Red Sox face tough decision with Uehara

/ Oct 12, 2016

Red Sox face tough decision with Uehara

The Boston Red Sox sound convinced that 41-year-old Koji Uehara can pitch, but the question is how they go about keeping the free agent right-handed reliever. “Koji’s done an unbelievable job for this organization,” president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told a news conference ...

Blue Jays clinch top wild-card spot with win

/ Oct 3, 2016

Blue Jays clinch top wild-card spot with win

Aaron Sanchez said he didn’t know — and didn’t care — that the Blue Jays had already clinched a spot in baseball’s postseason. Toronto still had a chance to host the AL wild-card game, and Sanchez wanted the win. “I wasn’t ready to go ...

Red Sox wrap up AL East division crown

/ Sep 29, 2016

Red Sox wrap up AL East division crown

Even though they let a win get away Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox locked up something more important. And as far as they were concerned, an AL East title was certainly worth celebrating. Boston clinched the division championship despite wasting a three-run lead ...

Tanaka misses milestone as Red Sox overturn Yanks

/ Sep 16, 2016

Tanaka misses milestone as Red Sox overturn Yanks

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka pitched four-hit ball over seven innings Thursday but was not involved in the decision as the New York Yankees allowed the Boston Red Sox to come from behind in a 7-5 defeat. Tanaka, who was looking to post his career-high 14th ...

Uehara has first bullpen session since injury

/ Aug 24, 2016

Uehara has first bullpen session since injury

Boston Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara threw 33 pitches on Tuesday as he underwent his first bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list for a right pectoral muscle strain. “I’m still pitching timidly but that’s inevitable after getting injured,” said Uehara, who ...

A-Rod takes booing in stride in win

/ Aug 12, 2016

A-Rod takes booing in stride in win

Alex Rodriguez got the raucous booing he expected and the victory his team needed. Rodriguez drove in a run with a bases-loaded dribbler, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that lifted the New York Yankees over the Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday ...

Iwakuma earns 12th victory

/ Aug 4, 2016

Iwakuma earns 12th victory

Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma (12-7) rebounded from a season-worst performance against the Chicago Cubs to limit Boston, a team that had given him problems in the past, to five hits. The Mariners defeated the Red Sox 3-1 on Wednesday night to hand Rick Porcello his ...

/ Jul 23, 2016

Red Sox reliever Tazawa leaves DL

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa returned to the roster after being activated from the 15-day disabled list, the club said Friday. Tazawa, who complained of discomfort in his right shoulder after a game against the Los Angeles Angels on July 3, has ...

/ Jul 21, 2016

Boston's Uehara put on 15-day DL

Koji Uehara, who took over the closer’s role for Boston when Craig Kimbrel was injured, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Red Sox with a right pectoral strain. Right-hander Noe Ramirez was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday to replace ...

Tanaka outduels Price to lift Yankees over Red Sox

/ Jul 18, 2016

Tanaka outduels Price to lift Yankees over Red Sox

Just a couple of days into the season’s second half, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said his team needed to win this one. Fortunately for New York, he had the right men on the mound. Masahiro Tanaka outpitched David Price in their first matchup to ...