Rockies end losing streak

May 15, 2015

Rockies end losing streak

The Colorado Rockies ended their 11-game losing streak in dramatic fashion, thanks to a guy they’ve always relied on to come through in clutch situations. Carlos Gonzalez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, and Colorado sloshed its way to ...

May 10, 2015

Willis named Boston's new pitching coach

The Boston Red Sox have hired Carl Willis as their new pitching coach, reuniting him with manager John Farrell. The Red Sox made the announcement Saturday after their 14th loss in 20 games, 7-1 loss to Toronto. They began the day with an AL-worst ...

A-Rod hits 660th HR

May 2, 2015

A-Rod hits 660th HR

With one sweet swing, Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays for fourth place in major league history at 660 home runs. With familiar boos from opposing fans echoing throughout Fenway Park, A-Rod ran the count to 3-0 and then pounced on a 153-kph fastball over ...

Tazawa, Uehara look strong as Red Sox edge Rays

Apr 22, 2015

Tazawa, Uehara look strong as Red Sox edge Rays

Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara each threw a scoreless inning on Tuesday to seal a 1-0 win for the Boston Red Sox against the Tampa Bay Rays. Before 14,307 at Tropicana Field, Tazawa was razor sharp, getting two outs with two pitches then finishing ...

Tanaka earns first victory as A-Rod, Yankees pound BoSox

Apr 13, 2015

Tanaka earns first victory as A-Rod, Yankees pound BoSox

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka earned his first win of the season on Sunday as the Yankees bats awoke in a 14-4 whipping of the Boston Red Sox. Tanaka (1-1) was a little sharper than in his opening day debut, particularly with his ...

Red Sox outlast Yankees in epic

Apr 11, 2015

Red Sox outlast Yankees in epic

In the latest classic matchup of their long and illustrious rivalry, the Boston Red Sox finally outlasted the New York Yankees 6-5 in 19 innings early Saturday when the game-ending double play was turned at 2:13 a.m. After squandering leads in the ninth, 16th ...

Ortiz blasts new MLB rules to speed up game

Feb 26, 2015

Ortiz blasts new MLB rules to speed up game

David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate. He sounded prepared to pay for it. “I might run out of money,” Ortiz said during a colorful rant Wednesday about the new pace-of-play rule requiring hitters to keep at least one foot in the ...

Feb 20, 2015

Tazawa preparing for seventh MLB season

A day after arriving at the Boston Red Sox spring training facility for the start of his seventh pro season, Junichi Tazawa happily played catch with fellow Japanese right-hander Koji Uehara on Thursday. “I’m on track right now,” Tazawa said. “What’s important is that ...

Feb 17, 2015

Uehara plagued by back pain: report

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara was experiencing lower back pain last August, the Boston Herald reported Monday on its website. Uehara, who turns 40 on April 3, would not go into detail but said his problems at the end of last season, when ...

Pedro awaits call from Hall

Jan 3, 2015

Pedro awaits call from Hall

As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last four NL Cy Young Awards — the last one unanimously. But when fans ask if he’s ever witnessed anyone as ...

Dec 26, 2014

Uehara says Red Sox have made good moves in offseason

Right-hander Koji Uehara praised the Boston Red Sox’s busy offseason on Friday, when he met reporters in Tokyo. “I think it’s going to be a really good team,” Uehara said of the Red Sox, who finished last in the American League East this year ...