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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on Wednesday.

David Price, bats power Red Sox past Padres

By Bill Center, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 08, 2016, at 12:07 p.m.
Shortly after the Boston Red Sox defeated the San Diego Padres 7-2 on Wednesday night in the rubber match of a three-game series at Petco Park, the big picture came into focus.
San Diego, CA, USA; The Boston Red Sox celebrate a 5-1 win over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

Buchholz shines as Red Sox gain share of AL East lead

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 07, 2016, at 1:44 p.m.
SAN DIEGO — Clay Buchholz returned to Boston’s rotation Tuesday night in San Diego and gave the Red Sox playoff hopes a major boost, holding the Padres to one run in 6 2/3 innings as Boston defeated the Padres 5-1 to move into a tie with Toronto for the American …

Adam Rosales’ home run lifts Padres to 2-1 win over Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 05, 2016, at 9:03 p.m.
SAN DIEGO — Right-hander Edwin Jackson pitched seven shutout innings and Adam Rosales hit a two-run homer off Drew Pomeranz in the bottom of the fourth inning on Monday afternoon as the San Diego Padres defeated the Boston Red Sox 2-1 at Petco Park. The loss kept the Red Sox …

Sports briefs for Sept. 5, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on Sept. 05, 2016, at 8:32 p.m.
Angels’ Shoemaker has surgery to stop bleeding in skull Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker underwent surgery Sunday night to stop the bleeding from a small fracture in his skull sustained earlier in the day. Angels general manager Billy Eppler told reporters in Oakland on Monday that Shoemaker was resting …

Sea Dogs drop season finale to Fisher Cats

on Sept. 05, 2016, at 5:12 p.m.
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats defeated the Portland Sea Dogs 3-1 in an Eastern League baseball season finale Monday at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

TV, radio sports schedule for Sept. 5, 2016

on Sept. 05, 2016, at 6:10 a.m.
AUTO RACING NHRA U.S. Nationals, 1 p.m., Fox-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at SAN DIEGO, 4:30 p.m., NESN-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), …
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics Sunday at Oakland Coliseum.

A’s get dramatic 9th-inning win over Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 04, 2016, at 7:35 p.m.
OAKLAND, California — Danny Valencia raced home from first base when Boston Red Sox left fielder Brock Holt bobbled Khris Davis’ double in the left-field corner in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, allowing the Oakland Athletics to record a 1-0 victory over the American League East contender. The …
Boston Red Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada (65) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run against the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning Friday night at Oakland Coliseum.

Shaw’s 5 RBIs help Red Sox rout A’s

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 03, 2016, at 4:55 a.m.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Travis Shaw went 3-for-6 with a three-run homer, two doubles and a career-high tying five RBIs, powering the Boston Red Sox to a 16-2 rout of the Oakland A’s on Friday night at the Oakland Coliseum. The Red Sox (75-59) moved to within one game of first-place …

Strong start propels Fisher Cats by Sea Dogs

on Sept. 02, 2016, at 11:10 p.m.
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — The New Hampshire Fisher Cats scored in the first four innings and held on for a 7-4 Eastern League baseball win over the Portland Sea Dogs on Friday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. New Hampshire’s Jeremy Gabryszwski (8-11) earned a quality start, allowing four runs …

Sports briefs for Sept. 2, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on Sept. 02, 2016, at 7:54 p.m.
USC LB Masina facing two sexual assault allegations After USC linebacker Osa Masina was suspended this week amid two separate sexual assault allegations made by the same woman in Utah and California, Trojans linebacker Don Hill was reportedly involved in one of the incidents. An initial investigation was launched by …

Sea Dogs shut out Fightin Phils

on Sept. 01, 2016, at 11:16 p.m.
READING, Pennsylvania — Teddy Stankiewicz struck out a season-high eight batters and the Portland Sea Dogs used a four-run fourth inning to defeat the Fightin Phils 6-0 in an Eastern League baseball contest Thursday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. Stankiewicz scattered four walks, didn’t walk a batter and threw 66 of …

Sports briefs for Sept. 1, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on Sept. 01, 2016, at 9:13 p.m.
NFL player stabbed in alleged domestic dispute NFL free agent defensive lineman Frank Kearse sustained a knife wound to his upper abdomen on Wednesday after an alleged dispute with his girlfriend at their apartment in Mansfield, Mass. The 27-year-old Kearse, who was released by the New England Patriots last week, …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 1, 2016

on Sept. 01, 2016, at 7:54 p.m.
ADVENTURE RACING CAMDEN — Third annual Ragged Mountain Scuttle presented by Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Sunday, Sept 18, Camden Snow Bowl, Barnestown Road. The first wave of competitors will begin at 10 a.m. The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) trail/obstacle challenge fundraiser has been designed as a family …
Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada (right) of the Portland Sea Dogs celebrates a home run with Ryan Hanigan in at Hadlock Field on Sunday. The Red Sox' top prospect is expected to be called up to the major league club in time for Friday's game at Oakland.

Red Sox set to promote highly touted Cuban infield prospect

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 31, 2016, at 11:14 p.m.
The Boston Red Sox will promote top prospect Yoan Moncada to the major leagues for Friday’s game at Oakland, the team announced Wednesday night. Moncada, 24, was among the most sought-after international free agents last year when he left Cuba and the Red Sox agreed to a $31.5 million bonus …

Reading pounds Sea Dogs

on Aug. 31, 2016, at 10:28 p.m.
READING, Pennsylvania, — The Reading Fightin Phils hit five home runs and received six strong innings from Thomas Eshelman, beating the Portland Sea Dogs 14-6 on Wednesday night in an Eastern League baseball game at FirstEnergy Stadium. Eshelman (5-5) led Reading (87-49) to its fourth straight win, working six strong …
Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez (right) is congratulated by second baseman Dustin Pedroia (left) after hitting a grand slam against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning at Fenway Park.

Hill snaps slump, lifts Red Sox past Rays

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 31, 2016, at 5:39 p.m.
BOSTON — Aaron Hill picked the perfect time to end a hitless drought. Mired in an 0-for-20 slump, the veteran infielder singled home the tie-breaking run in the eighth inning as the Boston Red Sox rebounded after squandering a two-run lead to pull out an 8-6 victory over the Tampa …
Boston Red Sox fans react as Tampa Bay fielders watch a ball hit by Boston's Hanley Ramirez drop in for a hit in the sixth inning Tuesday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Longoria powers Rays to win over Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 30, 2016, at 10:44 p.m.
BOSTON — Evan Longoria did it to the Boston Red Sox again Tuesday night. The Tampa Bay third baseman hit his 30th career home run — his third in the last week — against Boston to snap a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning, and the Rays came from behind …

Fightin Phils beat up Sea Dogs

on Aug. 29, 2016, at 10:13 p.m.
READING, Pennsylvania — The Reading Fightin Phils scored seven runs in the second inning and grabbed the series opener from the Portland Sea Dogs 7-1 in Eastern League baseball action on Monday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. Ricardo Pinto (W, 6-6) worked seven scoreless innings on just three hits, a walk …

Sports briefs for Aug. 29, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 29, 2016, at 8:44 p.m.
Ohio State suspends wide receiver Ohio State suspended redshirt freshman wide receiver Torrance Gibson for the season on Monday due to a violation of the university’s student code of conduct. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said he does not agree with the school’s punishment. Gibson is also suspended from school. “It …

TV, radio sports schedule for Aug. 30, 2016

on Aug. 29, 2016, at 4:55 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE TAMPA BAY at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-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) …