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RHP Brandon Workman (1-1, 3.27) pitches against LHP Travis Wood (7-6, 4.52) today at 7:10 p.m. at Fenway Park in the final game of a three-game set. The Cubs won the first two games, holding the Sox to just one run total. With a lefty on the mound for the Cubs, the Sox have Stephen [...]

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BOSTON — The Red Sox have enough problems already. They can’t afford to have another one on their hands, especially one involving their most reliable pitcher over the past year and a half. Koji Uehara suffered the loss here last night. Entering in the top of the ninth with the game tied 1-1, the closer [...]

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BOSTON — Do you remember hearing about or seeing that Jesus Christ-like picture of former Red Sox general manager and current Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein walking on water that appeared on the back page of the Chicago Sun-Times on April 5, 2012? Two years later, Epstein’s honeymoon in Chicago has ended. A [...]

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Red Sox prospect Christian Vazquez is a native of Puerto Rico, which has produced several terrific major league catchers. Jorge Posada, Yadier Molina, Bengie Molina, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, Benito Santiago, Javy Lopez, Sandy Alomar Jr., Geovany Soto, Ellie Rodriguez and Ozzie Virgil are all All-Stars and/or Gold Glove catchers who grew up [...]

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Red Sox RHP Clay Buchholz (3-4, 6.75) will face Cubs RHP Edwin Jackson (5-8, 5.22) today at 7:10 p.m. here at Fenway Park. Red Sox Lineup Brock Holt LF Dustin Pedroia 2B David Ortiz DH Mike Napoli 1B A.J. Pierzynski C Xander Bogaerts 3B Stephen Drew SS Mookie Betts RF Jackie Bradley Jr. CF

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Red Sox prospects Mookie Betts and Henry Owens have been selected to play in the All-Star Futures Game on July 13 at Target Field in Minnesota. It will be aired at 5 p.m. on MLB Network. Betts, a 21-year-old second baseman/center fielder, started the year in Double-A Portland, hitting an Eastern League-best .355 in 54 [...]

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The Boston Red Sox have signed 18-year-old shortstop Michael Chavis, their first round pick (26th overall), out of Sprayberry High in Georgia. He is one of nine signings announced today, including third-round draft pick Jake Cosart (Seminole State) and fourth-round selection Kevin McAvoy (Bryant), both 20-year-old right-handed pitchers. Chavis hit .580 (47 for 81) with 13 homers, [...]

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BOSTON — Red Sox RHP John Lackey (8-4, 2.96) faces Seattle RHP Felix Hernandez (8-2, 2.22) today at 10:10 p.m. Red Sox Lineup: Brock Holt RF Xander Bogaerts 3B Dustin Pedroia 2B David Ortiz DH Mike Napoli 1B Daniel Nava LF A.J. Pierzynski C Stephen Drew SS Jackie Bradley Jr. CF Mariners Lineup: Endy Chavez [...]

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Anne-Marie Sbordone used to tell her Lawrence High students stories about how her second cousin, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb, persevered through difficult life events. “Whenever he had his ups and downs, I tried to use that to motivate the kids, keep their attention,” she said. Sbordone, who now is retired and taught [...]

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To celebrate the official start of summer (June 21, which was yesterday) we asked major leaguers from the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians this week about their favorite summer vacations growing up. GLEN PERKINS Twins closer — All-Star, 72 career saves, 18 saves this year “When we were little, we would take the first two [...]

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