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  1. Ortiz homers twice, adds to odd record

    Gordon Edes

    NEW YORK -- David Ortiz gave New York fans something to remember him by Thursday night in Yankee Stadium, connecting for home runs in each of his first two at-bats against Yankees left-hander Chris Capuano. But the 46th multi-home run game of Orti...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  2. Golden sombreros trending in record numbers

    Gordon Edes

    NEW YORK -- When Red Sox first baseman Allen Craig struck out four times Wednesday night, he was one of four big leaguers who whiffed four times in a game on that day. The others were David Wright of the Mets (in five at-bats), Ian Desmond of the ...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  3. In season of firsts, slam No. 1 for Betts

    Gordon Edes

    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 Apri...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  4. Scratched Jon Lester at Fenway Park amid trade rumors

    Gordon Edes

    Jon Lester was still a member of the Red Sox as of late Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2014
  5. Archer takes offense to Ortiz's bat flip

    Gordon Edes

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- With Christmas carols playing weirdly in the background for what the Tampa Bay Rays called "Christmas in July," leave it to David Ortiz to play bad Santa. Not only did Ortiz hit a three-run home run off Rays pitcher Chris A...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 6, Red Sox 0

    Gordon Edes

    NEW YORK -- World Cup fever on the front pages of the New York tabloids, Dutch bat disease still afflicting the Red Sox in Yankee Stadium. Hey, so we made that diagnosis up, but the reality is the Red Sox, after a one-game recess, reverted to thei...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  7. Cherington on leadoff puzzle, Bradley's bat

    Gordon Edes

    ATLANTA -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington acknowledged that his team's inability to replace Jacoby Ellsbury in the leadoff spot (although he never mentioned Ellsbury by name) has been an ongoing issue. "In a perfect world, we'd go in with ...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  8. After a rough night, Bogaerts sits

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- A day after going hitless in five at-bats and striking out three times, rookie shortstop Xander Bogaerts was on the Sox bench for the start of Wednesday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds. Jonathan Herrera was at shortstop, batting ni...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  9. Quick hits: The gang's all here

    Gordon Edes

    TORONTO -- Some quick hits from the Rogers Centre, where Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is scheduled to face the Red Sox Sunday on R.A. Dickey Bobblehead Day; where Jonathan Diaz, who went hitless in his only four at-bats for the Sox last season...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  10. Mike Napoli of Boston Red Sox back in lineup after missing game w...

    Gordon Edes

    After sitting out one game with a dislocated ring finger on his left hand, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is back in the starting lineup, batting cleanup against White Sox ace Chris Sale.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  11. Bogaerts blown a bit off course

    Gordon Edes

    BALTIMORE -- Xander Bogaerts had no doubt that his first at-bat of 2014 had resulted in a home run. "I definitely did," Bogaerts said. "I got all of that one." It sounded like a home run. It looked like one coming off his bat, a line drive cr...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  12. Will Middlebrooks is intent on making an impact with his glove as...

    Gordon Edes

    Will Middlebrooks is intent on making an impact with his glove as well as his bat.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2014
  13. Takeaways: Koji rocks, A.J. rolls [ankle]

    Gordon Edes

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Takeaways from McKechnie Field, where Koji Time has evidently stood still since the World Series, Ryan Lavarnway made his initial start at first base, A.J. Pierzynski reintroduced himself to his bat, then rolled his ankle again, an...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  14. Victorino's jaunt of joy -- No harm, no foul

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Oh, how Shane Victorino is annoyed by the showoffs, the grandstanders, the bat-flipping, attention-hogging, look-at-the-magnitude-of-me players who have no qualms about showing up the opposition on the field. At least he detests '...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  15. Farrell sticking with SS Drew despite slump

    Gordon Edes

    ST. LOUIS -- Red Sox manager John Farrell sees the same at-bats you do. He knows the numbers as well as you do: 4-for-42, .095, 15 strikeouts, 1 extra-base hit, 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs in 12 postseason games. The difference between Farrell and ma...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  16. Why did Drew face lefty McGee in 8th?

    Gordon Edes

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Why bat Stephen Drew against left-handed reliever Jake McGee with two on and two out in the eighth last night when the right-handed hitting Xander Bogaerts is on the bench? Drew had hits in each of the first two games of th...

    Blog | October 08, 2013