Sources say the Red Sox never got far in trade talks for Cole Hamels because the left-hander could have blocked a deal to Boston.
The Boston Red Sox take on the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. Follow the action here.
1wThe Red Sox have too many problems, and are too far back, to cling to the pretense they can climb into postseason contention.
1wThe Red Sox needed to have a winning record on this tough seven-game road trip to open the second half. Instead, they now need to sweep the Houston Astros to limp home at 3-4.
1wSteven Wright prides himself on being able to make adjustments within an inning. That didn't happen in the third inning Monday night and it cost Wright and the Red Sox dearly.
1wAlbert Pujols has two homers -- both solo shots -- and a walk, scoring three times and knocking in two runs.
1wAfter being pinned with an 11-1 defeat in the afternoon game, the Red Sox aren't much better in the nightcap, losing 7-3 to complete a doubleheader sweep for the Angels.
1w"We love Holt, it was great, it was a wonderful story, he got to the All-Star Game..." - Bob Ryan
1wSean McAdam says a deal for Johnny Cueto or Cole Hamels is 'highly unlikely' thanks to the Red Sox' record and reluctance to part with young players.