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  1. Lester, Red Sox won't give up hope

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- A two-game winning streak, by virtue of a pair of walk-off wins, does not make the cellar dwellers of the AL East sudden contenders. At 41-51, 9.5 games back in the AL East, the Boston Red Sox still have a long way to go to get back ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. Workman looks like he's here to stay

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Brandon Workman was devastated when he was told of his demotion to the minors. When Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell informed the 25-year-old right-hander that he was being optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on April 8, it had nothin...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Indians 3, Red Sox 2

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Nick Swisher's solo home run in the top of the 11th inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox Sunday at Fenway Park. Swisher crushed a 2-1 offering from Red Sox reliever Junichi Tazawa and deposited it ...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  4. Villarreal's ring is as good as anyone's

    Joe McDonald

    PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- In Brayan Villarreal's only outing for the Red Sox last season, the right-hander faced one batter, issuing a four-pitch walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning as the San Francisco Giants posted a 3-2 win over ...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  5. Big Papi, the lord of the rings

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Under a champagne-stained ceiling, four diamond-encrusted rings gleamed on David Ortiz's leather chair in the Red Sox clubhouse. He was in the back room after Boston's 6-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday and his 2004, 2007 and 20...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  6. Lucchino: Ortiz extension a priority

    Joe McDonald

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said Friday that signing veteran designated hitter David Ortiz to a contract extension is a priority for the club this spring. Ortiz, his agent, Fern Cuza, and the Red Sox met Thursday to discu...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  7. Camp quick hits from Farrell

    Joe McDonald

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- On the field, it was just another day as the Boston Red Sox prepare for the first official full-squad workout Thursday at JetBlue Park. Off the field, Red Sox owner John Henry arrived and addressed the media, David Ortiz once ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  8. Bullpen cop is still enjoying the ride

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The now-famous bullpen cop Steve Horgan received some of the loudest ovations by fans at the Red Sox World Series parade Saturday morning. Before the rolling rally kicked off at Fenway Park, Horgan, a Boston police officer, was tak...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  9. Farrell's focus pays off big time for Boston

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- As fireworks exploded over the Green Monster and players gathered at the foot of the stage to celebrate the Red Sox's World Series victory Wednesday night at Fenway Park, manager John Farrell stood at the helm and smiled. In his first se...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  10. King of October Ortiz crowned as MVP

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Former Celtics great Bill Russell will have his statue unveiled Friday. Someday, David Ortiz will have one here, too. Ortiz added to his legendary status in this city, and in the baseball world, when he was named MVP of the 109th Worl...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  11. Fenway prepped for party of a lifetime

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- There have been some spectacular moments at Fenway Park in her 101 years of existence. But not since the days of Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox has the home team celebrated a World Series championship at the storied ballpark. That c...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  12. Ortiz' hot streak doesn't surprise everyone

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Following the Red Sox's 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the World Series Monday night at Busch Stadium, Boston's David Ortiz was asked if he's ever been this locked in at the plate. The veteran DH is 11-for-15 ...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  13. Ortiz to fans: Have fun, but don't be stupid

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The Red Sox are one win shy of winning the 2013 World Series and have two chances to beat the St. Louis Cardinals, beginning with Game 6 Wednesday night at Fenway Park, and clinch the championship at Fenway for the first time since 1918. ...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  14. Nava gets starting nod in LF for Game 3

    Joe McDonald

    In the first two games of the 109th World Series, Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava had only two plate appearances, both as a pinch-hitter, against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals are throwing right-hander Joe Kelly in Game 3 on Saturday, and ...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  15. Lester recalls past World Series experience

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- There is one specific date in Jon Lester's career that stands out more than the others. It's not the day he started and won Game 4 of the 2007 World Series and it won't be Wednesday, when he starts Game 1 of the 2013 World Series for th...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  16. Ortiz: World Series 'never gets old'

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- When he's standing on baseball's biggest stage, Red Sox veteran David Ortiz understands he's going to be pulled in a million different directions. At the time of the year when he should be solely concentrating on beating the St. Louis C...

    Blog | October 22, 2013