8/21/2014 | Ortiz's numbers belie his age, Boston's standing
With a torrid David Ortiz out of the lineup on Thursday, there's a chance to reflect on what the slugger has done of late, and all season.
8/21/2014 | Earlier than expected, Craig back in action
On Thursday, one day earlier than expected, Allen Craig returned to the Boston lineup. The right-handed hitter, who played just one game after being acquired from St. Louis before going on the disabled list, batted fifth and served as the designated hitter.
8/20/2014 | Shoemaker leads Angels' bid for series sweep
The Angels will turn to Matt Shoemaker on Thursday against Rubby De La Rosa and the Red Sox in the finale of a four-game set at Fenway Park. The Angels, who have a 1 1/2 game lead in the American League West, will be going for the series sweep.
8/20/2014 | Papi collects four hits, 30th homer in loss to Angels
It all fell apart for Clay Buchholz and for the Red Sox in a five-run top of the fifth that led to an 8-3 loss to the Angels at Fenway Park on Wednesday night.
8/20/2014 | Papi matches Williams for 30-homer seasons
When David Ortiz pummeled a solo shot to the back wall of the visitors' bullpen in right field in the bottom of the third inning against the Angels, it marked home run No. 30 on the season. That gave Ortiz eight 30-homer seasons in his career, matching Ted Williams for the most in Red Sox history.
8/20/2014 | Farrell hopes Schilling's diagnosis is wake-up call
Hours after former Red Sox great Curt Schilling admitted publicly that his mouth cancer was all but certainly caused by the use of tobacco, manager John Farrell expressed hope that it would serve as a sobering reality to the many players who still use the substance.
8/20/2014 | Ross returns from DL as Red Sox make host of moves
The Red Sox got a comforting presence back in their lineup on Wednesday as catcher David Ross was activated from the disabled list. Ross had been dealing with right plantar fasciitis, a condition that ruptured against the Yankees the night of Aug. 1.
8/20/2014 | Schilling: Cancer caused by smokeless tobacco
Curt Schilling said Wednesday that he believes his use of smokeless tobacco led to oral cancer that required radiation and chemotherapy. Schilling revealed the type of cancer he had while speaking on WEEI Radio during the Boston station's annual fund-raising broadcast for the Jimmy Fund.
8/20/2014 | In return to Triple-A, Ranaudo notches 14th win
Making his first start since being optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket last week, right-hander Anthony Ranaudo, the Red Sox's No. 5 prospect, threw five scoreless innings Tuesday as Triple-A Pawtucket defeated Lehigh Valley, 7-0.
8/19/2014 | Middlebrooks day to day with tight right hamstring
Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks left Tuesday night's game against the Angels in the fourth inning with what the club called right hamstring tightness.
8/19/2014 | Sox rally to pull even, but fall to Halos on late hit
After manufacturing a few runs to get back in the game, the Red Sox just couldn't push across another one to win it. Instead, it was Angels catcher Chris Iannetta who delivered a ninth-inning RBI double off Koji Uehara to give the Halos a 4-3 win on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
8/19/2014 | Cespedes could move behind Napoli in order
Though Yoenis Cespedes has batted cleanup since he joined the Red Sox, manager John Farrell said the club is evaluating where the slugger fits best within the framework of a new team.
8/19/2014 | Cherington not tipping hand on Cuban prospect
Could Yoenis Cespedes play with a countryman in the not too distant future? As long as Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo remains a free agent, there's at least a possibility he could share a clubhouse with Cespedes in Boston.
8/19/2014 | Red Sox would like to keep Bogaerts at short
Though Xander Bogaerts has had some obvious growing pains at shortstop during his rookie season, the Red Sox still think he can stay there in the coming years.
8/19/2014 | Cherington not 'unwilling' to deal prospects
After trading several highly regarded prospects in the December 2010 trade that brought Adrian Gonzalez to Boston, the Red Sox have seemed hesitant to go down that road again.
8/19/2014 | Richards seeks repeat of first start against Boston
Angels righty Garrett Richards, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his first career start against the Red Sox earlier this month, faces Boston again Wednesday at Fenway Park. Opposing Richards will be righty Clay Buchholz, who's coming off back-to-back strong outings.
8/18/2014 | Tazawa's errors seal Workman's hard-luck loss
The Red Sox were right in Monday night's game against the Angels until an unfortunate play in the eighth inning, when reliever Junichi Tazawa made two errors on the same play. The double gaffe was the breaking point in a 4-2 loss.
8/18/2014 | Craig starts rehab stint, could return Friday
The way things are scheduled right now, Allen Craig could be activated by the Red Sox on Friday for the start of a three-game series against the Mariners.
8/18/2014 | Red Sox's Webster set for rematch with Weaver
The Red Sox will try to even the series Tuesday, when they send young right-hander Allen Webster to the mound against Angels righty Jered Weaver in a rematch of their Aug. 8 game.
8/18/2014 | Angels lose challenge, while Red Sox win theirs
Angels manager Mike Scioscia burned his challenge early on Monday, when replay officials ruled a call would stand. The Red Sox used their challenge while trailing in the eighth inning and got a call overturned.
8/18/2014 | Bogaerts will keep working, learning in Majors
Because of the position he plays and the stretches of consistency he has shown, Xander Bogaerts likely won't suffer the same fate as Jackie Bradley Jr., whom the Red Sox demoted Monday, in the coming weeks.
8/18/2014 | Bradley sent to Pawtucket; Betts comes back
The Red Sox, after waiting patiently for Jackie Bradley Jr. to start hitting, optioned the rookie center fielder back to Triple-A Pawtucket. Mookie Betts, ranked Boston's No. 1 prospect by MLBPipeline.com, was recalled from Pawtucket.
8/17/2014 | Umps' decision on call irks Farrell, who gets ejected
In Sunday's game, the umpires initially told Red Sox manager John Farrell that the front end of a double play is not reviewable. But after they determined a play in the second inning by Xander Bogaerts could be reviewed and Houston followed with a grand slam, Farrell wanted to let the umpires know he wasn't happy about their change of mind.
8/17/2014 | On overturned call, Astros benefit at Red Sox's expense
An overturned call via instant replay in the second inning Sunday paid huge dividends for the Astros, who instead of hitting into an inning-ending double play, saw Jose Altuve hit his first career grand slam moments later en route to an 8-1 win over the Red Sox.
8/17/2014 | Neck-and-neck with A's, Angels head to Fenway
Entering a four-game series with the Red Sox tied with the A's in the American League West, the Angels turn to lefty C.J. Wilson, who ended a string of five winless starts in his last outing. Wilson will oppose Boston righty Brandon Workman in Monday's series opener at Fenway Park.
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