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Red Sox option Noe Ramirez, recall Steven Wright

Ramriez was sent back down after a rough major league debut Friday against the Astros.

Game 83: Astros at Red Sox

The Sox continue their three-game series against the Astros with a 1:35 p.m. game.

Astros 12, Red Sox 8

Red Sox decisions fizzle in 10-inning loss to Astros

With the bullpen taxed, Red Sox Triple-A call-up Noe Ramirez was hammered by the Astros.

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

These stars deserve to be displayed in showcase

The selection process is partly about who is deserving and partly about who provides entertainment. After all, it’s supposed to be fun.

Shane Victorino returns for Red Sox

The right fielder, who has been out since May 24 with a strained left calf, did not start Friday’s game.

Red Sox put Blake Swihart on disabled list, activate Shane Victorino

The Red Sox made several roster moves on Friday ahead of the start of their weekend series vs. Houston.

Red Sox-Astros pitching matchups

A look at projected starters for the three-game series at Fenway Park.

Game 82: Astros at Red Sox

An eight-game homestand begins Friday night at Fenway Park at 7:10 p.m.

Scouting the Red Sox’ top international prospects

From Yoan Moncada to Manuel Margot, Boston has plenty of talent in development right now.

Scouting the Red Sox’ latest international signings

The Red Sox have reportedly signed four players from Venezuela. Here’s a closer look at them.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Red Sox’ challenge now is keeping momentum

The team needs a successful homestand before the All-Star break to become relevant in the AL East race.

RED SOX 12, BLUE JAYS 6

Red Sox ride eight-run first past Blue Jays

Boston’s first eight batters reached base and the Sox led, 7-0, before the first out was recorded.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Rick Porcello may benefit the most from Ryan Hanigan’s return

The Red Sox are 11-7 when Hanigan has been behind the plate.

Red Sox notebook

Catcher Ryan Hanigan returns to lineup

The Andover native was activated off the 60-day disabled list and batted ninth on Thursday in Toronto.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Help is on the way with Ryan Hanigan’s return

The veteran catcher went over video with the struggling Rick Porcello and says he can help the righthander regain his form.

Minor Details

Pitcher Brian Johnson named to International League All-Star team

The 24-year-old lefthander has an 8-5 record with a 2.68 ERA in 15 starts for Pawtucket this season.

Minor League Notebook

Red Sox are invested in scouting, signing international amateurs

Boston has been aggressive in signing international amateurs since 2009, stacking their farm system with high-end talent from Latin America.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

Help is on the way for struggling Rick Porcello

The return of veteran catcher Ryan Hanigan could be just what the righthander needs to find his groove.

Game 81: Red Sox at Blue Jays

The series wraps up Thursday at Rogers Centre beginning at 7:07 p.m.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Rick Porcello can’t keep the good feelings going

The first-year Red Sox starter has been abysmal over his last eight starts — 0-7 with an 8.18 ERA.

Red Sox Notebook

No excuse for Red Sox forgetting how many outs, Farrell says

For the second time in four games an outfielder didn’t realize he had caught the final out of the inning.

Blue Jays 11, Red Sox 2

Blue Jays rout Rick Porcello and Red Sox

Porcello lasted only two innings, allowing three homers and seven runs to drop his seventh straight decision.

MINOR DETAILS

Rehabbing Shane Victorino knocks an RBI double for Portland

Victorino was 1 for 3 in the Sea Dogs’ 7-4 loss Tuesday.

Dustin Pedroia on the mend for Red Sox

Pedroia, on the DL with a hamstring strain, is tentatively scheduled to take batting practice Thursday.

Game 80: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Hanley Ramirez is back in the lineup as the Red Sox have a 1:07 p.m. start at Toronto.

Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3

Red Sox defeat Blue Jays to win third in a row

Eduardo Rodriguez was strong as the Red Sox won their eighth game out of their last 12.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Education of Red Sox rookie Eduardo Rodriguez continues

Rodriguez bounced back from a horrid start and pitched six solid innings Tuesday against the potent Blue Jays.

Red Sox notebook

Hanley Ramirez batting practice session draws a big crowd

Manager John Farrell expects Ramirez in the lineup Wednesday, but Ramirez didn’t sound so sure.

NICK CAFARDO | RED SOX MAILBAG

Ask Nick: Why don’t the Red Sox trade Hanley Ramirez?

Ramirez has not endeared himself to Red Sox fans, who don’t think he can play left field.

Game 78: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Game 2 of the series begins at 7:07 p.m. Tuesday with Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound for Boston.

MINOR DETAILS

Brian Johnson leaves after five pitches with illness

The lefty had to be removed from the nightcap of a doubleheader Monday, and Pawtucket was shut out in both games.

Alex Speier

Red Sox likely were long shot to land Josh Donaldson

Any trade package for the MVP candidate would have likely started with Xander Bogaerts.

Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 1

Clay Buchholz is dominant as Red Sox notch win

Buchholz allowed one run in eight innings as the Red Sox won the opener of a four-game series in Toronto.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox have to turn the tables on AL East rivals

After winning a series against Tampa Bay, the Sox can’t settle for a split in Toronto.

Red Sox notebook

Tests on Hanley Ramirez’s bruised hand are negative

With no structural damage, he could return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday or Thursday.

Minor Details

Joe Kelly, Steven Wright have strong outings for PawSox

Kelly went seven innings in a win while Wright pitched a complete game in a 1-0 loss.

Alex Speier

Should the Red Sox keep or trade Clay Buchholz?

The team may be tempted as the deadline approaches, but it also sees the righthander as part of the solution.

Game 78: Red Sox at Blue Jays

A four-game series in Toronto begins Monday at 7:07 p.m. with Clay Buchholz on the mound for Boston.

Red Sox-Blue Jays pitching matchups

A look at projected starters for the four-game series in Toronto.

Justin Masterson has strong outing in return to Red Sox rotation

Masterson held the Rays to five hits and an unearned run over five innings in his first major-league start in six weeks.

RED SOX 5, RAYS 3

Red Sox take two of three from Rays

Pablo Sandoval, Alejandro De Aza, and David Ortiz each homered to power Boston in Sunday’s series finale.

PHOTO ESSAY

Mother Nature and Fenway Park

Here, we offer some the breathtaking scenes the weather and elements have created at the ballpark over the years.

Red Sox notebook

Hanley Ramirez returns to Boston for MRI on his left hand

Manager John Farrell said the outfielder’s injury isn’t progressing the way the team was hoping.

Game 77: Red Sox at Rays

The Sox wrap up the series at Tropicana Field with a 1:10 p.m. game.

Matt Barnes can’t provide relief for Red Sox

With most of their bullpen fatigued from the previous two games, the Sox turned to Barnes but got mixed results.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Justin Masterson ready for shot in Red Sox rotation

On the disabled list since May 13, the righthander is eager to claim the spot vacated by the ineffective Joe Kelly.

RAYS 4, RED SOX 1

Red Sox come up short against Rays

Boston managed just three hits against Tampa Bay in a 4-1 loss at Tropicana Field on Saturday.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

A conversation with Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino

The Sox are a disaster. And we have so many questions. Why not talk to Lucchino?

Game 76: Red Sox at Rays

The Red Sox continue the series with a 4:10 p.m. game at Tropicana Field.

Mike Napoli got Red Sox off and running

Napoli reached base four times — on a single and three walks — and scored twice in Friday’s 10-inning win over the Rays.

Red Sox 4, Rays 3

Red Sox top Rays in 10 innings

Brock Holt knocked in Mookie Betts with the winning run in the 10th inning.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Blake Swihart starting to get into swing of things

The Red Sox’ rookie catcher has rebounded after a slow start.

Minor details

Rusney Castillo blasts a home run for Pawtucket

Castillo is 4 for 10 with three runs scored in two games since being optioned to Pawtucket by the Red Sox.

Alex Speier

Jonathan Aro overcame long odds to join Red Sox

The Dominican righthander is arguably the most improbable Red Sox to reach the big leagues since Daniel Nava.

Pitching matchups: Red Sox at Rays

Pitching matchups for the three-game series at Tampa Bay.

Game 75: Red Sox at Rays

The Red Sox hit the road to open up a three-game series at first place Tampa Bay.

minor league notebook

Report cards out for Red Sox prospects

Grades are based on how they’ve impacted their prospect status and/or player development, rather than purely on performance.

Jackie Bradley Jr. enjoys a successful comeback

Always an elite defender, the Red Sox outfielder collected a couple of hits to snap an 0-for-30 stretch at the plate.

Minor Details

Another solid start for Brian Johnson in Pawtucket

The lefty pitched 6.2 strong innings, giving up only one hit with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington in attendance.

ORIOLES 8, RED SOX 6

Eduardo Rodriguez roughed up as Red Sox fall to Orioles

The lefthander lasted only 3 innings and was charged with six runs in the 8-6 setback.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Dustin Pedroia goes on DL; Joe Kelly sent down

The Red Sox also called up Deven Marrero, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Jonathan Aro.

Game 74: Red Sox vs. Orioles

Dustin Pedroia and Hanley Ramirez are out of the lineup as the Red Sox have a matinee with Baltimore.

NICK CAFARDO I ON BASEBALL

Clay Buchholz pitching like an ace for Red Sox

At 30, he’s a pitcher contending teams now have on their wish lists, and you can understand why.

RED SOX 5, ORIOLES 1

Red Sox suffer injuries in win over Orioles

Clay Buchholz was strong and David Ortiz homered, but injuries to Dustin Pedroia and Hanley Ramirez muted the celebrations.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Something is missing from Mike Napoli’s game

This month, Napoli is hitting .174 with 25 strikeouts with a .535 OPS.

Minor Details

Jackie Bradley Jr. continues to hit for Pawtucket

Bradley had his sixth three-hit game of the year in Triple A and has his average up to .325.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox should stop whining about the strike zone

Umpires have been told not to put up with gripes, one area in which David Ortiz is among the league leaders.

Game 73: Red Sox vs. Orioles

Clay Buchholz is on the mound as the Red Sox look to bounce back from last night’s loss.

As weather heats up, so does Pablo Sandoval

Sandoval is hitting .356 with 6 doubles, 7 RBIs, and a home run in June, and his overall average has climbed 30 points.

ORIOLES 6, RED SOX 4

Orioles take series opener at Fenway Park

The Red Sox rallied in the ninth inning, but still came up short against their division rivals.

Mookie Betts comfortable and confident at the plate

The Red Sox center fielder — and current AL Player of the Week — is impressing his coaches.

Red Sox draft pick Andrew Benintendi wins Golden Spikes Award

The sophomore outfielder from Arkansas claimed the honor that goes to the nation’s top college player.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Struggling Rusney Castillo sent down by Red Sox

The Red Sox also called up Justin Masterson, who will pitch out of the bullpen.

MINOR DETAILS

Ryan Hanigan begins his rehab assignment

The catcher, now playing in Pawtucket, has been on the disabled list since May 2 with a fractured finger.

Pitching matchups: Red Sox vs Orioles

Pitching matchups for the three-game series against Baltimore.

Game 72: Red Sox vs. Orioles

Joe Kelly is on the mound as the Red Sox return home for a three-game series against Baltimore.

Stan Grossfeld | Photo Essay

Under Fenway Park lies a happy place

No matter what’s going on between the lines, fans can cheerfully ignore the present in the old ballpark’s underbelly.

Alex Speier

Bogaerts, Betts could be stabilizing force for Red Sox

The two 22-year-olds offer the possibility of long-term success rather than year-to-year roster remakes.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Red Sox to retire Pedro Martinez’s number

A pregame ceremony will be held July 28, two days after Martinez is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Report says Pete Rose bet on baseball while still playing

New documents obtained by ESPN suggest that Rose bet on games in 1986, just as he was finishing up his playing career.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

David Ortiz passes Stan Musial, Willie Stargell on homer list

The Red Sox DH belted his 476th career homer, passing two Hall of Famers to move into sole possession of 29th place.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Red Sox have something to shout about in dismal season

Finally, everything went right in their blowout of the Royals.

Red Sox 13, Royals 2

Hopes rise after Red Sox bats come alive in rout

Mookie Betts, David Ortiz, and Hanley Ramirez all homered as the Red Sox took two out of three in Kansas City.

Game 71: Red Sox at Royals

The series wraps up with a Sunday matinee beginning at 2:10 p.m.

ROYALS 7, RED SOX 4

Red Sox lose game, cool, and two players

Rick Porcello surrendered a 4-1 lead, David Ortiz was ejected, and Blake Swihart and Pablo Sandoval left with injuries.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

After 19 straight games in lineup, Xander Bogaerts gets rest

Manager John Farrell wants to be careful about not wearing down one of his best players.

Game 70: Red Sox at Royals

The Sox go for three straight wins in their 7:10 p.m. game against the Royals.

NICK CAFARDO I ON BASEBALL

Rick Porcello has been far from perfect

On a day former teammate Max Scherzer was an out away from perfection, Porcello’s imperfections were tough to miss.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Eduardo Rodriguez is a rookie with a short memory

The way Rodriguez bounced back on Friday night told us a lot about the young lefthander.

RED SOX 7, ROYALS 3

Five-run second lifts Red Sox past Royals

Staked to an early cushion, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched into the seventh and allowed just one run.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Pablo Sandoval back in lineup, fond of Kauffman Stadium

Sandoval caught the final out of the World Series last year for the Giants, securing a Game 7 victory in Kansas City.

Minor Details

Garin Cecchini finding power in his bat

The Pawtucker infielder’s overall offensive numbers have gone down though.

Game 69: Red Sox at Royals

Eduardo Rodriguez is on the mound as the Red Sox open a series at Kansas City

Alex Speier

If Alex Gordon can prosper in left field, why can’t Hanley Ramirez?

The Royals star was once a below-average infielder, but became a Gold Glove outfielder who gave the Red Sox reason to try the same.

RED SOX 5, BRAVES 2

Clay Buchholz pitches Red Sox past Braves

Buchholz gave up two unearned runs over seven innings while Brock Holt played a role in three separate rallies.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Dustin Pedroia day-to-day with knee inflammation

Playing in pain has never been a problem for Pedroia, which is why his absence from the lineup was so noticeable.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

Sandoval benching just another headache for Red Sox

Pablo Sandoval was benched on Thursday for using his phone to “like” photographs on Instagram during Wednesday’s game.

RED SOX MINOR LEAGUE NOTEBOOK

Henry Owens’s wildness overshadows potential

Pawtucket’s tall lefthander has issued 43 walks, most in the minors, but also held opponents to a .195 batting average.

David Ortiz says he wouldn’t agree to trade

“This is the team I’ll be with the rest of my career,” the Red Sox designated hitter said. “I couldn’t do that to my family.”

Pablo Sandoval benched following Instagram incident

The Red Sox third baseman violated a team rule by using the photography app during Wednesday’s game.