7/24/2014 | Ortiz day to day with back spasms after exiting late
David Ortiz left Thursday's 8-0 loss to Toronto in the ninth inning with back spasms after he checked his swing on an offering from Blue Jays lefty Rob Rasmussen.
7/24/2014 | Holt crosses final frontier with start at 2B
As he filled in for Dustin Pedroia at second in the series finale in Toronto on Thursday, Brock Holt became the first player in Red Sox history to start at every position outside of pitcher and catcher.
7/24/2014 | Rehabbing Middlebrooks on fire at Pawtucket
Will Middlebrooks, who's on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right index finger, continues to produce offensively since being sent on his rehab assignment on July 18.
7/24/2014 | Red Sox drop series; no match for Jays' Stroman
A series that started so well for the Red Sox ended on a sour note on Thursday, as Boston dropped its third straight game in an 8-0 loss to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
7/24/2014 | Henry: Red Sox, Lester will talk contract after season
The Red Sox and starting pitcher Jon Lester have tabled contract negotiations until the offseason, principal owner John Henry told the Boston Herald late Wednesday.
7/24/2014 | Red Sox, Rays bring aces to the table in AL East clash
With the non-waiver Trade Deadline looming, two of the best pitchers in the American League square off on Friday with their disappointing teams trying to fight their way into the playoff picture. Tampa Bay ace David Price, a potential AL Cy Young candidate, faces off against Boston's Jon Lester at Tropicana Field.
7/24/2014 | Roma blanks Liverpool in Fenway friendly
Even with the Red Sox in Toronto, the bars and streets surrounding Fenway Park had a normal feel to them on Wednesday night. Drinks flowed and the cheers were loud as fans dressed in red prepared to enter the stadium. That red was worn in support of Liverpool FC, which took on AS Roma in a friendly at a sold-out Fenway Park. Roma won, 1-0, scoring off a corner kick in the 89th minute.
7/23/2014 | Papi sets record for HRs by visitor at Rogers Centre
With his three-run blast in the top of the first inning against the Blue Jays on Wednesday night, David Ortiz passed Alex Rodriguez for the most homers by a visiting hitter at Rogers Centre.
7/23/2014 | After playing in 59 straight, Holt gets breather
Brock Holt, who led the American League with 533 innings in the field since his May 17 recall from Triple-A, was not in the starting lineup Wednesday as the Red Sox faced the Blue Jays.
7/23/2014 | Peavy aware of trade talks, but focus is on field
Jake Peavy is trying not to let all the trade talk affect his performance on the mound, but the Red Sox right-hander is aware his name is frequently mentioned as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches.
7/23/2014 | Young righties Stroman, De La Rosa meet in finale
Aiming to take three of four from the Red Sox at Rogers Centre, the Blue Jays send rookie right-hander Marcus Stroman to the mound against righty Rubby De La Rosa in Thursday's matinee. Stroman is 4-2 with a 2.50 ERA in nine starts, while De La Rosa has a 1.73 ERA over his past four outings.
7/23/2014 | Red Sox let pair of leads slip away, fall to Blue Jays
The Red Sox couldn't sustain a big first inning as they fell, 6-4, to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Wednesday night. David Ortiz hit a three-run homer in the top of the first, but Clay Buchholz gave up three runs in the bottom of the inning and eventually took the loss. Xander Bogaerts' double put the Sox up a run in the fifth, but his throwing error in the sixth allowed Toronto to take the lead for good.
7/22/2014 | Vazquez impressing Red Sox in field, at plate
With the Red Sox's win Monday, the team improved to 5-0 when rookie catcher Christian Vazquez is behind the plate. Vazquez is the first Red Sox catcher to win each of his first five starts behind the plate, and the first player in the Major Leagues in 31 years, since the Brewers' Bill Schroeder won his first six in 1983.
7/22/2014 | Pedroia Sox's Heart and Hustle Award winner
Dustin Pedroia was named the Red Sox's winner of the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday. It's the fifth year in a row the second baseman has received the distinction, which is chosen by the Major League Baseball Alumni Association.
7/22/2014 | Red Sox miss opportunities as Peavy tires late
After opening their four-game series against the Blue Jays with a bang, the Red Sox's offense went quiet for seven innings Tuesday behind Jake Peavy. And when it finally did come to life, it was too little, too late. David Ortiz hit a solo homer in the eighth and Stephen Drew knocked a two-run shot in the ninth, but the Red Sox could not overcome an early deficit in a 7-3 loss at Rogers Centre.
7/22/2014 | In control of late, Buchholz aims to tame Blue Jays
Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz has looked much more like his 2013 self in the past few weeks after spending about a month on the disabled list. Buchholz will look to continue his strong pitching when he opposes knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays on Wednesday in the third of a four-game series at Rogers Centre.
7/21/2014 | On a roll, Red Sox out to help Peavy earn elusive win
Monday marked the first of 13 consecutive games Boston will play against divisional opponents. On Tuesday, the Blue Jays and Sox -- who have won five in a row -- play the second of a four-game set at Rogers Centre, with Jake Peavy and J.A. Happ sharing the rubber.
7/21/2014 | Red Sox stay hot, pound four homers in rout of Jays
The Red Sox won their fifth straight game with a 14-1 trouncing of the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Monday night. David Ortiz crushed two homers and Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew also went deep as Boston climbed out of the basement in the American League East, passing Tampa Bay in the opener of a four-game set.
7/21/2014 | Papi ties, passes Yaz on all-time homer list
With his two-run shot in the top of the fourth inning Monday night, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz tied Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski for No. 36 on the all-time home run list with 452. Ortiz then hit No. 453 in the fifth to take sole possession of 36th place.
7/21/2014 | Red Sox sign first 21 picks from '14 Draft
For the first time in at least 20 years, the Red Sox signed their first 21 picks from the First-Year Player Draft.
7/21/2014 | Victorino gets a break from Rogers Centre turf
Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was not in the lineup for the series opener against the Blue Jays on Monday after playing a pair of games over the weekend for the first time since late May.
7/20/2014 | Lester aces Royals as Sox complete sweep
Jon Lester logged eight scoreless frames and Daniel Nava added three RBIs for the Red Sox in a 6-0 win over the Royals on Sunday to complete a series sweep.
7/20/2014 | Farrell plots break plan for Red Sox players
With the next seven games -- in seven days -- on turf, Red Sox manager John Farrell is trying to manage his roster by not overextending anyone, especially Shane Victorino, who returned from a strained right hamstring on Saturday.
7/20/2014 | Carp accepting of his role as platoon player
Without a left-handed-hitting counterpart, it's difficult for a club to find a spot for someone like Jonny Gomes. Fortunately for the platooning Gomes, Mike Carp has been a good foil.
7/19/2014 | Middlebrooks working his way back at Triple-A
Red Sox infielder Will Middlebrooks -- in his latest rehab stint -- played third base and went 2-for-4 in Pawtucket's 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Bisons on Saturday night at McCoy Stadium.
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