|Red Sox flip script in rivalry with Rays|
It has been six years since the Boston Red Sox have won a season series against the Tampa Bay Rays. But this year is a different story, a different chapter, an entirely different book. The improvement of the Red Sox against the Rays is a realistic reflection of the impressive improvement of the Boston team.
|Dempster keeps Sox in it, but Breslow, 'pen falter|
The normally dependable Craig Breslow had an off night for the Red Sox, giving up three runs in what wound up as a 6-2 loss to the Rays on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
|Remy to return to NESN booth Tuesday|
Jerry Remy has a piece of good news for Red Sox fans. The popular color analyst will be back in his familiar perch in the NESN broadcast booth on Tuesday night, when Boston opens its next homestand against the Colorado Rockies.
|Tireless Salty draws another start for Red Sox|
Jarrod Saltalamacchia will finally get a chance to rest on Thursday night, when the Red Sox open a four-game series in Detroit. But even after playing both ends of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday and catching all 18 innings, Saltalamacchia was right back behind the plate on Wednesday.
|Ross to visit noted concussion specialist|
The Red Sox should get a better idea of how David Ross is responding to his second concussion of the season when the backup catcher goes to Pittsburgh to see Dr. Michael Collins on Thursday.
|Farrell, Red Sox sticking with Bailey as closer|
Though Red Sox manager John Farrell knows that Andrew Bailey needs to start pitching better, he is not ready to make a change in the vital role of closer.
|Lackey opposes Tigers rookie Alvarez in opener|
Jose Alvarez makes his second big league start as the Tigers open a series against John Lackey and the Red Sox on Thursday at Comerica Park.
|First-rounder Ball signs, takes in Fenway experience|
The Red Sox announced Wednesday that they have signed Indiana high school left-hander Trey Ball, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. The lanky hurler received the Fenway Park experience, complete with good-natured ribbing from Dustin Pedroia.
|Salty puts in long night behind home plate|
Jarrod Saltalamacchia caught both games of the doubleheader against the Rays on Tuesday, becoming the first Red Sox player to catch both games of a doubleheader since John Marzano did it in 1992.
|Gomes caps long day with dramatic walk-off homer|
Jonny Gomes capped a long day and night of baseball at Fenway Park by smashing a towering two-run walk-off home run over the Green Monster to give the Red Sox a 3-1 victory over the Rays, completing a sweep in Tuesday's day-night doubleheader.
|Ross sidelined by second concussion|
For the second time this season, David Ross was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
|Sox wait out rain to beat Rays in twin bill opener|
Alfredo Aceves fired five strong innings while leading the Sox to a 5-1 victory over the Rays in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader.
|Neck strain lands Buchholz on 15-day disabled list|
Red Sox ace Clay Buchholz, who is unbeaten in 12 starts, was placed on the disabled list Tuesday night because of a neck strain.
|Napoli returns to Red Sox's lineup for Game 1 vs. Rays|
After missing three games due to illness, Mike Napoli was back in the Red Sox's lineup batting fifth and playing first base in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Rays on Tuesday.
|Inbox: Will Red Sox trade for pitcher at Deadline?|
Are the Red Sox shopping for another starting pitcher? Beat writer Ian Browne answers Boston fans' questions in the latest Inbox.
|Carp exits game with right hamstring tightness|
Red Sox first baseman Mike Carp left Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Orioles with right hamstring tightness after hitting a double in the seventh inning.
|Red Sox making plans if Buchholz goes on DL|
As right-hander Clay Buchholz continues to experience soreness in his neck, Red Sox manager John Farrell has been forced to make adjustments to his rotation. Farrell said Felix Doubront will start one game of Tuesday's doubleheader against Tampa Bay. Alfredo Aceves will be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to start the other.
|Pedroia out of lineup for first time; Victorino rests|
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and right fielder Shane Victorino were out of the lineup Sunday afternoon against the Orioles to get some rest. For Pedroia, it was the first game he hasn't started this season.
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