Red Sox CEO Lucchino to leave at season’s end

Red Sox president and chief executive Larry Lucchino greeted David Ortiz at the Pedro Martinez jersey retirement ceremony last week. Lucchino said Saturday that he’ll retire from those posts at season’s end.

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Larry Lucchino said his role as club president will be filled by Sam Kennedy, the team’s executive vice president and COO.

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Kennedy, one of Larry Lucchino’s closest advisors, will replace Lucchino as team president by October.

RED SOX 11, RAYS 7

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_travis_shaw.jpg Red Sox win third straight game

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

NICK CAFARDO I SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin073115SoxRays_spt5.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin080115SoxRays_spt6.jpg Travis Shaw’s big day came out of nowhere

The rookie third baseman scored five runs — one for each time he’s been called up this season.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin080115SoxRays_spt10.jpg 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.

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The ace lefthander limited the Angels to two hits over eight innings as the Dodgers won, 3-1.

ALEX SPEIER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/482584644.jpg 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.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-7063.jpg 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.

BOB RYAN

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bob_ryan_20131006.jpg In Cooperstown, Pedro Martinez was his most sincere self

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

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.

BASEBALL NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/6559ec5639994ffcb0b8bc4aab7d7546-6c0c5834f72146f58b74bce7a54e4368-0.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/482600796.jpg 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.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/e23551e83f4e4ff19bb3c09abf5aeacc-e23551e83f4e4ff19bb3c09abf5aeacc-0.jpg 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.

Red Sox Notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/824dfa0ed49a43d3891c7a740c4fbabe-824dfa0ed49a43d3891c7a740c4fbabe-0--371x247.jpg 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.

Peter Abraham | On baseball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin073115Cherington_spt2.jpg 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.

Ben Cherington says we were wrong about this team

RED SOX 7, RAYS 5

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin073115SoxRays_spt20.jpg 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.