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Pomeranz to test sore arm on Thursday

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:53:34 EDT

The Red Sox will get a better read on Drew Pomeranz's availability for the rest of the season when he throws a bullpen session prior to Thursday's game at Yankee Stadium.

Papi dons disguise, poses as driver

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:26:38 EDT

Papi dons disguise, poses as driver

Williams' boldness in final weekend of '41 paid off

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:00 EDT

Seventy-five years ago, Ted Williams entered the final weekend of the 1941 regular season hitting .401. It had already been a fine season for The Splendid Splinter. Beyond his average, he led the Majors in home runs with 37, as well as on-base percentage, slugging percentage and runs scored. The Red Sox wanted Williams to sit out their last three games, ensuring he would finish the season above .400. But Williams, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1966, refused.

#AwardWorthy: Vote for your Red Sox

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:14:44 EDT

Mookie Betts and David Ortiz are vying for baseball's top honors in the 2016 Esurance MLB Awards. Vote now to help your Sox win big.

Celebrate Ortiz with 10 of his best quotes

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:01:38 EDT

Celebrate Ortiz with 10 of his best quotes

Price yields 3 HRs, magic number still 1

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:57:38 EDT

Tyler Austin's late home run delayed a potential Red Sox celebration while keeping his club alive in the playoff chase for at least one more evening, as the rookie's two-run shot lifted the Yankees to a 6-4 victory on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

Papi, Price have frustration-filled night

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:44:48 EDT

David Ortiz would have loved nothing more than to kick off his final few days as an active player at Yankee Stadium with a clinch party.

After losing ball in lights, Betts turns 9-3 DP

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:39:34 EDT

The Red Sox were so close they could taste it. Somewhere in the visiting clubhouse there were bottles of champagne waiting to be popped. And for a moment, it seemed like Mookie Betts' defensive heroics could've changed the outcome of the Red Sox's 6-4 loss to the Yankees on Tuesday.

Red Sox's Top 30 Prospects list

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:15:06 EDT

Who do the Red Sox have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Boston's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Papi loyal to DR, but Classic swan song unlikely

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:10:46 EDT

David Ortiz said that although he'd love to play again for his native Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic in March, such a scenario is unlikely.

Ortiz discusses fear of iguanas on 'Late Night'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:30:02 EDT

Ortiz discusses fear of iguanas on 'Late Night'

Ranking David Ortiz's best smiles

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:32:41 EDT

Ranking David Ortiz's best smiles

Papi pens letter to Yankees fans before his final Bronx series

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:20:41 EDT

Papi pens letter to Yanks fans before final Bronx set

Inbox: Will Sox rest players if they clinch East?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:11:35 EDT

If the Red Sox clinch the AL East, will they rest players or try to surpass the Rangers for the No. 1 seed? Beat reporter Ian Browne answers this and more in the Inbox.

Red Sox K record 11 straight, win 11th in row

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:45:54 EDT

Rays catcher Luke Maile had three chances to tag Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia out at plate in the 10th inning, but he avoided the tag twice -- despite being beaten by more than 15 feet on a relay throw from the outfield. On the third try, Maile tagged Pedroia, but the ball came loose. And David Ortiz's last hit at Tropicana Field will go down as a game-winning double as Boston beat the Rays, 3-2, in 10 innings on Sunday afternoon.

Red Sox hurlers enjoy history-making K-day

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:01:02 EDT

A combination of five Red Sox pitchers made history Sunday, striking out 23 batters in Boston's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Rays while breaking a couple of records along the way.

Pedroia plays Twister at plate for go-ahead run

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:59:44 EDT

Pedroia plays Twister at plate for go-ahead run

Ortiz cancels ceremony; honors friend Fernandez

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:20:39 EDT

David Ortiz will play his final game at Tropicana Field on Sunday. Throughout his farewell tour, a final game at a stadium has been met with a ceremony and a gift. Out of respect to his friend Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident on Sunday morning, Ortiz asked that the pregame ceremony be cancelled.

Red Sox guaranteed at least Wild Card berth

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:57:59 EDT

Boston has clinched its first playoff berth since 2013 thanks to its 6-4 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday evening. The victory gives the Red Sox 91 wins for the season and secures them at least a spot in the American League Wild Card Game, to be played on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Red Sox win 10th straight, clinch playoff spot

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:52:01 EDT

Danny Farquhar was one strike away from getting out of a bases-loaded jam. Dustin Pedroia was one walk, bloop, or blast away from bringing in a run to tie it, and maybe getting the Red Sox the lead. On a 2-2 count, he crushed one over the wall -- a blast that turned a one-run deficit into a three-run lead and clinched a postseason berth for the Red Sox. It was the blow Boston would need in a 6-4 win over Tampa Bay.

Farrell 'not ruling out' 2016 return for Panda

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:59:22 EDT

It's been an accepted reality that Pablo Sandoval, injured after six at-bats this season, would not be returning at all this year. His return was always spoken about in the context of 2017 -- the rehab for surgery on his left shoulder required it. That was until manager John Farrell harmlessly and almost deceptively hinted that an October return could be in the cards, if the right situation presented itself.

Red Sox unveil the 'Jump On It' dance

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:14:48 EDT

Red Sox unveil the 'Jump On It' dance

Surging Sox ride Papi's HR to cusp of berth

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 03:12:06 EDT

Time and again over the past decade-plus, the Red Sox have leaned on David Ortiz in the biggest moments. On Friday at Tropicana Field, one of those moments ended up being the first inning, with Ortiz's two-run moonshot proving sufficient as the Red Sox edged the Rays, 2-1. With the Orioles' win over the D-backs, the Red Sox's magic number to clinch a playoff berth stands at two.

Kimbrel lights-out since returning from injury

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:21:41 EDT

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel entered Friday's opener vs. the Rays having closed three games in three days. Since returning from a knee injury that sidelined him for most of July, he has posted a 0.53 ERA while locking down all 12 of his save opportunities. He was on the mound at the end of five of Boston's first eight wins during the club's current nine-game win streak.

Teammates in awe of Ortiz's moonshot

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:05:34 EDT

It was a line that was on repeat in the Red Sox clubhouse even without rehearsal. David Ortiz had hit the longest home run that they'd ever seen. A 97-mph fastball turned into a moonshot that hit the D-Ring catwalk at Tropicana Field.

Improvements vs. lefties push Porcello into AL Cy race

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:45:00 EDT

Rick Porcello has positioned himself squarely in the American League Cy Young Award race, in large part because he's using his four-seam fastball more effectively to neutralize left-handed hitters.

Race for AL home-field advantage still burning

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:40:17 EDT

While the three American League divisional races seem to be more or less settled -- Texas won the AL West on Friday, while Boston and Cleveland each have leads of at least 5 1/2 games -- that doesn't mean that those clubs no longer have anything to play for.

Red Sox win 8th straight, cut magic number to 5

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:50:20 EDT

The Red Sox's playoff push is looking more and more like a steamroll. Backed by seven strong innings by ace David Price, Boston picked up its second consecutive road four-game sweep, beating Baltimore, 5-3, on Thursday night to complete an absolutely dominant series.

Ice Bucket Challenge leads to ALS breakthrough

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:15:57 EDT

Pete Frates and the Ice Bucket Challenge are helping researchers move closer to finding a cure for ALS.

Papi's O's parting gifts: Dugout phone, donation

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:40:11 EDT

Just prior to playing his final regular-season game at one of his favorite road haunts, David Ortiz was honored in a ceremony at Camden Yards that contained humor and sincerity. O's announcer Jim Hunter served as master of ceremonies and announced to Ortiz and the crowd to watch some video highlights that everyone could enjoy.

Pitching propelling Majors' top hitting team

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:31:25 EDT

Remember those days in May and June when Boston seemed to routinely win by football scores, but there was concern that the pitching wouldn't be deep enough or successful enough when it mattered most? That has all changed here in the season's final month, and it was never more evident than in the four-game sweep of the Orioles that was completed with Thursday's 5-3 victory.

What a difference a week makes in AL East

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:04:25 EDT

When the Red Sox departed Oriole Park at Camden Yards late Thursday evening and boarded the buses that would take them to the airport for their charter flight to St. Petersburg, there was no denying that these four games had completely rewritten the scripts for both clubs. Now everything is going Boston's way.

Red Sox hot-corner battle heats up down the stretch

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:25:32 EDT

Though the Red Sox have just 10 games left in the regular season, third base is a position still up for grabs as the postseason nears. Travis Shaw, the starter for Thursday night's series finale with the Orioles, leads the team with 97 starts at the hot corner. The position has turned into more of a rotation of late, with manager John Farrell waiting for someone to get hot.

Wild sixth puts Sox's magic number at 6

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:30:02 EDT

The Red Sox are running away with the American League East.

Stretch run: Buchholz rounding into form

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:13:47 EDT

Clay Buchholz was searching for something that could turn his miserable summer into something better, so he was open to suggestions. One day in late July, hitting coach Chili Davis casually suggested to the right-hander that he might want to try working exclusively out of the stretch.

Healthy Red Sox bullpen peaking at right time

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:40:45 EDT

The much-maligned Boston bullpen has been a huge part of the Red Sox's September success. Here's a look at several big reasons why that troublesome relief crew has turned into a strength.

Benintendi continues to thrill in big leagues

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:40:28 EDT

Andrew Benintendi's left knee will be in a brace for as long as the Red Sox are playing this season, but that won't restrict him from big hits or even -- yes, Michael Jackson dance moves.

Thriller! Benintendi channels Michael Jackson

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:44:02 EDT

Thriller! Benintendi channels Michael Jackson

Wright could pitch off mound this weekend

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:58:40 EDT

The Red Sox hope that knuckleballer Steven Wright can throw off a mound by this weekend at Tropicana Field, which would set him up for a possible return in the postseason.