The way things had been going for Clayton Richard, it only figured that he’d have to go through a day like this to get a win.
James Shields pitched his AL-leading third shutout of the season to help the Tampa Bay Rays end the first-place Red Sox’s nine-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory on Tuesday night.
David Ortiz hit one of three Boston homers to back a tireless Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox extended their domination of the Yankees this season, beating New York 11-6 on Wednesday night to take over first place in the AL East.
David Ortiz hit a 2-run HR and Jonathan Papelbon labored through the ninth inning to earn his 200th save, leading the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 6-4 Tuesday night.
Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks has left Boston’s game against the Yankees after throwing just four pitches in the seventh inning because of back tightness.
The Boston Red Sox have placed right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 60-day disabled list amid reports he has decided to have reconstructive elbow surgery that could sideline him for at least 12 months.
David Ortiz had a pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning off Jose Valverde to give the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in the opener of Sunday’s day-night doubleheader.
Jacoby Ellsbury hit a three-run homer in a five-run second inning, and the hot-hitting Boston Red Sox went on to rout the Detroit Tigers 14-1.
Carl Crawford hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to their season-high sixth straight win, 4-3 over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.
When the bright lights come on, Josh Beckett knows how to respond.