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Home plate umpire Jordan Baker, right, points as he ejects Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez for hitting Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval, left, with a pitch during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, April 17, 2015.  Jimenez had a no-hitter at the time. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Xander Bogaerts’ single in 9th lifts Red Sox over Orioles 3-2

Friday, April 17, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night. Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez held the Red Sox hitless for 3 2-3 innings before being ejected when he plunked Pablo Sandoval with …

Red Sox can’t finish sweep, lose 10-5 to Nationals

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BOSTON — The questions about Boston’s starting rotation have surfaced already. Wade Miley became the second straight starter to struggle, allowing seven runs in just 21/3 innings in his Fenway Park debut. Washington’s 10-5 win Wednesday prevented the Red Sox from a three-game sweep. “We came away with a series win,” Red Sox …

Red Sox capitalize on poor fielding, top Nationals 8-7

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BOSTON — The Red Sox hit the ball well for the second straight game. They won because the Washington Nationals kept having trouble fielding it. Two errors by pitcher Blake Treinen helped Boston erase a seventh-inning deficit, and the Red Sox beat Washington 8-7 Tuesday night as the Nationals struggled defensively for the …

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 …

Boston’s Ramirez belts 1st homer in win over Phillies

Sunday, March 22, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston left fielder Hanley Ramirez blasted a three-run homer as part of a five-RBI afternoon in a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Ramirez collected more RBI on Sunday than in his …

Castillo homers as Red Sox lose to Orioles 11-5

Friday, March 20, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — It looks as if Rusney Castillo is feeling much better. Castillo hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat of spring training, but the Boston Red Sox lost 11-5 to the Baltimore Orioles on …

Jose Bautista hits long homer as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 6-3

Thursday, March 19, 2015

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Jose Bautista hit a long home run for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Bautista’s first-inning drive off Henry Owens easily cleared the 333-foot mark in left field and landed in a patch of oak trees. …

Rick Porcello, Mookie Betts lead Red Sox over Twins’ split squad 3-2

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Rick Porcello allowed one run and three hits in four innings and Mookie Betts hit his fifth spring training double, helping the Boston Red Sox beat a Minnesota Twins’ split squad 3-2 Wednesday. …

Clay Buchholz pitches 4 innings as Red Sox lose to Braves 11-3

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz allowed four runs in four innings, and Boston’s defense committed four of the game’s seven errors in an 11-3 loss by the Red Sox to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Buchholz …

Matt Harvey pitches 4 scoreless innings; Mets lose to Red Sox 4-3

Monday, March 16, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Matt Harvey allowed three hits over four scoreless innings for his second strong start following elbow surgery, and the New York Mets lost to the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Monday. Hours after the Mets learned Zack Wheeler likely will need Tommy John surgery, …

Long ball helps Phillies beat Red Sox 11-4

Sunday, March 15, 2015

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Justin Masterson was in a far better mood than most pitchers with his stat line. Cord Phelps hit a three-run homer, Ryan Howard and Jordan Danks also connected, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston …