Dustin Pedroia - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Dustin Pedroia 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 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 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 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: Machado, O's in Beantown after near-beaning A look at what's happening all around the majors today: BIRDS IN BEANTOWN The Orioles face Boston at Fenway Park in their first meeting since tempers flared a week ago at Camden Yards. Manny Machado rankled the Red Sox with a late slide into second baseman Dustin Pedroia, then two days later, Matt Barnes buzzed the B... Mon, 01 May 2017 06:19:00 GMT 2017-05-01T06:19:00Z LEADING OFF: Sale vs Yanks; Thor vs Dickey; injuries pile up A look at what's happening around the majors today: LOFTY NUMBERS Chris Sale (1-1, 0.91 ERA) brings his impressive numbers against the Yankees to the mound when the Red Sox host New York in the finale of a series shortened by rain. The lefty is 4-1 with a 1.17 ERA in his career vs. the Yankees, the lowest ERA against... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:50:00 GMT 2017-04-27T06:50:00Z 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 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 LEADING OFF: MLB sorts out trouble in Baltimore, Minnesota A look at what's happening all around the majors today: PAY THE PRICE Major League Baseball figures to be busy, sorting out possible penalties after the ill will at Camden Yards and Target Field over the weekend. On Sunday, Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes was ejected after throwing a fastball behind ... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:20:00 GMT 2017-04-24T06:20:00Z 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 Red Sox trying to stay the course amid injury, illness The season is only a week old, and already the Boston Red Sox have faced quite a bit of adversity. It's hard enough to deal with whatever baseball-related injuries pop up each year, but Boston has also had to worry about the flu, which has been making its way through the roster over the past few days. Every game brings new questions about who manager John Farrell will be abl... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 07:05:00 GMT 2017-04-10T07:05:00Z Brady's jersey stolen again, this time in fun at Fenway Park BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey was stolen again — this time by Rob Gronkowski in full view of 37,000 screaming Red Sox fans. The New England Patriots quarterback was showing off the recently re-acquired uniform top during the pregame ceremony on opening day at Fenway Park on Monday when Gronkowski ripped it out of his hands. Brady chased him around the infield a... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 22:11:00 GMT 2017-04-03T22:11:00Z Treinen gets Nats' closer job; Pelfrey cut TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Blake Treinen will begin the season as Washington's closer, even though he has only one big league save. After the Nationals lost Mark Melancon to the San Francisco Giants in free agency, Treinen won the job over Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover. "Blake has that turbo sinker," manager Dusty Baker said Thursday. "He may gi... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:49:00 GMT 2017-03-31T07:49:00Z With David Ortiz retired, Red Sox now look to LHP Chris Sale BOSTON (AP) — Life after Big Papi. For the first time since 2003, the Boston Red Sox will enter spring training without David Ortiz. The slugger retired after last season, taking with him three World Series rings, one Series MVP and numerous clutch moments in his 14 seasons with the club. With Ortiz gone, the Red Sox ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:05:00 GMT 2017-02-10T23:05:00Z