Starting in place of Jon Lester (flu), Michael Bowden was tagged for a pair of runs in two innings as the Mets picked up a 6-5 victory over the Red Sox at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Bowden was replaced by Andrew Miller, who gave up three runs in his two inning on the hill, all courtesy of a three-run Ike Davis homer in the third inning. Miller was the only lefty in the Sox bullpen mix to struggle on Sunday, however, as Hideki Okajima pitched a perfect fifth inning and Rich Hill offered a pair of scoreless frames in the sixth and seventh.
The Sox connected for three home runs, as non-roster invitees Juan Carlos Linares and Tim Federowicz each posted solo shots and Josh Reddick hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning, his second blast of the spring.
The Red Sox (3-5) host the Orioles on Monday at City of Palms Park. John Lackey is scheduled to start for the Sox.
The Celtics officially announced the signing of free agent point guard Carlos Arroyo, who was recently waived by Miami to make room for Mike Bibby. With Arroyo on the roster, the Celtics now are at the maximum of 15 players on the roster and this likely completes the mid-season makeover. Nate Robinson, Kendrick Perkins, Marquis Daniels, Semih Erden and Luke Harangody are out and Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic, Troy Murphy, Sasha Pavlovic and Arroyo are in.
Arroyo started 42 games for Miami and averaged 5.6 points and 2 assists per game. He will provide depth behind Rajon Rondo and Delonte West. Arroyo is expected to join the team in Boston on Monday.
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Corey Raji celebrated Senior Day at Boston College by scoring 21 points as the Eagles closed out the regular season with an 84-68 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon before a sellout crowd of 8,606 at Conte Forum.
Fellow seniors Biko Paris (19 points) and Joe Trapani (17) also had big days for the Eagles (19-11, 9-7 ACC), who ended up tied for fourth place in the league with Clemson and Virginia Tech.
Clemson, by virtue of its wins over Virginia Tech and BC, gets the fourth seed and a first-round bye in the ACC tournament. BC, which swept Virginia Tech, is the fifth seed and opens with a rematch against 12th-seeded Wake Forest (8-23, 1-15) on Thursday (2 p.m.). If BC wins, it would face Clemson in the quarterfinals on Friday.
BC fell behind Wake by six points early, but Raji (8 points) and Paris (6) then sparked an 18-2 run to make it 33-23 with 7:10 left in the period. BC led by 14 at the...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Adrian Gonzalez took another step in his rehabilitation from off-season shoulder surgery, taking batting practice on Sunday morning for the first time this spring.
The first baseman took 25 swings in his five rounds of batting practice, and showed power to all sides of the field. He hit three balls over the right field fence in his final five swings. Pawtucket manager Arnie Beyeler did the pitching to Gonzalez, who was being closely observed by trainer Mike Reinold and hitting coach Dave Magadan.
"I was feeling good the whole time, and it felt good to get out there," said Gonzalez. "It was good, it really was."
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Dustin Jeffrey scored his second goal of the game at 1:52 of overtime to lead the Penguins to a 3-2 win over the Bruins Saturday night at TD Garden, snapping Boston's season-long winning streak at seven games. The seven-game run was Boston's best since winning 10 straight from Dec. 12, 2008-Jan. 1, 2009.
David Krejci scored with an extra attacker with 32.5 seconds remaining to force overtime, just moments after Tomas Kaberle blocked Matt Cooke's shot on an empty net. Jordan Staal and Jeffrey scored 70 seconds apart in the second period to erase a one-goal deficit.
Zdeno Chara snapped a 19-game drought when he scored his first goal since a hat trick on Jan. 17 on wrister from between the circles that beat Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury up top. The goal at 7:26 of the second period gave Boston a 1-0 lead they would hold for only two and a half minutes.
Playing again without the...
We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
Danny Amendola joined the show to talk about the addition of Reggie Wayne to the receiving group, the offensive tempo in game 3 of the preseason, and who is the most stylish in the locker room.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Dave Portnoy gave us the latest from the Brady Goodell hearing.
The Big O announces his return to WEEI.
Jesse Spector of Sporting News on Schilling.
The guys discuss Kanye's ridiculous statements from last night's MTV VMA's, in which Kanye complained about how he's treated by everyone EXCEPT artists, and his announcement that he'll run for president in 2020.
Dont'a Hightower joined the show on a Patriots Monday. He spoke out the benefits of getting "calloused" as the season wears on, how he likes being on the outside because he can go after the QB, and his appreciate for how Rob Ninkovich climbed the Patriots ranks to become a starter.
We check in with Gary Myers of the NYDN about his tweets reporting the NFL's best settlement offer to Brady... a one game reduction for a full admission of guilt. The offer obviously went nowhere.
We wrap up a Monday with some of the best sound bites you may have missed.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?
Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
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We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.More from this show
Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford discuss the details behind NESN not renewing play-by-play man Don Orsillo, and take calls from fans about the choice.More from this show