Red Sox/Yankees

on Mon Jul 11th, 2016 5:35 am
[u:1f392bcq]All-Star Ortiz homers to back Price's strong start[/u:1f392bcq]BOSTON -- David Price turned in the type of dominant effort he hopes will be more frequent after the All-Star break, leading the Red Sox to a 4-0 victory over the Rays on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park.For the first time this season, Price didn't allow a run. The lefty scattered four hits over eight innings, walking one and striking out 10."I was never discouraged," Price said. "I never lost confidence in my abilities. My coaching staff and my teammates didn't, either. Just continue to work. I know it's going to happen."read more: ... beat-rays/
on Tue Jul 12th, 2016 5:58 am
[u:2qdnduig]Red Sox Farm Report: Which prospects are on Dombrowski’s no-trade list?[/u:2qdnduig]Dave Dombrowski said he has a list of players he would like to trade for.“I’m not going to show you the list,” the Boston Red Sox president said last weekend, smiling at a group of intrigued reporters. “I’ve probably had it done for three weeks to a month. A lot of it is dependent on what other clubs want to do.”Will other teams be willing to part with the players he wants? And more importantly, which players would those clubs want in return?Dombrowski said there are players “we don’t want to trade.”Looking at the farm system, we can determine the prospects he would be unwilling or unlikely to part with – and a few who might be trade candidates. ... ski-trade/
Posted by: MBR on Fri Jul 15th, 2016 7:16 am
[size=120:34d62tiv]Drew Pomeranz-to-Red Sox deal could be win-win for both teams[/size:34d62tiv]Red Sox chief executive Dave Dombrowski paid a high price in top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza but added a needed arm to the Boston rotation. ... both-teams
on Sat Jul 16th, 2016 6:19 am
[u:10h7zjh9]Red Sox power out win against rival Yankees[/u:10h7zjh9]NEW YORK -- Ryan Hanigan, Travis Shaw and Xander Bogaerts each celebrated their return from the All-Star break with homers off Yankees starter Michael Pineda, leading the Red Sox to a 5-3 victory on Friday night at Yankee Stadium.The trio of blasts supported a strong effort by right-hander Steven Wright, who retired the first 14 men he faced and held the Yanks scoreless until the sixth. Wright permitted three runs and three hits over six innings, improving to 4-1 lifetime against the Yankees."Very good combination," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "Steven came out, was throwing a lot of strikes, there was quite a bit of violence to his knuckleball. We've been swinging the bat better. When we finished out the homestand right before the break, it started to carry through here right in the middle innings." ... t-yankees/
on Sat Jul 16th, 2016 9:52 pm
[u:3d1fw2wn]Battery jump-starts Red Sox vs. Yanks[/u:3d1fw2wn]NEW YORK -- In a season where the top half of the Red Sox's lineup has powered the team into playoff contention, it was the bottom of the order that led the Sox to victory Saturday.Hitting out of the nine hole, catcher Sandy Leon provided four RBIs, three off a sixth-inning home run, as the Red Sox took down the Yankees, 5-2. The bottom third of Boston's lineup, comprised of Aaron Hill, Bryce Brentz and Leon, accounted for three runs and reached base five times, picking up for a less-than-stellar day from the stalwarts at the top of the order.Eduardo Rodriguez, who was making his first big league start since June 27 after making two starts at Triple-A Pawtucket, did his part to contribute to the win as well. Rodriguez threw seven innings, allowing just one run on four hits and putting down the last seven batters he faced in order. His counterpart from the Yankees, CC Sabathia, didn't fare as well, allowing five runs (four earned) on nine hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings. ... r-red-sox/
on Mon Jul 18th, 2016 6:14 am
[u:3ssfkw6p]Six-game winning streak halted in Bronx[/u:3ssfkw6p]NEW YORK -- Challenged in what manager Joe Girardi described as "probably as important a game as we've had in July," the Yankees responded behind six strong innings from Masahiro Tanaka to post a 3-1 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday at Yankee Stadium, salvaging the finale of a three-game series.Tanaka limited Boston to just three hits in an 87-pitch performance as he walked one and struck out seven to outduel David Price, who surrendered 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings. All of New York's damage off Price came in a three-run fourth inning, highlighted by run-scoring hits by Starlin Castro, Austin Romine and Jacoby Ellsbury."We didn't necessarily have a meeting and talk about how important tonight's game was, but I think everybody understood the importance," Tanaka said through an interpreter. "We needed to win today." ... r-red-sox/
on Wed Jul 20th, 2016 5:52 am
[u:2ziunjjr]Porcello extends streak as Sox gain ground[/u:2ziunjjr]BOSTON -- Continuing to make this season a memorable one for themselves, Rick Porcello worked 6 1/3 innings to match a 38-year-old club standard and David Ortiz defied time by clobbering another home run Tuesday night as the Boston Red Sox rolled past the San Francisco Giants, 4-0.Porcello (12-2) limited the Giants to four hits while improving to 9-0 at home and helping the Red Sox close to a half-game back of the division-leading Orioles. He became the first Boston pitcher to earn that distinction since Dennis Eckersley in 1978. Ortiz, who has insisted he'll retire after this season, drilled his 23rd homer of the season, a three-run drive in the fourth inning that padded Boston's 1-0 lead against Giants starter Jake Peavy (5-8).
on Thu Jul 21st, 2016 6:28 am
[u:3eeos17v]Hanley's hat trick powers Sox atop AL East[/u:3eeos17v]BOSTON -- Fenway Park was the place to be Wednesday night, with the Red Sox and Giants engaging in a classic slugfest while wearing throwback uniforms and fans of both teams trying to shout each other down.Ultimately, all that mattered was whose bat spoke the loudest, and that man was Hanley Ramirez, who belted three homers and collected six RBIs as the Red Sox prevailed, 11-7, and crept into the American League East lead by a half-game.Boston roared ahead, 8-0, with three runs in the second inning and five in the third. Ramirez homered in each inning and Travis Shaw contributed a second-inning round-tripper. ... st-giants/
on Fri Jul 22nd, 2016 6:08 am
[u:cxabeelm]Red Sox roll over visiting Twins[/u:cxabeelm]BOSTON — Steven Wright tossed eight innings of two-run ball and the Boston Red Sox offense took it from there en route to a 13-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night at Fenway Park.Wright (12-5) was perfect through 4 1/3 innings before giving up two runs — one earned — in the fifth. He allowed four hits and a walk while striking out a career-high-tying nine.David Ortiz hit a two-run homer and drove in four runs, Jackie Bradley Jr. added three RBIs and Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts each had two RBIs for Boston (54-39), which maintained a 1/2-game lead over Baltimore for sole possession of first place in the American League East. ... ing-twins/