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Red Sox-Yankees postponed Tuesday, will be made up as part of day/night doubleheader July 16

04.25.17 at 3:04 pm ET
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The Red Sox and Yankees were postponed Tuesday night. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

The Red Sox and Yankees were postponed Tuesday night. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

Tuesday’s Red Sox-Yankees game has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The current forecast for the Fenway area calls for sustained periods of rain to continue throughout the afternoon and into the evening hours, with temperatures in the low 40’s.

The game has been rescheduled for the July series against the Yankees at Fenway Park as the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday, July 16, beginning at 1:05 p.m.

Tickets for tonight’s game will be good for admission to the rescheduled contest in July.

The Red Sox are scheduled to play the Yankees on Wednesday and Thursday before a weekend series against the Cubs at Fenway.

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David Price tweets he’s feeling great after bullpen session, but won’t speak to media about it

04.25.17 at 12:57 pm ET
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David Price threw a bullpen session on Monday at Fenway Park as he works his way back from an elbow injury suffered during spring training.

Since it was an off-day, reporters didn’t have the chance to approach Price about the session afterwards, so Price took to Twitter on Tuesday to say how it went and to say that’s all he would be saying on the matter.

It’s unclear the motive for the tweets, but regardless it doesn’t appear to be sending a good message.

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Get ready for lots of Marco Hernandez, Josh Rutledge at 3B as Pablo Sandoval goes on DL

04.25.17 at 12:20 pm ET
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Pablo Sandoval has been placed on the DL. (John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports)

Pablo Sandoval has been placed on the DL. (John E. Sokolowski/USA Today Sports)

After a terrific spring, it hasn’t been the start to the season Pablo Sandoval and the Red Sox had hoped for.

The switch-hitter is batting .213 in 13 games this season and after leaving Sunday’s game against the Orioles with a knee injury, Sandoval was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right knee sprain on Tuesday.

To fill his spot on the roster, Josh Rutledge has been added to the roster after starting the year on the disabled list with a hamstring injury.

With Sandoval down, this means Marco Hernandez and Rutledge will share the starts at third base, especially with Brock Holt on the DL.

In five rehab games between Triple-A Pawtucket (4 games) and Portland (1 game), Rutledge went 1-for-12 with a home run.

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Curt Schilling says he meant to hit almost all the hitters he did hit

04.25.17 at 11:04 am ET
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Curt Schilling hit 52 batters in his major league career. Evidently, few were by accident.

Talking with Rob Bradford and Lou Merloni on the Bradfo Sho podcast, Schilling went into great detail how revenge should be enacted when a pitcher hits a batter. It is a scenario that brought into the news over the weekend because of Matt Barnes’ misplaced fastball near Manny Machado’s head, and one that Schilling explained he was well versed in.

“I hit very few guys I didn’t try to hit,” Schilling said. “I didn’t have enough of Pedro in me, but I had a little. There are some guys I did that to. But I never went above the shoulder. Ask anybody, getting hit by a baseball underneath the arm, in the armpit to the side of the ribs is something nobody forgets.”

Upon identifying the preferred location of any purpose pitch, Merloni immediately concurred.

“The ribs suck,” he said.

Schilling offered the example of Andres Galarraga’s lack of success against the pitcher in their 50 showdowns, with the former first baseman hitting just .120 against the righty, while striking out 22 times. As Schilling pointed out, the “Big Cat” was also the all-time leader in getting hit by pitches from the Red Sox righty (4).

Schilling even had an example of protecting the player in the middle of the current controversy.

“The first time I ever met Dustin Pedroia I was rehabbing in Triple-A,” he recalled. “I was starting the game and in the top of the first somebody for the Indianapolis team drilled Dustin. He came back to the bench and I asked him, ‘Who do you want me to get?’ He’s like, ‘What do you mean?’ I’m like, ‘I’m going to hit somebody so you need to tell me who it needs to be.’ He’s like, ‘Really?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s how this is supposed to work. I don’t give a [expletive] if I’m on rehab.’ So he gave me a guy and I drilled him.”

Tuesday Red Sox Farm Report: Josh Rutledge goes 0-for-3 with Sea Dogs

04.25.17 at 10:04 am ET
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Josh Rutledge went 0-for-3 with the Sea Dogs. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)

Josh Rutledge went 0-for-3 with the Sea Dogs. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)

Here is what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Monday.

TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (7-9): Scheduled off-day

DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (9-6): L, 5-0 at Harford

— Portland starter Jacob Dahlstrand took the loss, despite having not all that bad of an outing. He went 5 1/3 innings and allowed four runs on seven hits, while walking two and striking out two.

— Offensively, the Sea Dogs had three players with multi-hit games — Aneury Tavarez, Danny Mars and Tzu-Wei Lin — all recording two hits.

— Red Sox utility man Josh Rutledge played all nine innings at third base in a rehab game, as the PawSox were off so he was sent up to Hartford to get game action. He went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.

HIGH-A SALEM RED SOX (11-6): Scheduled off-day

SINGLE-A GREENVILLE DRIVE (11-7): W, 5-3, vs. Greensboro

— A four-run sixth inning was the key for the Drive in their win. It was a strange game, as Greenville scored five runs on just three hits. This was because they walked six times.

— Third baseman Bobby Dalbec went 1-for-3 with a run scored. He is now batting .311 on the year.

— Starter Michael Shawaryn pitched well going five innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out nine, but earned a no-decision. Hunter Smith got the win in relief by allowing one run over 2 2/3 innings and Stephen Nogosek picked up his fifth save.

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Matt Barnes suspended 4 games for throwing pitch ‘in the area of the head’ of Manny Machado

04.24.17 at 7:07 pm ET
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Matt Barnes was suspended four games on Monday. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Matt Barnes was suspended four games on Monday. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

A day after the incident, MLB has came down hard on Matt Barnes.

Barnes has received a four-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing a pitch in the area of the head of Manny Machado in the bottom of the eighth inning of Sunday’s game.

The reliever is appealing the suspension and thus will be available Tuesday night when the Red Sox host the Yankees.

Barnes was seeking retaliation for what happened Friday night when Machado took Dustin Pedroia out on a slide at second base. Pedroia missed the final two games of the series with knee and ankle injuries. As of Monday afternoon, he is considered day-to-day.

“People are going to think what they want,” Barnes told reporters after the game “All I know was I was trying to go up and in, trying to get some weak contact with [Adam] Jones on first. Unfortunately one got away from me, and like I said I would never intentionally throw at somebody’s head. That’s potentially life-changing and that’s unacceptable.”

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You wanted updates on David Price, Dustin Pedroia, Pablo Sandoval? Here they are

04.24.17 at 3:24 pm ET
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It’s an off day for almost everybody with the Red Sox, unless you’re injured.

The Red Sox sent out updates on three players who are dealing with a variety of ailments:

– David Price (left elbow strain) threw a 45-pitch bullpen session today at Fenway Park. The bullpen consisted of three up-and-down’s at 15 pitches apiece. Price will be evaluated further tomorrow.

– Dustin Pedroia (left knee and ankle soreness) was examined today at Massachusetts General Hospital and his status is day to day.

– Pablo Sandoval (right knee sprain) will undergo an MRI at Massachusetts General Hospital this afternoon. He will be evaluated further tomorrow.

Orioles closer Zach Britton criticizes Dustin Pedroia’s leadership

04.23.17 at 9:52 pm ET
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Zach Britton took a shot at Dustin Pedroia. (Nick Turchiaro/USA Today Sports)

Zach Britton took a shot at Dustin Pedroia. (Nick Turchiaro/USA Today Sports)

After Orioles third baseman Manny Machado took out Dustin Pedroia at second base Friday night, the Red Sox appeared to seek revenge on Sunday.

Reliever Matt Barnes’ fastball in the eighth inning went behind Machado’s head and he was immediately ejected from the game. The Red Sox reliever said he didn’t mean for the pitch to end up where it did.

“People are going to think what they want,” Barnes told reporters after the game “All I know was I was trying to go up and in, trying to get some weak contact with [Adam] Jones on first. Unfortunately one got away from me, and like I said I would never intentionally throw at somebody’s head. That’s potentially life-changing and that’s unacceptable.”

Afterwards, Pedroia didn’t appear to be thrilled with what Barnes did.

“I just told him I didn’t have anything to do with that,” Pedroia said. “That’s not how you do that, man. I’m sorry to him and his team. If you’re going to protect guys, you do it right away. ”

“It’s definitely a mishandled situation,” he added. “There was zero intention of [Machado] trying to hurt me. He just made a bad slide. He did hurt me. It’s baseball, man. I’m not mad at him. I love Manny Machado. I love playing against him. I love watching him. If I slid into third base and got Manny’s knee, I know I’m going to get drilled. That’s baseball. I get drilled, and I go to first base. That’s it.”

Word of Pedroia’s comments got over to the Orioles clubhouse where closer Zach Britton, who is currently on the disabled list, took a shot at Pedroia and his leadership.

“Dustin, him telling Manny, ‘Hey, that didn’t come from me’ may be even more frustrating,” Britton told BaltimoreBaseball.com. “Because he’s the leader of that clubhouse and if he can’t control his own teammates, then there’s a bigger issue over there.”

Added Britton: “As a player that doesn’t have the most service time in this room, when a guy like Adam Jones tells me to do something or not to do something, I’m going to do [what he says]. Same with Chris Davis or Darren O’Day, the guy in my bullpen. If they tell me, ‘Don’t do this or that,’ I’m going to listen to them because they’ve been around the game and they’ve seen things I haven’t seen. And you respect their leadership.”

This doesn’t appear to be over between the two teams and they will meet a week from Monday at Fenway Park.

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Red Sox 6, Orioles 2: Well executed game, poorly executed revenge

04.23.17 at 5:35 pm ET
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Xander Bogaerts celebrates Mookie Betts' first-inning home run. (Mitch Stringer/USA Today Sports)

Xander Bogaerts celebrates Mookie Betts’ first-inning home run. (Mitch Stringer/USA Today Sports)

If you’re talking about coming out and getting things going in the right direction, this 6-2 win over the Orioles was well played by the Red Sox. (For a complete recap, click here.)

Three home runs. Really good starting pitching. Timely hitting.

When it came to enacting revenge for Manny Machado’s slide into Dustin Pedroia, however, the Red Sox’ execution was terrible.

With Machado up in the eighth inning and the Sox winning by six runs, Matt Barnes sailed a 90 mph fastball in back of the head of the hitter. The ball didn’t hit Machado, but did strike his bat. But it the perceived intent was enough to get Barnes thrown out from the game.

While hitting Machado after he sidelined Pedroia was a foregone conclusion — with it appearing as though Eduardo Rodriguez attempted to execute the act in the sixth inning — the pitch from Barnes was out of line. No matter what the circumstance, you don’t throw near a hitter’s head.

“No, absolutely not. I would never ever intentionally throw at somebody’s head,” Barnes told reporters. “That’s kind of a line you don’t cross. Um, I’m sorry that it kind of ended up that high and fortunately it didn’t not hit him but I think he’s got every right to be mad that that one got loose.”

“He’s trying to take a four-seamer in above his hands and the pitch got away from him,” Red Sox manager John Farrell explained to reporters. “I think anytime you see a pitch up around the head, it’s a dangerous pitch. No one likes to see it. But I think if you look at the attack plan at our right-handed pitchers, there’s an area in above the hands that you’re trying to go to. Unfortunately it gets away from him in that spot.”

It was why Pedroia went out of his way during the pitching change to make it clear that the marching orders didn’t come from him.

Pedroia: “If that was me, we would have hit you the first day. Now, that’s not me.”

“I just told him I didn’t have anything to do with that. That’s not how you do that, man,” Pedroia told reporters after the game. “I’m sorry to him and his team. If you’re going to protect guys, you do it right away. He knows that. We both know that. It’s definitely a mishandled situation. There was zero intention of him trying to hurt me. He just made a bad slide. He did hurt me. It’s baseball, man. I’m not mad at him. I love Manny Machado. I love playing against him. I love watching him. If I slid into third base and got Manny’s knee, I know I’m going to get drilled. That’s baseball. I get drilled, and I go to first base. That’s it.”

Before the drama, the Red Sox got back to their blueprint heading into the season.

With all the starters not named Chris Sale entering the game with a combined ERA of 5.97, Eduardo Rodriguez supplied some optimism for the group. The lefty allowed just one hit (along with five walks) over six scoreless innings.

And then there were the bats.

Mookie Betts helped the Red Sox jump out to a 3-0 lead with his three-run homer in the first inning. He was immediately followed by Hanley Ramirez’s first home run of the season. Mitch Moreland capped off the visitors’ scoring with another round-tripper.

The offensive star, however, had to be Andrew Benintendi, who finished the day going 5-for-5.

It was a solid all-around performance … except for one very ill-advised pitch.

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Pablo Sandoval was forced from the game in the seventh inning after spraining his right knee.

Dustin Pedroia once again out of Red Sox lineup with swelling in ankle, knee, and will undergo further tests in Boston

04.23.17 at 1:16 pm ET
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Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia

Manny Machado’s hard slide into Dustin Pedroia on Friday night continues impacting the Red Sox.

Pedroia was out of the lineup for a second straight day with the Sox preparing to face the Orioles in Baltimore, and manager John Farrell told reporters at Camden Yards that the second baseman is sore with a little bit of swelling in his ankle and knee.

“When we get back to Boston, he’ll go through some further imaging tomorrow just to rule anything out,” Farrell said. “So with some of the swelling that still exists, he’s not available for today.”

Pedroia was injured Friday when Machado, the Orioles third baseman, spiked him in the side of the left knee while sliding into second on a force play. Farrell was asked if he’s any more concerned.

“No, I wouldn’t say more of a concern, there were was legitimate concern in the moment it took place,” Farrell said. “But the fact that he still has the symptoms he does, we’re going to rule everything out. His importance to us speaks for itself and with any of our players, you get into a situation like this, you give it a 24-48 hour period to see how it responds, and at this point it warrants a further look.”

With Pedroia out, Marco Hernandez will play second. Here’s the lineup:

SS Xander Bogaerts
LF Andrew Benintendi
RF Mookie Betts
DH Hanley Ramirez
1B Mitch Moreland
CF Jackie Bradley
C Christian Vazquez
3B Pablo Sandoval
2B Marco Hernandez

Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez gets the start.

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