Orioles edge Red Sox in season-opening pitching duel

Baseball / MLB Apr 1, 2014

Orioles edge Red Sox in season-opening pitching duel

Grady Sizemore will never forget his first opening day with the Boston Red Sox. His teammates, however, can't wait to put the memory of the game behind them. The defending World Series champion Red Sox failed to capitalize on several scoring opportunities, and a home run ...

BoSox ready for Bogaerts

Baseball / MLB Feb 25, 2014

BoSox ready for Bogaerts

Just three weeks past his 21st birthday, Xander Bogaerts stood on baseball's biggest stage for the first time and showed he belonged. He helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series last year. Now he's in spring training, still trying to prove he fits ...

Boston's Uehara, Tazawa visit Caroline Kennedy in Tokyo

Baseball / MLB Jan 21, 2014

Boston's Uehara, Tazawa visit Caroline Kennedy in Tokyo

Boston Red Sox pitchers Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa met Tuesday with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy during a tour to share the 2013 World Series trophy with baseball fans in in the country. Earlier in the day, the two pitchers presented Prime Minister ...

Reliever Tazawa avoids arbitration

Baseball / MLB Jan 18, 2014

Reliever Tazawa avoids arbitration

Reliever Junichi Tazawa avoided salary arbitration and reached an agreement with the Boston Red Sox on Friday. Tazawa, who emerged as a reliable setup man in the Red Sox' bullpen and helped them win the World Series last season, will see his salary rise from ...

Ellsbury debuts in Bronx

Baseball / MLB Dec 14, 2013

Ellsbury debuts in Bronx

Joe Girardi is happy to see Jacoby Ellsbury in Yankees pinstripes instead of the uniform of the rival Boston Red Sox. "You are going to make my job a lot easier," the New York manager told his new outfielder. "You no longer are a thorn ...

Ellsbury set to join Yankees

Baseball / MLB Dec 4, 2013

Ellsbury set to join Yankees

Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night. Ellsbury is the second major free-agent addition ...

Uehara fans final batter as Red Sox win World Series

Baseball / MLB Oct 31, 2013

Uehara fans final batter as Red Sox win World Series

When the Boston Red Sox needed to close out the World Series, they turned to Koji Uehara. The 38-year-old right-hander pitched a perfect ninth inning to finish off a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 on Wednesday night and secure Boston's ...

Red Sox reach World Series

Baseball / MLB Oct 20, 2013

Red Sox reach World Series

Koji Uehara was named the MVP of the American League Championship Series after closing out Junichi Tazawa's win as the Boston Red Sox advanced to the World Series with a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 on Saturday. Uehara became the first ...

Uehara, Tazawa star in victory

Baseball / MLB Oct 16, 2013

Uehara, Tazawa star in victory

Koji Uehara picked up his third save of the postseason as the Boston Red Sox edged the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the American League Championship Series. John Lackey's pitching and a clutch homer by Mike Napoli in the ...

Red Sox down Yankees in 10

Baseball / MLB Sep 6, 2013

Red Sox down Yankees in 10

Stephen Drew hit a tying single off Mariano Rivera with two outs in the ninth inning, then Shane Victorino lined a go-ahead single in the 10th that sent the Boston Red Sox past the New York Yankees 9-8 on Thursday night. Down to their last ...

Darvish breaks Nomo's single-season strikeout mark

Baseball / MLB Sep 5, 2013

Darvish breaks Nomo's single-season strikeout mark

Yu Darvish surpassed Hideo Nomo as Japan's single-season, big-league strikeout king, but the Texas right-hander got hammered in an 11-4 Wednesday loss to the Oakland Athletics. The win moved Oakland into a tie with the Rangers for the American League West lead. Darvish (12-7) broke Nomo's ...