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7/24/2016 | Ziegler 'godsend' to ailing Red Sox bullpen

Down two closers already, the Red Sox at least have the luxury of yet another save specialist lurking in their bullpen. And Brad Ziegler pounced on his first save opportunity with his new team Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park, closing out an 8-7 win over the Twins with a 12-pitch ninth inning that included two strikeouts and no baserunners.


7/24/2016 | Pipeline preview: De Leon takes hill for Triple-A Oklahoma City

Dodgers No. 2 prospect Jose De Leon is set to start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday in the Minors.


7/24/2016 | Verlander, Pomeranz duel in Tigers-Sox opener

After allowing five runs on eight hits over three innings in his Red Sox debut on Wednesday against the Giants, left-hander Drew Pomeranz will take the hill again at Fenway Park on Monday in the series opener against Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander, who is 2-0 with a 1.63 ERA in July.


7/24/2016 | As issues continue, Price's frustration mounts

If ever there was a night David Price needed to keep the ball on the ground, it was Saturday, when gusty conditions at Fenway Park made every ball that went in the air an adventure. But the lefty ace couldn't execute his game plan, and his frustration mounted in an 11-9 loss to the Twins.


7/24/2016 | Diaz, Frazier among top prospect performers Saturday

The Midwest League is notorious for dampening the power of young hitters. Apparently no one told that to Isan Diaz. The Brewers' No. 11 prospect slugged a pair of home runs on Saturday, including a walk-off shot to propel Class A Wisconsin past Lake County, 9-8. Diaz also hit a triple in the contest en route to finishing 3-for-4, while his six RBIs represented a new career high.


7/24/2016 | Kelly 'trying to strike everyone out' as reliever

Joe Kelly returned to Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon, enthusiastic about the simplified and aggressive approach he plans on using out of the bullpen. The hard-throwing righty was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill the roster spot of Heath Hembree, who was optioned following Saturday's game.


7/23/2016 | Broadcaster Remy OK after monitor hits head

The gustiest night at Fenway Park in recent memory created an injury in the broadcast booth. NESN color commentator Jerry Remy was hit in the head by a monitor early in Saturday's 11-9 Red Sox loss to the Twins and was replaced by Steve Lyons in the second inning.


7/23/2016 | Facing Twins, Porcello out to go 10-0 at home

Home sure has been a happy place for Rick Porcello this season. The Red Sox right-hander is 9-0 with a 2.98 ERA in 10 starts at Fenway Park. He comes into Sunday's series finale against lefty-hander Tommy Milone and the Twins looking to become the first Red Sox starter since 1961 to begin the season 10-0 at home.


7/23/2016 | Kimbrel nearing return, slated for 'pen session

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel is nearing the finish line of his recovery on the 15-day disabled list for a left knee medial meniscus tear. The right-hander is set to throw a 20-pitch bullpen session Sunday or Monday.


7/23/2016 | Shaughnessy accepts Spink Award at HOF

It is of course apt that the man who popularized the phrase "Curse of the Bambino" would have a career colorized by the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. That career became the focus of the Hall of Fame's Awards Presentation on Saturday, when longtime Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy accepted the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for writers.


7/23/2016 | Switch to left may hasten Benintendi's ascent

Red Sox prospect Andrew Benintendi excelled during his professional debut in left field for Double-A Portland in Friday's 11-3 win over Binghamton, going 2-for-5 with two RBIs with six putouts. Since being drafted No. 7 overall by the Red Sox in the 2015 MLB Draft, Benintendi had only played center field.


7/23/2016 | Betts, Sox optimistic about speedy recovery

Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts was out of the starting lineup against the Twins in Saturday's 11-9 loss for precautionary reasons involving soreness in his right knee. Betts is getting treatment and is day to day, but the club is optimistic about a speedy recovery. Betts' MRI came back negative and there is no structural damage to his knee.


7/23/2016 | Griffey: Ortiz 'absolutely' Hall of Fame worthy

David Ortiz's complicated Hall of Fame case moved into the spotlight for a moment on Saturday, when Hall of Famer electee Ken Griffey Jr. endorsed the retiring Red Sox legend for a spot in Cooperstown.


7/22/2016 | Price looks to get back on winning track

David Price took a loss on Sunday against the Yankees, allowing three runs on 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings. It marked the left-hander's third loss in his last four starts. Price will look to provide a better outing when the Red Sox take on the Twins on Saturday at Fenway Park.


7/22/2016 | Twins escape 9th-inning jam to top Red Sox

After Mookie Betts smacked his second straight leadoff homer for the Red Sox, it seemed it could be another long night for the Twins. Instead, right-hander Kyle Gibson settled in, tossing eight strong innings of two-hit ball, and was backed by a solo homer from Brian Dozier and an RBI double from Miguel Sano in a 2-1 win on Friday night at Fenway Park.


7/22/2016 | Betts day to day due to right knee soreness

Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts exited Friday night's 2-1 loss to the Twins with right knee soreness in the fifth inning. He was replaced by utility man Michael Martinez.


7/22/2016 | Tazawa returns from DL as Sox option Ramirez

The Red Sox's bullpen is finding some order again as the team activated right-hander Junichi Tazawa from the 15-day disabled list on Friday and optioned righty Noe Ramirez to Triple-A Pawtucket.


7/22/2016 | Gimme five: Pedroia sprays ball around

During Thursday night's 13-2 victory against the Twins in which the Red Sox recorded 17 hits, Dustin Pedroia stood out with a feat of his own. The second baseman notched his fourth career five-hit game, going 5-for-5 for the first time since he did so in 2010.


7/21/2016 | Ortiz adds chapter to legendary career

The legendary final season of David Ortiz added a new twist on Thursday night at Fenway Park when the slugger made more news with a home run he hit during batting practice than the one he smashed to ice a 13-2 victory over the Twins.


7/21/2016 | Rodriguez eyes first win at Fenway this season

Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez will look for his first home win this season as the Red Sox host the Twins on Friday night at Fenway Park.


7/21/2016 | Red Sox stay hot, throttle Twins

The front four in the Red Sox's batting order -- led by five hits from Dustin Pedroia -- overpowered the Twins in a 13-2 romp in Thursday night's opener of a four-game series at Fenway Park.


7/21/2016 | Swihart not ready for rehab assignment

The Red Sox had hoped to get Blake Swihart on a Minor League rehab assignment by this weekend, but those plans have been scrapped. The left fielder has felt some recurring soreness in his left ankle as the activity increased.


7/19/2016 | Uehara exits in ninth with strained pectoral

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara left Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Giants with a right pectoral strain and will be re-evaluated Wednesday.


7/19/2016 | Porcello extends streak as Sox gain ground

Continuing to make this season a memorable one for themselves, Rick Porcello worked 6 1/3 innings to match a 38-year-old club standard and David Ortiz defied time by clobbering another home run Tuesday night as the Boston Red Sox rolled past the San Francisco Giants, 4-0.


7/19/2016 | Papi catches Gronk strike, hits Giant jack

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz had squared off against former 2013 World Series teammate Jake Peavy only once before going deep Tuesday. In his second at-bat, Big Papi hit his longest home run of the year.




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