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06/26/2016 - 7:38pm
Dombrowski: Trades unlikely at this point

ARLINGTON, Texas — After a lengthy meeting with manager John Farrell following the Red Sox’ 6-2 loss to the Rangers, Dave Dombrowski offered the media assembled a dose of reality.

His team’s starting pitching just finished a three-game series in which it allowed 19 runs in 12 1/3 innings, with the Red Sox falling four games back in the American League East race. And, in the latest loss, Clay Buchholz struggled once again in the No. 5 spot, allowing five runs over 5 1/3 innings.

But Dombrowski offered the fly in the ointment when it came to making a deal to help fix the problem.

“The thing you have to remember is that you have two clubs to make a deal, and most clubs, as I’ve said all along and it hasn’t changed whatsoever, really are not prepared to move towards 2017 and be in a position where they’re willing to move,” he said. “There are probably five clubs that have been looking at...

06/26/2016 - 6:16pm
Buchholz struggles once again in loss to Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas – Things continue to trend in the wrong direction for Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox.

The pitcher the Sox were not only relying on to fill the fifth spot in their rotation, but, in the short term, help relieve a taxed bullpen, came up short once again. Buchholz allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings, leading to a 6-2 loss for the Red Sox at the hands of the Rangers.

The outing marked the seventh time in 12 starts that Buchholz has allowed five or more runs, with his ERA as a starter now standing at 6.31.

The loss drops the Red Sox four games out of first place in the American League East for the first time since April 12.

It seemed miraculous that Buchholz lasted as long as he did after suffering through a horrific first inning. The Sox starter kicked off his outing at Globe Life Park by allowing the first six Texas batters to reach via four singles and a pair of walks.

Buchholz escaped the first giving up...

06/26/2016 - 1:20pm
Lineup: Ortiz sits, Bryce fills in at DH

ARLINGTON, Texas – With lefty Martin Perez on the mound for the Rangers, David Ortiz is starting the Red Sox’ series finale against Texas on the bench. Filling in for Ortiz at DH will be Bryce Brentz, with Ryan LaMarre getting the start in left field.

Here is the Red Sox lineup with Clay Buchholz pitching for the visitors:

Mookie Betts RF Dustin Pedroia 2B Xander Bogaerts SS Hanley Ramirez 1B Jackie Bradley Jr. CF Bryce Brentz DH Travis Shaw 3B Sandy Leon C Ryan LaMarre LF

For all the matchups, click here.

06/26/2016 - 10:35am
Farm Report: RHP O'Sullivan shines for PawSox

Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Saturday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (39-37): W, 7-3 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)

— Starter Sean O’Sullivan pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just four baserunners on three singles and a double to win for the fourth time in five June starts. Playing in front of a season-high 10,247 fans at McCoy Stadium, the 28-year-old right-hander struck out six and did not walk a batter in improving to 6-2 with a 2.79 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 11 Triple-A games this season.

“It was really just about getting ahead in the count,” O’Sullivan told “I tried to use all my pitches and luckily I was able to throw everything for strikes and fortunately they hit some balls hard right at our defense...

06/26/2016 - 1:28am
Wright, Red Sox derailed by Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas – In the hot, windy air of Globe Life Park Saturday night, Steven Wright misplaced his magic.

For just the second time this season, the Red Sox’ starter allowed more than three runs, this time giving up seven (4 earned) over just 4 2/3 innings. Wright’s hiccup helped result in a momentum-stopping, 10-3 loss to the Rangers.

The outing pushed Wright’s ERA to 2.18. It also gave Red Sox starters a 7.83 ERA this time through the rotation.

The Red Sox reside three games in back of first-place Baltimore in the American League East, and one game ahead of third-place Toronto.

Wright gave up some of the game’s biggest hits — Mitch Moreland’s two-run single, Elvis Andrus’ three-run triple, and an RBI hit from Adrian Beltre — on fastballs.

The loss proved to be an all-around uninspiring night for the Red Sox, with the Rangers’ pivotal five-run fifth inning being...

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