10:04 PM EDT, Sun September 14, 2014

Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 8, Royals 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If Kansas City's dreary playoff drought stretches to a 29th consecutive year, Boston take warning: Long-suffering Royals fans may vow vengeance against you above everybody else. First, immediately after the All-Star break, the Red Sox sweep KC in three at Fenway. Now, with the Royals locked in a desperate fight with Detroit in the AL Central, the Bostonians limp into town on a four-game losing streak and 20 games under .500, and proceed to whack the Royals around and take three out of four.
Over the Monster 9 hours ago

Red Sox vs. Royals: Is Joe Kelly growing, or breaking?

Joe Kelly has been struggling to find direction in 2014, and has only a few starts left to change the story. The Red Sox will take a second shot at sewing up a series win over the Kansas City Royals Sunday afternoon as they send Joe Kelly to the mound against Jason...
Full Count | WEEI 10 hours ago

Sunday’s Red Sox-Royals matchups: Joe Kelly vs. Jason Vargas

The Red Sox will conclude their three-game series with the Royals on Sunday afternoon. Joe Kelly gets the start against the left-handed Jason Vargas. After winning his first game in a Red Sox uniform on Sept. 2 at Yankee Stadium, Kelly (3-4, 4.14 ERA) pitched well...
Fenway Nation 11 hours ago

No Gem From Rubby; Red Sox Smoked, 7-1

(Photo by Ed Zurga/)Rubby De La Rosa is starting to lose the "Which Kid Pitcher In The Punto Deal Is Better?" debate. One day after Allen Webster delivered a solid performance, De La Rosa laid another egg—going just four innings and giving up five earned...
The Republican 3 hours ago
David Ortiz leaves Boston Red Sox for family emergency

David Ortiz leaves Boston Red Sox for family emergency

Ortiz was removed from the game in the seventh inning and jumped on the first flight he could to get back to his family.
Rotoworld 3 hours ago

David Ortiz leaves due to family emergency - David Ortiz (DH) Boston Red Sox

David Ortiz left Sunday's game against the Royals to tend to a family emergency.
The Republican 1 hour ago

Daniel Nava builds on strong second half with grand slam in Red Sox's 8-4 win over Royals

While Nava's future with the Red Sox remains uncertain because of a crowded outfield, he sprays enough line drives to warrant a job somewhere.
Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston 2 hours ago

Nava's recovery comes at Royals' expense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Daniel Nava came down with a case of food poisoning shortly after the Boston Red Sox hit town Wednesday night. Now he's made Kansas City sick. Batting left-handed against Aaron Crow in the sixth inning, Nava drove the right-hander's first offering to him into the visitors bullpen...

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Full Count | WEEI 47 mins ago

Jonathan Papelbon ejected from game for making obscene gesture

Jonathan Papelbon’s uneasy relationship with Philadelphia fans was amped up Sunday. The Phillies closer was ejected by umpire Joe West after apparently grabbing his crotch on the way back to the dugout after blowing a three-run lead in the ninth inning against the Marlins. Papelbon executed the act while being showered with boos from the […]
Boston Herald 1 hour ago
David Ortiz leaves game for family emergency

David Ortiz leaves game for family emergency

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Boston slugger David Ortiz left the ballpark early due to what Red Sox manager John Farrell called a family emergency."He's fine. He got called away from this game," Farrell said. "There was a family emergency that he had to attend to and he jumped on a flight late this afternoon. He should catch up with us in Pittsburgh."Even without him, Boston was able to rally past Kansas City for an 8-4 victory on Sunday as Daniel Nava hit a grand slam and Xander Bogaerts added a three-run shot.
The Republican 3 hours ago

John Farrell on Xander Bogaerts' hot streak: 'We have a relaxed player'

After going 3-for-4 with a homer in the Red Sox's 8-4 win over the Royals on Sunday, Bogaerts is 23-for-61 with four home runs and 11 RBIs over his last 15 games.

Xander Bogaerts with Joe & Dave after the last game of the series in Kansas City

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie shortstop, who hit a 3-run homer in the 8-4 win.

Jonathan Papelbon Gets Booed By Philly Fans, Grabs Crotch, Gets Ejected

Jonathan Papelbon responded to being booed by Philly fans by grabbing his crotch on Sunday.
The Republican 7 hours ago

Knuckleballer Steven Wright impressing, Boston Red Sox may try him out of starting rotation

Wright might be an underdog to start 2015 on the Red Sox's roster, but if he continues to be this effective with his knuckler the Red Sox may have to give him a shot.

Farm teams' success gives Sox hope

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Despair not, Red Sox fans. Help is on the way. No fewer than five Boston affiliates made the playoffs this season, a jarring contrast to a big league club that tumbled all the way from World Series champs to the AL East basement, 19 games under .500 going into the finale of a four-game set with Kansas City on Sunday. But Double-A Portland, High-A Salem, rookie-level Gulf Coast and Dominican Summer leagues all played in their postseason, a terrific year for anyone's farm system.
Sox Complete Domination of Roayls with 8-4 Win

Sox Complete Domination of Roayls with 8-4 Win

Xander Bogaerts and Daniel Nava each homered and drove in four runs to lead the Sox to their sixth win in seven tries against the flailing Royals.
Full Count | WEEI 11 hours ago

Red Sox minor league roundup: A championship for Pawtucket

Typically, player development is individual. Ordinarily, the significance of wins and losses in the minor leagues are secondary to what happens to individual prospects as they work to move closer to the big leagues. In contrast to what happens at the highest level, a 4-for-4 is a bigger deal than a defeat. But there are […]
Game 150 Lineups and Notes: Betts Back at Second, Kelly on the Hill

Game 150 Lineups and Notes: Betts Back at Second, Kelly on the Hill

After making his big league debut at second base last night, Mookie Betts is back there for the second straight game.
Boston Herald 14 hours ago
Sox killers

Sox killers

Including today’s series finale in Baltimore, there are a maximum of 15 games remaining in Derek Jeter’s storied career. And although the Yankees’ captain is locked into sixth place on the all-time hits list, he still can move up the list of players with the most career hits against the Red Sox. With three games left at Fenway Park (Sept. 26-28), Jeter (right) is tied for 11th with 341 regular-season hits against the Sox. A look at where he stands relative to other Red Sox tormenters.Player Hits At-batsSam Rice 423 1,302

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  • 2 David Ortiz

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    David Ortiz leaves game for family emergency

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    Knuckleballer Steven Wright impressing, Boston Red Sox may try him out of starting rotation

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