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Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia celebrates after scoring on a single by Allen Craig during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Red Sox get 5 unearned runs in 7-1 win over Orioles

Monday, April 20, 2015

BOSTON — The way Justin Masterson was pitching, he didn’t need much help. The Orioles gave it to him, anyway. On a rainy, chilly Patriots’ Day holiday, Baltimore made three errors that led to five unearned runs, Wei-Yin Chen struggled with his control and the Boston Red Sox won 7-1 Monday in a game shortened by rain to 61/2 innings. …

Rick Porcello struggles in Red Sox’s 8-3 loss to Orioles

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox starters are continuing to struggle. Rick Porcello became the latest to get hit hard, allowing eight runs and 12 hits in five innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Sunday. Boston’s starters have a 6.24 ERA through its first 12 games. “Didn’t …

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 …

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 …

Mike Napoli homers twice for Red Sox in loss to Pittsburgh

Saturday, March 14, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mike Napoli hit two solo home runs for the Boston Red Sox in a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Napoli connected in his only two at-bats, both times against Gerrit …

Red Sox finish $31.5M deal with Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada

Friday, March 13, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Having finalized a contract for a record $31.5 million signing bonus, 19-year-old Yoan Moncada likely will start his minor league career this season at Greenville of the Class A South Atlantic League. “My goal …

David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval homer, Red Sox top Pirates

Thursday, March 12, 2015

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A.J. Burnett had little trouble the first time through Boston’s batting order. The second time around was different. Burnett left with runners on in the third inning, David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval followed with …

A-Rod hits first spring homer in Yankees’ 10-6 loss to Red Sox

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez erased any personal doubts about regaining his power with one big swing. Rodriguez hit his first home run since returning to the Yankees following a drug suspension and Chris Capuano was forced out …

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred interested in playing in Cuba

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. — Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball is talking with the U.S. government about playing exhibition games in Cuba. President Barack Obama said in December the U.S. was re-establishing relations with the communist island nation. “I …

Masterson pitches 3 perfect innings, Red Sox beat Rays

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox starter Justin Masterson kept up his strong spring by pitching three perfect innings Tuesday in a 5-1 win over the split-squad Tampa Bay Rays. “Able to throw strikes, be in the …

Wacha goes 2 perfect innings, Cardinals lose to Red Sox 3-0

Monday, March 9, 2015

JUPITER, Fla. — Michael Wacha hopes to put an injury-filled 2014 behind. Wacha retired all six batters he faced in his spring training debut, and six Boston Red Sox pitchers combined on a six-hitter in a 3-0 victory …

Ramirez hits loud double as Red Sox lose to Marlins 5-3

Friday, March 6, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Hanley Ramirez showed the kind of power the Boston Red Sox are hoping for. Ramirez hit a loud 400-foot RBI double in the fifth inning of Friday’s 5-3 loss to the Miami Marlins, which …