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on July 05, 2017, at 5:03 p.m.

Bangor pitcher headlines All-USA Maine baseball team

on July 05, 2017, at 2:46 p.m.
Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi (16) and Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (19) celebrate in the outfield after beating the Texas Rangers  at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, July 4, 2017.

Red Sox rally for two runs in 11th to beat Rangers

By John Henry, The Sports Xchange on July 05, 2017, at 6:23 a.m.
The long ball has again taken over the major leagues, but on Monday at Globe Life Park, it was the soft touch of a ball hit like a pitching wedge that did the trick for the Boston Red Sox.
First base umpire Angel Hernandez, after a review, called Mitch Haniger of the Seattle Mariners safe at home plate in the second inning against the Houston Astros, but then changed it to an out at Safeco Field in Seattle, June 25, 2017.

Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB for racial discrimination, cites Joe Torre’s ‘animosity’

By Des Bieler, The Washington Post on July 04, 2017, at 10:38 a.m.
Hernandez filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball on Monday, claiming that he has been repeatedly passed over for professional advancement, fitting into a broader pattern of racial discrimination.

To little fanfare, all-time baseball great Cy Young pitched in Bangor on July 4

By Bob LeMoine, Special to the BDN on July 04, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Students of baseball history can tell you that Cy Young won 511 games in his 22-year career. Not many, however, could tell you about the Fourth of July game when the still spry and scrappy pitcher descended on Bangor.
Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) is greeted by team mates after scoring against Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh inning Sunday at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Betts explodes for 8 RBIs as Red Sox clobber Jays

By The Sports Xchange on July 02, 2017, at 5:31 p.m.
Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox were hot, and the Toronto Blue Jays were not.
Minnesota's Joe Mauer slides safely past the tag of Boston catcher Christian Vazquez during the fourth inning of Thursday's game at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox won 6-3.
Bob DeChiara | USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox homer twice for Price, top Twins

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on June 30, 2017, at 10:44 a.m.

Holmes leads Bangor West all-stars past Lincoln

on June 29, 2017, at 9:43 p.m.
Minnesota's Joe Mauer is safe at first on an infield hit as he runs into Boston pitcher Heath Hembree covering the base during the eighth inning of Wednesday night's game at Fenway Park in Boston.
Winslow Townson | USA TODAY Sports

Kepler, Mejia power Twins past Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange on June 29, 2017, at 11:12 a.m.
Boston Red Sox left fielder Chris Young (30) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning of Tuesday night's game at Fenway Park.
Winslow Townson | USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox top Twins without suspended Farrell

By The Sports Xchange on June 28, 2017, at 4:14 p.m.
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) watches batting practice before the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

Red Sox manager Farrell suspended, fined for ump confrontation

By The Sports Xchange on June 28, 2017, at 7:46 a.m.
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount due to his actions in Saturday’s contest against the Los Angeles Angels, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday.
Boston shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin leaves the batter's box as Minnesota  catcher Chris Gimenez (38) chases down the ball he hit during the seventh inning of Monday night's game at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won 4-1.
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Red Sox top Twins, Sale posts 10th victory

By The Sports Xchange on June 27, 2017, at 10:35 a.m.
Brewer High School catcher Alex Maxsimic throws the ball back to the pitcher during the Class A-B senior all-star game at Colby College in Waterville on Friday night.

Brewer’s star catcher weighing baseball, education options

By Ernie Clark on June 27, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“It’s just all about whether I want to play baseball but get a business degree or go straight toward my career as an electrician.”
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Fans swarm Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park in Boston in anticipation of last Friday's David Ortiz jersey retirement during the Red Sox's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

Big Papi’s final farewell hits home hard with ‘family’ of fans

By Kassadi Moore on June 26, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Los Angeles Angels second baseman Danny Espinosa (3) steals second bass past Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) during the fourth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Angels’ Ramirez quiets Red Sox

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on June 24, 2017, at 11:24 p.m.
Former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz wipes tears during ceremonies for retiring his No. 34 before a game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park in Boston on Friday night.

Ortiz earns ‘super honor’ with Red Sox retiring his No. 34

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on June 23, 2017, at 9:12 p.m.
Orono High School's Jackson Coutts (right) receives the Dr. John Winkin Award as Maine's Mr. Baseball from Nick Caiazzo, president of Maine Baseball Coaches Association, at Colby College in Waterville on Friday.

Orono’s Coutts wins Mr. Baseball award

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2017, at 8:39 p.m.

Winkin Mr. Baseball Award winners

on June 23, 2017, at 7:57 p.m.
Nick Derba was named the University of Maine's head baseball coach on Friday.

Derba named UMaine baseball coach

By Larry Mahoney on June 23, 2017, at 11:45 a.m.
The ‘interim’ has been dropped from Nick Derba’s title.
Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez follows through on a single in the second inning during Wednesday's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Perez’s grand slam rallies Royals past Red Sox

By Alan Eskew, The Sports Xchange on June 22, 2017, at 6:19 a.m.
Salvador Perez had never hit a grand slam in the majors, but he had a premonition and an answered prayer in the eighth inning.