| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:02 PM
NEW YORK — The Red Sox will hit the halfway mark of their 2104 season Saturday against Masahiro Tanaka. Yet after this limp dishrag of a performance, in which the Sox made Vidal Nuño look like he was, well, Masahiro Tanaka, you've got to wonder....
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:17 PM
NEW YORK — Mookie Betts was at his Rhode Island hotel with his fiancee late Friday night, and had just ordered pizza when Pawtucket manager Kevin Boles called. The PawSox had beaten Norfolk 4-2, but Boles wanted Betts to return to McCoy Stadium....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:19 PM
BOSTON — A tense pitchers' duel didn't provide nearly as much suspense for the Cubs as a game-ending replay that validated their 2-1 win over the Red Sox.
"It was nerve-wracking, especially with Papi (David Ortiz) coming up," Anthony Rizzo said....
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Five Orioles made the All-Star Game last year in New York.
That won’t happen again July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.
This year, the Orioles will have one All-Star for sure: Nelson Cruz, who is nearly 1 million votes ahead of the Boston Red...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Anyone familiar with pitcher Alfredo Aceves' history in Boston knows the Orioles dodged a bullet when Aceves, a non-roster invitee to spring training this year, didn’t make the 25-man roster.
That the team wasn't relying on Aceves during this...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Everyone loves Mike Trout. There was no mystery in his selection to the All-Star game on Sunday. Trout got more fan votes than any player in the major leagues except Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. And, in the ultimate sign of respect among his...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Major League Baseball proved on Friday that it can turn on a dime when it recognizes that a rule needs to changed. After much national gnashing of teeth over the revised "transfer rule," MLB announced that it is going back to the old definition of what...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:06 AM
BOSTON – There were a lot of champions at Fenway Park on Tuesday. And if there is one thing one champion can appreciate, it's another.
"Attitude, man, attitude," said David Ortiz, the Red Sox's World Series MVP and legendary clutch performer....
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:44 AM
If you were waiting for Chris Davis' home run to land before you got on with your business last night, you might have missed a lot. That’s why blogger/reporter Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion --where every morning, Monday through Friday, he'll...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:22 PM
ST. LOUIS — Pitching aside, Boston's margin for error in the next three games of the World Series could be razor thin.
Because the Red Sox are one of the few teams that use one player — David Ortiz — exclusively as the designated...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:42 PM
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will be offering his analysis throughout the World Series. Ellis, 32, recently completed his second full season as a starter for the Dodgers by batting .333 in a National League division series against the Atlanta Braves and...