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12-10, 3rd in AL East

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price, throwing warmup pitches before his simulated game at Fenway Park. First time he will face hitters since Feb. 28.

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On this date: Clemens fans 20 (1:13)
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Curses no more in Chicago and Boston (0:47)
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Red Sox take 5-4 win over Cubs (0:50)
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Benintendi sends long ball to right (0:28)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 5, Cubs 4: Craig Kimbrel gets the save, but Fernando Abad recorded the game's two biggest outs, striking out Matt Szczur and Kyle Schwarber with the tying and go-ahead runs on base in eighth inning. Theo Epstein called it a "family reunion," given the many Cubs personnel with Red Sox ties who returned to Fenway Park. But the Sox spoiled the party, scoring five runs in first inning vs. Jake Arrieta.

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Vazquez tops off Boston's 5-run inning with RBI single (0:27)
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Hanley is still looking for his goal... the ring (1:40)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

After scoring 13 runs in seven games, including three shutouts, a five-run first inning is cathartic for Red Sox against Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta at Fenway Park. 10 batters came to the plate and seven reached on six hits and a walk.

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P. Martinez says he would've 'drilled' Machado

Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez, who works for the Red Sox as a special assistant, says he would have "drilled" Manny Machado for his high slide on Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Epstein gave his 2004 World Series ring to his father, Leslie. He brought his 2016 ring to Boston so his father could put it on and take a picture with both. "It'll be pretty cool," Theo said. Leslie Epstein is director of the creative writing department at Boston University.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs-Red Sox brings back more than Theo Epstein, Jon Lester and John Lackey. Kevin Youkilis signing autographs for fans during batting practice.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Lester is back at Fenway Park, albeit in the cramped quarters of the visiting dugout and clubhouse.

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Epstein accidentally walked into closet at Fenway Park (1:36)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

At his Foundation To Be Named Later charity event today, Theo Epstein laughed off a recent suggestion by political strategist David Axelrod that he could get into politics, calling such a thing "ridiculous." I think I need to go do something really ill-advised or commit a felony or something," Epstein said. "I can put a stop to it in a hurry."

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Epstein reflects on historic title runs (1:26)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

For the first time in 1,415 major-league games, all for the Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia will bat sixth for the first time. Shuffled batting order has Xander Bogaerts in leadoff spot.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Two roster moves for Red Sox: INF/OF Chase d'Arnaud added to roster after being claimed off waivers Thursday; reliever Ben Taylor called up from Triple-A. INF/OF Steve Selsky and reliever Robbie Ross Jr. optioned.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pedro Martinez: "If I was pitching, I was going to drill Machado, as much as I love him. The only thing I would've done differently is probably bring the ball a little bit lower." Pedro says Machado "did not intend to hurt Pedroia. And I know that because I know Machado." Also says Barnes did not mean to throw the ball at Machado's head.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.443rd
Quality Starts13Tied-3rd
WHIP1.247th
BAA.2379th
Runs83Tied-26th
Batting Average.2724th
On Base Percentage.3365th
Slugging Percentage.37625th

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