2:16 PM EDT, Sat August 30, 2014
Over the Monster 14 hours ago
Red Sox 8, Rays 4: Betts is grand as Sox trounce Archer

Red Sox 8, Rays 4: Betts is grand as Sox trounce Archer

Mookie Betts put the exclamation point on a two-inning attack from the Red Sox which left Chris Archer and the Rays down eight. With the help of some poor Tampa Bay defense, the Red Sox trounced Chris Archer early and cruised to an 8-4 win over the Rays Friday night. Chris Archer got himself in trouble in the top of the first, giving up a ringing single and a walk to Brock Holt and Dustin Pedroia to start the first. The actual damage in the inning, however, was not entirely his fault--or rather, not the fault of his pitching.. Yoenis Cespedes drove in the first run with a lazy fly ball that...
Boston Herald 14 hours ago

Red Sox Notebook: No Chris Archer, David Ortiz fireworks

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — In a season when neither the Red Sox nor the Tampa Bay Rays are headed to the playoffs, David Ortiz vs. David Archer could’ve been a juicy subplot in the opener of an otherwise meaningless four-game series here last night.But even that was a dud.
The Ledger 13 hours ago

Red Sox Rookie Slams Door on Rays

Rookie Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night.
DRaysBay 13 hours ago

Red Sox 8, Rays 4: Yeesh

Let's just forget about this game, Part II Do y'all mind if we keep tonight's recap short? Okay? Okay. Chris Archer only lasted four innings, allowing ten hits and two walks while only collecting three strikeouts. All of the runs the Red Sox scored were scored...
Full Count | WEEI 2 hours ago

Looking at why Red Sox will be keeping an eye on James Shields

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Jon Lester may be Plan A, but James Shields won’€™t be that far behind. While most are rightfully focusing on the Red Sox‘€™ chances of bringing back Lester via free agency, according to sources, the team will be eyeing the current Kansas City ace, a familiar name in American League East […]
The Republican 11 hours ago

Mookie Betts' first career grand slam leads Boston Red Sox over Tampa Bay Rays, 8-4

Anthony Ranaudo, recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before the game, pitched six effective innings for the Sox.
Boston Herald 13 hours ago
Anthony Ranaudo shows true quality on the mound

Anthony Ranaudo shows true quality on the mound

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Anthony Ranaudo’s career so far meets the minimum requirements to be one giant quality start.Backed by an offense that batted around in each of the first two innings, Ranaudo didn’t mess it up in an 8-3 victory over the Rays.Ranaudo limited Tampa Bay to five hits and three runs in six innings, walking three and striking out a career-high four. He has now allowed nine runs in 18 innings for an ERA of 4.50, which averages out to three quality starts in three tries.

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Full Count | WEEI 5 hours ago

Red Sox minor league roundup: Brandon Workman regains footing; Mauricio Dubon, hits machine; Javier Guerra, Rafael Devers mash

A brief look at the action in the Red Sox minor league system on Friday: TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX: 2-1 WIN VS. SYRACUSE (NATIONALS) (BOX) – Right-hander Brandon Workman, making his first start since being sent back down to Triple-A on Sunday, had one of his best Triple-A outings of the year. He logged 6 […]
The Republican 9 hours ago

Rusney Castillo to play first game in Boston Red Sox organization on Sunday

The 27-year-old should have no problem playing against a squad full of rookies as he gets settled into some game action in the United States.

In season of firsts, grand slam No. 1 for Betts

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- This is the kind of year it has been for 21-year-old Mookie Betts. April: He opened the season in Double-A with Portland and hit a home run in his first at-bat of the season, one of four hits he collected in Reading on April 3. He led all Eastern League hitters with a .430 average for the month. May: Still in Portland, Betts had 36 hits in 31 games, drove in 21 runs, and stole a dozen bases without being caught. June: He was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket on June 4, worked an eight-pitch walk in his first at-bat, and reached base safely in all 23 games he played for...
Boston Herald 13 hours ago
Red Sox Beat: Love watching Mookie Betts

Red Sox Beat: Love watching Mookie Betts

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — All of this time spent obsessing over Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr., and it turns out the best Red Sox prospect might be this little guy named Mookie.When the Red Sox returned Bradley to the minors to salvage his swing a couple of weeks ago, the postscript to the move was, “Oh, yeah. We also want to see what we’ve got in Mookie Betts.”As the days pass, the answer increasingly appears to be, “Quite a bit.”

Castillo to make pro debut Sunday in Fort

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo will be a man among boys when he makes his professional debut for Boston on Sunday afternoon in Fort Myers playing for the team’s rookie level Gulf Coast League affiliate. Castillo, 27, will be playing on a team whose oldest players are 22 and has 22 teenagers listed on its roster. He will be playing in a playoff game against the Gulf Coast League Yankees, who will host the GCL Red Sox in the first game of the best-of-three finals Saturday in Tampa.
Full Count | WEEI 15 hours ago

Closing Time: Mookie Betts continues to separate himself from pack, leads Red Sox to rout of Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mookie Betts is the one guy who is remaining true to the script. With the player many perceive as the starting center fielder for the 2015 Red Sox — Rusney Castillo — ready to make his professional debut a couple of hours away in Fort Myers, Sunday, the guy who is […]

Coach recalls Castillo's emergence in 2011

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- This may be the first scouting report on a Cuban baseball player ever offered by a Massachusetts yankee in Queen Beatrix’s court. Then again, it’s not every day that a guy who grew up in Methuen, pitched for St. Petersburg Junior College, transferred to Vanderbilt, was drafted by the Cardinals, continued his career in Australia, and moved to the Netherlands winds up with an honorary “Sir” in front of his name.
Full Count | WEEI 17 hours ago

Xander Bogarts ready to return to Red Sox starting lineup

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Xander Bogaerts is ready to return. The Red Sox shortstop  – who had been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list after being hit in the head with a Felix Hernandez change-up Aug. 22 —  is scheduled to return to the team’€™s starting lineup, Saturday. “I really didn’€™t have too many […]
The Republican 19 hours ago
Xander Bogaerts to return to Boston Red Sox on Saturday

Xander Bogaerts to return to Boston Red Sox on Saturday

The 21-year-old shortstop was cleared by team doctors and passed all league administered tests. He told reporters in St. Petersburg, Fla., Friday that he was ready to play.
Betts' Slam Helps Red Sox Roll Over Rays

Betts' Slam Helps Red Sox Roll Over Rays

The anticipated face off between the Red Sox and Rays starter Chris Archer went horribly wrong for the Tampa Bay right-hander, as the Sox rolled their way to an 8-4 victory on Friday at Tropicana Field.
Game 134 Lineups and Notes: Ortiz vs. Archer in a St. Pete Showdown

Game 134 Lineups and Notes: Ortiz vs. Archer in a St. Pete Showdown

The last time these two played at the Trop, Chris Archer made it clear he didn’t approve of Ortiz’s tendency to take his time getting around the bases after hitting home runs.

Game 134: Red Sox at Rays Live Updates

We've got updates on tonight's Red Sox-Rays game in St. Petersburg the first game of a four-game series between the teams.

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    David Ortiz

    Cleveland Indians' Kyle Crockett talks about life in the bullpen, facing David Ortiz

  • 1 Mookie Betts

    Mookie Betts

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    Allen Craig

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