NEW YORK — Clay Buchholz will make his return to the mound on Tuesday in Tampa Bay, 94 days after he last pitched in a big league game. He will be followed in the rotation by Ryan Dempster and Jake Peavy, with left-hander Felix Doubront getting skipped in the rotation.

NEW YORK — Red Sox manager John Farrell said that a visit by center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to Dr. Thomas Clanton in Colorado confirmed the team’s initial diagnosis that their leadoff hitter suffered a non-displaced compression fracture in his right foot when he slammed a foul ball off of it in an Aug. 28 game.

NEW YORK — The Red Sox’ offensive machinery had revved in dominating fashion in the first three games of a four-game set in Yankee Stadium, plating 34 runs. But what seemed about as unstoppable as a steamroller was instead slowed down on Sunday, on a day when the Sox had plenty of opportunities but could capitalize on few of them against Hiroki Kuroda and the Yankees en route to a 4-3 loss that snapped a five-game winning streak.

NEW YORK — Three months to the day after he last pitched in a big league game, Clay Buchholz cleared his final hurdle on his way back to the Red Sox rotation from the inflammation of the bursa sac in his right shoulder. There were times, the right-hander acknowledged, when he feared he might not be able to return this year, most notably around the time that he ended up seeing Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. But now, those doubts have been vanquished.

NEW YORK — As the Red Sox prepare for the final installment of their four-game set in the Bronx, they will feature their third leadoff man of the series. Shane Victorino is out of the lineup on Sunday, resulting in Daniel Nava assuming leadoff duties against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda. Mike Napoli, who has blasted six homers in his last 12 games including two on Saturday, is also out of the lineup.

NEW YORK -- On Friday afternoon, Xander Bogaerts sat in the dugout of Yankee Stadium, taking stock of his position. 



NEW YORK — An already-memorable succession of routs by the Red Sox against the Yankees took on a different, more profound tone, The Red Sox’ latest offensive eruption — this one, a 13-9 victory in which Mike Napoli continued his claim on the title of the hottest hitter in baseball — became an afterthought. Saturday unofficially became Xander Day.

NEW YORK — The Red Sox find themselves in a sudden position of uncertainty at the top of their lineup and in center field.

NEW YORK — With outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury out of the lineup for a second straight day, the Red Sox summoned Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket. Bradley will get the start in center against Yankees left-hander David Huff.

NEW YORK — Offense was the dominant storyline in the Red Sox’ 12-8 victory that erased a five-run deficit on Friday night in Yankee Stadium, but a pair of pitching subplots were also at work.