Red Sox win third straight game

Boston, MA - 08/01/15 - (8th inning) It was hands out for a high five from Boston Red Sox third baseman Travis Shaw who hit his second home run in the eighth inning, this one a 2 run blast to go with his single and double for a grand debut in the big leagues. The Boston Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 2 of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 02Red Sox-Rays, LOID: 8.1.2353771858.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Travis Shaw hit his first two home runs, going 4 for 4 to lead a resurgent attack.


// Assessing the go-getters and do-nothings of the trade deadline

The Red Sox completely wiffed on getting an ace and have yet to make improvements for next year.

// Travis Shaw’s big day came out of nowhere

The rookie scored five runs — one for each time he’s been called up by the Red Sox this season.


// Joe Kelly wins for first time in eight weeks for Red Sox

It was a mixed bag for the righthander, who faltered after three effective innings.

MLB Roundup

// MLB Roundup: Clayton Kershaw’s scoreless streak reaches 37 innings in Dodgers’ win

The ace lefthander limited the Angels to two hits, struck out seven, and walked one in eight innings of work.


// What did Red Sox learn about pitching market at trade deadline?

The sense of obligation for the team to fix its pitching missteps of the last two years is immense.


// Tom Caron, as cancer survivor, appreciates Jimmy Fund even more

The popular NESN broadcaster had a mass removed from his chest in late March and learned that it tested positive for lymphoma.


// In Cooperstown, Pedro Martinez was his most sincere self

The one thing Pedro Martinez cannot be properly accused of is being a phony.

Peter Abraham | On baseball

// Ben Cherington says the Red Sox can be fixed — next year

The Red Sox are the worst team in the American League, the product of investing more in their lineup than the pitching staff.


// Mike Napoli hits critical homer as Red Sox rally

Napoli’s go-ahead blast came in the seventh, moments after the Red Sox bullpen had surrendered a lead.

Red Sox Notebook

// Red Sox acquire reliever Ryan Cook from A’s

The Sox will send either a player to be named later or cash considerations to Oakland in order to get a look at the 28-year-old righthander.

Red Sox bring back ice bucket challenge

Challenge co-founders Pete Frates and Pat Quinn watched Red Sox players and personnel help raise awareness and research funding for ALS.

Manager John Farrell said the Sox are ‘looking for the potential for a bounceback.’

Red Sox do ‘a whole lot of nothing’ at trade deadline

The Sox made one minor move, acquiring minor league righthanded reliever Ryan Cook from the A’s.


// MLB notebook: Seeking punch, Mets trade for Yoenis Cespedes

New York acquired the slugging outfielder from Detroit in their strongest attempt yet to boost a punchless lineup.

// MLB roundup: New-look Toronto rallies past Kansas City

Josh Donaldson singled home Troy Tulowitzki in the 11th inning and the Blue Jays defeated Kansas City, 7-6.

// Pablo Sandoval answers questions about his physical condition

Sandoval, listed at 255 pounds, claims he is no bigger than he was when he helped the Giants win the World Series last fall.

// Steven Wright proves to be a stopper for the Red Sox

The knuckleballer outdueled White Sox ace Chris Sale to help Boston end a three-game losing streak.

// Daniel Nava designated for assignment by Red Sox

The Sox now have 10 days to trade, release, or pass Nava through waivers.


// Red Sox designate Daniel Nava for assignment

Nava was hitting .152 through 29 games and 66 at-bats this season.

BOSTON, MA - JULY 29: Josh Rutledge #30 of the Boston Red Sox at bat during the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park on July 29, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


Josh Rutledge happy to bring his versatility to Red Sox

On Monday, the Sox sent Shane Victorino to the Angels for Rutledge.