BALTIMORE — Marco Scutaro nearly threw his glove to the ground, his disgust and frustration clearly evident. The Red Sox shortstop had just made a... Read more
BALTIMORE — By the time the baseball dropped into the seats, just beyond the grasp of Felix Pie, it seemed the atmosphere in the ballpark had... Read more
BALTIMORE — It was a game that could have spiraled out of control and away from the Red Sox. As Daisuke Matsuzaka lost what had made him good for... Read more
There’s a scene in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’’ in which the bank-robbing title characters sit on a saloon balcony, kicking around... Read more
The Red Sox are a desperate team and manager Terry Francona is willing to do most anything to make the final weeks of the season relevant.
The... 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
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Athletics announced a crowd of 19,139 for Friday night’s game against the Red Sox. They owe a debt of gratitude to the... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. — Pinch hitting is never easy, for a veteran or a rookie. Coming up to bat with little time to warm up or prepare isn’t a recipe... Read more
SEATTLE — Jason Varitek could see this coming, the strikeouts piling one upon another, the bats flailing or the batters caught looking.
He had... Read more
SEATTLE — It took just one pitch from Brandon League, a ball, before David Ortiz saw the one he wanted.
He took one of his mighty cuts, a... Read more
SEATTLE — Jed Lowrie hit two home runs Tuesday, helping the Red Sox to a 9-6 victory against the Mariners. His reward was a seat on the bench... Read more
Red Sox managers Don Zimmer and Eddie Kasko, base-stealing great Tommy Harper, infielder John Valentin, and outfielder Jimmy Piersall, whose antics... Read more
Josh Beckett’s analysis was as good as anyone’s. Honest, accurate, and, of course, colorful.
Consider the play in the sixth inning of last... Read more
The walks killed him, as they always do. Daisuke Matsuzaka issued five walks with two of the runners coming around to score, as the pitcher known... Read more
Just a few hours after Red Sox manager Terry Francona offered several superlatives to describe Scott Atchison’s work out of the bullpen, Atchison... Read more
In the 14 seasons he has been with the Red Sox, Jason Varitek has watched it happen to almost every pitcher he has handled, from brash rookies to... Read more
It has seemed for a while that the Yankees have not been going all-out to win the American League East. But after another dismal night in the... Read more
NEW YORK — Sitting on the podium in the interview room before the game, manager Terry Francona considered the question. He had been asked about... Read more
NEW YORK — Jed Lowrie was in Florida sleeping off the effects of mononucleosis when the Red Sox opened the season. His stay on the disabled list... Read more
NEW YORK — It was there for a moment, the season- saving four steals in the ninth inning, the hope the Red Sox wouldn't end things quite yet. And... Read more
CHICAGO — The milestone was just about unthinkable in April, when David Ortiz was mired in a slump that seemed endless. And yet, when Ortiz picked... Read more
CHICAGO — Red Sox captain Jason Varitek acknowledged last night that the coming five games could be his final ones with the team.
“It’s there,’’... Read more
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