Xander Bogaerts drove in three runs with a bases-loaded single in the seventh inning, bolstering his chances for a spot in the All-Star Game and leading the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over t
AL Final Vote candidate Xander Bogaerts delivered the key hit with a bases-clearing single, lifting the Red Sox to a series-opening win in Boston.
Dustin Pedroia, who is eligible to return from the disabled list this week, tested his hamstring at Fenway Park before Tuesday's series opener.
With Travis Shaw's insertion into Tuesday's Red Sox lineup, the clock might be ticking for a struggling Mike Napoli.
It feels like just yesterday that we were embarrassing ourselves by predicting that the Red Sox and Marlins would play for the World Series while the Royals and Angels would flop. Instead of facing further public mortification by updating those predictions, we're focusing on a risk-free metric: intrigue. Specifically, the second-half story lines that intrigue our baseball enthusiasts the most. Enjoy.
No HR Derby for Beltre . . . yet
Adrian Beltre is the only active player on this list, but his best shot at the 2004 Derby was overshadowed by the performances of Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa. The all-uninvited HR Derby team
Buchholz left off of All-Star roster
Clay Buchholz has been pitching well enough this season to earn a spot on the AL All-Star team, but his omission may have been purely strategic. Schoenfield: Biggest All-Star snubs
East Coast bias? Not this year
For the first time ever, no Yankees or Red Sox player is slated to start in the All-Star Game. (via Elias).
Scherzer striking out many, walking few
If Max Scherzer walks 0 in tonight's start, he will join a group of pitchers posting historic marks over a 5-start stretch.
Boston needs Rick Porcello to snap out of his slide, Mike Napolo to do the same, and Dustin Pedroia to return to the lineup as his old self.
Brock Holt was named an All-Star, and Xander Bogaerts has a chance to join him with the "Final Vote."
Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury will be activated for Wednesday night's game against the Athletics, just in time to play this weekend at Boston against his former team.
Injured Pedroia healing up at the right time
Dustin Pedroia is expected to come off of the DL Friday. It's just in time for him to play in the All-Star Game, as long as his fellow players vote him in. David Schoenfield
Buchholz could be manager's pick for AL All-Star game roster
The requirement to have at least one player from each team in the All-Star Game means sometimes less deserving players get picked. Clay Buchholz could end up on the roster that way, but he's worthy of the honor. David Schoenfield
Gerrit Cole's MLB-best 12th win for the Pirates after some early trouble tops Sunday night's list of the best performances from around the league.
The Red Sox have built momentum heading into a critical stretch of games at home this week, including three against the AL East-leading Yankees.
The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.
The Red Sox claimed their third series win in a row by rallying to beat the Astros, 5-4, on Sunday.
Hanley Ramirez hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 5-4 Sunday.
Red Sox take series vs. Astros
Hanley Ramirez regained Boston's lead for good with a two-run HR in the seventh inning to help take down the Astros 5-4. Box score
Hanley homer gives Boston lead back
Hanley Ramirez responded to Houston slugging 2 HRs in the top of the 7th with a 2-run shot of his own in the bottom half of the frame. The Red Sox lead 5-4. Follow live
With starters out, Red Sox take lead
Boston's Eduardo Rodriguez and Houston's Lance McCullers both made it through 5 with 1 run to their credit. The Red Sox just tallied a pair of runs in the 6th to go ahead 3-1. Follow live
David Ortiz will start at first base on Sunday for the first time against an American League opponent since Aug. 5, 2006.
Red Sox vs Marlins
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