The Red Sox had any number of candidates when hiring a new hitting coach. They chose Chili Davis, John Farrell said, because he represented an "ideal fit.''
By many metrics, baseball is thriving. But not on national TV, where the World Series can't outdraw a regular-season football game.
Three Red Sox players were named finalists Thursday for 2014 Gold Gloves: second baseman Dustin Pedroia, left fielder Yoenis Cespedes and center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.
3yTim Wakefield tried and failed once again to win his 200th game, and the Red Sox lost another one to the lowly Mariners. With the Yankees being rained out, the AL East lead is just a half game.
3yUmpire Ed Hickox's controversial safe call of Kyle Seager at second base opened up the gates for three runs in the third inning. Jed Lowrie, the player covering the base, and manager Terry Francona disagreed with the call. Also, notes on Buchholz, Papelbon, Youkilis,...
3yThe expletive-spewing Beckett of 2010 is back after he allows five runs in the first inning of a 5-4 loss to Seattle.
3yThe strikeout-prone slugger, who played for Boston in 2006-07, joins the Mariners and goes 0-for-4 against the Sox in his Seattle debut.
3yJosh Beckett allows five runs in the first inning and the Sox' rally off King Felix comes up one run short, 5-4.
3yJ.D. Drew says he knows he'll have to play through pain for the remainder of the season.
3yKevin Youkilis will miss his second straight game with a sore lower back.