The Texas Rangers have signed Tim Hyers as their hitting coach after he spent four seasons in the same role for the Boston Red Sox.Rangers name Hyers hitting coach, reunite him with Woodward — MLB | NBC Sports
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — For the better part of seven innings, the Red Sox were simply getting beat by the Rays. There was nothing particularly egregious about any of it. It was just a better team playing better baseball on this night. And then Sox reliever Josh Taylor got lazy on the mound, settled into…Forgetful Red Sox out-classed in decisive 5-0 loss to Rays in Game 1 of ALDS — Boston Herald
The Red Sox still view Jarren Duran as a big piece of their future, but that time is not right now. As he continues to go through expected struggles and with a roster crunch in the outfield, the Red Sox optioned Duran back to Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday to make room for starting pitcher Tanner…Red Sox option Jarren Duran to Triple-A as rookie works through growing pains — Boston Herald
Mark it down as a series win and forget the rest. After making five errors in Saturday’s loss, one that manager Alex Cora called “embarrassing,” the Red Sox made two more errors in the fifth inning on Monday and then blew the save in the ninth, when Matt Barnes coughed up a two-run lead. But…Matt Barnes blows another one, but Rafael Devers, Travis Shaw save Red Sox in 8-4 win over Rangers — Boston Herald
The MLB trade deadline was almost two weeks ago, but with each passing loss the Red Sox have revealed yet another need that went unaddressed. Tuesday night was Matt Barnes’ third loss in four games. If a team loses three out of four, it’s scuffling. When a closer loses three out of four, there’s a…Mastrodonato: Matt Barnes’ breakdown enhances Red Sox’ trade deadline failures — Boston Herald
As this Friday’s trade deadline comes and goes and a roster crunch in the rotation approaches, the Red Sox may soon have a decision to make on Garrett Richards. As he continues to reinvent himself on the fly since MLB’s midseason ban on foreign substances, Richards hasn’t been consistent. Chris Sale’s return to the Red…Garrett Richards hit hard, Red Sox squander big chances in loss to Blue Jays — Boston Herald
BLUE JAYS NOTES (49-47)
THE BLUE JAYS lost when leading after 7 innings for only the 4th time this season (33-4).
Have lost 5 of their last 6 games but are 16-12 (.571) in their last 28 (beginning 6/19)…Are 1-3 on their current 7-game road trip.
Have lost their last 4 games against the Red Sox (4-8 vs. BOS overall in 2021).
Hit their 150th HR, most in the AL and 2nd-most in the majors (SF-151)…This is only the 2nd time they have reached 150 HR in 96 games or fewer, having also
done so in 2000 (160 HR in first 96 games)…Have 24 HR in 12 games vs. BOS this season, including 19 HR in the last 6 meetings.
Snapped a streak of 10 consecutive games without committing an error (Bichette, 3rd inning), 1 shy of MLB’s longest streak of 2021 (ATL-11).
BO BICHETTE (1-for-4) gave the Jays a 4-3 lead with a 2-out, 2-run HR in the 5th inning…Was his 9th go-ahead HR of the season, 2nd-most on the Jays (Guerrero-10).
His HR had an exit velocity of 111.8 mph, the 2nd-hardest HR of his career (112.0 mph on 5/16/21 vs. PHI).
In 12 games vs. BOS in 2021, is 20-for-51 (.392) with 5 2B, 4 HR, and 12 RBI.
VLADIMIR GUERRERO JR. (2-for-4, RBI) has reached base via hit or BB in 23 consecutive starts vs. BOS (beginning 9/11/19).
In 12 games against the Red Sox in 2021, has gone 20-for-45 (.444) with 13 RBI, 10 XBH, and 9 BB.
THOMAS HATCH made his 2021 season debut (3.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, BB, 4 SO, HR)…Made his 2nd career start (also his ML debut on 7/26/20 at TB).
ADAM CIMBER (1.2 IP) retired all 5 batters faced…Extended his homerless streak to 50.2 IP, MLB’s longest active streak (last HR: 8/12/20 vs. CHC).
TAYLER SAUCEDO (0.2 IP, H, SO) retired Jarren Duran in the 4th inning…Has held left-handed hitters to a .053 AVG (1-for-19) this season
The saving grace is that the Yankees threw their two best, and perhaps only competent starting pitchers this weekend. Otherwise, it’s fair to say the Red Sox fell flat in the Bronx, where they started a four-game series with a chance to bury their rivals into oblivion. But the first night was postponed due to…10 takeaways after Red Sox lost two of three from the Yankees — Boston Herald
Chris Sale’s first rehab start provided a strong foundation to build on as he eyes a return to the Red Sox later this summer.Chris Sale throws three shutout innings in first Red Sox rehab start — Boston Herald
The second half of the 2021 Major League Baseball season officially kicks off Thursday night. The Boston Red Sox have their hands full right out of the gate beginning Thursday as they travel to New York to take on the Yankees. Boston will face the Yankees in eight of its first 11 games coming out […]Red Sox To Begin Wild Stretch With Yankees As Second Half Kicks Off — NESN.com
The wait for Jarren Duran is over. After months of anticipation, the Red Sox are expected to finally call up Duran, their top outfield prospect. According to Joe McDonald of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Duran was not in the lineup for the nightcap of Triple-A Worcester’s doubleheader on Wednesday and was on his way…Red Sox expected to promote top outfield prospect Jarren Duran — Boston Herald
Dustin Pedroia didn’t know what to expect on Friday night, but by the end, he couldn’t have asked for more. Featuring video tributes from a number of former teammates and special and surprising guest appearances, Pedroia was left in tears and plenty of smiles during a memorable retirement ceremony at Fenway Park that celebrated the…Dustin Pedroia honored by Red Sox in memorable Fenway Park ceremony: ‘It was special’ — Lowell Sun