Lee helps Phillies beat Red Sox 4-1
March 15, 2014 10:54 PM ET
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston ace Jon Lester got ready for the regular season by watching another talented left-hander on Saturday night.Cliff Lee pitched five scoreless innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the Red Sox. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed three hits, struck out three and walked one in his fourth spring training start.
Buchholz has strong start, Red Sox beat Blue Jays
March 14, 2014 6:04 PM ET
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — 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 struck out three. The right-hander, who was 12-1 with a 1.74 ERA in 16 starts last season before injuries slowed him, has not allowed a run since his first start against the Tampa Bay Rays on March 4.
Victorino drives in run, Red Sox beat Twins 4-3
March 13, 2014 6:06 PM ET
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — 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 to glove Xander Bogaerts' leadoff grounder in a 37-pitch third Hughes. Bogaerts scored one out later when first baseman Joe Mauer dropped a pickoff throw.
Red Sox hit 3 HRs in 6-5 win over Orioles
March 11, 2014 5:21 PM ET
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — 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 Sox, who stopped Baltimore's seven-game winning streak.
Lackey makes debut; Marlins beat Red Sox 5-4
March 11, 2014 5:18 PM ET
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — 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 with Jon Lester, who made his first appearance Monday.
Lester 3 scoreless innings as Red Sox top Rays 6-2
March 10, 2014 5:57 PM ET
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — 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 beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2.Lester pitched 248 innings last year in the regular- and postseason combined, and the Red Sox wanted to bring him along slowly this spring training. He struck out four and walked one against the Rays.
Clay Buchholz pitches Red Sox past Pirates 4-1
March 9, 2014 6:20 PM ET
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched three hitless innings, Mike Carp hit a long homer and the Boston Red Sox beat a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad 4-1 on Sunday.Buchholz faced nine batters and got five outs on grounders. He walked one and struck out one.
Gausman pitches Orioles to sweep of Red Sox, 13-2
March 8, 2014 11:40 PM ET
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Gausman pitched three scoreless innings against a lineup of Boston Red Sox big leaguers, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised to a 13-2 victory in a split-squad game Saturday night.Gausman gave up one hit and struck out three to help the Orioles sweep the Red Sox, who made six errors in the nightcap. Baltimore won the afternoon matchup 7-3 in Sarasota.
Norris pitches well as Orioles beat Red Sox 7-3
March 8, 2014 5:13 PM ET
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Bud Norris pitched three shutout innings in his second start of the spring, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Saturday in the first of two split squad games between the teams.The Red Sox were to host the Orioles in Fort Myers on Saturday night.
Ortiz ends 0-for-8 start; Red Sox beat Braves 4-1
March 7, 2014 6:01 PM ET
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz ended an 0-for-8 spring training start with a double in the fourth inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 Friday.Ortiz had struck out four times and walked once before his first hit of the exhibition season.
Hill arrives at Red Sox camp following son's death
March 6, 2014 5:51 PM ET
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Red Sox pitcher Rich Hill starts spring training with a heavy heart.Hill reported to Boston's camp on Thursday following the death of son Brooks, who was less than 2 months old when he died on Feb. 24.
Eovaldi goes 2 innings, Miami and Red Sox tie 0-0
March 6, 2014 4:39 PM ET
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi was inefficient but effective Thursday.The Marlins right-hander managed the rare feat of throwing 36 pitches in the first inning without giving up a run. He escaped a bases-loaded jam, and Miami and Boston Red Sox were tied 0-0 when the game was called in the eighth inning because of rain.
Miller helps Cardinals beat Red Sox 8-6
March 5, 2014 6:01 PM ET
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Shelby Miller finally got a chance to pitch against the Boston Red Sox.The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander gave up a leadoff home run in his spring training debut Wednesday, then retired eight in a row to help beat Boston 8-6. The game was a relaxed rematch of last year's World Series, won by the Red Sox.
Archer off to strong start for Rays in win
March 4, 2014 6:11 PM ET
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Chris Archer pitched two scoreless innings in his spring training debut, Jose Molina reached base three times and scored twice, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 Tuesday.Archer, who finished third in the AL Rookie of the Year voting, allowed a hit and struck out one.
Alvarez, Martin homer as Pirates beat Red Sox 7-6
March 3, 2014 5:15 PM ET
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin hit two-run homers off Brandon Workman, who started in place of injured Jake Peavy, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 Monday.Pittsburgh leadoff batter Starling Marte reached on an infield single in the first that stopped an 0-for-9 start, and Alvarez homered to right off Workman with two outs. Marte singled in the third, and Martin followed with a drive to left, his second homer in two days.