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Summing up the first 12 games for the Boston Red Sox season

21 April 2017

But Danny Farquhar, working his second inning, loaded the bases on two singles and a walk, then struggling lefty Xavier Cedeno came on and gave up a two-run single to lefty Mitch Moreland. He's a now Sox special assistant, and win or lose, Wakefield serves as Wright's sounding board.

"I think anything can be better than the last start".

"At first I thought it wasn't going to get to the wall, so I thought I had a bead on it", Benintendi said. Neither Snell nor Wright inspires much confidence these days, but I'm a little more comfortable with Snell, if the offense can back him up.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia and firefighter Mike Materia throw out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays in Boston, Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Boston.

Ramirez got his first RBIs of the season, hitting a two-run double with the bases loaded off Juan Nicasio (0-2) that made it 3-all.

Joe Kelly (2-0) allowed one hit in 2 2/3 scoreless innings, and Craig Kimbrel struck out two in a flawless ninth for his fifth save.

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Boston trailed 2-1 in the second when Miller dropped an easy toss from shortstop Tim Beckham for what would have been an inning-ending forceout on Marco Hernandez's grounder. Mookie betts would follow up with a single to extend Boston's lead to 4-2 in the inning.

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Martinez actually dealt with that, too, at times during his Red Sox career.

It was another game they were in until near the end.

The star looked over and motioned for her to come out near the cage just behind home plate.

Starter Steven Wright allowed a leadoff single to start the seventh and manager John Farrell lifted him in favor of Robbie Ross Jr.

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Manager Kevin Cash said after the game that "we anticipate this will be a short stay".

The 30-year-old McCutchen - the NL's 2013 MVP - entered the day with just one RBI following an offseason filled with trade rumors.

Porcello (1-1) gave up eight runs in 4 1/3 innings, halting the majors' longest active streak of pitching at least six innings at 20 games.

ASTROS 3, ANGELS 0 Charlie Morton and three relievers combined for a five-hitter, Jose Altuve drove in two runs and host Houston beat Los Angeles for its fifth consecutive victory. Hanley Ramirez also is in the lineup despite exiting Sunday's contest with a hamstring cramp. LHP Eduardo Rodriguez was placed on paternity leave after his wife, Catherine, gave birth to a boy Sunday.

Blue Jays 2, Orioles 1: Kendrys Morales homered off Tyler Wilson leading off the bottom of the ninth inning, and Toronto stopped a seven-game skid. Joe Kelly and Matt Barnes have stepped up and solidified two wins each for the Boston Red Sox as well, without giving up losses.

Erasmo Ramirez relived Odorizzi and Moreland belted his first pitch deep into the right-field seats, making it 1-0.

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Summing up the first 12 games for the Boston Red Sox season