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2017 Schedule
40-32, 1st in AL East
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7hBradford Doolittle

Trade-deadline shopping lists: Red Sox's need is clear

The Red Sox rank dead last in third-base WAR, so the question is, how long can Boston wait for in-house options to plug the gap? Several external candidates are out there.

Ortiz will always have fond memories of Boston (1:52)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox are retiring David Ortiz's No. 34 eight months after his last game. Even Derek Jeter had to wait two full seasons to see the Yankees retire his No. 2. John Farrell took note yesterday of the Sox's expedience with Big Papi. "The fact that his is being done so soon after retiring, I think speaks volumes -- what he's meant to the city, what he's meant to the organization."

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Papi or Porcello? Or is it someone else? Let your voice be heard by casting your vote in our polls, and make sure to tune into the ESPYS on July 12.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Royals 6, Red Sox 4: With Craig Kimbrel sitting in the bullpen, the Red Sox imploded in the eighth inning to drop the rubber game of a three-game series. Matt Barnes and Robby Scott teamed up to walk the bases loaded before Scott gave up a grand slam to Salvador Perez. The Red Sox finished their six-game trip to Houston and Kansas City with a 3-3 record.

Perez wins it for Royals with first career grand slam (0:32)
Benintendi, Bogaerts hit back-to-back HRs for Red Sox (0:49)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Three weeks since his last start, Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) is scheduled to go through pitcher fielding practice drills Friday and is at least one live batting practice session away from making a minor-league rehab start. "Good, solid strides," according to manager John Farrell.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox announce they have signed first-round pick Tanner Houck, a right-handed pitcher from University of Missouri.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell believes sore shoulders are impacting Hanley Ramirez at plate, but Red Sox not considering DL stint. "To me, getting Hanley back to the level he performed at last year would be like a midseason trade," Farrell said. "He was a dominant middle-of-the-order force for us last year, and we need more production."

Betts: 'Pretty cool' to be mentioned with the greats (1:05)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale on "only" going 8-1/3 innings in an 8-3 Red Sox win: "It sucks, man. I wanted to get that one. I don't like telling the manager I can go out there and get it for him and not get it done."


Sale sharp, Red Sox move into 1st with 8-3 romp over Royals

Chris Sale shut down the Kansas City Royals while pitching into the ninth inning, and a rag-tag bunch of Boston Red Sox filling in for injured starters pounded their way to an 8-3 victory Tuesday night that moved them into first place in the AL East.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 8, Royals 3: For the first time all season, Boston is alone atop the AL East. Chris Sale cruised for 8-1/3 innings, retiring 19 batters in a row before giving up two runs in the ninth. The Red Sox got three hits from Chris Young and two apiece from Xander Bogaerts, Sandy Leon and Deven Marrero, recalled Thursday from Triple-A to take third baseman Pablo Sandoval's place.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pablo Sandoval likely to go on rehab assignment when DL stint is up, according to manager John Farrell. Symptoms of ear infection set in a few days ago, with a fever climbing last night, Farrell said.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell on Red Sox top prospect Rafael Devers: "He's a guy that we're reluctant to move too fast. We'd much rather that he progress as he has and stay on that course rather than force-feed it and jump too far ahead of ourselves."

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2658th
On Base Percentage.3365th
Slugging Percentage.41324th
Earned Run Average3.966th
Quality Starts393rd

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