5/25/2015 | After two solid starts, Kelly hits speed bump
Two steps forward and one step back? That old adage perfectly describes Red Sox right-hander Joe Kelly's past three starts.
5/25/2015 | Solid in long relief, Barnes saves rest of 'pen
The idea of moving Matt Barnes to the bullpen had nothing to do with making him a long reliever. But that was the role the hard-throwing righty was thrust into Monday, and he helped preserve the rest of manager John Farrell's relief crew by doing a fine job.
5/25/2015 | Farrell in favor of substance to improve grip
With Orioles lefty Brian Matusz getting an eight-game suspension for having a foreign substance on his arm, Red Sox manager John Farrell thinks that Major League Baseball should consider authorizing a substance pitchers can use to get a better grip on the ball.
5/25/2015 | Buxton headlines Prospect Team of the Week
This past week, May 18-24, Byron Buxton raised his batting average 26 points and his slugging percentage 58 points, making him the most impressive among our Prospect Team of the Week honorees.
5/25/2015 | Twins try to keep rolling against Red Sox
The Red Sox and Twins entered their series as arguably two of the most surprising teams in the American League. While Boston is hovering around .500, Minnesota is near the top of the AL Central entering Tuesday night's matchup, which pits Mike Pelfrey against Clay Buchholz at Target Field.
5/25/2015 | Twins top Red Sox in Nolasco's 100th win
Ricky Nolasco picked up career win No. 100 with a season-high 7 2/3 innings, and was backed by a six-run second inning from the Twins in a 7-2 win over the Red Sox on Monday afternoon at Target Field.
5/24/2015 | Pedroia, Holt make eye-popping plays
Earlier this week, the Red Sox were turning routine plays into spectacular mistakes as they committed seven errors in the span of four games. On Sunday, their defense made the spectacular look routine in a 6-1 win over the Angels at Fenway Park.
5/24/2015 | Masterful Miley in command for Red Sox
For 4 2/3 innings on Sunday, Wade Miley was flawless. And though he lost bids at perfection and a no-hitter in the fifth inning, the left-hander's dominance on the mound never wavered as the Red Sox cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Angels at Fenway Park.
5/24/2015 | Panda abandons switch-hitting for one at-bat
Pablo Sandoval's left knee has been hurting. And his right-handed bat has been slumping. So what better time for the Red Sox third baseman to give up switch-hitting for an at-bat than in the eighth inning of Sunday's 6-1 win over the Angels?
5/24/2015 | Napoli puts exclamation point on homestand
It goes down as the homestand that Mike Napoli not only got his groove back, but turned into a one-man wrecking crew at the plate.
5/24/2015 | Twins, Red Sox set for first meeting of 2015
The Red Sox and Twins square off for the first time this season on Monday in a matinee matchup at Target Field. The series opener will feature a pair of right-handers on the mound, as Boston turns to Joe Kelly and Minnesota hands the ball to Ricky Nolasco.
5/24/2015 | Napoli supports strong Miley to down Angels
The Red Sox finished a disjointed homestand in sound fashion, riding a strong performance by Wade Miley and yet another big game by Mike Napoli to a 6-1 victory over the Angels in Sunday afternoon's rubber match of a three-game series.
5/24/2015 | Varvaro returned to Red Sox from Cubs
Reliever Anthony Varvaro, designated for assignment by the Red Sox on April 29, was returned to the club on Sunday and placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right flexor strain.
5/24/2015 | Masterson (shoulder) making steady progress
Red Sox starter Justin Masterson continues making progress while recovering from the right shoulder tendinitis that sent him to the 15-day disabled list on May 13.
5/24/2015 | Red Sox place Victorino on 15-day DL
Shane Victorino's injury woes continued on Sunday, when the Red Sox placed him on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain. He had exited the previous night's game with left calf tightness after aggravating the muscle on a catch at the warning track during the third inning.
5/24/2015 | Coming off bench, Betts wows again for Sox
Red Sox manager John Farrell preached the importance of preparation to Mookie Betts before Saturday's 8-3 win over the Angels. And when Shane Victorino left the game with an injury in the third inning, forcing Betts to play on his scheduled day off, that advice seemed more prescient than ever.
5/24/2015 | Napoli on a tear during homestand
Why were the Red Sox so patient when Mike Napoli spent the first seven weeks of the season in one of the most epic slumps imaginable? Because they know full well what the payoff is when Napoli gets hot.
5/23/2015 | Holt dashes around bases on hit-and-run
Stuck in an offensive rut that has lasted for most of May, the Red Sox added an insurance run in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Angels on a brilliant bit of baserunning.
5/23/2015 | Santiago, Miley face off at Fenway Park
Angels left-hander Hector Santiago will look to keep his impressive season going on Sunday as he squares off against fellow southpaw Wade Miley and the Red Sox in the series finale at Fenway Park.
5/23/2015 | Napoli blasts 2 HRs as Red Sox top Angels
Coming off perhaps their ugliest loss of the season, the Red Sox responded with their most well-rounded game in weeks en route to an 8-3 victory over the Angels on Saturday at Fenway Park.
5/23/2015 | Cherington believes effort is there for Red Sox
Through the first 42 games this season, there are few denying the Red Sox's pervasive and persistent woes on offense. Whether the club can recover from the slow start, however, is another matter -- one general manager Ben Cherington discussed at length on Saturday.
5/23/2015 | Victorino exits game due to calf tightness
The struggling Red Sox offense was expecting to rely on Shane Victorino as its No. 2 hitter against the Angels on Saturday, but the oft-injured outfielder had to be removed from the game after tweaking his left calf during the third inning.
5/23/2015 | Red Sox add Hembree to 'pen, option Ross
The Red Sox shuffled their bullpen again on Saturday, recalling right-handed reliever Heath Hembree from Triple-A Pawtucket and optioning lefty Robbie Ross Jr. to the same affiliate. Ross, who had been seldom used of late, pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in Friday's loss to the Angels.
5/23/2015 | Red Sox frustrated, but expect success
These are tough times for the Red Sox, who are 19-23 overall and 1-3 on the current homestand after a 12-5 loss to the Angels.
5/23/2015 | Porcello takes blame for loss to Angels
After nearly two weeks of pleasant pitching performances, the Red Sox and Rick Porcello suffered from a serious case of deja vu on Friday night -- the kind neither wanted to experience.
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