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TV, radio sports schedule for Sept. 27, 2016

By Jim Emple on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:46 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE NY YANKEES at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; ESPN2-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB Portland (96.3 FM), WPEI Portland/Saco (95.9 …

Ortiz powers Red Sox to sweep, 11th straight win

By Corey Long, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 25, 2016, at 6:53 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Despite going 3-for-5 with a double in his final game at Tropicana Field, all veteran David Ortiz could think about was his friend Jose Fernandez. Fernandez, an All-Star pitcher for Miami Marlins, was found dead Sunday morning following a boating accident. He was 24. Ortiz’s 10th-inning …
The Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Marlins Park in Miami, Sept. 9, 2016.

Marlins’ ace pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in Miami boating accident

By Cindy Boren and Barry Svrluga, Washington Post on Sept. 25, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.
Pitcher Jose Fernandez was one of three people killed in the crash near Miami Beach, according to media reports.
Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50), first baseman Hanley Ramirez (13) and teammates congratulate each other after they beat the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, Friday night.

Ortiz powers Red Sox past Rays for ninth straight win

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:21 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — The Boston Red Sox won their ninth straight game on Friday night, getting a first-inning home run from David Ortiz and letting it stand in a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Ortiz, greeted to cheers in his final series at the …

TV, radio schedule for Sept 24-25, 2016

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 6:03 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Camping World Truck, UNOH 175, qualifying, 10 a.m., race, 1 p.m., FS1-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM), WEZR Lewiston (92.7 FM), WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio NHRA, qualifying, 11:30 a.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, qualifying, 4:30 p.m., NBCSN-TVStory continues below advertisement. NASCAR, XFINITY, The VisitMyrtleBeach.com …
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) waves to the crowd prior to the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore Thursday night.

Red Sox win eighth in a row, sweep Orioles

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 23, 2016, at 12:03 a.m.
BALTIMORE — The Boston Red Sox moved another step closer to the American League East title on Thursday night. Andrew Benintendi lined a tiebreaking single in the fifth, Hanley Ramirez added a solo homer, and David Price threw seven solid innings as the Boston Red Sox completed a four-game sweep …

TV radio sports schedule for Sept. 23, 2016

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 5:10 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, practice at Loudon, New Hampshire, 11:30 a.m.; qualifying, 4:30 p.m., NBCSP-TV NASCAR XFINITY Series, practice, 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m., NBCSP-TV NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, practice at Loudon, New Hampshire, 3:30 p.m., FS1-TV NHRA Drag Racing, qualifying, 7 p.m., FS1-TVStory continues below advertisement. ARCA …
Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi (40) is congratulated by catcher Sandy Leon (3) after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

HR, error account for Red Sox’s run in 5-1 win

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:58 a.m.
Andrew Benintendi hit a three-run homer after Boston scored two runs on a throwing error during a five-run sixth inning as the Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Wednesday night.

Ortiz blasts Red Sox past Orioles

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 20, 2016, at 10:46 p.m.
BALTIMORE — David Ortiz got his 36th home run, a three-run shot in the seventh inning, and the Boston Red Sox extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Boston increased its lead over Baltimore to five games in the …

Porcello goes distance as Red Sox top Orioles

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 19, 2016, at 10:34 p.m.
BALTIMORE — Rick Porcello pitched a complete game, and Mookie Betts and David Ortiz hit two-run homers as the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Monday. The first-place Red Sox (86-64) improved to 20-9 within the American League East since July 1. Boston leads the second-place Orioles (82-68) …

TV, radio sports schedule for Sept. 19, 2016

on Sept. 18, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at BALTIMORE,7 p.m., ESPN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB Portland (96.3 FM), WPEI Portland/Saco (95.9 FM) radio ARIZONA …
Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) cannot get to a single by New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) during the fourth inning at Fenway Park on Saturday.

Red Sox rally for third straight over Yankees

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 17, 2016, at 9:32 p.m.
BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox just keep pulling out those games that can make a team think seriously about October. On Saturday, for the third time in a week, the Red Sox came from behind, this time wiping out a 5-2 deficit and pulling out a 6-5 win over …

Ramirez’s homer caps Red Sox’s rally vs. Yanks

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 15, 2016, at 11:37 p.m.
BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez knew the ball was gone, knew the Boston Red Sox had just won a very important baseball game. “It was one of those moments. You gotta enjoy it and let everything go,” Ramirez said after his two-out, three-run homer capped a five-run, ninth-inning rally and gave …
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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a solo home run during the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday at Fenway Park in Boston.

Maine man snags historic David Ortiz home run ball

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 15, 2016, at 2:44 p.m.
David Ortiz blasted his 536th career home run, tying him with Mickey Mantle for 17th on the major league all-time home run list.

Trumbo supplies offense with 42nd HR in Orioles’ 1-0 win

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 15, 2016, at 6:45 a.m.
Mark Trumbo’s towering solo home run in the second inning proved to be the difference in the Baltimore Orioles’ 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
Fans hold up a sign for Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz during the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday  night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Orioles top Red Sox, pull into tie for 2nd in East

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 13, 2016, at 11:37 p.m.
BOSTON — Zach Britton has done a masterful job of closing games for the Baltimore Orioles this season, and he might just help them close out the American League East. Britton converted a four-out save on Tuesday night, making him an incredible 42-for-42 in save opportunities on the season, as …

Sports briefs for Sept. 13, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on Sept. 13, 2016, at 8:15 p.m.
Benintendi back with Sox Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list, but Chris Young started in left field. The move came a day early because Brock Holt has a sore shoulder. Benintendi, 22 and a top Red Sox prospect, landed on the DL …

Red Sox infielder, former Sea Dog named Minor League Player of the Year

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 13, 2016, at 8 p.m.
PORTLAND | Boston Red Sox infielder and former Portland Sea Dog Yoan Moncada has been selected as the Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America. The 21-year-old Moncada hit .294/.407/.511 with 15 home runs, 62 RBI, 31 doubles, six triples, 94 runs scored, 45 stolen bases, and …
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (left) and right fielder Mookie Betts celebrate after scoring during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles Monday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Price, Red Sox roll past Orioles

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 12, 2016, at 11:57 p.m.
BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are playing their best baseball at the right time and it all starts with the starting pitching. Especially the top of the rotation. David Price, who won his seventh straight start in Monday night’s 12-2 blowout of the Baltimore Orioles, hasn’t lost since Aug. …

Ortiz’s blast lifts Red Sox past Blue Jays

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 11, 2016, at 7:34 p.m.
TORONTO — David Ortiz hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to provide the go-ahead runs as the Boston Red Sox came back to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-8 in the rubber match of a three-game series on Sunday afternoon. Ortiz’s homer against reliever Joaquin Benoit brought the …