Yankees outslug Red Sox

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Yankees outslug Red Sox

It began as a slugfest. It ended as a battle of the bullpens,
one the Red Sox lost, and with it, the game.
After rallying from a 5-0 hole in the first inning, the Red
Sox took the lead by mid-game, but squandered when they allowed four
runs in the seventh inning, resulting in a 10-8 win for the
Yankees.
It was the first meeting between the two rivals in nearly three
months and it ended the same way the first two meetings in April did
-- with a loss for the Sox.
The loss dropped the Sox 8 12 games behind the Yankees, their
biggest deficit of the season.
The Sox took their first lead of the night when third baseman
Mauro Gomez recorded his first major league RBI, singling home Adrian
Gonzalez.
But the Yankees got to the Red Sox bullpen in the seventh, capped
by a two-run triple by Mark Teixeira off Vicenta Padilla. That triple
scored two inherited runners, or one more than Padilla had allowed to
score all season.
In the first two innings, the two teams traded runs like heavyweights
trading punches. After the Yankees got to Josh Beckett for five in the
top of the first, the Sox counter-punched with five of their own in the
bottom of the inning off Hiroki Kuroda, led by a three-run homer from
Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
It was more of the same in the second when a run-scoring double
by Robinson Cano was answer, an RBI single from David Ortiz.

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Red Sox rally for 8-7 spring training victory over Twins

Red Sox rally for 8-7 spring training victory over Twins

Brian Bogusevic's RBI single in the eighth inning gave the Red Sox a come-from-behind, 8-7, spring training victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday in Fort Myers, Fla.

Bogusevic, 32, an outfielder signed to a minor league deal this winter, played in Japan last season and hasn't been in the major leagues since 2015 with the Phillies.

Reliever Tyler Thornburg, acquired in the offseason trade that sent Travis Shaw to the Milwaukee Brewers, had a rough outing in his Red Sox debut. He allowed five runs (four earned), four hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning as the Red Sox fell behind 7-3 by the fourth inning.

Left-hander Roenis Elias started for Boston and allowed a first-inning home run to Byungho Park. He struck out three in two innings.

Mookie Betts went 2-for-3 with a double and first base prospect Sam Travis, hitting .500 this spring, tied it at 7 with an RBI double in the sixth.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said earlier Saturday that Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to make his first start on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays in Fort Myers and Chris Sale will make his first start March 6 against the Houston Astros in West Palm Beach. Rodriguez injured his knee in winter ball in Venezuela and threw his first batting practice session on Saturday.

The Red Sox next travel to Port Charlotte to play the Rays Sunday at 1:05 p.m.