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12-11, 3rd in AL East

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Red Sox LF Andrew Benintendi hit his third home run of the season during Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Cubs. The solo shot was the longest homer of his career.

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9hScott Lauber

For Red Sox, seventh inning as ugly as it gets

Cue the carnival music. Between a managerial mistake and sloppy defensive play, Boston fell to the Cubs after the club's worst frame of the season.

Cubs rally to top Red Sox (1:08)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs 7, Red Sox 4: As bad losses go, what happened Saturday at Fenway Park ranks high on the list. The Red Sox (12-11) blew an early three-run lead, giving up three runs in an ugly seventh inning in which starter Steven Wright gave up the game-tying homer, the defense threw the ball all over the field and the undermanned bullpen wilted. On plus side, Hanley Ramirez launched a tape-measure homer onto Lansdowne Street.

Rizzo gets Cubs closer with 2-run shot (0:20)
Benintendi powers one out for solo homer (0:20)
Schwarber's bloop single gives Cubs the lead (0:27)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Youkilis, wearing a "TB12" hat for brother-in-law Tom Brady, throws ceremonial first pitch to Dustin Pedroia. Remember when they were first and third in MVP voting in 2008?


Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at David Price throwing a few pitches in his two-inning simulated game at Fenway Park:

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price threw 30 pitches over two simulated innings. Next step: A light bullpen session Monday followed by a 45-pitch simulated game Thursday. It's a spring training-style progression, at this point.

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.

On this date: Clemens fans 20 (1:13)
Curses no more in Chicago and Boston (0:47)
Red Sox take 5-4 win over Cubs (0:50)
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.

Vazquez tops off Boston's 5-run inning with RBI single (0:27)
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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2dScott Lauber

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.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2732nd
On Base Percentage.3345th
Slugging Percentage.38423rd
Earned Run Average3.565th
Quality Starts13Tied-5th

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