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  1. Papi joins Ted, Yaz in Boston's 400-HR club

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Exiting the Boston Red Sox clubhouse Saturday night, David Ortiz carried a black Marucci bat with green lettering. After Ortiz hit his 450th career homer on June 29 against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Marucci Sports, which ma...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 10, Astros 7

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Have a night, David Ortiz. The veteran designated hitter went 3-for-5, including a pair of two-run homers and a two-run double, to help the Boston Red Sox to a 10-7 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night at Fenway Park. His six...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  3. 2004 Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees brawl to remember, starring ...

    Joe McDonald

    Jason Varitek's mitt to A-Rod's face ignited Boston's 2004 title run.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  4. Bullpen cop puts exclamation point on slam

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- For a city that has embraced its first responders in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, it seems appropriate that the photo of a Boston police officer with his arms raised, standing in the Red Sox bullpen celebrating David Ortiz's ei...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  5. Iglesias appreciates Big Papi's influence

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Without David Ortiz, Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias says he would not be where he is today. During spring training of 2010, the young superstar in the making began to develop his skills in the Boston Red Sox organization. Iglesia...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  6. Ortiz celebrates 2,000th hit with a bang

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- In the midst of an explosive offensive night for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night at Fenway Park, veteran designated hitter David Ortiz reached a milestone. Ortiz collected his 2,000th career hit with an RBI double to center fi...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  7. Padilla off DL; Valencia sent down

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- In addition to activating outfielder Daniel Nava from the disabled list on Tuesday, the Red Sox also reinstated pitcher Vicente Padilla from the DL. The Red Sox optioned third baseman Danny Valencia to Triple-A Pawtucket and placed Carl Cra...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  8. Bobby V gets vote of confidence

    Gordon Edes and Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Beleaguered manager Bobby Valentine evidently has the full support of Boston Red Sox ownership and general manager Ben Cherington. "Bobby's our manager and we're not considering anyone else," Cherington said Monday afternoon at Fenway Pa...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  9. Rapid reaction: Red Sox 6, Twins 4

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Red Sox pitcher Franklin Morales was simply masterful in his spot start on Sunday for the ailing Josh Beckett, and in the process helped Boston snap its four-game losing skid. Morales worked six solid innings and allowed only one ru...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  10. Sox acquire Valencia for Pineda

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The Red Sox made a trade with the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, acquiring third baseman Danny Valencia in exchange for outfielder Jeremias Pineda. Valencia, 27, has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. He has hit .260 with 52 doubles, f...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Twins 6, Red Sox 4

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Just when it appeared as though the Boston Red Sox finally received the break they've been desperately looking for, their luck quickly turned as the Minnesota Twins scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning en route to a 6-4 win Satur...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  12. Beckett will start Wednesday vs. Rangers

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON - Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said Saturday afternoon that pitcher Josh Beckett will start on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers in a matinee game at Fenway Park. The right-hander played long toss in the outfield earlier in the da...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  13. Middlebrooks reluctantly takes day off

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine informed rookie third baseman Will Middlebrooks early Saturday that he would not be in the lineup against the Minnesota Twins as he would have a much-deserved day off. Veteran infielder Nick Punto will...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  14. Lavarnway gets start behind plate

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- It didn't take long for Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine to pencil catching prospect Ryan Lavarnway into the starting lineup. Lavarnway, who turns 25 on Tuesday, was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday after Boston placed ou...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Tigers 7, Red Sox 5

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- In the series and season finale between the clubs, the Detroit Tigers defeated the Boston Red Sox 7-5 on Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Red Sox starter Aaron Cook lasted 4 2/3 innings, and allowed six runs on nine hits with no wa...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  16. Jim Kaat offers Sox words of wisdom

    Joe McDonald

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Boston Red Sox had a special guest at camp the last two days -- Jim Kaat. Kaat, 73, played a remarkable 25 years in the majors -- for the Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees and St. L...

    Blog | February 28, 2012