Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that he had a
''very treatable'' form of cancer and would take a medical leave to
deal with lymphoma.
The 53-year-old Farrell said Boston bench coach Torey Lovullo will
run the team in his absence...
Alex Rodriguez doubled to break a sixth-inning tie, move into the top 25 on baseball's career hits list and help the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-6 on Sunday.
The win gave the Yankees the edge in the three-game series and moved them 6 1/2 games in front of last-place Boston in the bunched-up AL East...
Vernon Wells had a go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning, Mariano Rivera earned a four-out save and the New York Yankees rallied from three runs down to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Wednesday night and snap a four-game skid.
Matt Moore pitched into the sixth inning in his return from the disabled list, and the Tampa Bay Rays got home runs from Desmond Jennings and Yunel Escobar in a 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Moore (15-3) won his seventh straight decision, yielding an unearned run and four hits in 5 1-3 innings as the Rays snapped a five-game losing streak and remained 5½ games behind AL
Coco Crisp had three hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs, Sonny Gray threw 6 2-3 stellar innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Saturday night.
Gray (2-2) allowed five hits, walked one and struck out seven and the A's won their fifth in six games to remain two games behind the Texas Rangers in the AL West...
Chris Tillman pitched seven strong innings to earn his 15th victory of the season and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
The loss left the Red Sox 2½ games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East...