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Game 155 preview: Red Sox at Orioles

Rubby De La Rosa is on the mound for the Sox in the 7:05 p.m. game.

RED SOX 5, ORIOLES 3 (10 inn.)

David Ortiz’s second HR lifts Red Sox in 10th inning

Ortiz, who drove in three runs, is the first Red Sox to reach the 100-RBI plateau in eight different seasons.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Rusney Castillo will be playing more ball this fall

The Red Sox’ goal is for the Cuban outfielder to accumulate 200 plate appearances in total before shutting down for the offseason.

Red Sox-Orioles pitching matchups

A look at probable starters for the weekend series in Baltimore.

PIRATES 3, RED SOX 2

Red Sox swept on base-running mishap in ninth

A grounder struck Jemile Weeks in the back of the leg and he was called out in the ninth, dooming a Sox rally.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Dustin Pedroia will only feed off the doubters

The critics are out (again), but Pedroia has always been driven by those who underestimate him.

Game 153 preview: Red Sox at Pirates

The Pirates will be looking for a sweep in the final game of the interleague series Thursday at 7:05 p.m.

Pirates 9, Red Sox 1

Clay Buchholz, Red Sox pounded in loss

Buchholz lasted just four innings in yet another loss that was marked by the debut of Rusney Castillo, who went 1-for-4.

Red Sox notebook

Red Sox: Room for Rusney Castillo and Mookie Betts

Castillo and Betts are similar players, but Ben Cherington downplays their apparent redundancy.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Big expectations as Rusney Castillo debuts

None of us know what Castillo will be. But there is a lot hoped for from the new Red Sox outfielder, who debuted Wednesday.

Game 152 preview: Red Sox at Pirates

Clay Buchholz looks for his fourth straight win when he starts for the Red Sox Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.

Omaha 4, Pawtucket 2

Rusney Castillo homers but Pawtucket falls to Omaha

The center fielder led off the Triple A championship game in Charlotte, N.C., with a home run but also struck out twice.

Pirates 4, Red Sox 0

Anthony Ranaudo hit hard as Red Sox lose

The rookie starter coughed up two more home runs as the Red Sox fell in the opener of the series in Pittsburgh.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Brock Holt trade a big hit for Red Sox and Pirates

Holt has made a name for himself in Boston and Pittsburgh did well in picking up Mark Melancon.

Red Sox notebook

Rusney Castillo set to make Red Sox debut Wednesday

The 27-year-old Cuban, who agreed to a seven-year, $72.5 million Aug. 22, will play in center field

Red Sox Mailbag

Ask Nick: Is Daniel Nava in the Red Sox’ plan for 2015?

Nick Cafardo has another round of responses to readers’ questions about the Red Sox.

Game 151 preview: Red Sox at Pirates

The Red Sox begin an interleague series in Pittsburgh on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

Red Sox-Pirates pitching matchups

A look at probable starters for this week’s series in Pittsburgh.

Red Sox using final weeks to evaluate young talent

Eighteen of the 32 players on the Red Sox’ active roster have less than two full seasons of major league experience.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Satisfaction gained from PawSox title

Pawtucket has one game remaining, the Triple A championship on Tuesday night at Charlotte, N.C.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Red Sox making plans for 2015

The Red Sox, who are in need of two starting pitchers, are looking for players everywhere.

RED SOX 8, ROYALS 4

Red Sox beat Royals, take three of four in series

The Red Sox (66-84) are off Monday and continue their trip on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh.

Game 150 preview: Red Sox at Royals

The Sox wrap up their four-game series at Kansas City with a 2:10 p.m. game today.

Royals 7, Red Sox 1

Revved-up Royals beat Red Sox, 7-1

Saturday was a reminder that the Red Sox have few sure things as they look to remake their rotation.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Knuckleballer Steven Wright a different-looking Red Sox prospect

After having Tim Wakefield for 17 years, the Red Sox appreciate what knuckleballers can do.

Red Sox notebook

Roster dance has Mookie Betts in second position

With Dustin Pedroia out after wrist surgery, Mookie Betts will play second for the rest of the season

Game 148 preview: Red Sox at Royals

The Sox won the first two games of the four-game series. Game 3 starts at 7:10 p.m. today.

Red Sox 4, Royals 2

Red Sox best Royals

Allen Webster and four relievers retired the final 16 Kansas City batters in a row as the Red Sox beat the Royals, 4-2, Friday night.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Britton has experienced some growing pains

After pitching well in Boston in 2013, Britton struggled in Triple A Pawtucket this season before being recalled to the majors Sept. 5.

Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

Red Sox are in a position to make improvements

Advanced metrics help show the potential for Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and Xander Bogaerts next season.

Game 147 preview: Red Sox at Royals

Game 2 of the series in Kansas City begins at 8:10 p.m. on Friday.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

Did Red Sox misplay calls on Jon Lester and Dustin Pedroia?

The lingering question is which player would you rather have signed to a long-term deal?

RED SOX 6, ROYALS 3

Red Sox take series opener vs. Royals

Clay Buchholz pitched into the seventh and David Ortiz drove in his 99th run of the season.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Red Sox to shift Mookie Betts to second base temporarily

Manager John Farrell suggested Betts would play second base “fairly regularly” for a variety of reasons.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton hit in face by pitch

The outfielder will likely be out for the season, a lowlight in a scary night in baseball.

Red Sox’ young pitchers taking big lumps

The Red Sox are getting a good look at young pitchers like Brandon Workman and Anthony Ranaud.

Game 146 preview: Red Sox at Royals

The Red Sox open a four-game series in Kansas City, and a 10-game road trip, on Thursday at 8:10 p.m.

Red Sox-Royals pitching matchups

A look at the probable starters for the four-game series in Kansas City.

Cuba behind him, Rusney Castillo waits on deck

After a whirlwind year of defection, tryout, and signing, Castillo is eager to get a taste of the majors with the Red Sox.

Red Sox notebook

Koji Uehara throws bullpen session, may return on trip

Red Sox manager John Farrell said he intends to use Uehara in low-pressure settings.

Dustin Pedroia will have hand surgery Thursday

The surgery ends his season, but Pedroia does not expect it to hamper his usual offseason work.

Orioles 10, Red Sox 6

Orioles complete sweep of Red Sox

The Red Sox wrapped up a six-game homestand with their fourth straight loss.

Dustin Pedroia ‘moving towards’ surgery on thumb, manager says

Red Sox manager John Farrell said a final decision has not been made regarding treatment for the second baseman’s injury.

Game 146 preview: Orioles at Red Sox

The Red Sox try to salvage a win in the series finale when the teams meet in the 1:35 p.m. finale.

Orioles 4, Red Sox 1

Red Sox fall to Orioles for second straight night

The Red Sox clinched their second losing record in three years. At 63-82, they are in danger of surpassing the 69-93 2012 team.

Red Sox notebook

Rusney Castillo plays for Pawtucket in playoff win

The PawSox beat Durham, 3-2, in Game 1 of the Governor’s Cup series at McCoy Stadium.

Dustin Pedroia considers season-ending thumb surgery

Pedroia didn’t play Tuesday night against the Orioles because of inflammation in his left hand and wrist.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Red Sox need to identify their core players

What’s left to play for now? Winning more than the 2012 team’s 69 games and establishing a new core of players they can depend on for the next few years.

Curt Schilling to return to ESPN broadcasts

The former Red Sox pitcher will be back on the job for Thursday’s “Baseball Tonight” program.

Game 145 preview: Orioles at Red Sox

Anthony Ranaudo vs. Chris Tillman is the pitching matchup when the AL East rivals play Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.

orioles 4, red sox 0

Red Sox look inept in loss to Orioles

The Red Sox committed three errors and failed to turn several double plays, drawing boos from the Fenway crowd.

Red Sox notebook

Red Sox open 2015 in Philadelphia

The home opener on April 13 also will be against a National League team, the Nationals.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Andrew Miller excited to become a free agent

The Orioles reliever likes where he is but would definitely consider a return to the Red Sox.

Red Sox to open 2015 season in Philadelphia

The 162-game schedule for the 2015 season was released on Monday.

Game 144 preview: Orioles at Red Sox

The AL East rivals begin a series at Fenway Park on Monday at 7:10 p.m.

Red Sox-Orioles pitching matchups

Here are the probable starters for the Red Sox-Orioles series this week at Fenway Park.

Rubby De La Rosa shows promising signs for Red Sox

In 16 major league starts this season, De La Rosa is 4-6 with a 4.01 ERA.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Rusney Castillo to join Pawtucket for finals

After Portland was eliminated from the Eastern League playoffs, the outfielder was sent to Triple A.

Blue Jays avoid sweep, beat Red Sox, 3-1

Jose Bautista’s three-run homer run in the fifth inning was the difference.

Game 143 preview: Blue Jays at Red Sox

The Sox are looking to sweep the Blue Jays for the first time since 2011. Game time is 1:35 p.m.

Game 142 preview: Blue Jays at Red Sox

Game 2 of the Red Sox’ six-game homestand starts at 7:10 p.m.

RED SOX 9, BLUE JAYS 8 (10 inn.)

Red Sox stage three-run rally in 10th

Yoenis Cespedes drove a full-count pitch deep to center for a walkoff hit.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Red Sox recall Jackie Bradley Jr. from Pawtucket

Two weeks after optioning Bradley Jr. to Triple A, the Red Sox recalled the outfielder on Friday.

Red Sox call up Jackie Bradley Jr., Drake Britton

With rosters expanding in September, the Red Siox had room for the outfielder and pitcher.

Red Sox take Koji Uehara out of closer role

The Red Sox will give the struggling righthander a break, then ease him back into pitching.

Game 141 preview: Blue Jays at Red Sox

The Red Sox begin a six-game homestand Friday at 7:10 p.m.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

What is wrong with Koji Uehara?

It might be time to shut the Red Sox closer down for the season. But the bigger question is whether he can regain his form next year.

Yankees 5, Red Sox 4

Red Sox collapse in ninth against Yankees

The Sox wasted David Ortiz’s fifth multi-homer game of the season when Koji Uehara surrendered two runs in the walk-off loss.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Dustin Pedroia expected back on Friday

Pedroia, who has missed five games with a concussion, passed MLB-required tests and took batting practice on the field Thursday.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Where do these 7 players fit in with 2015 Red Sox?

There are logjams and questions at a few positions that the Red Sox must figure out.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

A closer look at the facts about Jackie Bradley Jr.

Accusations about the Red Sox prospect’s work ethic appear to be way off base based on the outfielder’s past.

Game 140 preview: Red Sox at Yankees

The final game of the series in New York begins at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday.

Yankees 5, Red Sox 1

Red Sox offense flat in loss to Yankees

A strong start by Anthony Ranaudo was wasted as the Red Sox mustered only six hits in the loss in the Bronx.

Red Sox notebook

Brandon Workman wants to end year on high note

Workman has a chance to improve on a 1-8 record and 4.93 earned run average.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Ben Cherington stockpiling talent for now

The Red Sox GM is happy to round up talent and then figure out what to do with it all in the offseason.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

John Farrell takes share of blame for Red Sox problems

“I don’t feel good about this year,’’ Farrell said of the last-place Red Sox. “... We felt like this was going to be a team that would contend.”

Game 139 preview: Red Sox at Yankees

Game 2 of the series in New York begins at 7:05 p.m., with Anthony Ranaudo against Hiroki Kuroda on the mound.

Evan Horowitz

Why are walks declining in baseball?

There have been fewer walks in recent years than at any time since the mid-1970s.

Red Sox 9, Yankees 4

Red Sox batter Yankees in the Bronx

The Red Sox hit three home runs and Joe Kelly earned his first win with the team as the Sox won the first game of a three-game series.

red sox notebook

Notebook: Anthony Ranaudo set for Yankee Stadium debut

Red Sox rookie righthander will face his hometown team for the second time.

Dan Shaughnessy

Will Derek Jeter say goodbye to Red Sox fans?

Is there any chance Jeter wouldn’t make the trip to Boston for their season-ending series if the Yankees are out of the playoffs?

Game 138 preview: Red Sox at Yankees

This is the last series Derek Jeter will play against the Sox in the Bronx. Game 1 starts today at 7:05 p.m.

Red Sox-Yankees pitching matchups

Pitching matchups for the Yankees series:

Red Sox notebook

Dustin Pedroia may not play against Yankees

Pedroia sustained a concussion Saturday and said he’ll play when he no longer has symptoms.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox’ Rusney Castillo confident despite slow start

Rusney Castillo was 0 for 3 Monday in the Gulf Coast League and will play Wednesday for Double A Portland.

RAYS 4, RED SOX 3

Red Sox lose in 10 innings

The Sox split four games in St. Petersburg and now head to New York to play the Yankees.

Game 137 preview: Red Sox at Rays

The final game of the four-game set in Tampa begins at 1:10 p.m. Monday.

Red Sox notebook

Dustin Pedroia sits out, won’t play Monday, either

“He’s improved,” manager John Farrell said of Pedroia, who sustained a concussion Saturday night.

red sox 3, rays 0

Red Sox win behind strong effort by Clay Buchholz

Buchholz threw a complete game, allowing three hits and striking out six.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Rusney Castillo shows Red Sox his stuff

The outfielder played in a Gulf Coast League playoff game in Florida and went 1 for 2.

Rusney Castillo gets first action for Red Sox’ minor-league team

The Red Sox outfielder played in a Gulf Coast League playoff game in Florida and went 1-for-2.

Game 136 preview: Red Sox at Rays

Clay Buchholz vs. Alex Cobb is the starting pitching matchup at 1:40 p.m.

Rays 7, Red Sox 0

Dustin Pedroia injured as Rays one-hit Red Sox

Pedroia was helped off the field with symptoms consistent with a concussion after an inadvertent elbow in the second.

Game 135 preview: Red Sox at Rays

Game 2 of the Labor Day weekend series kicks off at 7:10 p.m.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Rusney Castillo will debut in minors on Sunday

The new Sox outfielder will make his US playing debut in the Gulf Coast League playoffs.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

David Ortiz appreciates the lineup presence of Yoenis Cespedes

Cespedes has improved the Sox lineup this year, but it will mean much more come 2015.

RED SOX 8, RAYS 4

Mookie Betts’s grand slam powers Red Sox

The Red Sox batted around in each of the first two innings against Rays starter Chris Archer.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Castillo will debut in minors on Sunday

The new Red Sox outfielder will make his minor league debut on Sunday in Fort Myers, Fla.

Red Sox-Rays pitching matchups

Pitching matchups for the Red Sox-Rays series this weekend in Tampa.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Red Sox-Rays series could generate sparks

David Price is gone, but the Rays may have a new Sox antagonist in young Chris Archer, Friday’s starter.