Judge falls just short of 61, Yanks clinch playoff berth
Aaron Judge fell a few feet short of a record-tying 61st homer, hitting a 404-foot drive caught just in front of the center field wall, and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Josh Donaldson’s 10th-inning single to clinch their sixth straight playoff berth.
Donaldson, Carpenter lead Yanks over Red Sox 12-5
Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer in a four-run first inning, Matt Carpenter homered among three hits in his first start in left field in a decade and the New York Yankees beat Boston 12-5 for their 10th win in their last 11 games against the Red Sox.
Red Sox send Angels to team-record 14th straight defeat
APTOPIX Red Sox Angels Baseball Boston Red Sox's Bobby Dalbec, left, is out at home after a tag from Los Angeles Angels catcher Kurt Suzuki (24) during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, June 8, 2022. With their second 1-0 win in three days at the Big A, the Red Sox remained perfect in June and on their 10-game West Coast trip (6-0). Shohei Ohtani went 1 for 4 with two strikeouts as Los Angeles' leadoff hitter. Reid Detmers pitched three-hit ball into the fifth inning for the Angels in his second straight start without allowing a run. Angels: Rendon (right wrist inflammation) has “made some good progress lately,” according to athletic trainer Mike Frostad.wftv.com
Angels lose 13th straight, Trout injured after firing Maddon
Red Sox Angels Baseball Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout (27) leaves the field during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, June 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) (Ashley Landis)ANAHEIM, Calif. — (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels matched a franchise record with their 13th straight defeat hours after firing manager Joe Maddon, falling 6-5 to the streaking Boston Red Sox on Christian Vázquez's go-ahead single in the 10th inning Tuesday night. Interim boss Phil Nevin lost his managerial debut and Angels star Mike Trout exited with left groin tightness as Los Angeles tied the franchise mark for its longest skid set in 1988-89. Trout homered in the first inning and gingerly ran out a double in the third before leaving with the groin issue. The Red Sox had four hits and a walk in the frame, including RBI base hits from Dalbec and Enrique Hernandez.wftv.com
Rays lose no-hit bid in 10th inning against Red Sox
Red Sox Rays Baseball Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jason Adam attempts to pick off Boston Red Sox's Trevor Story at first base during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 23, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) (Phelan M. Ebenhack)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays lost their bid for a combined no-hitter when Bobby Dalbec hit an RBI triple for the Boston Red Sox in the 10th inning on Saturday night. The game was scoreless before Dalbec drove in automatic runner Jackie Bradley Jr. with his leadoff hit against Matt Wisler. Christian Vázquez then hit a sacrifice fly to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead at Tropicana Field. J.P. Feyereisen opened for Tampa Bay and pitched two innings. Tampa Bay has only two hits heading into the bottom of the 10th.wftv.com
Dalbec's HR helps Red Sox avoid sweep, beat Yankees 4-3
Red Sox Yankees Baseball Boston Red Sox's Christian Arroyo fails to catch a ball hit by New York Yankees' Aaron Judge for a single during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 10, 2022, in New York. This time, the Red Sox rallied back, with Dalbec connecting off reliever Clarke Schmidt (0-1) for his first of the season. The Red Sox ended an eight-game regular-season skid against New York — a stretch that doesn’t include their victory in last year’s AL wild-card game. Both homered in each of New York's first two games, and Stanton had homered in six straight games against the Red Sox, including the postseason. Former Red Sox LHP Eduardo Rodríguez pitches for the Tigers on Wednesday.wftv.com
Yanks' Torres, Angels' Adell off to good spring starts
Back in 2019, Torres made his second All-Star team after batting .278 with 38 homers. The 2022 season might be make-or-break for Torres in his effort to stay a regular in the Yankees' lineup. He made a good first impression in Grapefruit League play with six hits in his first nine at-bats, including a homer. But he's off to a good start in the Cactus League this spring, batting .500 with two homers in his first 10 at-bats. Merrill Kelly, Diamondbacks, RHP: The 33-year-old was brilliant in his first Cactus League start, striking out eight of the nine batters he faced over three scoreless innings.wftv.com
Rookie goes from Gwinnett hotel to World Series in whirlwind
Tucker Davidson was in the lobby of a Courtyard Marriott near the Gwinnett Stripers’ ballpark in Georgia, eating a salad from The Cheesecake Factory and watching the Atlanta Braves play their World Series opener, talking with a Triple-A strength coach and another minor league staffer.
LEADING OFF: Who's in? Final day scramble for AL wild cards
The Red Sox won 5-3. Aaron Judge and the Yankees are tied with Boston for the top AL wild card and can also clinch a spot by beating 100-win Tampa Bay. If the Yankees win and the Red Sox lose, the wild-card game would come to the Bronx on Tuesday. Any two-way tie for the second wild card would be settled by a one-game tiebreaker Monday. -A four-way tie would result in a pair of Game 163s on Monday, with two teams advancing to Tuesday’s wild-card game.wftv.com
Red Sox rally in 9th, on brink of clinching wild-card berth
The Red Sox won 5-3. The Red Sox will send ace Chris Sale to the mound Sunday needing a victory to punch a playoff ticket. If the Red Sox lose Sunday, they will still be assured entry into a tiebreaker game Monday. The Red Sox are a game ahead of Toronto and 1 1/2 clear of Seattle, with the Mariners set to play the Angels on Saturday night. Red Sox: RHP Garrett Whitlock (right pectoral strain) was not activated Saturday after throwing a bullpen session Friday.wftv.com
Franco, AL East-leading Rays win 8th in row, top Red Sox 6-1
Brandon Lowe hit his career-high 31st homer on the first pitch from Boston starter Nick Pivetta, sending the Rays on their way. Bobby Dalbec hit his 18th homer for the Red Sox, who hold a two-game lead over Oakland for the second AL wild-card spot. The 20-year-old Franco tied Mel Ott for the fifth-longest on-base streak by a player under 21 with his hit in the eighth that made it 6-1. The Red Sox had their total of players on the COVID-19 related injured list increase to four when left-hander Martín Pérez and right-hander Matt Barnes were added before the game. The Rays went up 3-1 in the fourth.wftv.com
Sale and Dalbec lead Red Sox to 12-2 rout of Twins
Twins Red Sox Baseball Boston Red Sox's Chris Sale pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Boston. Dalbec’s three-run homer in the second off of John Grant (4-8) gave Sale some early cushion and started an offensive outburst for the struggling Red Sox. The Red Sox hit multiple homers for the fourth straight game, but the highlight of the night was Sale’s nine-pitch third inning. Red Sox: Placed OF Hunter Renfroe on the bereavement/family medical emergency list Thursday, causing a shuffle in the lineup. Kyle Schwarber, who was supposed to make his first start playing first base since joining the Red Sox last month in a trade with Washington, stayed at DH and J.D.wftv.com
Sale makes first appearance since 2019; Sox pound O's 16-2
Orioles Red Sox Baseball Boston Red Sox's Chris Sale looks up as he walks to the dugout after pitching during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) (Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — (AP) — Bolstered by Chris Sale’s first major league appearance in just over two years, the Boston Red Sox hit five homers while pounding Baltimore 16-2 on Saturday, handing the Orioles their 10th straight loss. Rafael Devers got Boston off to a fast start with a three-run homer in the first against Jorge López (3-13). Martinez hit a three-run homer and Bobby Dalbec added a solo shot during a seven-run fifth inning — right after Sale left to a loud ovation. Red Sox: Cora gave OF/DH Kyle Schwarber the day off after he made his debut a night earlier.wftv.com
Yanks reliever throws 4 wild pitches in 10th, Red Sox rally
Kiké Hernández hit a two-run double that tied the game with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a record four wild pitches by Brooks Kriske in the 10th to rally past the rival New York Yankees 5-4 on a rainy night at Fenway Park.
Diamondbacks' Gallen has sore forearm, might miss opener
SETBACK IN THE BULLPENBlue Jays right-hander Kirby Yates will miss several weeks because of a strained muscle in his forearm. He allowed one run and five hits, striking out five without a walk. Ross Stripling struck out seven and walked none in 3 2/3 innings, but gave up three runs and five hits. Bryan Abreu, a top Astros pitching prospect who turns 24 next month, started and pitched three perfect innings, striking out four. Baltimore starter John Means allowed four hits and walked three over 3 2/3 innings, striking out three.
Boone takes leave for pacemaker; Lester to have surgery
I look forward to getting back to work in the next several days.”LESTER SURGERYWashington Nationals left-hander Jon Lester is leaving spring training camp to have surgery for the removal of his thyroid gland. He underwent chemotherapy treatments and returned to the Red Sox at spring training before the following season. Soto’s spring training start was delayed because he fouled a ball off his right foot in live batting practice Sunday. Martinez had two hits for a second straight game, driving in his first two runs of spring training. Jarred Kelenic, Seattle’s top prospect, hit a two-run homer and Taylor Trammell hit a solo homer.
Spring games begin with fans, new faces, moment for Mancini
AdJazz Chisholm of the Marlins and Adam Haseley of the Phillies did even better — they led off games with home runs. Mancini took off his helmet to acknowledge a standing ovation that included the fans, the Orioles and the Pirates. Marco Gonzales made his first spring start for Seattle, allowing two hits and an unearned run in two innings. Center fielder Trent Grisham, coming off his first Gold Glove last season, doubled and scored a run for San Diego. Top prospect Jeter Downs had a two-run home run and RBI single, while Michael Chavis hit a solo shot.
Red Sox finally snap skid vs Yankees, who clinch spot anyway
Boston Red Sox's Tanner Houck delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON – Despite dismal results against the New York Yankees this season, at least the Boston Red Sox didn’t have to watch their longtime rivals enjoy clinching a playoff berth at Fenway Park. New York had matched its longest winning streak against the Red Sox, also winning 12 in a row in 1936 and from 1952-53 when Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams was flying combat missions in the Korean War. Red Sox: Off on Monday before beginning their final home series, a three-game set that starts Tuesday against Baltimore. RHP Nick Pivetta, acquired in a trade with the Phillies last month, will make his Red Sox debut.
More positive tests, canceled workouts add to MLB unease
The San Francisco Giants suspended workouts at Oracle Park as they awaited the results of weekend tests for the coronavirus. Rodriguez, who broke out in 2019 as a star, and Red Sox prospect Bobby Dalbec tested positive for the virus. Manager Ron Roenicke said it is just unfortunate the positive test could jeopardize Rodriguezs chances to start on opening day. Also, the Kansas City Royals announced right-hander Brad Keller and first baseman Ryan OHearn had positive tests and gave the team permission to announce the results. Some Washington players did not take part in workouts, including Starlin Castro, Juan Soto, Howie Kendrick and Victor Robles.