The Red Sox rallied in the eight inning, but the bullpen couldn't hang on in a 7-4 loss to the Rangers.
For the third straight start, Steven Wright allows just three runs, but the Red Sox couldn't capitalize in a 7-4 loss.
Dustin Pedroia has helped Mike Napoli and Hanley Ramirez fix struggles at the plate, but downplayed his role as a hitting consultant.
4yFellow relievers Rich Hill and Andrew Miller also get sent to the minor-league camp.
4yRyan Kalish, Randy Williams, Rich Hill, Brandon Duckworth and Michael Bowden were also optioned to Pawtucket.
4yBuck Showalter's snarky comments miss the point: With tons of money comes tons of pressure, and all that matters is championships. Theo Epstein's delivered twice, which -- brains or no brains -- is all that matters to big-payroll teams.
4yWhile the big-league club lost to the Marlins in Jupiter, Fla., several Sox pitchers got their work in elsewhere.
4yPeter Gammons and his wife Gloria donate the painting, which will be unveiled Friday.
4yThe veteran reliever has an 'out' clause in his contract that would have allowed him to become a free agent on Friday, but the sides have agreed to push it back to Saturday.
4yThe veteran reliever, attempting to win a roster spot with the Red Sox, is a natural right-hander, but a shoulder injury suffered when he was 5 or 6 years old turned him into a left-handed thrower.