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Red Sox made rookie mistakes with Bogaerts, Bradley

So much was expected but so little panned out with the can’t-miss prospects.

Rubby De La Rosa’s effort is encouraging

Despite the narrow loss, the rookie impresses manager John Farrell with his confidence.

ANGELS 2, RED SOX 0

Red Sox held to one hit by Angels

The Angels swept the four-game series, holding the Sox to eight runs.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Allen Craig makes return from the disabled list

The Red Sox have not ruled out Craig requiring surgery on his left foot.

MINOR LEAGUE NOTEBOOK

Jordan Betts quick to make an impact in Lowell

Betts, a slugging third baseman with the Spinners, homered in his second professional at-bat.

Game 127 preview: Angels at Red Sox

The Angels look to complete a four-game sweep Thursday at Fenway Park beginning at 7:10 p.m.

Red-hot David Ortiz powering Red Sox

The young Red Sox roster, filled with so many young players, is getting a lesson in offense from the veteran DH.

ANGELS 8, RED SOX 3

Clay Buchholz ineffective as Red Sox lose

Buchholz allowed five runs in the fifth as the Angels ran away with another win at Fenway Park.

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Will Middlebrooks held out with hamstring strain

The third baseman’s injury does not appear to be serious and he is listed as day to day.

Game 126 preview: Angels at Red Sox

The starting pitching matchup is Clay Buchholz vs. Garrett Richards on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m.

Curt Schilling reveals he was treated for mouth cancer

The former Red Sox pitcher was diagnosed with cancer in February but kept the details a secret.

Allen Webster comes through for Red Sox

“I thought overall we threw the ball very consistently,” said manager John Farrell. “I thought tonight was another step forward.’’

Angels 4, Red Sox 3

Angels rally past Red Sox

Koji Uehara allowed the game-clinching run in the ninth inning after the Red Sox had rallied to tie the game in the sixth.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Xander Bogaerts not heading to minors

GM Ben Cherington said the slumping young shortstop will not be sent down like Jackie Bradley Jr.

Red Sox gives Yoenis Cespedes the night off

Slumping outfielder is given a day to recharge.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

So who is the Red Sox center fielder for 2015?

Is Jackie Bradley Jr. back in there? Does Mookie Betts get the call? There are other possibilities, too.

Game 125 preview: Angels at Red Sox

Game 2 of the series matches Sox starting pitcher Allen Webster vs. Jered Weaver at 7:10 p.m.

Brandon Workman gets in a much better zone

The Sox starter got aggressive and showed improvement against a potent lineup.

ANGELS 4, RED SOX 2

Red Sox’ late rally comes up short

The Red Sox had the tying run at the plate in the ninth inning but could only score once.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Slumping Xander Bogaerts continues to plug away

Unlike fellow rookie Jackie Bradley Jr., Bogaerts has been spared a return trip to the minors.

Jackie Bradley Jr. takes demotion in stride

“My confidence will never waver,” Bradley said after being demoted in favor of Mookie Betts.

Red Sox send Bradley to Pawtucket, call up Betts

It is Mookie Betts’s third stint this season with Boston, while Jackie Bradley Jr. has spent the entire season in the majors.

Game 124 preview: Angels at Red Sox

The Red Sox open a four-game series at home on Monday at 7:10 p.m.

Red Sox pitching matchups for Angels series

Pitching matchups for the Angels series

Red Sox Notebook

Call-up Steven Wright pitches in for Red Sox

The only run he allowed was on Jon Singleton’s homer in the ninth inning.

Joe Kelly unravels in Red Sox home debut

A disastrous second inning sunk Kelly’s chances of winning his first home game as a Red Sox.

Astros 8, Red Sox 1

Astros rough up Red Sox in series finale

Jose Altuve hit his first career grand slam as the Astros took advantage of Red Sox mistakes.

John Farrell ejected in second inning after arguing replay call

It was the third time this season the Red Sox manager was ejected.

Game 123 preview: Astros at Red Sox

Joe Kelly is making his Fenway debut in today’s 1:35 p.m. game.

Red Sox notebook

Tommy Layne earning his keep

The 29-year-old lefthander is no stranger to new opportunities.

Game 122 preview: Astros at Red Sox

The Red Sox have won four of five, and will try to make it five of six with a 7:10 game tonight.

Efficient Clay Buchholz has strong start spoiled

The pitcher allowed a late home run before his exit.

ASTROS 5, RED SOX 3 (10 inn.)

Red Sox lose to Astros in 10 innings

The Sox had their winning streak ended at four games after Houston scored twice in the 10th.

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez brings energy to the job

Animation has always been a part of Vazquez’s game; he can sense how it fires up his teammates.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Allen Craig could begin rehab assignment Monday

The outfielder has ramped up his activity since landing on the DL with a foot sprain Aug. 5.

RED SOX 9, ASTROS 4

Red Sox rally past Astros

A seven-run sixth inning allowed the Red Sox to open their home stand with their fourth straight win.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Notes: Yoenis Cespedes (shin) leaves early again

Red Sox manager John Farrell doesn’t expect a shin injury to keep Cespedes out of Friday’s lineup.

MINOR LEAGUE NOTEBOOK

Sam Travis emerging as power threat

Hitting for power has been an added bonus for Travis, who brings a simple approach to the plate.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Roger Clemens sticks to his guns on PED issue

“I know what I did in my career and how I did it,” the new Red Sox Hall of Famer said of his Cooperstown chances. “And I did it right.”

Game 120 preview: Astros at Red Sox

The Red Sox look to continue their winning streak when they open a series against Houston at Fenway Park.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Tom Werner said to impress MLB owners

The consensus: Werner, favorite Rob Manfred, and Tim Brosnan all did well in their presentations to be the next MLB commisioner.

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Jackie Bradley Jr. snaps 0-for-35 streak

The Red Sox center fielder has remained confident despite his prolonged slump.

RED SOX 5, REDS 4

Mike Napoli powers Red Sox past Reds

Napoli drove in three runs and Anthony Ranaudo picked up his second win of the season.

Game 119 preview: Red Sox at Reds

The Red Sox look to sweep the series in Cincinnati when the teams play the matinee finale at 12:35 p.m.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Joe Kelly looks like real good deal already

Kelly has worked himself into the equation as a middle-of-the-rotation starter and maybe better.

red sox 3, reds 2

Yoenis Cespedes powers Red Sox past Cincinnati

Cespedes hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning and Red Sox pitchers shut the Reds down after the first inning.

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Notebook: Brandon Workman given some extra rest

Workman was bumped from his start Wednesday afternoon, replaced by Anthony Ranaudo.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Notebook: Daniel Nava next on trading block?

Detroit would be a likely landing spot for the outfielder, who has struggled this season.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Odd turns in Tom Werner’s candidacy for MLB commissioner

Battle lines are drawn between Werner and Rob Manfred, and revenue sharing seems to be a factor in the decision.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Yoenis Cespedes shows why Red Sox wanted him

Cespedes’ three-run, game clinching home run Sunday is one reason why Oakland fans hated to see him go.

Red Sox 3, Angels 1

Yoenis Cespedes lifts Red Sox over Angels

A three-run homer from Cespedes gave the Red Sox a win over the Angels on Sunday.

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Red Sox had little time to dwell on 19-inning loss

After Saturday’s late-night defeat, the Sox needed sleep for Sunday afternoon’s game.

Game 117 preview: Red Sox at Angels

The second game of the series ended 11 hours and 56 minutes before first pitch of the series finale, which is at 3:35 p.m. today.

Angels 5, Red Sox 4 (19 innings)

Red Sox come up short after a long night

The Red Sox fell to the Angels in a marathon game when Albert Pujols went deep in the bottom of the 19th inning.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Red Sox have youth on their side

General manager Ben Cherington said there are 8-10 bona fide minor league pitchers with a chance to make it to the Red Sox.

Games 116 preview: Red Sox at Angels

The Red Sox are 2-2 on a road trip that has four games remaining.

Red Sox 4, Angels 2

Red Sox hold Angels at bay

A three-run third inning was enough for the Red Sox to snag the victory.

Shane Victorino feeling confident of return after back surgery

Victorino, who had back surgery Tuesday in California, was in the dugout Friday to visit his teammates.

nick cafardo | ON BASEBALL

Will Middlebrooks needs to get back to being his best self

He’s projected as a 30 home run/100-RBI man. Middlebrooks hasn’t quite been that player.

Red Sox-Angels pitching matchups

A look at who is expected to throw in the teams’ three-game series.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Red Sox notebook:Mookie Betts sent back to Pawtucket

Betts has been on the active major league roster for 21 games and started 11 times. He started for Pawtucket on Thursday.

Cardinals 5, Red Sox 2

Red Sox fall to Cardinals again

Brandon Workman took the loss as the Red Sox offense came up short again in St. Louis.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox’ makeover is tough on David Ortiz

“We’re just not here to collect numbers and paychecks,” said Ortiz, at the center of a last place team for the second time in three years.

Red Sox-Cardinals series finale begins after rain delay

Bad weather was a factor again as the teams look to wrap up their series in St. Louis.

Red Sox 2, Cardinals 1

Red Sox edge Cardinals

The Red Sox scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning to get back into the win column in Joe Kelly’s first start.

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Slumping Jackie Bradley Jr. sits out again

The young center fielder, hitless in 24 at-bats, is surprised by his struggles but remains confident.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Can Ben Cherington rebuild Red Sox quickly again?

Cherington rebuilt the awful 2012 Red Sox into a champion in 2013. It’s a lot to ask him to do the same for the 2015 team.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Can Tom Werner really snag commissioner’s job?

Werner’s candidacy is no joke, but it’s unlikely that he can overcome the voting bloc dedicated to favorite Rob Manfred.

Game 113 preview: Red Sox at Cardinals

Former teammates Joe Kelly and Shelby Miller battle it out on the mound in tonight’s 8:15 game.

Cardinals 3, Red Sox 2

Cardinals toss Red Sox aside

Old Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski scored the winning run to spoil a solid start by Rubby De La Rosa.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

John Lackey not nostalgic about time in Boston

Lackey said he was “excited” to be traded last week to St. Louis, but wouldn’t talk much about the “ups and downs” he had in 4½ years in Boston.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

A.J. Pierzynski happy now with Cardinals

Widely cast as the scapegoat for a bad year when the Red Sox cut him last month, Pierzynski took the high road before scoring the winning run Tuesday.

Tom Werner a finalist to be MLB commissioner

“I have ideas that I believe the owners should hear,” Werner said on his candidacy to replace Bud Selig.

Game 112 preview: Red Sox at Cardinals

The Red Sox open a series in St. Louis against the team they beat in last season’s World Series.

Red Sox Mailbag

Ask Nick: Is trading for Giancarlo Stanton still possible?

Despite all the recent moves, Red Sox Nation still has its heart set on Miami’s slugger as well.

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Back surgery ends Shane Victorino’s season

The outfielder, who played only 30 games this season because of hamstring and back ailments, had surgery Tuesday on a disk injury in his lower back.

How much have the Red Sox changed?

Last week’s flurry of trades has also caused a shift in the Red Sox’ team stats. Here’s a look at the changes in some key categories.

Red Sox notebook

Pitcher Heath Hembree to be added to roster

Hembree was one of the two prospects obtained in the trade of Jake Peavy to the Giants on July 26.

New Red Sox Joe Kelly eager to face ex-teammates

Kelly will start against one of his best friends, Shelby Miller. “It’s going to be fun,” he said.

Red Sox-Cardinals pitching matchups

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

Snakebitten Red Sox can’t catch breaks

Hard-hit balls were for naught in a failed ninth-inning comeback bid against the Yankees on Sunday.

YANKEES 8, RED SOX 7

Yankees rally past Red Sox again

The Red Sox couldn’t hold an early lead again and now have lost 10 of their last 12 games.

Red Sox notebook

Brock Holt starts at third base again

Will Middlebrooks remained on the bench against a righthanded starter, but manager John Farrell said there’s no platoon.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Can Clay Buchholz ever be the Red Sox ace?

The Red Sox expected someday Buchholz would be a No. 1. Now he’s the senior member of the staff, but not pitching like one.

A 10-day trail led to Red Sox’ big makeover

Thursday’s trade frenzy, one of the biggest upheavals in team history, was the result of 10 intense days of preparation, scouting, and decision-making.

Edward Mujica excited for St. Louis reunion

The Sox begin a three-game series in St. Louis Tuesday, a familiar spot for Mujica, Allen Craig, and Joe Kelly.

Rangers claim Mike Carp off waivers

Outfielder/first baseman Mike Carp was picked up by the Texas Rangers Sunday after the Red Sox waived him Aug. 1.

Game 111 preview: Yankees at Red Sox

The Yankees lead the season series 5-7, outscoring the Sox 61-42. Game time is 8:05 p.m.

Jon Lester bids farewell to Red Sox Nation in Globe ad

The lefthander praised the “best fans in the world” and expressed gratitude for their support.

Mike Napoli shows power

Mike Napoli connected in the second inning on a two-run homer for the Red Sox.

Yankees 6, Red Sox 4

Allen Webster wild as Red Sox fall to Yankees

The Red Sox pitcher gave back the lead his offense built for him, fueling the Yankees to their 6-4 win.

Red Sox notebook

Season-ending back surgery a possibility for Shane Victorino

The 33-year-old right fielder will travel to Los Angeles to get a second opinion.

Joe Kelly tracked own deal via Twitter

Kelly, traded by St. Louis to Boston, figures he went from one great baseball town to another.

Unlikely journey leads Dan Butler to major leagues

The catcher was called up from Triple A Pawtucket to back up Christian Vazquez.

Shane Victorino appears headed for back surgery

Victorino will get a second opinion from a specialist in Marina Del Ray, Calif.

Red Sox-Yankees preview: Yoenis Cespedes to make his debut

Allen Webster makes his second start of the season for Boston in the 4:05 p.m. game.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Anthony Ranaudo showcases talent

Ranaudo beat a solid Yankees lineup, showing good command of his fastball.

Christopher L. Gasper

Red Sox celebrate New Year’s in August

The remade Red Sox were ringing in a new year and kissing the 2014 season goodbye.

Red Sox 4, Yankees 3

New-look Red Sox drop Yankees

Allen Craig hit a double in his first game with Boston.

Red Sox notebook

Xander Bogaerts has clear sailing at shortstop

With Stephen Drew now wearing pinstripes, the Red Sox put their faith in the young shortstop.