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 is 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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Rodriguez aims to bounce back from rough outing

Rodriguez aims to bounce back from rough outing

The Toronto Blue Jays will send red-hot starter Marco Estrada to the hill on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox.

Estrada (5-3, 3.45 ERA) has taken a no-hitter into the eighth inning during back-to-back starts. On Wednesday against the Rays, Estrada was perfect through seven frames until he allowed an infield single with one out in the eighth. The right-hander is the first Blue Jays pitcher to carry a no-hitter in consecutive starts since Dave Stieb did it in 1988.

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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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Statcast shows why you don't run on Bradley

Throw to plate caps double play on balanced day for Boston outfielder

Statcast shows why you don't run on Bradley

BOSTON -- Throughout Jackie Bradley Jr.'s career, few have questioned his prowess in the field or the athletic gifts at his disposal. The Red Sox outfielder's offensive ability has often been a different story.

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Red Sox derailed by Orioles' six-run flurry

Red Sox derailed by Orioles' six-run flurry

BOSTON -- The Orioles got offense from nearly their entire lineup on Thursday afternoon and held on for an 8-6 victory over the Red Sox in the rubber match of a three-game series. Eight of Baltimore's nine starters had at least one hit.

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Pedroia lands on DL; Hanley day to day

Bradley, Marrero, Aro join Red Sox's roster with veterans sidelined

Pedroia lands on DL; Hanley day to day

BOSTON -- The Red Sox will be without Dustin Pedroia for at least a couple of weeks and without Hanley Ramirez for a few days. Pedroia, Boston's invaluable second baseman, was placed on the disabled list before Thursday's 8-6 loss to Baltimore with a right hamstring strain.

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Devers, Margot selected for Futures Game

Third baseman Boston's No. 4 prospect; outfielder recently promoted

Devers, Margot selected for Futures Game

BOSTON -- The Red Sox are sending a pair of their best prospects to this year's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, Major League Baseball announced on Thursday. The exhibition, set for July 12 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, pits American-born players against their international peers and features some of the best Minor League talent baseball has to offer.

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Rodriguez strives for more Jekyll, less Hyde

Perfect into fourth, Red Sox lefty unravels when pitching from stretch

Rodriguez strives for more Jekyll, less Hyde

BOSTON -- Following his start on Wednesday night, Red Sox veteran Clay Buchholz opined about how quickly one inning can change the entire makeup of a pitcher's outing.

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Kelly's demotion gives Masterson new chance

Struggling starter heads to Triple-A for consistent work; sinkerballer rejoins rotation

Kelly's demotion gives Masterson new chance

BOSTON -- Due to his nearly season-long bout of inconsistency, right-hander Joe Kelly has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket and will be replaced in the Red Sox's rotation by righty Justin Masterson.

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Bats back Buchholz's strong start in victory

Bats back Buchholz's strong start in victory

BOSTON -- Clay Buchholz continued his strong run by firing seven strong innings and leading the Red Sox to a 5-1 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

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Buchholz's command, control on full display

Red Sox righty stymies O's with fastball, secondary pitches in another stellar outing

Buchholz's command, control on full display

BOSTON -- On a night when the Red Sox were in dire need a bounceback pitching performance, Clay Buchholz delivered with authority in a 5-1 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday at Fenway Park.

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Victorino begins Triple-A rehab stint

July 3 earliest return date for Red Sox outfielder; Hanigan progressing at Pawtucket

Victorino begins Triple-A rehab stint

BOSTON -- For the first time in over a month, Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino took swings and played defense in a game, as he began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday night.

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Rally comes up short as Red Sox fall to O's

Rally comes up short as Red Sox fall to O's

BOSTON -- The Orioles continued their recent dominance of the Red Sox by holding on for a 6-4 victory in Tuesday's opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park. David Lough's three-run homer in the second was the biggest hit of the game and proved to be the difference.

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