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4/29/2016 | Sitting on splitter, Bradley hits game-tying 2B

Jackie Bradley Jr. had been fed a steady diet of splitters in his first two at-bats Friday night against Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, so when the Red Sox center fielder strode to the plate in the seventh inning with New York holding a two-run lead and the tying runs on base, he knew exactly what was coming.


4/29/2016 | MLB Plus debuts with Yankees-Red Sox

MLB introduced a new way to watch baseball during Friday's Yankees-Red Sox game with MLB Plus, a data-driven online broadcast featuring Statcast and other advanced analysis.


4/29/2016 | Porcello aims to end April with fifth straight win

Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda and Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello, who are on completely different paths to begin the season, square off on Saturday at Fenway Park.


4/29/2016 | Once again, Papi haunts Yankees

David Ortiz added yet another memorable hit against the Yankees to his resume, hammering a two-run shot over the Green Monster in left-center against Dellin Betances with one out in the eighth to break a tie and lead the Red Sox to a 4-2 victory in the first rivalry showdown this season.


4/29/2016 | Kelly throws off mound, eyes rehab assignment

Red Sox right-hander Joe Kelly is progressing well enough from a right shoulder impingement that he was permitted to throw off the mound on Friday for the first time since April 19, the night he was injured.


4/29/2016 | Swihart left field experiment off and running

Blake Swihart played his first professional game in left field on Thursday night for Triple-A Pawtucket, and the plan is for him to get reps out there roughly twice a week to see if it can be a realistic supplemental position.


4/29/2016 | Mookie's choice means a lot to MLB

Mookie Betts is good. Actually, he's really good. He's the next Ted, Yaz, Jim Rice and Big Papi in terms of making those around New England feel warm and fuzzy about the Red Sox for long stretches. The fact that this promising infielder-turned- outfielder is African-American only adds to why the following is so encouraging for Major League Baseball.


4/29/2016 | D-backs claim lefty Escobar from Red Sox

The D-backs claimed left-hander Edwin Escobar off waivers from the Red Sox on Friday and optioned him to Triple-A Reno. To make room on the 40-man roster for Escobar, the D-backs designated right-hander Matt Buschmann for assignment.


4/29/2016 | Pipeline preview: Top arms Giolito, Snell, Stephenson on tap

Boston's Andrew Benintendi looks to continue his hot streak, while top arms Lucas Giolito, Blake Snell and Robert Stephenson all take the hill on Friday.


4/29/2016 | Taillon, Benintendi among top prospect performers Thursday

With Jameson Taillon's impressive start to the 2016 season, you would never suspect that he hadn't pitched competitively since '13. The Pirates' No. 4 prospect (No. 51 overall) improved to 2-0 on Thursday, firing seven innings of one-run ball for Triple-A Indianapolis in a win against Norfolk.


4/29/2016 | Bogaerts reflects on 'weird play' vs. Braves

It was, as Xander Bogaerts put it, a "weird play." It is one in which he hopes to never be involved again, unless he is the one making the tag next time.


4/28/2016 | Buchholz searching for better command

The type of consistency Clay Buchholz has displayed so far in 2016 has been the frustrating kind. In four of the right-hander's five starts, he has given up five earned runs. At a point in the season when the Red Sox are trying to get on a roll, Buchholz doesn't want to be the pitcher that stops them. Yet it was Buchholz on the hook for Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Braves that snapped a four-game winning streak for Boston.


4/28/2016 | E-Rod labors in first rehab start

Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez had a bumpy first start to his Minor League rehab assignment on Thursday night at Syracuse. Pitching for Triple-A Pawtucket, Rodriguez gave up six hits and three runs (two earned) over 3 2/3 innings.


4/28/2016 | Mallex, Markakis lead Braves to snap skid

The Braves put together a steady offense against Clay Buchholz and salvaged the finale of a four-game series with the Red Sox by pulling out a 5-3 victory at Fenway Park on Thursday night. The win snapped an eight-game losing skid for Atlanta.


4/28/2016 | Red Sox finding success in running game

The running Red Sox? That isn't a description you've heard very often over the years for a franchise that has generally favored power over speed. But manager John Farrell prioritized the running game during the 2013 World Series championship season, and the Red Sox are looking to steal even more in the early stages of this season.


4/28/2016 | Bradley, Payano among top prospect performers Wednesday

Bobby Bradley is on a roll right now, and his hot hitting continued on Wednesday.The No. 90 overall prospect helped Class A Advanced Lynchburg to a 12-6 win over Winston-Salem by going 3-for-5 with a home run, a pair of doubles and three RBIs.


4/28/2016 | Storied Yanks-Red Sox rivalry begins another chapter

The Yankees and Red Sox resume their storied rivalry with a three-game series at Fenway Park beginning Friday night. Masahiro Tanaka will make his fifth start of the season for New York, with Henry Owens getting the call for Boston.


4/28/2016 | Knuckler in top form, Wright rolls on

Steven Wright's knuckleball was as elusive to Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan as it was to the hitters who were flummoxed throughout a dominant, seven-inning performance Wednesday night.


4/27/2016 | Boston eyes sweep as Chacin faces Buchholz

The Braves and Red Sox will play the fourth and final game of their season series on Thursday at Fenway Park, with right-handers Jhoulys Chacin (0-1, 3.18 ERA) and Clay Buchholz (0-2, 6.33 ERA) facing off.


4/27/2016 | Pedroia crushes slam, solo HR in grand win

The red-hot Dustin Pedroia laced two homers, including a grand slam high off of Pesky's Pole in right field, to lead the Red Sox to a 9-4 victory over the Braves on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.


4/27/2016 | Boston arms set K record over 1st 20 games

Through the first 20 games of the season, Red Sox pitchers got off to a record-setting start in terms of limiting contact.


4/27/2016 | Sandoval says shoulder feels 'a lot better'

On the two-week anniversary of when Pablo Sandoval had to be placed on the disabled list with a left shoulder strain, the third baseman reported he was feeling much improved on Wednesday.


4/26/2016 | On 14-K night, Price values 8 innings much more

David Price will let everyone else be wowed by the 14 strikeouts he had against the Braves on Tuesday night, equaling a career high. The one number that impressed him -- the only one that really mattered -- was eight.


4/26/2016 | Red Sox hope to keep pressure on Braves back home

The Red Sox and Braves are shipping up to Boston for the final portion of this home-and-home series, beginning with Wednesday night's 7:10 ET contest at Fenway Park.


4/26/2016 | Panda set for second shoulder exam with Andrews

Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval should finally get a better read on the state of his ailing left shoulder when he makes a second visit to see Dr. James Andrews on Monday in Pensacola, Fla.




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