New York Yankees (53-28, first in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (44-39, third in the AL East)
London; Sunday, 10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Stephen Tarpley (0-0, 6.48 ERA,...
Aaron Hicks hits MLB’s 1st European home run
LONDON (AP) — Aaron Hicks has hit Major League Baseball's first home run on European soil.
The shot came during a 27-minute top of the first inning Saturday night when the New York Yankees...
Chicago White Sox (36-40, third in the AL Central) vs. Boston Red Sox (43-37, third in the AL East)
Boston; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Carson Fulmer (1-1, 6.35...
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox infielder Brock Holt has left Sunday's game against Toronto in the fourth inning with left hamstring tightness.
Holt singled with one out in the second, advanced on...
Boston puts win streak on the line against Minnesota
Boston Red Sox (39-34, third in the AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (47-23, first in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Rick Porcello (4-6, 4.69...
BOSTON (AP) — After trailing early by five runs, the Boston Red Sox slugged their way to a comeback victory.
Xander Bogaerts hit a solo homer in the seventh inning, Boston's fifth long ball...
BOSTON (AP) — About the only hit the Cleveland Indians didn't get was the single Carlos Santana needed to complete the cycle.
Santana homered and smacked Cleveland's first triple of the...
BOSTON (AP) — Sandy León hit a three-run homer off Oliver Pérez after the Indians reliever caused an odd stoppage asking for new footwear, J.D. Martinez homered twice and the Boston Red Sox beat...
BOSTON (AP) — Cleveland Indians reliever Oliver Pérez got off on the wrong foot Monday at Fenway Park.
In a bizarre scene, Pérez was left standing around in his socks during a delay in the...
BALTIMORE (AP) — After Chris Sale and Jackie Bradley Jr. got Boston to the 12th inning, Andrew Benintendi took it from there.
Benintendi delivered the tiebreaking home run, and Boston...
Red Sox LF Benintendi bruises foot on foul, exits game
BOSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi of the Boston Red Sox has left the game against Baltimore after fouling a ball off his right foot.
Benintendi went to the ground in pain after the foul in the...
Red Sox beat Orioles 6-4 for 1st win streak of season
BOSTON (AP) — Gold Glove center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. made two key catches and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Friday night, giving the World Series champions their first...
BOSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. showed just how much of Fenway Park's expansive center field he can cover with a pair of catches that helped the World Series champion Boston Red Sox put together...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Boston ended a long scoreless drought with a big swing from birthday boy Blake Swihart. Mookie Betts then helped the Red Sox snap a four-game losing streak with an even more...
American League East capsules
Capsules of American League East teams, listed in order of finish last year:
AL MVP Betts agrees to $20 million, 1-year deal with Red Sox
BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts keeps putting up big numbers.
The AL MVP and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox agreed to a $20 million, one-year contract Friday, a raise of $9.5 million that was for a few hours the highest for an arbitration-eligible player.
Betts was later surpassed by New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, who got a raise from $7.4 million to $17 million.
Man wins lottery prize by picking Red Sox jersey numbers
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts great-grandfather has won a $100,000 lottery prize by picking the jersey numbers of five members of the World Series-winning Boston Red Sox.
The lottery said in a statement that 84-year-old Jim Aylward Jr., of Templeton, won the prize in Monday's Mass Cash drawing using the numbers 11-16-19-22-25. He claimed his prize Wednesday.
Red Sox get 3 Gold Glove winners
Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox just keep winning.
Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ian Kinsler won Gold Gloves for the World Series champion Red Sox on Sunday night, and the Atlanta Braves also were recognized for their fielding excellence this season.
The 26-year-old Betts won for the third straight year. He also is a top contender for the AL MVP award.
Cora, Red Sox in trouble after running through pitchers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Now Alex Cora's in trouble.
Boston's manager went for a commanding lead in the World Series, using David Price and Nathan Eovaldi out of the bullpen in Game 3 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
But Los Angeles won 3-2 in 18 innings Friday night, trimming Boston's lead to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. Now Cora has to come up with a starting pitcher for Game 4.
After failing to answer the first time when asked, Cora spelled out his situation.
Out of seats, into spotlight, Buehler delivers for Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From upper-deck spectator to October ace.
Walker Buehler looked nothing like the rookie he is, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers the pitching performance they desperately needed in Game 3 of the World Series.
Dodgers bullpen shines after Jansen’s mistake in epic Game 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Kenley Jansen gave up Jackie Bradley Jr.'s dramatic tying homer in the eighth inning Friday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen apparently had failed at a crucial time in another World Series.
As it turned out, Game 3 wasn't even half over.
LA's up-and-down bullpen shook off the disappointment of Bradley's quiet circling of the bases and provided several hours of redemption in an epic 18-inning affair.
Price pitches Red Sox past Dodgers 4-2 for 2-0 Series lead
BOSTON (AP) — From playoff flop to October ace in two legacy-shifting starts, David Price earned his second postseason victory in a row and moved the Boston Red Sox halfway to yet another World Series title.
Cody Bellinger wins NLCS MVP award for Dodgers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger is the MVP of the NL Championship Series.
All it took was a couple of big swings.
Bellinger hit a two-run homer to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 in Game 7 on Saturday night. Last season's NL Rookie of the Year also singled home the winning run in the 13th inning of a 2-1 victory in Game 4.
Red Sox sail into World Series, set for ace Sale’s return
HOUSTON (AP) — David Price, at last, looked like a postseason ace. Craig Kimbrel pitched a lockdown inning. And much-maligned Jackie Bradley Jr. became an MVP.
Most everything went right for the Red Sox as they sailed into the World Series. Now the big question for Boston: Is everything all right with ace Chris Sale?
"We're not perfect. That's the cool thing about this team. We feel that we can keep improving. And we have one more series to go," triumphant manager Alex Cora said Thursday night.
JBJ is MVP! Jackie Bradley Jr. wins ALCS prize for Red Sox
HOUSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. had only three hits in the AL Championship Series. He certainly made them count.
Batting at the bottom of the order, Bradley homered twice and drove in nine runs to win Most Valuable Player honors as the Boston Red Sox powered their way past Houston and into the World Series.
Cora guides Red Sox, inspires team back home in Puerto Rico
Alex Cora spent this season rewarding the support of Jackie Bradley Jr., David Price and the rest of the Boston Red Sox organization with a record-breaking year and a run deep into the playoffs. The rookie manager's accomplishments go further than the baseball diamond, too.
Having seen his homeland of Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria, Cora remains at the forefront of helping the island rebuild.
Wednesday’s Sports in Brief
HOUSTON (AP) — Left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Houston Astros 8-6 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.
Boosted by a questionable fan interference call early in a back-and-forth game and a go-ahead homer from Jackie Bradley Jr., the Red Sox moved within one victory of their first World Series trip since winning the 2013 title.
Osuna makes things worse for Astros in ALCS loss to Red Sox
HOUSTON (AP) — With his team down one run going into the eighth inning, Houston manager AJ Hinch went to closer Roberto Osuna in hopes of keeping it that way.
Things only got worse for the Astros in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series.
Bradley’s slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS
HOUSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. didn't let his demeanor change this season, even as fans begged Boston to trade him during a miserable first-half slump.
Stayed steady after the biggest swing of his career, too.
Price, Red Sox bounce back, beat Astros 7-5, tie ALCS 1-1
BOSTON (AP) — David Price went home a winner in a postseason start for the first time in his career.
That, he insisted, is all he ever cared about.
"This is bigger than David Price," he said on Sunday night. "This isn't about me. This is about the Boston Red Sox."
Boston’s Mookie Betts leaves game hurting side on throw
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts left a game in the New York Mets after hurting his left side while making a throw to home plate.
Betts caught a fly ball from Wilmer Flores in the sixth inning Sunday and tried unsuccessfully to throw out Austin Jackson, who scored from third.
Boston says Betts has left side soreness and will be evaluated further.
Brock Holt’s pinch double lifts Red Sox over Mets 5-3
BOSTON (AP) — Any disappointment Jackie Bradley Jr. had about the replay review that turned his home run into a double disappeared soon after Brock Holt walked up to the plate.
The Red Sox pinch-hitter drove a tiebreaking double off the Green Monster on the first pitch after Bradley narrowly missed a homer, and Boston beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Saturday. Rick Porcello earned his 10th straight interleague victory and helped the Red Sox lower their magic number to four.
Rodriguez strikes out 12 as Red Sox beat White Sox 6-1
CHICAGO (AP) — So much for any lingering concern about Eduardo Rodriguez's right ankle.
He answered every question with a pile of Ks.
Rodriguez struck out 12 in 5 2/3 innings in his return from an ankle injury, leading the Boston Red Sox over the Chicago White Sox 6-1 on Saturday night.
"Best stuff of the season," manager Alex Cora said. "Location, mix of pitches, tempo, that was impressive."
Bradley helps Red Sox rally past White Sox 9-4
CHICAGO (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a sacrifice fly in Boston's four-run seventh inning and a tiebreaking single in the ninth, helping the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 9-4 on Thursday night.
Ian Kinsler sparked the winning rally with a one-out single off Thyago Vieira (1-1) for the last of his three hits. Blake Swihart then walked before Bradley drove in Kinsler with a liner into right field.
Bradley helps Red Sox rally past White Sox 9-4
CHICAGO (AP) — Even when they are down, the Boston Red Sox are one confident bunch.
Jackie Bradley Jr. and company always think they have plenty of time.
Bradley hit a sacrifice fly in Boston's four-run seventh inning and a tiebreaking single in the ninth, helping the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 9-4 on Thursday night.
"It takes 27 outs and you have to grind it out against us," manager Alex Cora said.
Red Sox score on throwing error in 9th, beat Marlins 8-7
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox avoided their first four-game losing streak of the season — barely.
J.D. Martinez scored when Marlins shortstop JT Riddle threw away a potential double-play ball in the ninth inning, lifting Boston over Miami 8-7 on Tuesday night following a wild, back-and-forth final two innings.
Bogaerts rallies Red Sox to 7-3 win over Rays
BOSTON (AP) — An early stumble did little to slow down the Boston Red Sox.
Boston scored seven straight runs after falling behind 3-0 in the first and beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Friday night.
"We had a good night. Guys put in quality at-bats from the first hitter on," said Xander Bogaerts, who led the latest rally for the Red Sox with a two-run triple in the first.
Bogaerts added a pair of doubles and the Red Sox improved to 51 games above .500 at 87-36.