Masterson pitches 3 perfect innings, Red Sox beat Rays

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — 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. Masterson struck out four as the Red Sox stretched their Grapefruit League winning streak to five. In five spring innings, Masterson has yet[…]

Buchholz throws 3 hitless innings, Red Sox beat Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched three hitless innings and struck out four as a Boston Red Sox split squad beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday. Buchholz allowed just a walk in his first outing against big league hitters. He pitched a perfect inning against Northeastern earlier in the week. Twins starter Phil[…]

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

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — 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 marked Justin Masterson’s first appearance for the Red Sox in six years. Signed to an $88[…]

Buchholz, Porcello pitch Red Sox past Northeastern

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz started with one perfect inning, Rick Porcello followed by retiring six straight batters and the Boston Red Sox beat Northeastern 2-1 Tuesday. The game was tied after the scheduled seven innings, and the Red Sox won in the eighth on a throwing error. They played another exhibition against[…]