J.D. ties MLB HR lead (23), lifts Sox with 5 RBIs

June 23, 2018

BOSTON — Just when you thought Nelson Cruz was going to be too much for the Red Sox on Friday night, J.D. Martinez went off on the Seattle Mariners. Backed by a late-game surge from Martinez, who belted a two-run homer and a two-run single to cap a wild comeback, the Red Sox emerged with a 14-10 victory in a classic slugfest at Fenway Park. View Full Game Coverage BOSTON…

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Boston's homer barrage secures split in Seattle

June 18, 2018

SEATTLE — The drought that started midway through the game Friday night and didn’t let up at all on Saturday was erased by an eruption from the Red Sox on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field. After going 17 innings without a run, the Boston bats livened up on Father’s Day en route to a 9-3 victory that allowed manager Alex Cora’s team to salvage a four-game split against…

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Sox get Wright stuff but can't solve LeBlanc

June 17, 2018

SEATTLE — Facing career swingman Wade LeBlanc, the Red Sox generated no swings of impact on Saturday. Instead, they were handcuffed all day by Seattle’s lefty in a 1-0 loss in front of a packed house of 44,151 at Safeco Field. The first batter LeBlanc faced was Mookie Betts, and he opened the game with a single to left. The final batter for LeBlanc was Eduardo Nunez, who punched a…

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Struggling Bradley could be asked to bunt more

June 16, 2018

SEATTLE — In hopes of helping Jackie Bradley Jr. emerge from his near season-long slump, manager Alex Cora might be giving his center fielder the bunt sign more often in the coming days. In Friday night’s 7-6 loss, the Sox had Bradley try a sacrifice bunt when runners were on first and second with nobody out. Bradley missed on his attempt, and Cora took away the sign and Bradley wound…

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Sox rock Paxton but can't hold off Span, M's

June 16, 2018

SEATTLE — Denard Span hit another laser beam down the line in the eighth inning against the Red Sox on Friday night at Safeco Field, and it felt like Opening Day all over again. This time, Span’s two-run double — a pinch-hit no less — lifted the Mariners to 7-6 victory over Boston. View Full Game Coverage SEATTLE — Denard Span hit another laser beam down the line in the…

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Bogaerts' 11th blast caps big 3rd to KO Paxton

June 16, 2018

SEATTLE — The Red Sox did what not many teams have done this season in delivering Mariners ace James Paxton an early knockout. Down, 3-0, after two innings, the Sox stormed back for six against the lefty in the top of the third, but still wound up taking a 7-6 loss on Friday night at Safeco Field. View Full Game Coverage SEATTLE — The Red Sox did what not many…

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Price sharp, Xander excels as Sox beat Seattle

June 15, 2018

SEATTLE — With a combination of power and command, David Price was marvelous on Thursday night at Safeco Field, leading the Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the sizzling Seattle Mariners in the opener of a four-game series. Price topped out at 96.3 mph and averaged 93.8 mph with his two seamer over seven brilliant innings, besting Felix Hernandez in a duel of former Cy Young Award winners. View…

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Xander's letter-perfect night drops M's

June 15, 2018

SEATTLE — When Xander Bogaerts belted a go-ahead homer that wound up as the deciding hit in a tense, 2-1 victory over the Mariners on Thursday night at Safeco Field, it seemed that would be his signature moment. But the shortstop would also display some brilliance with the glove, turning in one of the most athletic double plays imaginable to help make that slight lead stand up. View Full Game…

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Houck spins gem for Salem

June 15, 2018

Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday. :: Complete prospect coverage :: A pair of White Sox pitching prospects took center stage in the Minor Leagues on Thursday as both Dylan Cease and Dune Dunning dominated over eight innings for their respective affiliates. Cease, the White Sox No. 5 prospect (No. 52 overall), helped Class A Advanced Winston-Salem lock up a first…

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