TORONTO, On. — After a hitless day at the plate, Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Jonathan Diaz was approached by all-star Jose Bautista and given a chance to make history.
The 29–year-old defensive specialist was handed a black sharpie pen and told to sign the April 27th lineup card — the first in Major League history to feature six Dominican born fielders on one ball club...
After an RBI ground out in the first inning, Adam Jones was still sitting at 999 hits.
In the bottom of the third, Jones hit number 1,000 in a very unconventional manner against Mark Buehrle and the Blue Jays. Jones dribbled a grounder to new shortstop Jonathan Diaz, who had replaced Ryan Goins, who had replaced Maicer Izturis at second, who left the game because of a knee sprain...
Maicer Izturis didn’t even get to take an official at-bat.
In the bottom of the first inning, Izturis left the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles. Replacing him at second base was Ryan Goins and Jonathan Diaz came into the game to play shortstop.
Masahiro Tanaka made his MLB debut on Friday night, and despite some early struggles, the results were impressive. Tanaka allowed three runs before even getting the fifth out of the game against the Blue Jays, but after Jonathan Diaz’s two-run single, Tanaka allowed just two more baserunners over the rest of his seven inning outing – and one was erased on a double play. He finished...
Well, the joke’s on the Rays.
The Blue Jays may have played like dopes in the season opener on the last day of March but April 1, no fools were found, they were money.
In Monday’s depressing 9-2 pounding the Jays couldn’t pitch, hit in the clutch and they threw the ball around in a clownish sequence that allowed Wil Myers a Little League home run on a ball that travelled...
Jose Reyes made it 10 games last season before getting hurt. This year, he made it one at-bat.
Reyes led off the game for the Jays against Tampa Bay, and was robbed of a hit on a tailing liner on a diving catch by Desmond Jennings. He jogged off the field looking like everything was fine — there was no noticeable limp as he ran down the first base line — but didn’t come out...
The Red Sox have swapped out a couple of infielders.
The Red Sox announced that Brock Holt has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket. Jonathan Diaz has been optioned back to Triple-A to make room for Holt.
Holt, who was acquired as part of the Joel Hanrahan trade in the offseason, will wear No. 26 and be in the Red Sox’ starting lineup Saturday. He’ll play third base and bat...
Owners of the AL's best record, the Boston Red Sox aren't showing any signs of slowing down.
The Red Sox try to stay hot behind John Lackey as they open a three-game set against the visiting San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Leading the majors with 5.13 runs per game, Boston's 2012 last-place finish in the AL East has long since been forgotten. The Red Sox (50-34)...
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July 02, 2013
The Red Sox won their seventh walkoff win in 2013 on June 30 against the Blue Jays (Julian Benbow/Globe photo)
On Sunday at Fenway Park, the Red Sox took advantage of an error to cap a 5-4 walkoff win over the Blue Jays and record their American League-leading 50th win of the season.
When Shane Victorino ripped a ground ball that bounced...
When Jonathan Diaz came around to score in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon, the Red Sox piled out of the dugout to swarm, abuse, punch and harass Shane Victorino. It may have been more appropriate to take the celebration over to Blue Jays first baseman Josh Thole.
It was Thole, after all, who misplayed the grounder that Victorino hit between first and second base...
Three flips of the calendar later, the Red Sox are still in first place.
The Red Sox capped off June with their 50th win of the season Sunday. They did so in dramatic fashion, which is fitting for a team that is now the focal point of Boston sports.
The Sox carried a 4-3 lead into the ninth inning, but Jose Bautista drilled a game-tying home run off the Sports Authority sign located...
The Boston Red Sox grabbed the victory on Sunday in unorthodox fashion, but nonetheless got the 5-4 victory and took the four-game series 3-1 against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.Boston was the first on the scoreboard, scoring three runs in the second on a pair of doubles, an RBI ground rule double by Ryan Lavarnway and a two-run double by Brandon Snyder, scoring Daniel Nava...
Shane Victorino's hard grounder eluded first baseman Josh Thole for an error as Jonathan Diaz raced home with the winning run in the ninth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 Sunday.
Jose Bautista tied the game in the ninth against Koji Uehara (1-0) with a solo homer, his 19th of the season and third in two games.
Brandon Snyder singled with one out...
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June 30, 2013
Shane Victorino hit a ball through Josh Thole's legs at first base that scored Jonathan Diaz from second to walk off with the series win.
The Sox jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the second inning. Lavarnway started the scoring by hitting a ground-rule double, scoring Napoli from second. Brandon Snyder hit a double two batters later, driving in Nava and Lavarnway.
The MLB trade deadline is still a month away, but that won’t preclude the Red Sox from making some moves in the near future.
After trading Pedro Ciriaco and demoting Will Middlebrooks, the Red Sox have been shallow in the infield. That forced Boston to call up Jonathan Diaz and Brandon Snyder, but neither may be long-term options in the bigs.
The Red Sox could also use some help...
It has been a long journey for new Red Sox infielder Jonathan Diaz.
The 28-year-old is making his major league debut on Saturday for the Red Sox, starting at third base. He was drafted in the 12th round of the 2006 MLB draft by the Blue Jays. He first made it up to the Triple-A level in 2009. He’s moved between Double-A and Triple-A since.
John Farrell and his coaching staff has...
2:15 p.m.: Saturday’s lineups are below.
Red Sox (49-33)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Daniel Nava, LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Jose Iglesias, SS
Jonathan Diaz, 3B
Felix Doubront, LHP (4-3, 4.33 ERA)
Blue Jays (39-40)
Jose Reyes, SS
Jose Bautista, RF
Edwin Encarnacion, DH
Adam Lind, 1B
Mark DeRosa, 3B
Rajai Davis, LF...
So far, so good on this home-stand for the Boston Red Sox (49-33), who have won the first four games back at Fenway Park. The Sox have taken the first two games against the cooled-off Toronto Blue Jays (39-40) and look to take the series this afternoon with lefty Felix Doubront on the mound. He is 4-3 with a 4.33 ERA this season and has pitched...
The Red Sox are hopeful that Stephen Drew won’t require a disabled list stint, but they still needed to call up an infielder.
The Sox have purchased the contract of Jonathan Diaz, and reliever Clayton Mortensen has been designated for assignment, manager John Farrell said before Saturday’s game.
Diaz was en route to Fenway Park when Farrell announced the roster move, but he will...
Before the start of Saturday’s late afternoon game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Boston Red Sox made a roster move by designating relief pitcher Clayton Mortensen for assignment and calling up infielder Jonathan Diaz from Triple-A Pawtucket. Mortensen, who was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, recently finished up a rehab with the Pawsox recovering from a strained...
After a much needed day off on Wednesday the Pawtucket Red Sox return to action on Thursday night to begin a four game set with the Durham Bulls at McCoy Stadium. Alfredo Aceves will make his first start for the Pawsox tonight and it will be his first Triple-A start since April 29, 2011. Durham Bulls lineup Rich Thompson LF Jason Bourgeois CF Wil Myers RF Leslie Anderson DH Chris...
It might not be long before Xander Bogaerts finds his way to the big leagues, but for now, it’s back to the farm for some more development.
The Red Sox reassigned Bogaerts, Jonathan Diaz and Drew Sutton to minor league camp following Monday’s game against the Orioles. With the moves, the Sox now have 39 players in big league camp, including 32 players from the 40-man roster,...
The Red Sox sent Xander Bogaerts, Jonathan Diaz, and Drew Sutton to minor league camp after today's game. With the moves, the Red Sox now have 39 players in big league camp, including 32 players from the 40-man roster, one on the 60-day disabled list, and six non-roster invitees.
Jon Lester pitched six perfect innings and combined with his bullpen to hold the Tampa Bay Rays without a baserunner until one out in the ninth, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 victory Sunday.
Jason Bourgeois reached on an infield hit to second baseman Jonathan Diaz in the ninth against Marco Duarte, Boston's fourth pitcher. Bourgeois advanced on Christian Vazquez's...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Jon Lester pitched six perfect innings and combined with his bullpen to hold the Tampa Bay Rays without a baserunner until one out in the ninth, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 victory Sunday.
Jason Bourgeois reached on an infield hit to second baseman Jonathan Diaz in the ninth against Marco Duarte, Boston's fourth pitcher. Bourgeois advanced on...