Boston Red Sox - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Boston Red Sox Red Sox ace David Price struggles in minor league start BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — David Price knew better than lobby for a chance to go out for a third inning after struggling through the first two in the Boston ace's first minor league rehab start. "I've got to do as I'm told," Price said. "If I don't like it, pitch better." Though saying he felt no soreness in his strained left pitching elbow t... Sat, 20 May 2017 15:38:00 GMT 2017-05-20T15:38:00Z Boston's Chris Sale ties record with 8th straight 10 K game OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Boston starter Chris Sale tied his own record by striking out at least 10 batters in an eighth straight game. Sale reached the double-digit mark when he fanned Oakland's Josh Phegley to end the seventh inning Friday night. Sale had previously struck out at least 10 batters in eight straight games in 2015 when he pitched for the Chicago White Sox. ... Sat, 20 May 2017 04:03:00 GMT 2017-05-20T04:03:00Z Injured lefty David Price could rejoin Red Sox by end of May MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price could return to the rotation by the end of May, provided he continues to feel good in his recovery from a strained left elbow. Sidelined since spring training, the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner has been throwing well in simulated games. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Saturday that Price's next simulated session, schedu... Sun, 07 May 2017 02:03:00 GMT 2017-05-07T02:03:00Z Manfred: MLB considers guidelines for racist taunts MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Days after a fan at Fenway Park directed racial slurs at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said he is determined to "provide our players with an environment where they feel comfortable in every major league stadium that they play." Manfred spoke Friday before the Minnesota Twins hosted the Boston Red ... Sat, 06 May 2017 02:38:00 GMT 2017-05-06T02:38:00Z Tempers flare as baseball's division rivalries turn hostile The Orioles and Red Sox play each other again in early June, as do the Astros and Rangers. Perhaps by then, cooler heads can prevail. If not, the umpires in those series will have their work cut out for them. Tempers flared in Boston and Houston this week, with divisional rivalries descending into open hostility. Manny Machado of the Or... Fri, 05 May 2017 07:04:00 GMT 2017-05-05T07:04:00Z Machado homers, O's end strained series vs Red Sox with win BOSTON (AP) — A tape-measure home run. A diving catch in the field. A double steal. Gutsy starting pitching. "It actually seemed like we played a baseball game tonight," Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said Thursday night after the Orioles capped a tense four-game series at Fenway Park with a more sedate, 8-3 win over the Boston Red Sox. ... Fri, 05 May 2017 03:56:00 GMT 2017-05-05T03:56:00Z Red Sox knuckleballer Wright to have season-ending surgery BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say knuckleballer Steven Wright needs knee surgery and will miss the rest of the season. The team said before Thursday night's game against Baltimore that the right-hander will have an operation to repair the cartilage in his left knee next week. Red Sox manager John Farrell said there wasn't one thing t... Fri, 05 May 2017 00:23:00 GMT 2017-05-05T00:23:00Z Gausman ejected after another hit batter in Red Sox-Orioles BOSTON (AP) — Orioles starter Kevin Gausman was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday night's game against the Red Sox after hitting Boston's Xander Bogaerts with a pitch — the latest in a series of beanballs and brushbacks that have turned the teams' matchups this season into a boiling rivalry. Hours after a conference call in which MLB chief basebal... Thu, 04 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT 2017-05-04T13:00:00Z Red Sox permanently ban fan for racial slur to another fan BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox on Wednesday permanently banned from Fenway Park a man they said used a racial slur, a separate confrontation from the insults directed at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones a night earlier but one the team says it is taking just as seriously. "I'm here to send a message, loud and clear, that the behavior, the languag... Thu, 04 May 2017 12:52:00 GMT 2017-05-04T12:52:00Z Gausman ejected after hitting batter, Red Sox top O's 4-2 BOSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball told the Red Sox and Orioles to stop their festering feud. Then the umpires backed it up. Hours after a conference call to tell the Red Sox and Orioles "Enough is enough," Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman was ejected in the second inning for hitting a batter and Boston went on to win 4-2 Wednesday night. ... Thu, 04 May 2017 11:21:00 GMT 2017-05-04T11:21:00Z LEADING OFF: O's, Red Sox finish heated series; Kinsler hurt A look at what's happening all around the majors today: FEUD FINISHED? The Orioles and Red Sox wrap up their heated four-game series at Fenway Park. After ace Chris Sale became the latest Boston pitcher to throw near Manny Machado, MLB executive Joe Torre talked to both teams Wednesday on a conference call and sent t... Thu, 04 May 2017 06:39:00 GMT 2017-05-04T06:39:00Z MLB reviews security at all parks after Fenway racial slurs BOSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball is reviewing its security protocols in all 30 stadiums after Orioles outfielder Adam Jones complained of fans shouting racial slurs in Boston this week and other black players reacted by saying it's a common reality when playing in several cities. It's not yet clear what changes might be made, but league officials are s... Thu, 04 May 2017 01:37:00 GMT 2017-05-04T01:37:00Z Jones says racial taunts speak to wider racial issues BOSTON (AP) — Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said Tuesday that racial taunts that prompted immediate condemnation around baseball and Boston have no place in today's game but speak to larger racial issues in the United States. "I thought we'd moved past this a long time ago," said Jones, who said he heard fans call him the N-word on Monday night and had a ... Wed, 03 May 2017 13:49:00 GMT 2017-05-03T13:49:00Z Jones applauded, Machado buzzed as Red Sox top Orioles 5-2 BOSTON (AP) — Moments after Chris Sale joined Fenway Park fans in a show of respect of Adam Jones, the Boston ace escalated the feud with Baltimore star Manny Machado. Sale stepped off the mound to let a standing ovation build in the first inning Tuesday night as Jones approached the plate, a day after he was racially taunted at the ballpark. ... Wed, 03 May 2017 12:30:00 GMT 2017-05-03T12:30:00Z LEADING OFF: Will the Red Sox take another shot at Machado? A look at what's happening all around the majors today: BEAN-TOWN Manny Machado will see whether Red Sox are going to throw at him again. Still simmering from Machado's slide that injured Dustin Pedroia less than two weeks, Boston took another shot at the Baltimore star when Chris Sale's fastball sailed behind his le... Wed, 03 May 2017 06:50:00 GMT 2017-05-03T06:50:00Z The Latest: Adam Jones gets lengthy applause in Fenway BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones being taunted with racial slurs at Fenway Park (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Orioles center fielder Adam Jones got an extended applause from Fenway Park fans as he took his first at-bat on Tuesday night, one day after hearing racial slurs from the stands. ... Tue, 02 May 2017 23:35:00 GMT 2017-05-02T23:35:00Z Machado homers, drives in 2 in Orioles' 5-2 win over Red Sox BOSTON (AP) — Manny Machado put on quite a show. The Orioles third baseman slugged a long homer out of Fenway Park, drove in two runs and made three solid plays in his first game against Boston since a dustup with the Red Sox just over a week ago, carrying the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-2 victory Monday night. Caleb Joseph added an RBI do... Tue, 02 May 2017 03:42:00 GMT 2017-05-02T03:42:00Z LEADING OFF: Cubs, Red Sox show off trophies at Fenway Park A look at what's happening all around the majors today: CROWNS IN TOWN The curse-breaking World Series trophies that the Red Sox won in 2004 and the Cubs earned last year will both be on display at Fenway Park when Boston hosts Chicago in the nationally televised night matchup. Fans can pose for pictures with both pi... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:22:00 GMT 2017-04-30T06:22:00Z Gooden gets key to city 31 years after Mets World Series win NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden has gotten a key to the city 31 years after the team's thrilling World Series win over the Boston Red Sox. Teammates from the 1986 Mets including Darryl Strawberry, Jesse Orosco and Bobby Ojeda (oh-HEY'-duh) joined Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) for Friday's ceremony honoring Gooden. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:35:00 GMT 2017-04-28T22:35:00Z LEADING OFF: Bruising Nats host battered Mets, Cubs-Red Sox A look at what's happening around the majors today: WASHINGTON CAPITALIZES Trea Turner and the Nationals clubbed their way through Coors Field this week, scoring 11 or more runs in three straight games for the first time since they were the Montreal Expos in 1986. Turner had a huge four-game series in Colorado, getti... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:34:00 GMT 2017-04-28T06:34:00Z Pirates beat Cubs 6-5 as Ngoepe becomes first African in MLB PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gift Ngoepe might not have had the weight of the world on his shoulders but he felt like a continent was counting on him. Ngoepe, the first African to reach the major leagues, singled in his first plate appearance and Josh Harrison led off the bottom of the first with a home run Wednesday night to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Chicag... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:09:00 GMT 2017-04-27T12:09:00Z LEADING OFF: Pedroia set to return, Bundy emerging for O's A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME BACK The Red Sox had to wait another day to get Dustin Pedroia back in the lineup. Manager John Farrell said after Tuesday night's game was rained out that his injured second baseman would have been able to play after missing the previous two games. Instead,... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:07:00 GMT 2017-04-26T07:07:00Z LEADING OFF: Hicks a hit for Tigers, Blach set for Kershaw A look at what's happening all around the majors today: HICKS STICKS John Hicks is off to an impressive start as a fill-in for injured Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Called up from Triple-A on Saturday morning, Hicks is 5 for 10 with a home run and six RBIs in two games. The 27-year-old made his major league d... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:36:00 GMT 2017-04-25T06:36:00Z David Ortiz to address grads at Rhode Island tech university EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will deliver the commencement address at a private Rhode Island university. The baseball legend is set to speak at the New England Institute of Technology's 76th commencement at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence on Sunday. The East Greenwich school will present ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:01:00 GMT 2017-04-25T00:01:00Z Red Sox pitcher Barnes suspended 4 games for buzzing Machado NEW YORK (AP) — Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes has been suspended four games and fined for throwing a fastball past the head of Baltimore star Manny Machado. The commissioner's office issued the penalty Monday. The Red Sox are off and Barnes is appealing, meaning the reliever can continue to pitch until the process is done. Barnes was ejec... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:41:00 GMT 2017-04-24T22:41:00Z Machado in center of bad blood as Red Sox beat Orioles 6-2 BALTIMORE (AP) — A spikes-high slide. A near beanball. Harsh talk in the clubhouse. The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles soared to a new level over the weekend, and there's no telling what might happen when they soon meet again. A tempestuous three-game series between these AL East foes wound up with Orioles star... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:36:00 GMT 2017-04-23T22:36:00Z Pedroia still ailing, Farrell complaining over Machado slide BALTIMORE (AP) — One day later, Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and manager John Farrell were still sore about Manny Machado's spikes-up slide. Pedroia was not in Boston's starting lineup Saturday after hurting his knee and ankle in the eighth inning of Friday night's 2-0 loss to Baltimore. The injury occurred when Machado spiked Pedroia in the back of his left ... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:59:00 GMT 2017-04-22T22:59:00Z Kris Bryant of Cubs has baseball's most popular jersey NEW YORK (AP) — Kris Bryant has the most popular jersey in baseball. The Chicago Cubs third baseman has taken over that spot from retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. The commissioner's office and players' association also said Friday that the Cubs had four of the five most popular jerseys following their first title since 1908. ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:43:00 GMT 2017-04-21T20:43:00Z LEADING OFF: Morning start at Fenway, Ichiro back in Seattle A look at what's happening all around the majors today: SET THAT ALARM The annual Patriots Day' game at Fenway Park is always the earliest start in the majors — 11:05 a.m. on the day of the Boston Marathon. Knuckleballer Steven Wright pitches for the Red Sox against Tampa Bay lefty Blake Snell. WE... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:30:00 GMT 2017-04-17T06:30:00Z Clear the Air: Rays bring filter system to road clubhouses BOSTON (AP) — Aiming for a winning atmosphere in the clubhouse, the Tampa Bay Rays want to clear the air. So starting this weekend, the Rays will take a couple of air filters on the road with them to limit germs. They began using them Friday night in Boston, where the flu hampered the Red Sox last week. The Rays had two high-tech units ... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:28:00 GMT 2017-04-14T22:28:00Z