4:47 AM EDT, Fri May 25, 2018
The Republican 6 hours ago
Rick Porcello lasts only 3.2 innings as Boston Red Sox's four-game winning streak ends; Mitch Moreland homers

Rick Porcello lasts only 3.2 innings as Boston Red Sox's four-game winning streak ends; Mitch Moreland homers

Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon is (10-for-28 .357 batting average) with a homer, double, three RBIs, six runs, four walks, seven strikeouts.
DRaysBay 12 hours ago

Preview: Rays look to Snell to avoid a sweep

Blake Snell takes the hill as the Rays try to avoid a series sweep. Tonight, Blake Snell and the Rays aim to avoid their fourth consecutive loss as they close out a three-game set at Tropicana Field against the Boston Red Sox. Boston will send Rick Porcello to the mound, who’ll be looking to build...
Over the Monster 11 hours ago

Red Sox at Rays lineup: Can Rick Porcello bounce back against Tampa Bay?

He’ll face off against the talented Blake Snell. The timely hitting Red Sox (34-15) look to complete a three-game sweep of the Rays (22-25) tonight at Tropicana Field in St. Pete (7:10 p.m., NESN, MLBN out-of-network). About tonight’s game: The Sox look to take the third of three behind Rick Porcello...
The Republican 13 hours ago
Boston Red Sox likely to activate Dustin Pedroia this weekend, what will be corresponding roster move?

Boston Red Sox likely to activate Dustin Pedroia this weekend, what will be corresponding roster move?

Alex Cora said last week he wants Dustin Pedroia to play back-to-back, seven-inning games at second base on his rehab assignment before he returns to the Red Sox.
www.bostonherald.com 4 hours ago

Red Sox notebook: Dustin Pedroia returns to lineup Friday or Saturday vs. Braves

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Red Sox will activate Dustin Pedroia tonight at Fenway Park for the homestand opener. Whether or not he will be in the lineup against the Braves remains to be seen, but if not, he will start tomorrow.The Sox will not make an announcement on a corresponding move until sometime...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 13 hours ago
The Cubs should not trade for Manny Machado

The Cubs should not trade for Manny Machado

Four months of Machado isn’t worth the price. This May has a similar feeling to last May. The Cubs have a lot of talent, but it just doesn’t seem to be clicking consistently and so, once again, they find themselves at the center of trade discussions. If your Twitter feed looks anything like mine, you’re seeing a pretty constant stream of rumors about Manny Machado. Manny Machado is an exceptionally talented shortstop/third baseman for the Orioles who will be a free agent next season. By all accounts he wants to hit the free agent market. In other words, this trade would look a lot...
The Republican 14 hours ago

Manny Machado trade rumors: Baltimore Orioles 'have begun fielding calls' on star shortstop (report)

The Baltimore Orioles have begun fielding calls on star shortstop Manny Machado, according to Jon Heyman of FRS Baseball.
DRaysBay 5 hours ago
Rays 6 Red Sox 3: Boston does bullpen day

Rays 6 Red Sox 3: Boston does bullpen day

Snell is strong through six innings The Tampa Bay Rays took the final game of the series against the Boston Red Sox, capitalizing on a shaky Rick Porcello start and some Boston misplays. This looked like a good one for the Rays out of the gate. Blake Snell started with about as strong an inning as you could imagine. There’s nothing like disposing of Mookie Betts on three strikes to start the game. Snell then struck out Hanley Ramirez looking with a beautiful 80 mph curve. JD Martinez was kind enough to ground out on the first pitch, giving Snell as quick and masterful inning. The Rays...
Bluebird Banter 13 hours ago
Another bad loss for the Blue Jays

Another bad loss for the Blue Jays

Angels 8 Blue Jays 1 I felt a little divorced from that game, Maybe because we were down early. Maybe because the Facebook video isn’t great. I turned off the sound and listened to Wagner and Wilner (I very much enjoy them on the radio) Marco Estrada wasn’t good. 4.1 innings, 7 hits (including a Mike Trout homer that barely made it out of the park, it bounced off the top of the wall and over), 4 earned, 2 walks and 1 strikeout. Marco seemed to fall behind every batter, not a recipe for success. Offensively, we couldn’t do a thing against Nick Tropeano. He went 7.1 (and I was...
Baltimore Sun 11 hours ago

Orioles' Buck Showalter on Welington Castillo's PED suspension: 'Let's be frank. It's unfortunate.'

Former Orioles catcher and current White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was behind the plate Wednesday night as reports emerged he'd be suspended 80 games for a positive drug test for performance-enhancing drugs Thursday. Castillo finished the game against his former club, and the announcement...

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www.bostonherald.com 4 hours ago
Rick Porcello, defense disappoint in ugly series-ending loss to Rays

Rick Porcello, defense disappoint in ugly series-ending loss to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If you’re looking for a silver lining to the Red Sox’ 6-3 loss to the Rays last night, just stop.Slovenly fielding, a woeful start from Rick Porcello, an anemic offense and an overall indifferent effort added up to a series-ending loss that also kept them from sweeping a Rays team they had effectively outplayed in two prior close victories.The Red Sox still are in first place in the AL East, but their lead slipped to one game over the idle Yankees.As off as Porcello (32⁄3 innings, six runs, four earned, two walks, two strikeouts) was, that’s how on Rays...
www.bostonherald.com 4 hours ago
Andrew Benintendi on upswing, earns night off

Andrew Benintendi on upswing, earns night off

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — With left-handed starter Blake Snell getting the start for Tampa Bay, manager Alex Cora gave left fielder Andrew Benintendi the night off.Earlier this month, this might have been seen as a sign that Cora did not want to risk another weak night at the plate from Benintendi.But the young outfielder is trending in the right direction with the bat now, and the three walks he worked in four plate appearances here on Wednesday night were another indication of that.“We’re happy with the way his approach, his at-bats — three walks (Wednesday), he’s staying in the...
Tampa Bay Times 5 hours ago
Rays journal: Blake Snell, flying Denard Span finally solve Red Sox

Rays journal: Blake Snell, flying Denard Span finally solve Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG - Having lost two straight and nine of 12 times overall to the Red Sox, the Rays needed two things to go right Thursday:First, a strong start from Blake Snell.Second, some early runs against Rick Porcello from an offense that had been quieted.
NESN.com 5 hours ago
Red Sox Welcome ‘Surprise’ First Place Braves To Fenway Park For Three-Game Set

Red Sox Welcome ‘Surprise’ First Place Braves To Fenway Park For Three-Game Set

The Boston Red Sox will have to quickly rebound from their 6-3 loss Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Rays... Read More »
The Republican 5 hours ago
Hanley Ramirez (.708 OPS) not producing as Boston Red Sox's No. 3 hitter, Alex Cora should consider lineup change

Hanley Ramirez (.708 OPS) not producing as Boston Red Sox's No. 3 hitter, Alex Cora should consider lineup change

Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez went 0-for-11 with one walk and four strikeouts vs. the Rays. He has gone hitless in his past 21 at-bats dating back to last Thursday.
NESN.com 5 hours ago
Red Sox Notes: Rick Porcello Struggles With Pitch Efficiency In Ugly Outing

Red Sox Notes: Rick Porcello Struggles With Pitch Efficiency In Ugly Outing

Much of Rick Porcello’s success is rooted in the effectiveness of his sinker. His sinker wasn’t there Thursday night, and... Read More »
Tampa Bay Times 5 hours ago
Rays once again will 'open' with relievers this weekend

Rays once again will 'open' with relievers this weekend

ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays weren't kidding about being serious that starting relievers gives them the best chance to win.So much so, they plan to do so again this weekend against the Orioles - in all three games. The plan is for Sergio Romo to start Friday nght, Ryne
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 6 hours ago

DotF: Bird continues rehab assignment in Scranton’s win

?Got a couple notes to get us started: The Yankees optioned LHP Ryan Bollinger to Double-A Trenton following last night’s game, the team announced. That presumably paves the way for RHP Tommy Kahnle to return tomorrow. Marc Carig wrote a great story on Bollinger’s career and travels. OF Billy McKinney has been activated off the […] The post DotF: Bird continues rehab assignment in Scranton’s win appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
rssfeeds.lohud.com 8 hours ago
Greg Bird should return to the NY Yankees on Saturday, could be in lineup

Greg Bird should return to the NY Yankees on Saturday, could be in lineup

Greg Bird will make his much-anticipated return to the Yankees on Saturday, according to Aaron Boone.         

AL East Player News

  • 10 Rick Porcello

    Rick Porcello

    Rick Porcello roughed up as Red Sox fall to Rays

  • 7 Blake Snell

    Blake Snell

    Rays 6 Red Sox 3: Boston does bullpen day

  • 6 Dustin Pedroia

    Dustin Pedroia

    Red Sox notebook: Dustin Pedroia returns to lineup Friday or Saturday vs. Braves

  • 4 Sergio Romo

    Sergio Romo

    Rays once again will 'open' with relievers this weekend

  • 4 Manny Machado

    Manny Machado

    What would it take for the Phillies to trade for Manny Machado this summer?

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