Red Sox welcome Orioles in long-awaited home opener

The Boston Red Sox began their season with seven victories during a 10-game road trip, and they’ll try to build on that momentum when they play their home opener against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday afternoon. Boston has displayed power at the plate (13 home runs) and strong starting pitching during its first 10 outings. Following Sunday’s 12-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, Boston led Major League Baseball with a 1.49 ERA. “It was

Angels take on surging Red Sox in home opener

The Los Angeles Angels will face the Boston Red Sox, who have won four in a row, in their home opener Friday night in Anaheim, Calif. But that’s not the only streak on the line when the two clubs begin a three-game series. Angels first baseman Nolan Schanuel has reached base in the first 35 games of his career, the third-longest streak to begin a career in major league history. Only Alvin Davis (47 in

Off to opposite starts, A’s host Red Sox in series finale

Nick Pivetta will try to get Boston’s rotation back on track when the Red Sox wrap up a three-game series with the host Oakland Athletics on Wednesday afternoon. Red Sox starters were stunning through the first five games of the season, combining to allow just five runs (four earned) across 28 innings, good for an ERA of 1.29. Of the five pitchers who started, Pivetta (0-1, 1.50 ERA) was among three who worked six innings,

Error-prone A’s challenged to cut mistakes vs. Red Sox

Oakland manager Mark Kotsay finds himself searching for answers to a question he wasn’t expecting as the Athletics seek to turn around a sloppy start to the season in a rematch with the visiting Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. The Red Sox routed the hosts 9-0 in the series opener Monday, taking advantage of five Oakland errors in the first three innings to build an eight-run lead. Kotsay insisted “we couldn’t get out of

Red Sox look to pick up steam in opener against A’s

Two teams that used strong starting pitching as the foundation for series-ending wins in their most recent outings will look for more of the same Monday night when the Boston Red Sox visit the Oakland Athletics. A pair of tall Missouri natives are the projected starters for the opener of the three-game series, as 6-foot-5 right-hander Tanner Houck of the Red Sox will square off against 6-7 righty Joe Boyle of the A’s. The Red

Mariners strive to build on strong start vs. Red Sox

The Seattle Mariners can extend their winning streak to three games when they face the visiting Boston Red Sox in the final contest of a four-game series Sunday. After dropping the opener 6-4 Thursday, Seattle prevailed 1-0 Friday and then scored three runs in the bottom of the 10th inning to earn a 4-3 victory on Saturday. Boston took a 3-1 lead in the top of the 10th, but Seattle answered against Joely Rodriguez in

Mariners out to manufacture runs vs. Red Sox

The Seattle Mariners’ offense was supposed to be different this season. But entering the third contest of a four-game home series against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, it’s looking strikingly similar to 2023, when the Mariners missed a wild-card playoff berth by one game. Friday night, the Mariners managed just four hits and struck out 14 times. Yet thanks to 6 2/3 scoreless innings from George Kirby and a solo homer by J.P. Crawford,

Tyler O’Neill, Red Sox look to build on opening win vs. M’s

Tyler O’Neill is unlikely to forget his debut in a Boston Red Sox uniform. O’Neill broke a major league record by homering for a fifth consecutive Opening Day as the Red Sox defeated the host Seattle Mariners 6-4 on Thursday. The teams will continue their four-game series on Friday. “I don’t know, it’s just something about the routine on Opening Day,” O’Neill said on the NESN postgame show. “You just want to kick-start the season.”

Trying to take next step, Mariners open with Red Sox

For two teams trying to get back to the postseason, the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners didn’t make any earth-shattering moves this offseason. Neither got more than a fleeting mention when it came to prized free agent Shohei Ohtani or trade candidate Juan Soto. Does either team have enough to compete in 2024? That will be one of the top questions when they meet Thursday night in the season opener in Seattle. The Mariners