'Tough run' continues for Porcello

Red Sox righty laments inability to execute pitches

'Tough run' continues for Porcello

TORONTO -- Rick Porcello saw his winless streak reach eight starts as he lasted only two innings while giving up a season-high three homers in the Red Sox's 11-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday at Rogers Centre.

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Porcello roughed up in blowout loss

Porcello roughed up in blowout loss

TORONTO -- Justin Smoak hit a pair of home runs while Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson also went deep as the Blue Jays offense rolled all over Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello during an 11-2 victory on a special Canada Day matinee affair Wednesday at Rogers Centre.

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Hanley triples in return from hand injury

Hanigan rejoins Red Sox, but not activated yet

Hanley triples in return from hand injury

TORONTO -- Hanley Ramirez was back in the Red Sox's lineup in Wednesday's 11-2 loss to the Blue Jays for the first time since he took a line drive off the left hand while running the bases last Wednesday. He had been coping with swelling associated with the hand bruise, which delayed his return, but he was good to go for the Canada Day matinee at Rogers Centre.

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Miley, Red Sox go for series victory in Toronto

Miley, Red Sox go for series victory in Toronto

A pair of left-handers will take the mound as Blue Jays and Red Sox wrap their four-game American League East series at Rogers Centre on Thursday night. Toronto will be looking to salvage a split after winning its first game of the series Wednesday following a pair of losses.

Blue Jays southpaw Matt Boyd will make his second career start. The rookie lefty was called up to fill Aaron Sanchez's spot in the rotation last week. Boyd (0-1, 5.40 ERA) allowed three homers in his debut, taking the loss over 6 2/3 innings.

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Papi extends HR mark at Rogers Centre

Hits No. 38 at ballpark, No. 57 against Blue Jays

Papi extends HR mark at Rogers Centre

TORONTO -- David Oritz has always been able to knock the ball out of the park at Rogers Centre. He was at it again Tuesday night as he swatted a solo shot in a 4-3 Red Sox victory over the Blue Jays.

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Red Sox hold off Toronto for third straight win

Red Sox hold off Toronto for third straight win

TORONTO -- David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. homered while left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez tossed six strong innings in Boston's 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.

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Rodriguez tips outcome in his favor in Toronto

Lefty worked between starts to avoid signaling pitches

Rodriguez tips outcome in his favor in Toronto

TORONTO -- Eduardo Rodriguez had a lot of work to do between his last start and his outing against the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

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Hanley takes BP, progressing with injury

Castillo joins club in case outfielder sustains setback

Hanley takes BP, progressing with injury

TORONTO -- Hanley Ramirez took batting practice Tuesday ahead of the Red Sox-Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre, indicating the injured outfielder is a step closer to returning to the lineup. As insurance, the club called up Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket on a one-day basis, meaning he could be with the team without being added to the roster, Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

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Sox strike deal with 1st-rounder Benintendi

Sox strike deal with 1st-rounder Benintendi

The Red Sox have signed their first-round Draft pick, Andrew Benintendi, the club announced Tuesday night.

Benintendi and the Red Sox agreed on a signing bonus of $3,590,400, which was the full slot value for the No. 7 overall pick.

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Clay dominates north of the border

Clay dominates north of the border

TORONTO -- Clay Buchholz doesn't have a grand theory to explain his career success pitching at Rogers Centre, but he's willing to take a stab at it.

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Defense makes statement vs. dangerous Jays

Defense makes statement vs. dangerous Jays

TORONTO -- Supporting a stellar outing from starter Clay Buchholz, the Red Sox got it done with the glove to stifle a normally potent Blue Jays offense in a 3-1 victory at Roger Centre on Monday night. There were running catches, double plays and one particularly odd rundown that proved crucial as Boston took the series opener.

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Buchholz clips Blue Jays' wings in opener

Buchholz clips Blue Jays' wings in opener

TORONTO -- Clay Buchholz continued his streak of success at Rogers Centre, delivering his team-best 11th quality start of the season to lead the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Blue Jays in Monday's series opener.

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Farrell optimistic Hanley could return soon

Farrell optimistic Hanley could return soon

TORONTO -- Hanley Ramirez was expected to take swings in the batting cage on Monday and could return to the Red Sox's lineup at some point during the club's four-game series against the Blue Jays, manager John Farrell said.

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Bogaerts, Hanley making bid for All-Star nod

Bogaerts, Hanley making bid for All-Star nod

TORONTO -- Xander Bogaerts and Hanley Ramirez remain among the top vote-getters for this year's All-Star Game, which is set for July 14 in Cincinnati. As of the most recent balloting update, Bogaerts is still in the hunt for a berth at shortstop while Ramirez is in contention for an outfield spot.

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Sox hit three HRs to back Masterson

Sox hit three HRs to back Masterson

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Red Sox used three home runs and a solid start from Justin Masterson to earn a 5-3 win over the Rays in Sunday afternoon's rubber game at Tropicana Field.

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Papi continues to have Archer's number

Slugger hits one of Red Sox's three HRs, lauds Rays ace

Papi continues to have Archer's number

ST. PETERSBURG -- David Ortiz has nothing but high praise for Rays starter Chris Archer and the stuff he possesses.

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Hanley to have an MRI on left hand

Red Sox left fielder heads to Boston for testing

Hanley to have an MRI on left hand

ST. PETERSBURG -- Hanley Ramirez's seven-game road trip will come to an early conclusion.

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Back in rotation, Masterson stifles Rays

Red Sox righty allows one unearned run in five innings

Back in rotation, Masterson stifles Rays

ST. PETERSBURG -- It had been such a long time since Justin Masterson took the mound for the Red Sox that he could not remember when it happened.

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In debut, Marrero makes sparkling play

Playing second base, Red Sox's No. 9 prospect saves run in tight game with diving stop

In debut, Marrero makes sparkling play

ST. PETERSBURG -- For days, Deven Marrero sat on the Red Sox's bench, eagerly awaiting the moment he got to step onto the diamond.

The rookie infielder was selected to Boston's roster Thursday to add infield depth after Dustin Pedroia landed on the disabled list, but had yet to make his Major League debut. That was until Mike Napoli was ejected during the Red Sox's 5-3 victory over the Rays on Sunday.

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Napoli ejected after arguing strike three

Red Sox slugger drops bat, leading to home-plate umpire giving him the hook

Napoli ejected after arguing strike three

ST. PETERSBURG -- Mike Napoli had made his disapproval known on a called third strike in the second inning of the Red Sox's 5-3 victory over the Rays on Sunday, but he had no plans of escalating it any further.

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De Aza homers as Sox's offense struggles

De Aza homers as Sox's offense struggles

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays belted three homers and got a stellar start from rookie Matt Andriese to snap a two-game losing streak in a 4-1 win over the Red Sox on Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field.

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Miley fans 8, takes loss despite quality start

Miley fans 8, takes loss despite quality start

ST. PETERSBURG -- If Wade Miley could have one pitch back, it would be the one that ultimately cost him his seventh loss Saturday in the Red Sox 4-1 defeat to the Rays.

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Barnes surrenders two homers in return to 'pen

Barnes surrenders two homers in return to 'pen

ST. PETERSBURG -- Matt Barnes' Saturday began in transit to an airport that would transport him from the New England area to St. Petersburg so he could suit up and be ready if the Red Sox needed him.

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Sox need extras, but knock off first-place Rays

Sox need extras, but knock off first-place Rays

ST. PETERSBURG -- Second baseman Brock Holt delivered a clutch single in the 10th inning to give the Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field.

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Porcello hopes quality start is turning point

Porcello hopes quality start is turning point

ST. PETERSBURG -- Red Sox manager John Farrell said he wanted to see more "conviction from a mental standpoint" from Rick Porcello on Friday night at Tropicana Field.

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Ogando jump-starts rally by ending threat

Ogando jump-starts rally by ending threat

ST. PETERSBURG -- In the bottom of the ninth inning, the Red Sox's eventual 4-3 victory over the Rays on Friday night in extra innings did not look like it would have the opportunity to occur.

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Hanigan on track to return Wednesday

Victorino will shift rehab assignment to Double-A next week

Hanigan on track to return Wednesday

ST. PETERSBURG -- The wait for catcher Ryan Hanigan to be stationed behind home plate is nearing its end.

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