4/20/2015 | Effective slider helps Masterson slow Orioles
As an icy rain began to fall on Fenway Park on Monday, Justin Masterson worked quickly through the fifth inning, firing fastballs and spinning sliders while the weather around him worsened.
4/20/2015 | Ortiz responds to Palmer's critical tweet
On the same day he tied Joe DiMaggio on baseball's all-time RBI list, David Ortiz did something else he is well known for: speaking candidly when given a platform.
4/20/2015 | Masterson leads Sox over O's at rainy Fenway
Fueled by a four-run inning and solid pitching from Justin Masterson, the Red Sox ousted the Orioles in a 7-1 Patriots' Day victory in a rain-shortened game at Fenway Park.
4/20/2015 | Hanley OK after exiting finale due to illness
The Red Sox removed Hanley Ramirez from the game in the third inning of Monday's series finale with the Orioles due to illness. However, the team considers the issue to be nothing serious and expects the outfielder will play in Tuesday's series opener against the Rays.
4/20/2015 | Boston bullpen logging heavy early workload
This combination of short starts and extended appearances from the bullpen has developed into an early trend for the Red Sox.
4/20/2015 | Red Sox mark special Marathon Monday at Fenway
Before the Red Sox took the field against the Orioles for their traditional 11:05 a.m. ET start time on Patriots' Day, Boston police officer Stephen McNulty belted a stirring rendition of the national anthem. Four-time Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers then threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The Red Sox then capitalized on three Orioles errors to take a 7-1 victory in a game that was shortened to 6 1/2 innings by rain.
4/19/2015 | Papi ejected amid frustration over check-swing call
David Ortiz started to swing at an offering from Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez in the middle of his fifth-inning at-bat, with the count sitting at 1-2, then checked his swing above the center of the plate. Third-base umpire Jerry Meals called it a swing. The Red Sox's designated hitter disagreed and soon tempers flared, as the slugger was ejected from Boston's eventual 8-3 loss on Sunday.
4/19/2015 | Porcello vows to make 'necessary adjustments'
Rick Porcello's body language said it all. The Red Sox right-hander sat in the corner of the clubhouse after Sunday's 8-3 loss at the hands of the Orioles, staring off into space with a dejected look on his face.
4/19/2015 | Chen, Masterson set to tangle in Patriots' Day matinee
The Orioles and Red Sox will square off in the finale of their four-game series at Fenway Park on Monday. Righty Justin Masterson will be on the mound for the Red Sox, while lefty Wei-Yin Chen takes the hill for Baltimore.
4/19/2015 | Jones' big day trumps Hanley's as O's beat Red Sox
Adam Jones went 4-for-5 and drove in five runs to lead Baltimore to an 8-3 win over Boston on Sunday at Fenway Park. Hanley Ramirez hit his fifth homer in a losing cause for the Red Sox.
4/19/2015 | Workman may begin throwing in 'two to three weeks'
Injured pitcher Brandon Workman, who was present in the Red Sox's clubhouse before Sunday's game with the Orioles, could begin a throwing program within "two to three weeks" according to manager John Farrell.
4/19/2015 | Boston's healing continues on Patriots' Day
When the Red Sox face the Orioles today, the already significant Patriots' Day matchup will take on added meaning in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing's two-year anniversary.
4/19/2015 | Victorino returns after resting sore left side
Though he wound up a late scratch from Saturday's Red Sox starting lineup, Shane Victorino had little doubt about his availability against the Orioles on Sunday.
4/19/2015 | Red-hot Holt allows Pedroia to get some rest
Red Sox manager John Farrell is doing everything he can to keep the hot-hitting Brock Holt in the lineup. He inserted Holt at second base for Sunday's game against the Orioles, giving Dustin Pedroia his first day off of the season.
4/18/2015 | Hanley still learning Monster ropes in left field
On Saturday, Red Sox outfielder Hanley Ramirez drifted back to the Green Monster, trying to get a bearing on exactly where he was, and had a drive tick off his glove. It's the type of play that Ramirez will probably make in due time, once he becomes fully comfortable as a left fielder.
4/18/2015 | Buchholz on right track with 2nd quality start?
Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz's second quality start in three games in a 4-1 loss to the Orioles on Saturday could be a sign that the better version of the right-hander is here to stay.
4/18/2015 | Bogaerts' patience paying dividends at plate
Boston's Xander Bogaerts entered Saturday's contest batting .395 with a .452 on-base percentage, with both of those marks ranking second-best in the Majors among qualified shortstops. Though early, the offensive returns are promising.
4/18/2015 | Victorino scratched vs. Orioles with sore ribs
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was scratched from the lineup about an hour before Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Orioles due to sore ribs.
4/18/2015 | Red Sox reportedly sign Bautista to Minors deal
The Red Sox signed right-hander Denny Bautista to a Minor League contract on Saturday, according to a report Baseball America. The club has not confirmed the signing.
4/18/2015 | Porcello looking to help Red Sox rebound vs. Orioles
Right-hander Rick Porcello and the Red Sox continue the four-game series against Miguel Gonzalez and the Orioles on Sunday at Fenway Park.
4/18/2015 | Hanigan 'happy to contribute' with first Fenway homer
As Ryan Hanigan faced a barrage of fastballs from Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman, fouling off a pair of them to stay alive in the at-bat, the Red Sox catcher was still sitting on the righty's high-90s heater as the fifth inning reached its boiling point Friday night.
4/18/2015 | Farrell plays matchup, pinch-hits for Victorino
Though pinch-hitting for Shane Victorino doesn't figure to become commonplace, Red Sox manager John Farrell did just that in Friday's 3-2 win over the Orioles.
4/18/2015 | Slumping with bat, Napoli helps with legs
At some point soon, Mike Napoli (.118 average, no homers) will rediscover his stroke. But in the meantime, the first baseman will find other ways to help his team win. In Friday's 3-2 victory over the Orioles, Napoli used the most underrated aspect of his game to score the game-winning run.
4/17/2015 | Boston walks off on Bogaerts' blooper
It came down to a little flair from Xander Bogaerts just over the second baseman's head and into short right field, allowing the Red Sox to pull out a 3-2, walk-off win over the Orioles on Friday night at Fenway Park. It was the first career game-ending hit for Bogaerts, and it came against right-hander Tommy Hunter.
4/17/2015 | Buchholz, Tillman out to reclaim Opening Day form
For as dominant as Clay Buchholz proved to be during his season debut, the 30-year-old righty was equally ineffective in his following start, allowing 10 runs (nine earned) in 3 1/3 innings at Yankee Stadium. Buchholz and the Red Sox will aim for a better result on Saturday when they face Chris Tillman and the Orioles in the second game of a four-game series.
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