Playing the Sox is weird for Pap . . . but not for Cinco

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Playing the Sox is weird for Pap . . . but not for Cinco

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon and his alter ego Cinco Ocho will face their former team, the Boston Red Sox, this weekend at Citizens Bank Park. Pap and his pal "Cinco" talked to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford the other day, and things got a bit convoluted as to just who Bradford was talking to.

It wont be weird, Papelbon said. It might be a little weird for Pap, but it wont be weird for Cinco. Cinco is like a Great White, when he smells blood he attacks.But what about the way things ended in Boston last season?

Cinco dont feel bad. Cincos gutless. He dont feel bad for people. Pap felt bad. I didnt feel bad for some of the players. It was more that I missed some of the guys.

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Merloni: Pablo Sandoval is the key to the bottom of Red Sox order

Merloni: Pablo Sandoval is the key to the bottom of Red Sox order

The guys on The Baseball Show discuss Pablo Sandoval lighting it up in spring training and if he could continue that in the regular season.

Sale hurls five shutout innings, Sandoval has two hits as Sox romp, 7-2

Sale hurls five shutout innings, Sandoval has two hits as Sox romp, 7-2

Chris Sale threw five shutout innings and Pablo Sandoval continued his torrid spring with two more hits as the Red Sox routed the Twins, 7-2, Sunday at the Twins' Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers.

Red Sox-Twins box score

Sale allowed six hits, with one walk and six strikeouts, in his 91-pitch outing. Manager John Farrell had told reporters before the game that Sale was scheduled to throw between 95 and 100 pitches. He has 26 strikeouts and 2 walks in 21 spring-training innings.

Sandoval lifted his exhibition average to .370 with a 2-for-3 performance, which included a double.

The Red Sox also got home runs from Christian Vazquez, Andrew Benintendi and Steve Selsky as they rallied from a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the seventh inning and four in the eighth.