After sitting out Sunday’s series finale in Toronto with a sore foot — having fouled a ball off his foot Saturday — David Ortiz returns to the Red Sox lineup, going up against Baltimore righty Tyler Wilson.
Also of note, Hanley Ramirez starts on the bench, with Travis Shaw starting at first and Marco Hernandez manning third.
Here is the Red Sox lineup in the first of a four-game set against the Orioles, with Steven Wright on the mound for the visitors:
Mookie Betts RF Dustin Pedroia 2B Xander Bogaerts SS David Ortiz DH Jackie Bradley Jr. CF Travis Shaw 1B Blake Swihart LF Ryan Hanigan C Marco Hernandez 3B
Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system Sunday.
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (24-26): L, 8-2, vs. Indianapolis (Indians)
— Pawtucket starter Keith Couch let up a six-run inning, blowing the game wide open. It tied the most runs the PawSox have allowed in a frame all season. Couch, who returned to Pawtucket from Double-A Portland before the game, let up six hits that inning, two of them home runs, to receive his second loss of the season with Pawtucket. Before that inning, the right-hander let up only one run and two hits in the first three frames, totaling a strikeout in the process.
The performance gives Couch a 3-2 record with a 3.83 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP in seven games with both Pawtucket and Portland. The 26-year-old has struck out just 21 batters in 40 innings of work this year, and batters are hitting .273 against him.
— Relieving Couch was Robby Scott, who impressed in 3 2/3 innings...
MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Red Sox at Orioles, 1:35 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM) MLB: White Sox at Mets, 1:10 p.m. (ESPN) MLB: Twins at Athletics, 4:05 p.m. (ESPN) MLB: Yankees at Blue Jays, 7 p.m. (MLB Network) NBA playoffs: Thunder at Warriors, 9 p.m. (TNT) Stanley Cup Final: Sharks at Penguins, 8 p.m. (NBCSN) Lacrosse: NCAA championship, North Carolina vs. Maryland, 1 p.m. (ESPN2) Tennis: French Open, 11 a.m. (NBC)
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— Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido made an appearance before the media Sunday night...
On Sunday, Clay Buchholz did something he hadn’t been able to do in about three weeks — earn a win.
After being demoted to the bullpen at the end of last week, Buchholz made his first appearance out of the bullpen in the 10th inning against the Blue Jays.
The right-hander allowed a hit and struck out a batter in the bottom of the 10th and then after the Red Sox scored two runs in the 11th, he was pulled and Koji Uehara picked up the save giving Buchholz his third win of the year and the Red Sox a 5-3 win to avoid a weekend sweep in Toronto.
It was Buchholz’s first relief appearance since 2008.
“It definitely felt a little different,” he told reporters. “That’s the position I’m in. I’ve got to help the team any way I can. It’s just like when you’re starting, but you don’t know when you’re pitching out of the bullpen, so it’s a little different. That...
It wasn’t easy, but the Red Sox came away with the win.
With the game tied at three in the 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia hit a ground-rule double scoring Blake Swihart who walked to open the frame and that was followed by a RBI ground out from Xander Bogaerts as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 5-3 in 11 innings.
Clay Buchholz picked up the win in his first appearance since 2008. The right-hander threw a scoreless 10th inning and Koji Uehara earned the save with a scoreless 11th.
Buchholz and Uehara were able to save the Red Sox bullpen, which blew a lead earlier in the game.
With the Red Sox leading 3-2 in the eighth inning, Edwin Encarnacion laced a solo home run to tie the game at three off reliever Heath Hembree. This spoiled David Price’s start as he gave the Red Sox the start they needed coming in losers of three straight.
Making his first start in Toronto against his former team, Price was solid. The left-...
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