When Josh Beckett was scratched from his last start, slowed by back spasms, the memories of last season’s end crept in. It was then that the... Read more
J.D. Drew homered twice, and Jed Lowrie hit his first career grand slam on Sunday and the Boston Red Sox headed into the playoffs with a 12-7... Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. - By the end of the night - a long, angry night for the Red Sox - the enduring image was one of frustration. They had lost the... Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Josh Beckett had looked so good, had been so good. Then, in the span of six batters, it all went away.
The Sox’ fortunes... Read more
The bottle of Bud Light rested next to him as Jonathan Papelbon folded his shirts, filled his bags, and cleared out his locker. The rest of his... Read more
The Red Sox were all things to all people when they opened their 110th season with a 9-7 victory against the Yankees at Fenway Park last... Read more
Ball one. Ball two. Ball three. Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima had thrown three pitches off the plate to Nick Johnson in the eighth inning, with... Read more
Developing Red Sox situation No. 2: Jonathan Papelbon.
Relax, this one isn’t anywhere near the front burner like the David Ortiz/Mike Lowell... Read more
KANSAS CITY — What concerns Terry Francona is not that veteran umpire Joe West thinks Red Sox games take too long to play. Plenty of people around... Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The quartet of former starters, all with moments of greatness, have been relegated to bench players this season.
So they... Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Boston Red Sox survived two scares on Sunday - a possible serious injury to left fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and a Kansas... Read more
MINNEAPOLIS — David Ortiz seemingly has come to grips with the fact he’s going to have to answer for his lack of performance until, well, until it... Read more
MINNEAPOLIS — He was supposed to be a big-time player, the 11th player taken in the 2002 draft out of Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga., but he... Read more
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
BOSTON (AP) Darnell McDonald spent the day in Boston, hanging out just in case he was needed. A few hours later, he saved the Red Sox from another... Read more
It was in the bottom of the 10th inning last night with flame-throwing righty Neftali Feliz working for the Rangers when you learned all you... Read more
The Red Sox are still not playing especially well. But they have won three of four games since Dustin Pedroia accused his teammates of not always... Read more
It was early in spring training at the Yankees’ complex in Tampa when Jorge Posada said something that seems to resonate to this day.
“You... Read more
Tim Wakefield knew his fate before he threw a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles yesterday. A perfect game would not have kept the Red Sox from... Read more
TORONTO (AP) Jason Varitek needed a little extra time to ice his aching body after this seesaw slugfest.
Varitek had four RBIs, Marco Scutaro... Read more
TORONTO — Fabio Castro’s presence in the Red Sox clubhouse yesterday was hardly a matter of merit. His 8.10 ERA in Triple A was beside the point,... Read more
BALTIMORE — In several ways, Adrian Beltre cost the Red Sox a victory against the Baltimore Orioles last night.
The third baseman made a series... Read more
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