Jon Lester, frankly, is embarrassed at how he has pitched in April and May since arriving in the big leagues in 2006.
One of the best starters... Read more
When Clay Buchholz delivered the first pitch of the Red Sox’ 6-5 loss to the Rays last night — a 96-mile-per-hour fastball for a called strike... Read more
BOSTON (AP) It wasn't that long ago that the Tampa Bay Rays couldn't win in Boston. Now, they're the team that looks most comfortable during the... Read more
Early in the afternoon, there were thousands of people running toward Kenmore Square, their faces twisted, their pain obvious at the end of an... Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—As much as the Boston Red Sox wanted to play down the significance of beating the Tampa Bay Rays, David Ortiz conceded it did... Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As he walked into the clubhouse after last night’s game, the first thing Red Sox manager Terry Francona said to director of... Read more
Terry Francona credited John Lackey for his crisp game management of the Tampa Bay Rays during his seven-inning stint on the mound in last night’s... Read more
From the beginning, last night’s 9-4 loss to the Rays was a scuffle for Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka.
His first pitch, an 89-mile-per-hour... Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Don’t get me wrong.
It’s not that Daisuke Matsuzaka is a lousy, good-for-nothing scoundrel. He’s not that bad. Problem... Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Bill Lajoie, the veteran scout and former general manager of the Detroit Tigers, used to theorize that the player who... Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mistakes are harder to erase for the Red Sox these days. The occasional bobbled ground ball or rough pitching performance... Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The last time J.D. Drew stepped in against David Price is seared in the memory of most Red Sox fans. With the bases loaded... Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It was a good catch, excellent even. J.D. Drew had to vault over a pitcher’s mound in the Rays’ bullpen, contend with... Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — They still believe because they have to believe. The Red Sox might know, deep down, that seven games in the loss column with... Read more
The wooden temporary lockers have multiplied in the clubhouse, bringing with them fresh rookies to fill an already over-filled room. Usually, that... Read more
BOSTON—The Tampa Bay Rays hit five home runs to support David Price's strong six-inning performance and beat the Boston Red Sox 14-5 on Tuesday... Read more
Marco Scutaro was not supposed to play against the Tampa Bay Rays last night. Red Sox manager Terry Francona planned to give his shortstop the day... Read more
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