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03/15/2010 - 5:00pm
Ortiz optimistic after home run

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After going 2-for-2, with a two-run homer, a single and a walk in the Red Sox' 8-4 loss to the Orioles Monday at City of Palms Park, David Ortiz said, “That’s why you play in spring training, so I can figure things out. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, right?” The offensive showing was produced after Ortiz entered the game having gone 1-for-21 in spring training. 

  

The home run came in the third inning off of Baltimore starter Brad Bergesen, who threw a 3-1 slider that Ortiz deposited into the right field seats. While the homer might have been somewhat wind-aided, the slugger’s ability to make the most of the circumstance left him with the kind of optimism that he has had a hard time finding throughout the Sox’ Grapefruit League schedule.

 

After the game, Red Sox manager Terry Francona surmised that Ortiz’ best swing of the spring came...

03/15/2010 - 2:05pm
Lowell notches hit, Ortiz homers

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Playing in his first spring training game of the season, Mike Lowell went 1-for-2 with a first-inning single to right. Lowell started at first base -- a position he hadn't played since his time with Triple A Columbus Clippers in 1998 -- not having to field any grounders. He did, however, take two throws from Billy Hall and Tim Wakefield, respectively, his his three-inning stint.

 

Also of note was David Ortiz' second hit of the spring, a third-inning, two-run homer over the right field fence. Ortiz, who walked in his first at-bat of the game, had come into the game 1-for-21.

 

Starter Tim Wakefield went 3 2/3 innings, giving up five runs on nine hits while hitting two batters. He threw 57 pitches, 32 for strikes.

 

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03/15/2010 - 10:38am
Matsuzaka throws bullpen, no BP

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Daisuke Matsuzaka threw a short bullpen session Monday morning and will not throw batting practice to live hitters as was originally scheduled. "Today was an encouraging day for him," Sox pitching coach John Farrell said, noting that the absence of a BP session after Matsuzaka's 25 bullpen pitches was not a setback but rather a precautionary move by the team. Farrell indicated that the team will see how Matsuzaka responds Tuesday, and if all goes well, he will be scheduled to throw BP on Wednesday. Farrell also said that when Matsuzaka is ready for game action, he likely first will pitch in a minor league spring training game.

 

Matsuzaka's bullpen session comes two days after having to postpone a batting practice session due to a spasm in his neck. Matsuzaka has yet to face live hitters this spring training.

 

In other Red Sox news, infielder Jed Lowrie, who has been held out of baseball...

03/15/2010 - 7:21am
Mashup: Jets, Giants flip for opener

The Jets and Giants both want to play the opening game at the new Meadowlands Stadium they are sharing, and the Jets announced on their website that the NFL will decide which team gets the honor by flipping a coin. Read more about that, plus gets links to the day's top stories, plus videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.


03/15/2010 - 7:05am
BU grabs berth in CBI tourney

Boston University was one of 16 teams to receive a berth in the College Basketball Invitational, for teams that did not make the NCAA or NIT field. The Terriers (19-13) open Wednesday night by visiting defending CBI champion Oregon State (14-17), the only team in the tournament with a losing record. All games are played at campus sites, with a best-of-three championship series set to begin March 29. For the full bracket, click here.


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