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The Yankees completed their first sweep of three or more games at Fenway Park since 2006 with their win over the Red Sox (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Ryan Hannable
May 03, 2015 - 8:00 pm
With how powerful the Red Sox ' offense is, they rarely are out of any given game, but when they have to make up an 8-run difference, that's asking too much. Red Sox starter Joe Kelly couldn't make it out of the fifth inning as he allowed five runs before being removed with two outs in the fifth,...
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Mike Napoli
Ryan Hannable
April 29, 2015 - 10:08 am
After missing two games with an illness, Mike Napoli returns to the Red Sox lineup in the series finale with the Blue Jays Wednesday night. Brock Holt gets his third straight start in right field with Shane Victorino on the disabled list. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval comes into the game swinging as...
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Mike Napoli
Ryan Hannable
April 28, 2015 - 12:32 pm
First baseman Mike Napoli missed Monday's game with the Blue Jays with an illness, and that illness will keep him out at least a few more days. Manager John Farrell said prior to Tuesday's game Napoli would be out "probably next couple of days." His illness is contagious, so the team is being...
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Pablo Sandoval
Ryan Hannable
April 28, 2015 - 10:48 am
After leaving Monday's game against the Blue Jays with neck soreness, Pablo Sandoval returns to the Red Sox lineup Tuesday. Sandoval went 2-for-2 in the game with 3 RBI before leaving in the top of the sixth. He stiffened up after making a diving catch on a pop up bunt in the fourth. Mike Napoli is...
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Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected after 3 2/3 hitless innings after hitting Pablo Sandoval. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Ryan Hannable
April 17, 2015 - 7:54 pm
If there's one thing we know about Pablo Sandoval after the first 10 games of the season is he takes his baserunning very seriously. The 5-foot-11, 255-pound third baseman isn't afraid to go hard into second base and break up a potential double play. Sandoval has done it on a few occasions early on...
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Clay Buchholz allowed a career-high 10 runs in Sunday's loss to the Yankees. (Elsa/Getty Images)
Ryan Hannable
April 12, 2015 - 7:32 pm
Maybe thinking Clay Buchholz is back to his 2013 pre-injury form was a little premature. After dominating the Phillies on Opening Day, the Red Sox ' right-hander struggled out of the gates allowing seven first inning runs (six earned) en route to allowing a career-high 10 runs in the Yankees' 14-4...
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Over the last three April's, Mike Napoli has hit 16 home runs and has totaled 46 RBI. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Ryan Hannable
April 04, 2015 - 9:19 am
Going into the 2015 Red Sox season the general consensus with the team is the offense is going to need to carry the much of the load. This will be tested right out of the gate, as historically the pitchers in the starting rotation don't get off to strong starts. On the other hand, the team has some...
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Mike Petraglia
March 30, 2015 - 6:31 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- As spring training games go, Monday night's 14-2 pummeling of the crosstown Twins was about as good as it gets for the Red Sox . Exactly one week before the season opener in Philadelphia, John Farrell rolled out a lineup that fans can expect to see against the Phillies (and...
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Mike Napoli
Rob Bradford
March 20, 2015 - 8:28 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A full offseason of activity, along with a month of spring training, seemingly finally has caught up to Mike Napoli . The Red Sox first baseman was scratched from his team's lineup against the Orioles at JetBlue Park Friday with a sore right ankle. "Nothing serious," Napoli said...
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Mike Napoli
John Tomase
February 28, 2015 - 5:15 am
Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli spent two years in Texas with Josh Hamilton when the outfielder was at the height of his powers. He knows what a tremendous talent Hamilton is on the field, which made the news about Hamilton's looming suspension '€“ reportedly for a drug relapse involving...
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