Moore back with Pats; Cunningham to IR


Moore back with Pats; Cunningham to IR

With defensive-end Jermaine Cunningham finding himself on the Patriots injury reserve with a hamstring injury, the team has re-signed defensive-end Eric Moore.

Moore spent time with the Patriots in 2011 when he made three starts for the team. He racked up career highs with 13 tackles, 2 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.

He is a veteran of six seasons where he spent time with the Patriots, Giants, Saints and Rams.

The team has also announced the release of defensive back Sterling Moore. To fill the roster spot left by Moore, the team has signed andother defensive back in Malcolm Williams.

The 24-year-old Williams was drafted in the seventh round of the 2011 draft by the Patriots, and has spent time with the team's practice squad.

Pedroia returns to lineup as Sox look to extend winning streak to six

Pedroia returns to lineup as Sox look to extend winning streak to six

After leaving Thursday night's game in the fifth inning and missing Friday night's game, Dustin Pedroia is back in the Red Sox lineup Saturday as they look to extend their winning streak to six in a 4:05 game against the Seattle Mariners.

Pedroia felt pain his left knee Thursday night and was taken out of the game by manager John Farrell as a precaution. The rainy conditions and wet field were also factors in keeping the second baseman out Thursday and Friday. 

Pedroia (.288, two homers, 21 RBI) had surgery on the knee in October. It's the same leg that was hurt when Manny Machado slid into Pedroia at second base in April, the slide that sparked various confrontations between the Orioles and Red Sox.

Left-hander Brian Johnson (1-0, 7.20 ERA) was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to make his second start of the season for Boston and right-handed reliever Ben Taylor was optioned to the PawSox. Right-hander Rob Whalen, 23,  comes up from Triple-A Tacoma to make his first start of the season for the Mariners. 

The lineups:

Jean Segura SS
Danny Valencia 1B
Robinson Canó 2B
Nelson Cruz DH
Kyle Seager 3B
Taylor Motter LF
Guillermo Heredia RF
Mike Zunino C
Jarrod Dyson CF
Rob Whalen RHP

Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
Andrew Benintendi LF
Hanley Ramirez DH
Mitch Moreland 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Sandy Leon C
Deven Marrero 3B
Brian Johnson LHP