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Boston Red Sox starter Jon Lester delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Red Sox ace Jon Lester shuts down White Sox in 3-1 win

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CHICAGO — Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston’s two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Lester (2-2) allowed one run and seven hits for his second straight win after opening the season with two losses. The left-hander struck out nine and walked none, winning an impressive pitcher’s duel with White Sox ace Chris Sale. Lester retired his first 16 batters before Tyler Flowers singled in the sixth. Xander Bogaerts homered with two out in the sixth for Boston’s only hit off Sale. The game … 0

Jackie Bradley Jr. gets winning hit as Red Sox beat Chicago in 14 innings

Thursday, April 17, 2014

CHICAGO — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th inning and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the White Sox 6-4 in a game that lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes Wednesday night. With the score tied at 4 after 13 innings, the … 0

White Sox slip past Red Sox 2-1 on error in 9th

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CHICAGO — Alexei Ramirez scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a throwing error and the Chicago White Sox edged the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on a frigid Tuesday night. Tied at one, Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop (0-2) allowed a one-out single to Ramirez. After Tyler Flowers … 0

MLB 2014 Preview: West teams chase low-budget Athletics

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The big-spending AL West also-rans of recent years once more find themselves chasing those overachieving, low-budget Oakland Athletics. Yet Bob Melvin’s A’s hardly consider themselves the favorite to win a third straight West crown, not in one of … 0

David Ortiz struggles again, Boston loses to Pirates

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Wandy Rodriguez pitched four strong innings in his third spring training start and the Pittsburgh Pirates held slumping David Ortiz hitless Wednesday night in beating the Boston Red Sox 4-2. Ortiz went 0 for 3 with a strikeout. He is hitting .067, going … 0

Michael Pineda and bees create buzz, Yanks top BoSox 8-1

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — The biggest buzz didn’t come from a third straight positive outing by Michael Pineda in the New York Yankees’ 8-1 victory Tuesday over the Boston Red Sox. That honor went to a swarm of bees … 0

Sizemore 3 hits, 3 runs; Red Sox beat Cards 10-5

Monday, March 17, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Grady Sizemore had three hits, scored three runs and showed a good glove in the outfield, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-5 Monday. An AL All-Star in each of … 0

David Price goes into the seventh as Rays beat Red Sox

Sunday, March 16, 2014

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — David Price went 62/3 innings, allowing two runs and three hits, with seven strikeouts, as the Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-4 on Sunday. Price will start opening day for the Rays. “He had everything going,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said. “You … 0

Clay Buchholz has strong start, Red Sox beat Blue Jays

Friday, March 14, 2014

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Clay Buchholz pitched two-hit ball for four scoreless innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Friday. Buchholz allowed singles by Jose Reyes and Melky Cabrera in the first and … 0

Victorino drives in run, Red Sox beat Twins 4-3

Thursday, March 13, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Phil Hughes couldn’t overcome some sloppy defense to allow two unearned runs in the third inning of the Minnesota Twins’ 4-3 loss Thursday to the Boston Red Sox. Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe failed … 0

Red Sox hit 3 HRs in 6-5 split-squad win over Orioles

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SARASOTA, Fla. — Will Middlebrooks hit his second home run off Tommy Hunter in a four-day span, a solo shot in the sixth inning that helped a Boston Red Sox split squad beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Tuesday. Brock Holt and Ryan Lavarnway also connected for the Red … 0

John Lackey makes debut; Marlins beat split-squad Red Sox 5-4

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. — John Lackey gave up three runs over 2-2/3 innings in his first spring training start for the Boston Red Sox, a 5-4 split-squad loss to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. Coming off a World Series title, Boston wanted to bring Lackey along slowly along … 0

Jon Lester 3 scoreless innings as Red Sox top Rays 6-2

Monday, March 10, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jon Lester allowed one hit over three scoreless innings in his delayed first spring training start and David Ortiz hit his first home run of the exhibition season Monday as the Boston Red Sox … 0