- Salazar, Indians hold off Red Sox 3-1 in season finale
October 4, 20157:42 PM ET
CLEVELAND (AP) — When this season of mostly mediocrity finally ended, Indians manager Terry Francona stood in Cleveland's clubhouse and expressed thanks to his young team.There won't be playing any more baseball in October, but it was not for a lack of effort.
- Manager John Farrell returning to Red Sox after cancer scare
October 4, 20152:29 PM ET
CLEVELAND (AP) — John Farrell was forced to step away from the Red Sox because of cancer. He will return as their manager in 2016, an announcement that ends Boston's second straight troubling season on an uplifting note.The club said Sunday that Farrell, who recently completed his final course of chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, will be back next season.
- Kluber pitches 8 innings; Indians beat Red Sox 2-0
October 3, 201510:31 PM ET
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber pitched eight innings while Carlos Santana and Ryan Raburn homered, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.Kluber (9-16) ended his rocky season with a strong performance, allowing three hits and striking out nine. The right-hander, who won the AL Cy Young Award last season, recorded his first victory since Aug. 14.
- Tomlin pitches into 7th as Indians beat Red Sox 8-2
October 2, 201510:21 PM ET
CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Tomlin pitched into the seventh inning and Carlos Santana drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double, leading the Cleveland Indians to an 8-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.Tomlin (7-2) made one mistake — a two-run homer by David Ortiz in the fourth — in 6 1/3 innings. The right-hander struck out five and allowed five hits.
- Yankees clinch playoff spot after 2-year absence, top Boston
October 2, 20153:12 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia stood near his locker in the back of the oval Yankees clubhouse while excited teammates celebrated New York's return to the postseason."It feels like an eternity," the big left-hander said, not trying to hide his relief.
- Yanks bullpen falters in 9-5, 11-inning loss to Red Sox
October 1, 201512:43 AM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — Dellin Betances and the Yankees' relievers couldn't see the scoreboard from the bullpen in right-center field, so they had no idea a playoff berth was only a few clean innings away.Giving up the lead still hurt, though.
- Pineda hit hard early, Yankees lose 10-4 to rival Red Sox
September 29, 201510:36 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Pineda was hit hard at the start, and the New York Yankees' playoff push was delayed once again by their longtime rivals when the Boston Red Sox got two homers and five RBIs from rookie catcher Blake Swihart in a 10-4 victory Tuesday night.Rick Porcello (9-14) recovered neatly from a rocky first inning, and the Red Sox won their season-best fifth straight game to pass the Orioles for third place in the AL East.
- Red Sox manager meets President Barack Obama at hotel gym
September 29, 20158:48 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — Just like any other morning on a Boston Red Sox road trip, interim manager Torey Lovullo woke up Tuesday and headed for the gym at the team hotel.Only this time, he met a new exercise partner during an unforgettable workout that was anything but routine.
- Boston rookie E-Rod halts Yanks' playoff push for 10th win
September 28, 201510:18 PM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — Eduardo Rodriguez became the first Red Sox rookie left-hander to win 10 games in 43 years, and Boston slowed the New York Yankees' march toward a postseason berth with a 5-1 victory Monday night.The Yankees had a chance to clinch their first playoff appearance since 2012 with a win — what would've been their 10,000th franchise victory — and losses by Minnesota, Texas and the Angels.
- Big Papi reflects on strong year despite Boston's woes
September 27, 20155:54 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz heard the chatter early in the year, questioning what he had left, and responded with another strong season.The 39-year-old Ortiz went 0 for 3 in Boston's 2-0 victory over Baltimore Sunday and is hitting .268 with 36 homers and 104 RBIs. The homers and RBIs gave him six seasons with at least 35 and 100 with the Red Sox, passing Jimmie Foxx and Manny Ramirez for most in team history.
- Red Sox blank Orioles again, 2-0
September 27, 20154:26 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — Henry Owens gave up three hits in 7 2-3 innings, Blake Swihart hit a solo home run and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with shutouts in each game, 2-0 on Sunday afternoon.The victory came in Boston's 2015 Fenway Park finale. The Red Sox finished their 104th season in the fabled park with a 43-38 record.
- Lucchino to become president and CEO emeritus of Red Sox
September 27, 20152:35 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — Larry Lucchino will become president and chief executive officer emeritus of the Boston Red Sox when he steps down next month.The 70-year-old Lucchino announced in August he was giving up his jobs after the season, and Boston said chief operating officer Sam Kennedy will take over as president Oct. 16. Lucchino's new titles were announced Sunday before Boston's final home game this season.
- Red Sox empty bullpen, use 7 pitchers to shut out Orioles
September 26, 20157:34 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — First-time starter Craig Breslow and six relievers combined on a five-hitter and the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore 8-0 Saturday, further denting the Orioles' slim playoff hopes.A day after Boston journeyman Rich Hill blanked Baltimore on a two-hitter, the Red Sox emptied their bullpen.
- Hill pitches 2-hit shutout and fans 10, Red Sox beat Orioles
September 25, 201510:26 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — Rich Hill kept up his startling comeback, pitching a two-hitter and striking out 10 as the Boston Red Sox beat the Orioles 7-0 Friday night.The 35-year-old Hill (2-0) was released by Washington in June, then played for the Long Island Ducks in an independent league before signing a minor league deal with the Red Sox in August.
- Red Sox hire former Braves GM Frank Wren
September 25, 20156:10 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox have hired former Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren as senior vice president of baseball operations, a day after Mike Hazen was promoted to general manager.Boston's move, announced Friday, was the latest change made by Dave Dombrowski, who was hired in August as president of baseball operations.