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Boston Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez (13) misjudges a fly ball hit by Baltimore Oriole designated hitter Jimmy Paredesin the fifth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)

Buchholz and Red Sox lose to Orioles, 4-1

Saturday, April 18, 2015

BOSTON – Forget opening day. Clay Buchholz can’t seem to find his groove again. Buchholz gave up 11 hits in six innings yesterday but limited the Orioles to just two runs in Boston’s 4-1 loss to Baltimore. Coming off a miserable start when he gave up nine runs over 3.1 innings in a loss at Yankee Stadium last Sunday, Buchholz loaded the bases in the fourth and fifth innings but kept the score close with the help of a double play and a pair of strikeouts. “I think he pitched exceptionally well in those two innings,” Boston Manager John Farrell said. “He kept the game …

Bogaerts’s single in ninth lifts Red Sox over Orioles, 3-2

Saturday, April 18, 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, last night. Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez held the Red Sox hitless for 3.2 innings before being ejected …

Miley lit up as Red Sox lose to Nationals, 10-5

Thursday, April 16, 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 2.1 innings in his Fenway Park debut. Washington’s 10-5 win yesterday prevented the Red Sox from a three-game sweep. “We came away with a series win,” Red Sox …

Cardinals, Red Sox call off game due to rain during fifth inning

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The spring training game between St. Louis and the Boston Red Sox yesterday 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 called after …

Sox’s Ramirez belts first 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. Ramirez collected more RBI yesterday than in his first 10 spring …

Liriano strikes out six as Pirates and Red Sox tie, 2-2

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BRADENTON, Fla. – Pittsburgh’s Francisco Liriano and Boston’s Wade Miley each pitched scoreless ball yesterday before bowing out in a game that ended in a 2-2 tie. Liriano, who was named the Pirates’ opening day starter, struck out …

Castillo homers, but Red Sox lose to Orioles, 11-5

Saturday, March 21, 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 yesterday. Castillo signed a $72.5 million, seven-year contract with Boston last …

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

Friday, March 20, 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 yesterday. 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. The …

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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – 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, yesterday. Porcello …

Buchholz pitches four innings as Red Sox lose to Braves, 11-3

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – 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 yesterday. Buchholz gave up …

Harvey impresses, Spring goes deep as Sox beat Mets, 4-3

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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

Long ball helps Phillies beat Red Sox, 11-4

Monday, March 16, 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 …

Napoli homers twice for Red Sox in loss to Pirates

Sunday, March 15, 2015

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

Red Sox finish deal with Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada

Saturday, March 14, 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 …

Porcello looks good in second start of spring for Boston

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Positives in defeat Rick Porcello pitched three strong inning and center fielder Mookie Betts had two hits and opened the game with a diving catch, but the Boston Red Sox lost to the New York Yankees, 5-3, last …