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Boston Red Sox's Blake Swihart takes practice swings before batting during a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Kissimmee, Fla., Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Blake Swihart keys 9th-inning rally as Red Sox beat Rays 11-8

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Swihart drove in three runs with a triple and a single in Boston’s nine-run ninth inning Tuesday and the Red Sox beat a Tampa Bay Rays split squad 11-8. The Red Sox rallied with eight hits and three walks off minor league pitchers Zach Cooper, Colton Reavis and Kyle Bird. It wasn’t quite enough …

Red Sox’s Mike Napoli spurs 7-run inning with broken-bat homer

Monday, March 30, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Mike Napoli started a seven-run fourth inning with a broken-bat homer and Justin Masterson allowed one run in 52/3 innings as the Boston Red Sox rolled to a 14-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Napoli had his bat sawed off on an inside pitch from Brian Duensing. The Red Sox went on to score six more …

Fiancee says she discarded box at Aaron Hernandez’s request

Monday, March 30, 2015

FALL RIVER — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified in his murder trial Monday that she removed a box from their basement at his request the day after the slaying but never looked inside before she dumped it in a random trash bin. But Shayanna Jenkins also said …

Baseball, football, Magee says he just wants to improve

Monday, March 30, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Not the typical transaction path: cut from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, join the Boston Rex Sox at minor league camp. But linebacker and would-be outfielder Brandon Magee is a confident enough athlete that he’s sought two-sport advice from Bo Jackson. “Just told me …

David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

Friday, March 27, 2015

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in …

Julio Teheran labors into the sixth, Braves beat Buchholz, Boston

Friday, March 27, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Julio Teheran labored through 52/3 innings, allowing only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on …

Red Sox look for a repeat of 2013

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BOSTON — A revamped lineup and change in attitude has the Boston Red Sox looking to repeat a feat they performed just two seasons ago when they went from worst to World Series champions. Like the hip-hop song …

Brandon Magee switches from Buccaneers to Red Sox

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — On Tuesday, Brandon Magee was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker. On Wednesday, he became a Boston Red Sox outfielder. A day after he was cut by the Bucs, Magee reported to minor league spring training. Magee played both sports at Arizona State, wasn’t …

David Ortiz, Mike Napoli return as Red Sox beat Twins 5-4

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston’s lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played since March 16. Ortiz struck out, grounded …

MLB 2015: Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message. There it was, printed across the top of a …

Baseball careers often start with winter grunt work

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most players are in a similar predicament as everyone else in the regular workforce. Between baseball seasons there are no …

Allen Craig strong for Red Sox in loss to Marlins

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. — Allen Craig bolstered his bid for more playing time in Boston’s crowded outfield, hitting a three-run double in helping the Red Sox build a lead the Miami Marlins would overcome with an eight-run eighth inning …

Cardinals and Red Sox rained out

Monday, March 23, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The spring training game between St. Louis and the Boston Red Sox on Monday was rained out with the Cardinals leading in the middle of the fifth inning. With the game three outs shy of being official, rain started and the game was …