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  1. Buchholz needs to figure things out

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Clay Buchholz will say he wasn't feeling the pressure of suddenly becoming the so-called ace of the Boston Red Sox pitching staff after fellow pitchers Jon Lester and John Lackey were traded last week. Buchholz, 29, is now the senio...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 8, Red Sox 7

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Since the Red Sox traded starting pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey and Jake Peavy this week, Clay Buchholz has become the veteran member of Boston's rotation. In the past few days, Red Sox manager John Farrell has answered questions ...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 6, Red Sox 4

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- While former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester made a victorious debut with the Oakland A's, Red Sox newcomer Yoenis Cespedes wasn't so lucky. He played his first game since the two swapped teams at the trade deadline on Thursday, but the Sox lost...

    Blog | August 02, 2014
  4. For Ranaudo, debut was a keeper

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- After earning his first win in his major league debut, Red Sox rookie pitcher Anthony Ranaudo returned to the clubhouse to find a baseball in his locker. It was a game ball. It was the ball he recorded his first big league strikeout wit...

    Blog | August 02, 2014
  5. Pedroia: 'It's a pretty tough business'

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- When it appeared inevitable that the Red Sox would trade Jon Lester, teammate Dustin Pedroia said he hoped when he walked into the clubhouse on Friday, the club's left-handed ace would be sitting at his locker. He won't be. ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  6. Lester hits his stride down the stretch

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Many things have changed for Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester since he made his major league debut with Boston in 2006. Off the mound, he has won his battle with cancer. He has become a husband and a father. But one thing has remained constant...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 5, Yankees 1

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The best record in baseball continues to get better. The Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 5-1 on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park to improve to 91-59. With the win, Boston has won 32 series this season and leads the majors i...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  8. Right or wrong, A-Rod's an AL East factor

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Like or it not, Alex Rodriguez is having an impact on the AL East race. Against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night, Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a walk, run scored, stolen base and made numerous plays at third base as the New York Yankees...

    Blog | August 17, 2013
  9. Lester, Salty on A-Rod, clubhouse culture

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- With the Boston Red Sox hosting the New York Yankees in a three-game set at Fenway Park this weekend, a lot of focus will be on Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who is playing while appealing his 211-game suspension for his part in the...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  10. Boston Red Sox will discuss long-term extension with Dustin Pedro...

    Joe McDonald

    According to several league sources, the Red Sox have already decided it would be in their best interest to begin discussions this winter about a possible long-term contract extension with veteran second baseman Dustin Pedroia.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  11. O's beat Lester for 1st time, 1 back in East

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox began their final homestand of the 2012 season with 4-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night at Fenway Park. Since both the Orioles and New York Yankees won, Baltimore remains one game back in the AL East. ...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  12. Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 4, Yankees 3

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- And the role of spoiler officially begins. The Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees, 4-3, to snap a four-game losing skid Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Since the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 9-2, the Yankees...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 5, Red Sox 3

    Joe McDonald

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Other than a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning that allowed the go-ahead run to score, Red Sox starter Josh Beckett pitched pretty well. Even so, the Sox came away with a 5-3 loss in the series finale Wednesday night ...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  14. Boston Red Sox need Jon Lester, Josh Beckett to be much better in...

    Joe McDonald

    The Sox need presumed aces Lester and Beckett to be much better.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2012
  15. Boston Red Sox's Clay Buchholz's rehab as planned, set for start ...

    Joe McDonald

    Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz threw a 43-pitch minor league rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday afternoon and is scheduled to start the second game of the Tampa Bay Rays series on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2012
  16. Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 12, Indians 1

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON - Make that three wins in a row for the Boston Red Sox. The cellar dwellers of the A.L. East bombarded the Cleveland Indians 12-1 in a Mother's Day matinee on Sunday at Fenway Park. The Red Sox banged out 12 hits, with catche...

    Blog | May 13, 2012