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08/24/2016 - 9:21pm
Benintendi helped off field after left knee sprain

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Just when you thought nothing could go wrong on this road trip for the Red Sox, along came the seventh inning Wednesday night.

With Andrew Benintendi on second base, Dustin Pedroia grounded a ball to Rays shortstop Matt Duffy. In an attempt to avoid the tag from Duffy, Benintendi appeared to get his left cleat caught in the dirt, resulting in the bending what appeared to be the rookie’s left knee.

Benintendi stayed on the ground until Red Sox manager John Farrell and trainer Brad Pearson could arrive to look at the player, who was on his knees near second base. The outfielder would ultimately be helped off the field, putting his weight on both Farrell and Pearson.

At the time of the injury, the Red Sox carried a 3-2 lead over the Rays, with Benintendi having doubled to lead off the seventh. The 22-year-old is currently hitting .324 with an .850 OPS.

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08/24/2016 - 8:22pm
Ortiz becomes oldest player to hit 30 homers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Usually when someone wants to get reaction to David Ortiz breaking some milestone, his canned answer this season has been, “It just means I’m getting old.”

Cue up the quote machine.

The Red Sox’ designated hitter made history Wednesday night, jumping on a first-pitch curveball from Tampa Bay starter Matt Andriese in the first inning, sending it into the right field bleachers for his 30th home run of the season.

With the two-run blast Ortiz becomes the oldest player in Major League Baseball history to hit 30 homers in a single season, having managed the feat at 40 years and 280 days old.

The home run also allowed Ortiz to reach 100 RBI for the season. He joins Babe Ruth, Albert Pujols, Hank Aaron and Lou Gehrig as the only players with 10 or more season of at least 30 homers and 100 RBI for a single team.

Ortiz now has nine 100 RBI seasons with the Red Sox, tying him with Ted...

08/24/2016 - 7:52pm
Carson Smith having tough time watching Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It goes without saying, the Red Sox could have used Carson Smith this season.

The righty reliever was brought in during the offseason to help fill the void the Red Sox currently find themselves with — uncovering someone who can lock down the eighth inning. But thanks to Tommy John surgery on May 26, Smith never got his chance to make a mark in 2016.

As is the case with most Tommy John patients, the long-term prognosis for Smith is good. In three weeks he will start throwing for the first time, and continue on a schedule that usually lands pitchers back on the mound a year out from their operation.

But the light at the end of the tunnel hasn’t made dealing with this season any easier for Smith.

“I pick and choose. But sometimes it’s tough to watch the games,” said the 26-year-old while visiting his teammates at Tropicana Field Wednesday afternoon. “Obviously, I want to...

08/24/2016 - 6:10pm
Sandoval shows off improved physique

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Pablo Sandoval redemption tour is in full swing.

The third baseman reappeared with the Red Sox Wednesday afternoon, having traveled up from Fort Myers, where he has been executing his road back from left shoulder surgery. Judging by appearances, the first step of the process seems to be going well.

Sandoval has dropped 22 pounds, looking noticeably thinner than when he left Boston to train at Fenway South in June. The third baseman reported that he trains at the Sox’ spring training facility from 6 a.m.-1 p.m., six days a week.

Besides the structured workouts, which started to include fielding ground balls Monday, Sandoval has been routinely riding a mountain bike approximately 10 miles a day. (A routine confirmed with the program monitoring the workouts on his phone.)

“It’s tough,” Sandoval said. “But like I said you learn your lesson from all the mistakes you make. You’re...

08/24/2016 - 6:05pm
Stork traded to Redskins for conditional '17 pick

FOXBORO — After a wild day of reporting and speculation about the future of Bryan Stork, the offensive lineman was officially traded to the Washington Redskins Wednesday afternoon for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in next year’s draft.

The day started with a report from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that Stork, a fourth-round pick of the Patriots in 2014, had been released by the Patriots.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo even acknowledged his departure from the Patriots locker room, saying it was “...

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