MLB: Boston 8, Baltimore 7

BALTIMORE, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Rookie catcher Ryan Lavarnway belted two homers Monday and the Boston Red Sox remained tied for the AL wild-card lead with an 8-7 win over Baltimore.

MLB: Boston 9, New York Yankees 5

BOSTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury put Boston in front for good with a two-run homer in the sixth Wednesday and the Red Sox went on to down the New York Yankees 9-5.

MLB: Boston 9, Oakland 3 (1st game)

BOSTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Jason Varitek drove in three runs and David Ortiz doubled twice Saturday, sending Boston to a 9-3 win over Oakland in Game 1 of a scheduled doubleheader.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Boston 2 (2nd game)

BOSTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Jeff Niemann fired a complete-game three-hitter Tuesday, striking out 10 Red Sox batters, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Boston 6-2 for a double-header split.

MLB: Boston 3, Cleveland 2

BOSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury's run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth provided the winning margin for the Red Sox Tuesday in Boston's 3-2 win over Cleveland.

MLB: Boston 3, Toronto 2

BOSTON, July 5 (UPI) -- Boston left fielder Darnell McDonald threw out Edwin Encarnacion at the plate to end the game Tuesday and preserve Boston's 3-2 victory over Toronto.
MLB: Boston 5, Philadelphia 2

MLB: Boston 5, Philadelphia 2

PHILADELPHIA, June 30 (UPI) -- Dustin Pedroia and Jason Varitek hit back-to-back eighth-inning home runs Thursday to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-2 interleague win over Philadelphia.

MLB: Boston 16, Toronto 4

TORONTO, June 11 (UPI) -- Jason Varitek and David Ortiz each blasted three-run homers Saturday and the Boston Red Sox won their eighth straight with a 16-4 rout of Toronto.

MLB: Boston 8, New York Yankees 3

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- David Ortiz doubled home two runs with his second hit during a seven-run seventh Thursday that rallied Boston to an 8-3 win over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Boston 9, Los Angeles Angels 5

BOSTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Adrian Gonzalez sparked a big seventh inning with a bases-clearing double and the Boston Red Sox went on to outslug the Los Angeles Angels 9-5.
Red Sox decline arbitration on Varitek

Red Sox decline arbitration on Varitek

BOSTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox said Tuesday they have declined to offer salary arbitration to their longtime captain, catcher Jason Varitek.
Varitek is latest Red Sox player on DL

Varitek is latest Red Sox player on DL

BOSTON, July 2 (UPI) -- The injury-plagued Boston Red Sox suffered another blow Friday when catcher Jason Varitek was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

MLB: Boston 8, Tampa Bay 5

BOSTON, June 29 (UPI) -- David Ortiz blasted a three-run homer, Jon Lackey tossed seven solid innings and the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 8-5 Tuesday.

MLB: Boston 13, Toronto 12

TORONTO, April 27 (UPI) -- Jason Varitek drove in four runs and Dustin Pedroia had three hits Monday when the Boston Red Sox outslugged Toronto 13-12.

MLB: Boston 7, Baltimore 6

BOSTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Marco Scutaro and Kevin Youkilis each blasted three-run homers in the seventh inning Saturday as the Boston Red Sox downed Baltimore 7-6.
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Jason Varitek
KCP98051006 -10 MAY 1998- KANSAS CITY, MO., USA: Boston Red Sox batter Jason Varitek hits a sacrifice bunt down the first base line against the Kansas City Royals during their game Sunday afternoon. The Sox won a 3-1 victory over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. UPI tjj/ TIMOTHY J. JONES

Jason Andrew Varitek ( /ˈværɨtɛk/; born April 11, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American professional baseball catcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. After being traded as a minor league prospect by the Seattle Mariners, Varitek has played his entire major league career for the Red Sox. A three-time All-Star and Gold Glove Award winner at catcher,and a Silver Slugger Award winner, Varitek was part of both the 2004 World Series and 2007 World Series Championship teams. In December 2004 he was named the captain of the Red Sox, only their third captain since 1923. He is a switch-hitter.

Varitek is one of only two players in the history of the sport to have played in the World Championship game of the Little League World Series, in the National Championship game of the College World Series, and in the Major League World Series (Ed Vosberg is the other). Varitek stands alone as the only baseball player in history to have played in the three aforementioned World Series along with playing on the Olympic Baseball team and in the World Baseball Classic. His Lake Brantley High School baseball team won the Florida State Championship his senior year in 1990 and was named the number one high school baseball team in the nation by a USA Today poll. Varitek has caught an MLB-record four no-hitters.

Varitek played in the 1984 Little League World Series, leading his Altamonte Springs team to victory in the United States Championship bracket in a 4-2 victory over Southport, Indiana. His team then fell in the world championship game to the international champion from Seoul, South Korea, by a score of 6-2. Varitek played shortstop, third base, and catcher in his three LLWS games, performing well defensively, but was hitless going 0 for 7 with two walks and a run scored.

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