Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

...communities in former citrus groves. Marketing of the developments was geared toward empty nesters from the Northeast. Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams came to Citrus Hills in the late 1980s and was known to fish regularly in the nearby Gulf of Mexico...

Orioles wrap up first division title since 1997

...It was pretty special."Baltimore is 42-23 in a division that includes the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees and pitching-rich Tampa Bay. The Orioles led by only four games on Aug. 6 before going on a...

Phillies no-hit Braves

...combined no-hitter came in 1917 when Babe Ruth walked the first Washington batter of the game and was ejected, and Boston Red Sox reliever Ernie Shore didn't allow another runner.Roy Halladay pitched the previous two Phillies no-hitters ? he threw...

Braves complete sweep of A's

...13-8) allowed four runs, three earned, and six hits in six-plus innings in his first loss since June 7 for the Red Sox at Detroit. He had been 3-0 with a 2.49 ERA in three starts since his July 31 trade to the A's.Mike Minor (5-8...

Braves topple A's again

...at second base and had two hits.Former Augusta GreenJacket Jon Lester, who beat the Braves on May 27 while with the Red Sox, will look for his fourth consecutive win with Oakland. He has won seven decisions in a row overall.Mike Minor, who...

USC Aiken product Taylor Grover earns promotion in Boston Red Sox system

...ability to touch the mid-90s, and he mixes in a strong slider.Salem, the Carolina League affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, has seen a strong crop of prospects the past couple years.Augusta State product Shannon Wilkerson played for Salem...

Minnesota Twins top prospect Byron Buxton suffers concussion in scary collision

...Britain has two weeks left on its schedule. SMALLER SLUGGER: Boston Red Sox 2014 second-rounder Sam Travis doesn't pass the first-glance eye...second-round pick, and it would add to a historically successful Red Sox farm system.

Former Augusta GreenJackets Brandon Moss and Jon Lester visit Atlanta as teammates

...He went 4-1 in five 2013 postseason starts for the Red Sox, including two World Series victories. He also won Game...same Athletics clubhouse after Lester was traded by the Red Sox at the 2014 deadline."There have been some really talented...

Rob Manfred chosen to succeed Bud Selig as baseball commissioner

...replaced David Stern, 71, as commissioner in February. And like Silver, he was his boss' pick.Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner in the first contested vote for a new commissioner in 46 years. The third candidate, MLB Executive...

Bud Selig eager to introduce successor

...seven-man committee whittled down an expansive list to three candidates: MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred; Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner and Tim Brosnan, MLB Vice President of Business."The process has worked just the way I thought...