|Boston's homer barrage secures split in Seattle|
After going 17 innings without a run, the Boston bats livened up on Father's Day en route to a 9-3 victory that allowed manager Alex Cora's team to salvage a four-game split against the surging Seattle Mariners. The big blows were homers by Rafael Devers (three-run shot), Xander Bogaerts (two-run blast) and Jackie Bradley Jr. (solo).
|Father's Day meaningful for Red Sox, Mariners|
Father's Day is an important day across Major League Baseball, and a sold-out Safeco Field crowd relished a sunny Sunday celebrating the occasion. The Mariners and Red Sox took time in their own ways to honor dads everywhere while wearing blue caps and wristbands and other reminders of the battle against prostate cancer.
|Sale, Red Sox open road trip vs. Twins|
After an off-day on Monday, the Red Sox send ace Chris Sale to the mound for Tuesday night's opener of a three-game series at Target Field against the Twins. Sale has dominated in his last two starts, allowing a total of two runs and striking out 19 on 14 innings. He will face Jose Berrios, with an 8:10 p.m. ET first pitch.
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|Sox get Wright stuff but can't solve LeBlanc|
Facing career swingman Wade LeBlanc, the Red Sox generated no swings of impact on Saturday. Instead, they were handcuffed all day by Seattle's lefty in a 1-0 loss in front of a packed house of 44,151 at Safeco Field.
|Red Sox display World Cup fandom|
Red Sox display World Cup fandom
|Struggling Bradley could be asked to bunt more|
In hopes of helping Jackie Bradley Jr. emerge from his near season-long slump, manager Alex Cora might be giving his center fielder the bunt sign more often in the coming days.
|Red Sox's Top 30 Prospects list|
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|Sox rock Paxton but can't hold off Span, M's|
The Red Sox needed setup men Heath Hembree and Matt Barnes to provide a clean handoff to Craig Kimbrel to keep their win streak going. But the two righties allowed the Mariners to come surging back, and Boston took a 7-6 loss on Friday night at Safeco Field.
|Bogaerts' 11th blast caps big 3rd to KO Paxton|
An early three-run hole against Mariners ace James Paxton turned out to be a minimal obstacle for the Red Sox, who had a mixture of good fortune and timely hitting on their way to a six-run eruption in the top of the third inning of Friday night's 7-6 loss at Safeco Field.
|Xander's letter-perfect night drops M's|
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts has already matched his home run total from last season. The right-handed hitter lofted a solo shot to left-center in the top of the sixth inning against Felix Hernandez on Thursday night at Safeco Field to give Boston its ultimate lead in a 2-1 victory.
|Remy not a fan of Safeco's grasshoppers|
Remy not a fan of Safeco's grasshoppers
|Price sharp, Xander excels as Sox beat Seattle|
With a combination of power and command, David Price was marvelous on Thursday night at Safeco Field, leading the Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the sizzling Seattle Mariners in the opener of a four-game series. Helping make the win possible was a strong, two-way performance from Xander Bogaerts. The shortstop smashed his 10th homer of the season -- matching the total he had in 2017 -- to snap a 1-1 tie with two outs in the sixth.
|Red Sox sign first-round Draft pick Casas|
Triston Casas, the big left-handed slugger the Red Sox selected with the 26th overall pick in the Draft earlier this month, can now get to work. Boston on Thursday finalized a contract with Casas to a full-slot deal worth $2,552,800.
|Houck spins gem for Salem|
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday.
|JBJ among guys who could rebound in AL East|
It isn't quite the knee-jerk panic of a slow April, but with baseball past it's quarter pole and rounding the corner to the midway point, there's a lot of players who need to kick their finish into high gear. Here are five players who are prime candidates to turn things around after a slow start.
|Behind Sale, HRs, Red Sox sweep Orioles|
After three consecutive losses, Chris Sale earned a win at Camden Yards to finish a road sweep of the Orioles, pitching six-plus innings of one-run ball with 9 K's. Mookie Betts (18) and J.D. Martinez (22) added to their home run totals on the season. Yefry Ramirez went 4 1/3 innings in his debut start for the Orioles, allowing three runs on four hits with six strikeouts.
|Mookie, J.D. bolster impressive All-Star resumes|
Mookie Betts hit a third-inning home run off of Baltimore's Yefry Ramirez in his second game back from an abdominal injury, and J.D. Martinez belted his 22nd homer on the season.