5/5/2016 | Espinoza turns in dominant start for Class A Greenville
It's hard not to get excited about what the future holds for Anderson Espinoza, especially when he pitches as well as he did on Thursday.
5/5/2016 | Shaw a perfect example of effect Epstein still has
There's never been a day in baseball like Thursday in Chicago. It marked the first time ever that four first-place teams played games in the same city on the same day. And if that wasn't enough of a twist, let's add this for the degree of difficulty. Not only were there four first-place teams within Chicago city limits at the same time but two of them were largely the handiwork of one executive.
5/5/2016 | White Sox honor Ortiz; Commish on hand
When David Ortiz decided that 2016 was going to be his final Major League season, he gave Commissioner Rob Manfred a heads-up before the news become public. Manfred was appreciative of the gesture -- and of the fine career Ortiz has produced.
5/5/2016 | Pipeline preview: Swanson, Espinoza among top prospects in action
The Braves' Dansby Swanson will start for Double-A Mississippi after getting off to a hot start with the club, while the Red Sox's Anderson Espinoza toes the rubber for Class A Greenville.
5/5/2016 | Ortiz wins battle with lefty for 509th HR
The Red Sox had lost their first three games against lefty starters this season, and were getting shut down by the fourth (Carlos Rodon) in the early innings on Wednesday night. Instead of a right-handed hitter -- the Red Sox had six of them in the lineup -- turning the tide, it instead was old reliable.
5/5/2016 | Buchholz finds groove for elusive win
Clay Buchholz felt like he was letting his team down start after start, and the right-hander was able to end that trend Wednesday night in his first win of the season.
5/5/2016 | White Sox call on Johnson for finale with Red Sox
White Sox right-hander Erik Johnson will make his season debut Thursday night in the rubber match of a three-game series with the Red Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The Red Sox will counter with left-hander Henry Owens.
5/4/2016 | Salem's stars: Moncada, Benintendi pace Sox
Boston's dynamic prospect duo of Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi was at it again on Wednesday as Class A Advanced Salem rolled past Carolina, 9-2, to extend their winning streak to seven games.
5/4/2016 | Papi powers up as Buchholz cools White Sox
David Ortiz fueled the Boston lineup with a home run and three RBIs, and Clay Buchholz locked in after a rough first inning to earn his first win of the year Wednesday night in a 5-2 Red Sox victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
5/4/2016 | E-Rod focused on delivery, not knee
There was something far more important to Eduardo Rodriguez than the linescore in his rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday night.
5/4/2016 | Smith makes clean debut with Red Sox
Right-hander Carson Smith, who is expected to be a key contributor in Boston's bullpen this season, made his debut for his new team -- and it was a good one.
5/4/2016 | Moncada, Benintendi among top prospect performers Tuesday
After they were rained out to begin the week, Class A Advanced Salem continued their winning ways Tuesday with a doubleheader road sweep of Carolina as Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi paced Salem's offense.
5/3/2016 | Quintana quiets Red Sox as Abreu stays hot
Jose Quintana's scoreless-innings streak came to an end during the White Sox 4-1 victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. But the southpaw still was impressive enough to improve for his fourth win by yielding the lone run over eight innings.
5/3/2016 | Buchholz, Rodon square off in Sox-Sox series
One of the main priorities for the Red Sox is to get Clay Buchholz on track. That quest continues on Wednesday night, when the righty faces the first-place White Sox, who counter with lefty Carlos Rodon at U.S. Cellular Field.
5/3/2016 | Rodriguez, Kelly make progress in rehab
Red Sox starting pitchers Eduardo Rodriguez and Joe Kelly both made significant steps on Tuesday in their quest to get back on the active roster.
5/3/2016 | Winning pair: Red Sox, White Sox impress
We're about to learn a bit more about both the 18-8 White Sox and the 15-10 Red Sox -- two first-place teams, two teams awash in good vibes. That's what a three-game series beginning Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field represents.
5/3/2016 | On new teams, Young, Hicks face challenges
Red Sox outfielder Chris Young and Aaron Hicks, the player who replaced him this season as the Yankees' backup left fielder, have remained focused as they work through the transition phase with their new clubs.