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There’s no sitting super sub Brock Holt

Like last season, Holt is forcing his way into the lineup — and Friday’s go-ahead home run helped his cause.

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Red Sox slug three homers to top Orioles

Brock Holt and David Ortiz each hit three-run home runs to propel the Red Sox to a series-opening win in Baltimore.

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Jim Palmer tosses more barbs at David Ortiz

The Hall of Fame pitcher compared Ortiz to a misbehaving puppy and demanded the slugger apologize for getting ejected on Sunday.

Alex Speier | Minor Details

Lefthander Trey Ball showing progress in Salem

The 20-year-old prospect pitched four innings of one-hit ball before coming unglued in the fifth on Thursday.

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A long and difficult road led Junichi Tazawa to the right place

The Red Sox reliever endured a controversial departure from Japan and Tommy John surgery before finding success.

Game 17: Red Sox at Orioles

The opener of a weekend series at Camden Yards is Friday night at 7:05 p.m.

Red Sox-Orioles pitching matchups

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


Red Sox lose on walkoff hit, drop first series of season

Rene Rivera’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth handed the Red Sox their second consecutive defeat at the Trop.


Dustin Pedroia can handle the inside heat again

The second baseman’s four home runs this season have come on fastballs up in the strike zone and inside.


Shane Victorino not deterred by latest injury setback

The Red Sox outfielder isn’t going to rush back from a hamstring injury suffered Wednesday.


Blake Swihart progressing in development as a catcher

In his second stint with Pawtucket, Swihart is showing growth as a game-caller while continuing to excel at the plate.

Alex Speier | Minor Details

Steven Wright strikes out 10 in Pawtucket loss

The knuckleballer matched a career high for strikeouts in a game.


Game 16: Red Sox at Rays

Clay Buchholz makes his fourth start of the season in the rubber game of the series.

Alex Speier

How do you find an ace?

The Red Sox’ early pitching struggles raise a larger question: How does a team acquire a dominant starter to anchor the staff?

Decals help Red Sox customize their bats

The old standby of writing a player’s number on the knob is being replaced by a more creative and personal method.

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Joe Kelly, Red Sox fall apart against Rays

The Red Sox starter didn’t get an out in the sixth inning as he squandered a 5-1 lead.


Shane Victorino exits game because of sore hamstring

Victorino was injured stealing second base in the fourth inning on Wednesday.


Red Sox starters need to get deeper into games

Red Sox relievers had pitched 55 innings entering Wednesday, second only to the Rangers’ 58.


Red Sox prospect Brian Johnson looks ready to contribute

Johnson was effective in an 89-minute, complete-game, seven-inning shutout on the front end of a doubleheader.

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Rays’ Chris Archer puts feud with David Ortiz behind him

The Rays pitcher says he has moved on from the trash-talking directed at him from David Ortiz last July.

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Bullpen pitches in to cap Red Sox’ victory over Rays

Starter Wade Miley pitched a three-hit shutout, then four relievers finished the job in the first game of a road trip.

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David Ortiz appeals his 1-game suspension

Ortiz said he did not recall making contact with umpire John Tumpane after being ejected Sunday.

Red Sox’ David Ortiz suspended one game

Ortiz made contact with the home plate umpire after he was ejected from Sunday’s game.


Game 14: Red Sox at Rays

The Red Sox send Wade Miley to the mound as they begin a three-game series at Tampa Bay.

Alex Speier

Red Sox making life tough on opposing starters

The recent trend of relying on a loaded bullpen has not really translated to wins across Major League Baseball.

Red Sox-Rays pitching matchups

A look at the projected starters for the three-game series in Florida this week.

Ryan Hanigan proves a hit for Red Sox

When he wasn’t getting dinged and bruised, Hanigan was adding a single and scoring two runs for the Red Sox.

Alex Speier | Minor details

Trey Ball offers reminder of rewards for Red Sox’ waiting game

There remains the chance that Ball’s early struggles could yield to something very different going forward.

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Sloppy Orioles gift-wrap win for Red Sox

The game was called early after a lengthy rain delay.

Game 13: Orioles at Red Sox

The Red Sox’ annual Patriots Day game begins at 11:05 a.m. at Fenway Park.

Orioles finding Fenway Park to their liking

The Orioles went 19-9 at Fenway over the last three seasons. On Monday, they have a chance to take this four-game series.

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David Ortiz’s frustration with umpire boils over into ejection

Ortiz disagreed with check-swing calls by third-base ump Meals.


In AL East, every team flawed, but every team in the hunt

All five teams in the division have flaws; the Red Sox showed theirs in Sunday’s loss to the Orioles.

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Rick Porcello struggles as Red Sox fall to Orioles

Porcello went five innings in the 8-3 defeat, giving up eight runs on 12 hits.

Game 12: Orioles at Red Sox

Game 3 of the series between AL East rivals begins at 1:35 p.m. on Sunday at Fenway Park.


Bumpy position transition for Hanley Ramirez

The Red Sox knew there would be some ugly moments as their free-agent acquisition gets familiar with left field and the Monster.

Game 11: Orioles at Red Sox

Game 2 of the four-game series is a late-afternoon start at Fenway Park on Saturday.

Orioles thrown for a loss by ejection of Ubaldo Jimenez

The Baltimore pitcher plunked Pablo Sandoval in the fourth inning, but says the move wasn’t intentional.


Red Sox take walkoff win over Orioles

Xander Bogaerts’s RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Mike Napoli.

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High pitch count didn’t bother Joe Kelly

The Red Sox starter threw 118 pitches — the second-highest total of his career — on Friday.

Alex Speier | Minor Details

Bryce Brentz delivers in Pawtucket home opener

Brentz punctuated the opener by launching a walkoff homer as part of a 3-for-4 performance.

Red Sox-Orioles pitching matchups

Here are the projected starters for the four-game set this weekend at Fenway Park.


Hanley Ramirez enjoying his return to Boston

Ten years after leaving the organization in the Josh Beckett deal, Ramirez is glad things have come full circle.

Shane Victorino slowly getting back up to speed

Victorino, who has struggled offensively early this season, was a defensive star on Wednesday.


Red Sox’ starting rotation an early cause for concern

John Farrell has used relievers for multiple innings a few times, after declaring he didn’t need a long man.

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Xander Bogaerts’s sore knee passes first stress test

Bogaerts was 0 for 4 but said he felt no ill effects after spending Tuesday with the training staff.

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Nationals rout Red Sox in series finale

Wade Miley yielded seven runs over 2 innings in his first start at Fenway Park.

Alex Speier

Despite Green Monster misplay, Hanley Ramirez fitting right in

The Red Sox’ left fielder is still learning the ropes at Fenway Park, but is working hard to shake the perception he’s not a good teammate.

For Brock Holt, positional musical chairs just part of game

Holt had two hits and pushed across the go-ahead run Tuesday while playing his third position this season.

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Koji Uehara returns to seal Red Sox’ win over Nationals

For a 6-2 Red Sox team with questions about its pitching staff, seeing Uehara get a save was affirming.

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Xander Bogaerts MRI is clean, may return Wednesday

The shortstop was injured while running the bases on Monday.

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At Fenway Park, no detail too small for Larry Lucchino

The Red Sox CEO spent the final hours before the home opener making sure everything was just right.

Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo headed to DL

Castillo had an exam Monday in Boston on a shoulder that he injured in an attempt to make a diving play on Saturday.

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Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon excels against ex-team, the Nationals

Leon was 3 for 4 and scored a run to help the Sox to a 9-4 victory in the Fenway Park opener.

Nationals gave Red Sox more than a few gifts in opener

The Nationals lost to the Red Sox, 9-4, and stumbled to their worst start (2-5) since opening the 2009 campaign 0-7.

After a scary first, Rick Porcello settled right in

Porcello went eight innings and gave up four runs (three earned) to pick up his first win of the season.


Red Sox overpower Nationals in home opener

Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in the Sox’ first game of the season at Fenway Park.

Alex Speier | Minor Details

Eduardo Rodriguez progressing with Pawtucket Red Sox

Rodriguez has performed well since joining the Red Sox organization in the Andrew Miller trade last summer.

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Stars came out early for Fenway Park opener

The Red Sox honored Pedro Martinez, Tom Brady, and Pete Frates at the pregame ceremony.

Mookie Betts puts on a show early for Red Sox

The Red Sox centerfielder made a leaping catch at the bullpen wall, stole two bases, and blasted a three-run homer -- all by the third inning.

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Koji Uehara is back and ready for action

The Red Sox closer has been activated off the disabled list.

Game 7: Nationals at Red Sox

Rick Porcello is making his first start at Fenway as a member of the Red Sox in the home opener.

Alex Speier

Fenway numbers could explode for Ramirez, Sandoval

Ramirez and Sandoval should see an increase in the amount of doubles they produce this season.

Red Sox-Nationals pitching matchups

Projected starting pitchers for the first series of the year at Fenway Park.


Buchholz gives up seven runs in first, Yankees beat Sox

Buchholz was the first pitcher to allow 10 runs in a game between the Red Sox and Yankees since Boo Ferriss in 1945.

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Red Sox expect Koji Uehara to return from DL Monday

Uehara allowed one run on three hits against Augusta and struck out one. He threw 14 of 17 pitches for strikes.

Red Sox looking forward to getting some rest back home

Friday’s 19-inning game, followed by a day game, made this season-opening road trip tougher than expected.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Red Sox’ home opener will be extra special for some

This year’s team is coming off a successful road trip, as did the 2013 team.

Game 6: Red Sox at Yankees

Boston goes for its fourth straight win in a 8:05 p.m. game in New York.

Daniel Nava making most of chances

In his first three games this season, Nava is batting .400 and has four RBIs.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

It’s getting late early for the Yankees

The Yankees were good in spring training, and are 1-4 now. So is it merely an April thing?

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More relief than celebration after 19-inning win

“We should have won that game a few times,” David Ortiz said.


Red Sox notch second straight win over Yankees

The victory came after a 19-inning marathon that ended early Saturday morning.


Inside 19 innings of statistical feats by Red Sox, Yankees

Among the telling numbers, both bullpens combined to throw 444 pitches.

Game 5: Red Sox at Yankees

It’s a short turnaround for both teams with a day game after a 19-inning marathon on Friday.


Joe Kelly talked his way into Saturday start

“I don’t know what I would have gained going to the minors,” said Kelly, out for a month with a biceps strain.

David Ortiz says Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is still intense

If the league’s hard stance on fighting has tempered the rivalry at all, Ortiz said, it’s probably for the better.

Game 4: Red Sox at Yankees

The first game of a weekend series in New York begins at 7:05 p.m. on Friday.

Red Sox-Yankees pitching matchups

Projected starters for the weekend series in New York.

Alex Speier | Minor Details

Red Sox farm clubs open 2015 season

Single A Augusta and Salem, and Triple A Pawtucket all recorded victories in their season openers.

Alex Speier

Red Sox’ roller coaster still better than alternative

The opponents in the first week of the Red Sox’ season offer a glimpse of what could have been if Boston had not retooled its roster yet again.

Xander Bogaerts shows extra work paying off at the plate

The second-year shortstop reached base in all five of his plate apperances on Thursday night.


Red Sox defeat Phillies with six-run third inning

The Sox’ uprising against Phillies starter David Buchanan included a bases-loaded triple by Xander Bogaerts.


Wade Miley opens Red Sox stint against Yankees

John Farrell pushed the lefthander back to the fourth spot in the rotation to take advantage of a Yankee lineup with a lot of lefty hitters.

Alex Speier | Minor Details

Which Red Sox minor leaguers are poised to step forward?

The Red Sox farm system includes a number of players for whom solid play could mean promotions.

Game 3: Red Sox at Phillies

The season-opening series wraps up Thursday night beginning at 7:05 p.m.

Alex Speier

It’s only two games, but Xander Bogaerts’s struggles hard to overlook

The Red Sox shortstop didn’t end spring training well, and hasn’t shown much in the first two games vs. the Phillies.

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Rick Porcello drops debut with Red Sox against Phillies

Porcello left a slider to Jeff Francoeur up in the strike zone and it went for a three-run homer.

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Justin Masterson ready to go in Red Sox return

Masterson was 7-9 with a 5.88 earned run average for the Indians and St. Louis Cardinals last year.

Jonathan Papelbon says Red Sox still ‘part of who I am’

The closer said that even after three seasons in Philadelphia, he doesn’t “really feel like much of a Phillie.”


Rick Porcello deal should be good for both sides

The pitcher gets a windfall rare for someone his age, and there are fringe benefits for the Red Sox.

Game 2: Red Sox at Phillies

Rick Porcello makes his Boston debut as the Sox try to follow up on an impressive Opening Day win.

Alex Speier

It was just one game, but very different look for Red Sox

The Red Sox did several things in their season opener that at least hinted at the potential this season.

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Koji Uehara takes another step toward return

Uehara threw 25 pitches of live batting practice in Fort Myers and the report was that he looked sharp.

Rick Porcello ‘ready to go’ for Red Sox

Porcello faces the Phillies Wednesday night after signing a four-year, $82.5 million extension.

Yoan Moncada to remain in extended spring training

The Cuban star will be able to learn English and assimilate before joining Single A Greenville.

Alex Speier

Why did Red Sox give Rick Porcello so much before he threw one pitch?

Rick Porcello is quite unlike any other pitcher who has landed a deal worth $20 million or more a season.

With sound start, Hanley Ramirez in the flow

Ramirez hit a grand slam in the Red Sox’ 8-0 Opening Day win, and also had a solo shot.

It was all routine for Mookie Betts

Betts worked hard to make his first major league Opening Day as normal as possible and was rewarded.

Red Sox sign Rick Porcello to four-year extension

The righthander, who is just 26, was originally slated to become a free agent after this season.