KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rookie Nick Pratto hit a game-ending home run in the ninth inning, giving the Kansas City Royals a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
Pratto blasted a two-out, 3-2 changeup from Garrett Whitlock (2-2) an estimated 424 feet to center field for his second career homer and first at Kauffman Stadium.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Xander Bogaerts had four hits, Alex Verdugo doubled twice and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-4 Friday night.
Verdugo had three hits as Boston evened the four-game series at a win apiece.
NEW YORK (AP) — Determined to keep their top minor league prospects, the New York Mets made incremental upgrades to the lineup and bullpen at the trade deadline.
Without a big splash, they hope that's enough to sink Atlanta in the NL East.
Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora broke into a smile before Tuesday’s game against the Houston Astros: Baseball’s trade deadline had just passed, and he still had Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers and J.D.
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BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez thought about the possibility Sunday could be his final game for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
“I’m not, like blind," “he said. ”I know what’s going on.”
Martinez, Xander Bogaerts and Christian Vázquez had RBI doubles that helped slumping Boston to a 7-2 win on Sunday over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Cleveland Guardians (50-47, second in the AL Central) vs. Boston Red Sox (49-50, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Triston McKenzie (7-6, 3.11 ERA, .98 WHIP, 100 strikeouts); Red Sox: Kutter Crawford (2-3, 4.50 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 48 strikeouts)
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball made what was termed a “final offer” for an international draft, increasing proposed money for the first year in 2024 by $10 million on Sunday to $191 million.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox
Boston; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (10-4, 2.28 ERA, .96 WHIP, 103 strikeouts); Red Sox: Kutter Crawford (2-2, 4.50 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 44 strikeouts)
NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco left-hander Carlos Rodón, Boston designated hitter J.D. Martinez and Miami first baseman Garrett Cooper were added Tuesday for next week’s All-Star Game.
They replaced Philadelphia’s Bryce Harper and Houston’s Yordan Álvarez, who are hurt, and Milwaukee closer Josh Hader, who is skipping the July 19 game at Dodger Stadium because of family responsibilities.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yandy Díaz had three hits, scored three times and drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 10-5 on Monday night.
Díaz's 10th multihit game since June 26 raised his batting average to .500 (27 for 54) over his last 15 games.
BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit an early three-run double and broke a tie with an RBI grounder during a four-run sixth inning that sent the Tampa Bay Rays past the Boston Red Sox 8-4 on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Mark Leiter Jr. threw 5 1/3 solid innings of emergency relief, Nico Hoerner and Patrick Wisdom each had two hits and the Chicago Cubs capitalized on a pair of Boston errors and beat the Red Sox 3-1 Saturday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs pitcher Alec Mills left Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox due to lower back pain after throwing just seven pitches.
The Cubs said the right-hander is undergoing further evaluation.
TORONTO (AP) — J.D. Martinez drove in the tiebreaking run when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Wednesday night, avoiding a three-game sweep.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Story drove in two runs to reach 500 career RBIs, Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez each had three hits and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Guardians 8-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep that extended their winning streak to seven.
Detroit Tigers (26-40, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Boston Red Sox (36-31, fourth in the AL East)
Boston; Monday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Alex Faedo (1-3, 4.28 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 33 strikeouts); Red Sox: Josh Winckowski (1-1, 4.50 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, seven strikeouts)
BOSTON (AP) — Paul Blackburn continued his road success by pitching sharply into the sixth inning, Christian Bethancourt hit a two-run single and the Oakland Athletics held off the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Thursday for just their second win in 15 games.
Oakland Athletics (21-42, fifth in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (33-29, fourth in the AL East)
Boston; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: James Kaprielian (0-3, 5.73 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 25 strikeouts); Red Sox: Josh Winckowski (0-0)
Oakland Athletics (21-41, fifth in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (32-29, fourth in the AL East)
Boston; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Jared Koenig (0-1, 9.00 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, three strikeouts); Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (5-5, 3.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 69 strikeouts)
SEATTLE (AP) — J.D. Martinez was apparently tired of the good-natured joking he was receiving about his long home run drought.
One swing reminded everyone of the power Martinez possesses.
Martinez homered for the first time in nearly a month, Bobby Dalbec snapped a tie with a solo shot and the Boston Red Sox won for the eighth time in nine games, beating the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Friday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Garrett Whitlock pitched six strong innings and Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in four runs to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Wednesday night.
Baltimore Orioles (20-28, fifth in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (22-25, fourth in the AL East)
Boston; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Bruce Zimmermann (2-2, 3.21 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 39 strikeouts); Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (3-4, 4.25 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 46 strikeouts)
Baltimore Orioles (19-27, fifth in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (21-24, fourth in the AL East)
Boston; Saturday, 12:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: TBD; Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (1-2, 4.10 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 53 strikeouts)
CHICAGO (AP) — Trevor Story kept up his hot hitting with a three-run homer and four RBIs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the White Sox 16-7 Thursday night to take two of three from Chicago.
Story has seven homers and 21 RBIs in his last seven games, raising his season totals to nine homers and 32 RBIs.
Boston Red Sox (20-22, fourth in the AL East) vs. Chicago White Sox (21-21, second in the AL Central)
Chicago; Wednesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Rich Hill (1-1, 3.90 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 23 strikeouts); White Sox: Lucas Giolito (2-1, 2.84 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 44 strikeouts)
CHICAGO (AP) — Trevor Story and Christian Vazquez each hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs as the Boston Red Sox set season highs in runs and hits in a 16-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
The Boston Red Sox needed a winning streak like this.
Their slow start was exacerbated by the fact that the first-place Yankees were threatening to pull away in the AL East, but the Red Sox have now won five in a row after sweeping Seattle.
Seattle Mariners (17-21, fourth in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (15-22, fourth in the AL East)
Boston; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: George Kirby (0-0, .90 ERA, .80 WHIP, eight strikeouts); Red Sox: Rich Hill (1-1, 2.89 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 21 strikeouts)
Houston Astros (24-13, first in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (14-22, fourth in the AL East)
Boston; Wednesday, 6:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Luis Garcia (3-1, 2.94 ERA, .95 WHIP, 37 strikeouts); Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (1-4, 5.08 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 33 strikeouts)
BOSTON (AP) — Five Houston players homered off Boston's Nathan Eovaldi in the second inning, tying a major league record as the Astros beat the Red Sox 13-4 on Tuesday night.
Yordan Alvarez, Kyle Tucker, Jeremy Peña, Michael Brantley and Yuli Gurriel all went deep for the Astros, who set a franchise mark for home runs in an inning.
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox starter Nathan Eolvaldi needed just five pitches to get the Astros out in order in the first inning Tuesday night.
Houston responded by hitting five home runs off him as part of a nine-run second to tie the MLB record for most homers in an inning, ending his night on its way to routing Boston 13-4.
BOSTON (AP) — With J.D. Martinez on second after his tiebreaking double and the crowd thinned by a 98-minute rain delay, there were still enough fans in Fenway Park on Monday for a healthy chant of “Re-sign Xander!”
Houston Astros (23-12, first in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (13-21, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Monday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Jake Odorizzi (3-2, 3.37 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 17 strikeouts); Red Sox: Garrett Whitlock (1-1, 2.19 ERA, .93 WHIP, 34 strikeouts)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Cora has never wavered on knowing that the Boston Red Sox are a good team, despite their early struggles and being at the bottom of the AL East standings.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nick Pivetta allowed a run and three hits in a season-long seven innings to win for the first time since August and the Boston Red Sox had a four-run sixth inning to beat the Texas Rangers 7-1 on Friday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Dead last in the AL East, the Boston Red Sox were due for a hard look in the mirror.
That's where Alex Cora thinks he found the problem.
The Red Sox manager has shaved the salt-and-pepper beard he grew prior to this season, hoping a new vibe might help Boston snap its season-worst five-game losing streak.
Chicago White Sox (10-13, second in the AL Central) vs. Boston Red Sox (10-16, fifth in the AL East)
Boston; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Dylan Cease (3-1, 2.48 ERA, .93 WHIP, 39 strikeouts); Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (0-4, 7.84 ERA, 1.84 WHIP, 21 strikeouts)
BOSTON (AP) — Rafael Devers homered, Michael Wacha pitched into the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 on Tuesday night.
J.D. Martinez added a solo homer in the eighth to help seal it for Boston, which held the slumping Angels to three hits in its second shutout of the season.
Los Angeles Angels (15-9, first in the AL West) vs. Boston Red Sox (9-14, fourth in the AL East)
Boston; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Angels: Noah Syndergaard (2-0, 2.12 ERA, .82 WHIP, 11 strikeouts); Red Sox: Michael Wacha (2-0, 1.77 ERA, .93 WHIP, 17 strikeouts)
BOSTON (AP) — Raimel Tapia hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in a five-run second inning for his first RBIs this season, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 Wednesday night.
José Berríos (1-0) won for the first time in three starts this season, allowing one run and eight hits in six innings with six strikeouts and one walk.
BOSTON (AP) — Michael Wacha and Trevor Story can now feel right at home.
Wacha pitched five shutout innings in his Fenway Park debut with Boston and Story drove in his first two runs in his new ballpark, leading the Red Sox to an 8-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox had the advantage of low expectations last season, when they were coming off a last-place finish and their second straight season without a playoff appearance.
Now Boston is looking to build on its surprising 2021, when the ballclub turned 92 wins and a wild-card berth into a spot in the AL Championship Series.
BOSTON (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit Boston's third grand slam in two games, a drive off José Urquidy in a six-run second, and the Red Sox took a 9-0 lead after three innings against the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series on Monday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta won with a walk-off hit for the second night in a row when Eddie Rosario lined a two-out single off shortstop Corey Seager’s glove, giving the Braves a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night and a 2-0 NL Championship Series lead.
HOUSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers helped the Red Sox have a grand old time in Houston.
Boston became the first team to slug two grand slams in a postseason game, with Martinez and Devers connecting in the first two innings of a 9-5 win over the Astros on Saturday that tied their AL Championship Series at one game apiece.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston starter Luis García left Game 2 of the AL Championship Series in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox with right knee discomfort.
The rookie walked Kevin Plawecki leading off the second inning and was then visited on the mound by a trainer and pitching coach Brent Strom.