Red Sox News

  • Red Sox squander pair of leads, fall to Jays

    The Red Sox couldn't sustain a big first inning as they fell, 6-4, to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Wednesday night. David Ortiz hit a three-run homer in the top of the first, but Clay Buchholz gave up three runs in the bottom of the inning and eventually took the loss. Xander Bogaerts' double put the Sox up a run in the fifth, but his throwing error in the sixth allowed Toronto to take the lead for good.

  • Henry: Sox, Lester will negotiate after season

    The Red Sox and starting pitcher Jon Lester have tabled contract negotiations until the offseason, principal owner John Henry told the Boston Herald late Wednesday.

  • Jays, Stroman seek series win over Red Sox

    Aiming to take three of four from the Red Sox at Rogers Centre, the Blue Jays send rookie right-hander Marcus Stroman to the mound against righty Rubby De La Rosa in Thursday's matinee. Stroman is 4-2 with a 2.50 ERA in nine starts, while De La Rosa has a 1.73 ERA over his past four outings.

  • Aware of trade talks, Peavy's focus on field

    Jake Peavy is trying not to let all the trade talk affect his performance on the mound, but the Red Sox right-hander is aware his name is frequently mentioned as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches.

  • Papi sets Rogers Centre mark for visiting HRs

    With his three-run blast in the top of the first inning against the Blue Jays on Wednesday night, David Ortiz passed Alex Rodriguez for the most homers by a visiting hitter at Rogers Centre.

  • After playing in 59 straight, Holt gets breather

    Brock Holt, who led the American League with 533 innings in the field since his May 17 recall from Triple-A, was not in the starting lineup Wednesday as the Red Sox faced the Blue Jays.

  • Roma blanks Liverpool in Fenway friendly

    Even with the Red Sox in Toronto, the bars and streets surrounding Fenway Park had a normal feel to them on Wednesday night. Drinks flowed and the cheers were loud as fans dressed in red prepared to enter the stadium. That red was worn in support of Liverpool FC, which took on AS Roma in a friendly at a sold-out Fenway Park. Roma won, 1-0, scoring off a corner kick in the 89th minute.

  • Vazquez impressing Red Sox in field, at plate

    With the Red Sox's win Monday, the team improved to 5-0 when rookie catcher Christian Vazquez is behind the plate. Vazquez is the first Red Sox catcher to win each of his first five starts behind the plate, and the first player in the Major Leagues in 31 years, since the Brewers' Bill Schroeder won his first six in 1983.

  • Red Sox miss chances as Peavy tires late

    After opening their four-game series against the Blue Jays with a bang, the Red Sox's offense went quiet for seven innings Tuesday behind Jake Peavy. And when it finally did come to life, it was too little, too late. David Ortiz hit a solo homer in the eighth and Stephen Drew knocked a two-run shot in the ninth, but the Red Sox could not overcome an early deficit in a 7-3 loss at Rogers Centre.

  • Pedroia Sox's Heart and Hustle Award winner

    Dustin Pedroia was named the Red Sox's winner of the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday. It's the fifth year in a row the second baseman has received the distinction, which is chosen by the Major League Baseball Alumni Association.

  • Papi ties, passes Yaz on all-time homer list

    With his two-run shot in the top of the fourth inning Monday night, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz tied Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski for No. 36 on the all-time home run list with 452. Ortiz then hit No. 453 in the fifth to take sole possession of 36th place.

  • Papi hits two of Sox's four HRs in rout of Jays

    The Red Sox won their fifth straight game with a 14-1 trouncing of the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Monday night. David Ortiz crushed two homers and Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew also went deep as Boston climbed out of the basement in the American League East, passing Tampa Bay in the opener of a four-game set.

  • Red Sox sign first 21 picks from '14 Draft

    For the first time in at least 20 years, the Red Sox signed their first 21 picks from the First-Year Player Draft.

  • Victorino gets a break from Rogers Centre turf

    Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was not in the lineup for the series opener against the Blue Jays on Monday after playing a pair of games over the weekend for the first time since late May.

  • Farrell plots break plan for Red Sox players

    With the next seven games -- in seven days -- on turf, Red Sox manager John Farrell is trying to manage his roster by not overextending anyone, especially Shane Victorino, who returned from a strained right hamstring on Saturday.

  • Lester aces Royals as Sox complete sweep

    Jon Lester logged eight scoreless frames and Daniel Nava added three RBIs for the Red Sox in a 6-0 win over the Royals on Sunday to complete a series sweep.