— The Toronto Blue Jays hit 15 homers in a four-game series at Fenway Park, with 11 of them sailing over the Green Monster.
Royals outfielder Andrew Benintendi was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a fractured rib and will miss facing his former team, the Red Sox, this weekend.
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— Teoscar Hernández belted a pair of three-run homers over the Green Monster — two of Toronto’s eight longballs — and Marcus Semien extended his road hitting streak to 26 games as the Blue Jays pounded the Boston Red Sox 18-4 on Sunday.
— Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer — one of Toronto's three longballs in the fifth inning — to extend his club-record road hitting streak to 25 games, and the Blue Jays rebounded from a tough loss to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-2 on Saturday.
— Red Sox manager Alex Cora doesn’t expect people to forget about the guy they gave up for Alex Verdugo.
— J.D. Martinez hit his 13th homer, Christian Arroyo had a three-run drive and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a pair of dropped balls in a five-run sixth inning to beat the Houston Astros 12-8 Thursday night, avoiding a three-game sweep.
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— Dusty Baker doesn’t believe he’s seen the best of Jake Odorizzi.
David Ortiz will be under observation for a few days, a source told ESPN Deportes, after the ex-Red Sox slugger had surgery for two stomach hernias related to the 2019 incident in which he was shot in the back.
— Not many teams have had a great deal of luck against the Boston Red Sox rotation this year.
Red Sox ace Chris Sale said, "If it was up to me, I'd be starting tomorrow," as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery.
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— Christian Arroyo hit a two-run single in Boston’s three-run fourth inning, and the Red Sox took advantage of Miami’s shoddy play Monday to hold off the Marlins 5-3 for their fifth straight victory.
Xander Bogaerts and his teammates delivered, while New York's issues looked as if they could be tough to overcome.
— Eager to reverse a recent trend, Marwin González, Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox are off to a terrific start against their old rivals this season.
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— Punchless during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, the Boston Red Sox have come back ready to fight.
— With the Yankees on the way to yet another loss, this time to the rival Red Sox, even the public-address system gave up early.
The Red Sox acquired outfielder Freddy Valdez from the New York Mets, and left-handers Luis De La Rosa and Grant Gambrell from Kansas City to complete the three-team trade that sent outfielder outfielder Andrew Benintendi to the Royals on Feb. 10.
Adam Ottavino raised $20,000 to help 78 Youth Sports rebuild from a pandemic hole that almost drove it to bankruptcy.
— In a series where the Boston Red Sox struggled to find their offense, Martín Pérez's best start of the season allowed them to avoid being swept by the Houston Astros.
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