The Red Sox made only a minor move at the trade deadline, picking up reliever Ryan Cook as a potential reclamation project.
Daniel Nava, the former independent-league player who hit some of Boston's memorable recent home runs, was designated for assignment Thursday.
A few takeaways from Boston's 8-2 win over the White Sox that allowed the team to avert its second four-game sweep since the All-Star break.
The Red Sox flipped the script on the White Sox, beating Chicago ace Chris Sale to avoid a four-game sweep.
Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz each had three hits, and the Boston Red Sox beat Chris Sale and the White Sox 8-2 on Thursday night, snapping Chicago's seven-game winning streak.
Final: Red Sox 8, White Sox 2
Boston tagged Chris Sale for a career-high 12 hits and chased Chicago's starter with 7 runs through 5 innings to avoid a sweep. Box score
Pablo Sandoval left Thursday's game after being hit with a pitch, the second straight night his evening was cut short.
No smooth sailing tonight
Chicago SP Chris Sale just exited the Red Sox-White Sox game trailing 6-2 with a career-high 12 hits allowed. Boston tacked on a 7th run with Sale out of the game. Follow live
John Farrell for the first time noted the team is continuing to address the player's weight with him.
The ALS Association is bringing back last summer's viral hit, the Ice Bucket Challenge, with an assist from Major League Baseball.
Boston Red Sox starter Rick Porcello allows six runs on 10 hits in just two innings of work.
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell comes as close as he has all year to admitting that Pablo Sandoval's ever-expanding waistline is a problem.
In one of the worst starts in club history, Rick Porcello gave up 6 runs on 10 hits and recorded just six outs in Boston's third straight loss.
Adam Eaton opened the game with a home run, Jose Quintana pitched 6 1/3 solid innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 9-2 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win.
White Sox rout Red Sox, win 7th straight
Alexei Ramirez homered, and Melky Cabrera had his 7th straight multihit game as Chicago raced out to an early 6-0 lead and cruised to a 9-2 win at Fenway. Box score
White Sox knock out Porcello early
Red Sox starter Rick Porcello is out of the game after allowing 6 runs and 10 hits in 2-plus innings, with a couple of runners still on base. Craig Breslow is now in for Boston in the third. Follow live
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Melky Cabrera continues multi-hit streak
The White Sox LF is already 2-for-2 over the first two innings, his 7th consecutive game with at least 2 hits. Chicago has raced out to a 5-0 lead over the struggling Red Sox. Follow live
Another day, another Pedro ceremony
One day after retiring Pedro Martinez's No. 45, the Red Sox had another ceremony for the recently inducted Hall of Famer tonight, this time all in Spanish.
White Sox take early lead on Red Sox
Chicago's offense keeps on clicking, as it scored 2 runs in the 1st inning on a leadoff HR from Adam Eaton and an Adam LaRoche single that plated Melky Cabrera. Follow live
How can Boston land Cole Hamels?
Boston's best pitching prospects haven't developed as hoped, so the Red Sox's best chance at Hamels might include a speedy defensive duo and a mid-rotation starter. Five potential trades for Hamels (Insider)
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