World Series just isn't in the cards for the Los Angeles Dodgers.Trying to play the matchup game, manager Dave Roberts' team instead looked overmatched at Fenway Park. They staggered home after a 4-2 loss Wednesday night, down 2-0 to the do-everything-right Boston Red Sox.Not even a bit of ...

Red Sox happy to be asleep at the ballpark

Baseball 10/23/18, 03:19

Think the Red Sox are asleep at the ballpark? You may be right.Catching some Zzzzs during downtime could help Boston be more alert during the first coast-to-coast World Series in 20 years.A sleep room was opened last year at Fenway Park, adjacent to the gym next to the home clubhouse. ...

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