|Taking stock of Red Sox's roller-coaster April|
One month (plus one day in May) into the season, the Red Sox are creating some excitement for a fan base that hasn't gotten to experience the thrill of a pennant race the past two summers. At 15-10, the Red Sox can already boast this: At no point in 2014 or '15 did Boston have a record that was five games over .500.
|Sandoval set to undergo left shoulder surgery|
Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is scheduled to undergo surgery on his left shoulder, the club announced Monday. The operation will be performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla., in the next few days. No timetable for his recovery has been announced.
|Benintendi on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week|
MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.
|VOTE NOW: Cast this summer's starring roles|
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|Vazquez's homer carries Sox to sweep of Yanks|
Christian Vazquez became the second player this weekend to hit a game-turning, first-pitch homer against Yankees reliever Dellin Betances, lifting the Red Sox to an 8-7 victory that completed a three-game sweep in the first rivalry series of the season.
|Battle of Sox to begin with Wright-Quintana|
The White Sox finally got a day off after 19 consecutive games before starting a three-game series against Boston at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday.
|Price 4-0 after ending shaky outing on high note|
Alex Rodriguez had already done enough damage by the time Red Sox manager John Farrell ran out to the mound with two outs in the seventh to confer with ace David Price on Sunday night at Fenway Park.
|Red Sox's Top 30 Prospects list|
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|Hit in 57 games, win $5.6 million|
Joe DiMaggio amassed a 56-game hitting streak 75 years ago. Top that in Beat the Streak, and $5.6 million is yours.
|Papi scores by narrowest of margins|
As Brock Holt stroked a two-out single into center field in the third inning of Sunday night's 8-7 Red Sox win over the Yankees, David Ortiz had a pretty good idea he was going to score from second. Fortunately, Ortiz ran hard the whole way anyway. It made a difference in what wound up a one-run game.
|Healthy Smith eager to join Red Sox bullpen|
The Red Sox will activate setup man Carson Smith on Tuesday before the start of their series against the White Sox in Chicago. The club made room for him by optioning infielder Marco Hernandez to Triple-A Pawtucket after Sunday night's 8-7 win against the Yankees.
|Prayer of the Week: Papi HRs, child honored|
David Ortiz's go-ahead home run that led to the Red Sox beating the Yankees, 4-2, on Friday night seemed big enough in the scope of a baseball game. But it turned out to have so much more meaning, particularly to a 5-year-old boy in Wyoming named Maverick Schutte.
|Sox rout Yankees behind Porcello, JBJ|
Rick Porcello didn't allow a run for the second straight start while recording his fifth straight victory to open the season, leading the Red Sox to an 8-0 rout over the Yankees.
|Bradley on an extra-base tear|
A No. 9 hitter who happens to be an extra-base machine? You don't hear that very often. But that is what Jackie Bradley Jr. is right now for the Red Sox.
|Executing sinker key to Porcello's success|
For Rick Porcello, everything revolves around his sinker. When it's working, positive results follow.
|City of Boston trying to hold on to hero Ortiz|
David Ortiz is having such a good start to what he has designed as his final season that all kinds of stories have been floating around about Big Papi possibly returning next year.
|Once again, Papi haunts Yankees|
David Ortiz added yet another memorable hit against the Yankees to his resume, hammering a two-run shot over the Green Monster in left-center against Dellin Betances with one out in the eighth to break a tie and lead the Red Sox to a 4-2 victory in the first rivalry showdown this season.
|Papi goes oppy: Monster HR tops Yanks|
David Ortiz's torment of the Yankees only seems like it will go on forever. In reality, the slugger is set to retire at the end of this season.