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Chicago's Marcus Simien (center) celebrates with the team after defeating the Boston Red Sox at U.S Cellular Field in Chicago Tuesday night. The White Sox won 2-1.

White Sox hand slumping Red Sox third straight loss

By Brian Hedger, The Sports Xchange on April 16, 2014, at 1:32 a.m.
CHICAGO — Alexei Ramirez is making a habit out of scoring the game-winning run for the Chicago White Sox in the bottom of ninth inning. A game after hitting a walk-off home run to beat the Cleveland Indians, Ramirez scored from second to beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 off …

Moore’s season-ending injury leaves Rays trying to piece together rotation

By Todd Karpovich, The Sports Xchange on April 15, 2014, at 8:32 p.m.
BALTIMORE — Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon is having to piece together a starting rotation as three starters are down with injuries. The biggest loss is left-hander Matt Moore, who has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery on his injured left elbow April 22, the Tampa Bay Times reported Monday. Moore …

Rangers’ Beltre not thrilled about stint on DL

By The Sports Xchange on April 15, 2014, at 8:08 p.m.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Third baseman Adrian Beltre took his place on the disabled list grudgingly. “I did not agree with this decision, but it was out of my hands,” Beltre said before adding that he was planning to try to return for Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. “The medical …
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) argues with umpire Bob Davidson (61) after being thrown out of the game against the New York Yankees during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium on April 13.

MLB fines Boston’s Farrell for remarks about replay

By The Sports Xchange on April 15, 2014, at 6:12 p.m.
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been fined by Major League Baseball for criticizing the new instant replay system being used this season, the New York Daily News reported. Joe Torre, MLB’s executive vice president of baseball operations, told the Daily News on Monday that Farrell would be fined …

Sports briefs for April 15, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on April 15, 2014, at 6:11 p.m.
Flyers sign MacDonald to six-year extension The Philadelphia Flyers signed defenseman Andrew MacDonald to a six-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the contract were not released but multiple media reports placed the total value at $30 million. “We kind of hashed it out a couple different …

Six-run sixth inning propels Sea Dogs by Mets

on April 14, 2014, at 10:40 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs were held to just one hit through the first five innings, but scored six runs in the sixth and beat the Binghamton Mets 9-4 Monday night at Hadlock Field. Binghamton’s Greg Peavey had allowed just one hit, and retired 10 straight Sea Dogs, …
Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk takes a shot as Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young defends during the second quarter of the game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Monday night.

Rookie guard helps 76ers hold off Celtics

By Gordie Jones, The Sports Xchange on April 14, 2014, at 10:04 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — Rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points, a career-high 14 rebounds and six assists Monday night as the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Boston Celtics 113-108. Backup guard Tony Wroten added 20 points for the Sixers (18-63), who snapped a four-game losing streak in their final home …

Aging Jeter out with sore thigh

By The Sports Xchange on April 14, 2014, at 7:21 p.m.
Derek Jeter doesn’t need any more reminders of his increasing age and fragility. He got another one on Sunday anyway. Jeter missed the Yankees’ 3-2 win over the Red Sox due to what manager Joe Girardi termed a tight right quadriceps, the large muscle in front of the thigh. It …
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) makes a throw to first base for an out during the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park.

Boston’s Pedroia doesn’t have a wrist fracture, but return to lineup uncertain

By The Sports Xchange on April 14, 2014, at 5:29 p.m.
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia does not have a fracture in his left wrist, reported Monday. However, more tests are scheduled for Pedroia and it is not clear when he can return as he may be suffering from inflammation in the wrist. Pedroia missed Sunday night’s game …
New York's Carlos Beltran (36) runs up the first base line after hitting a two-run home run off of Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront (22) during the third inning at Yankee Stadium in New York Sunday night.

Beltran propels Yankees past Red Sox

By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange on April 14, 2014, at 1:20 a.m.
NEW YORK — Hitting home runs is routine for Carlos Beltran. Playing first base? That was something new for the 37-year-old veteran. Beltran hit a two-run homer in the third inning Sunday night to give the New York Yankees the lead for good, and he made three putouts as the …

Emotional Watson lands his second Masters title

By Mark Lamport-Stokes, Reuters on April 13, 2014, at 8:12 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson withstood an inspired early challenge from playing partner Jordan Spieth to clinch the Masters for a second time in three years with a three-shot victory at Augusta National on Sunday. Trailing the prodigiously talented Spieth by two strokes after four holes, the left-handed Watson took …

Rock Cats snap Sea Dogs’ four-game winning streak

on April 13, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs were seeking their first four-game sweep at Hadlock Field since 2010 on Sunday, but the New Britain Rock Cats (4-6) prevented that feat, beating Portland 6-3 in a Double-A baseball game in front of 4,847 fans. The Sea Dogs (6-4) had their four-game …

Short-handed Celtics handle Cavs

By The Sports Xchange on April 13, 2014, at 4:57 p.m.
CLEVELAND — When an opportunity arises, Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk said, one has to be ready to pounce on it. That’s what the 7-footer did on Saturday night. He matched his season-high with 25 points and added a season-high 12 rebounds in the Celtics’ 111-99 victory over the Cleveland …
Members of the TD Garden staff paint on the Stanley Cup Playoffs logo after the Bruins clinched the best record in the NHL with a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres Saturday in Boston.

Victory over Sabres secures home ice throughout playoffs for Bruins

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 12, 2014, at 6:57 p.m.
BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have taken their final regular season step by winning the Presidents’ Trophy and securing home ice advantage throughout the playoffs. But they know there’s more work to be done. “It’s a nice accomplishment,” rookie defenseman Torey Krug said after Saturday’s 4-1 victory over the Buffalo …
New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann (34) hits a two-run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium in New York  Saturday.

Pedroia out of Red Sox lineup with wrist injury, exam set Monday

By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange on April 12, 2014, at 6:40 p.m.
NEW YORK — Second baseman Dustin Pedroia, the sparkplug of the Boston Red Sox lineup, was scratched from Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees due to soreness in his left wrist. Pedroia fell on his wrist while turning a double play in last week’s series against the Brewers in …

Portland Sea Dogs rally past Rock Cats

on April 12, 2014, at 5:23 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs fell behind early, but battled back with a late rally and downed the New Britain Rock Cats 10-4 Saturday afternoon at Hadlock Field for their fourth straight win. The Sea Dogs (6-3) found themselves in a 4-3 hole as they entered the sixth, …

Pena, Welch help Sea Dogs record third straight victory

on April 11, 2014, at 10:54 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine —The Portland Sea Dogs used two five-run innings and scored six of their runs with two outs in an 11-2 win over the New Britain Rock Cats Friday night in Double-A baseball action at Hadlock field. The win marked the third in a row for the Sea Dogs …
Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley drives to the basket against Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts in the second half at TD Garden in Boston Friday night. The Celtics defeated the Bobcats 106-103.

Celtics struggle, but hold off Bobcats for victory

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 11, 2014, at 10:39 p.m.
BOSTON — The Boston Celtics blew all of a 13-point, fourth-quarter lead but then used a late 8-0 spurt to end a nine-game losing streak with a 106-103 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night. The Bobcats, playing without point guard Kemba Walker, who is out with a groin …

Goalie Hutchinson, Jets stop Bruins

By Jason Bell, The Sports Xchange on April 11, 2014, at 5:47 p.m.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Michael Hutchinson secured the most memorable victory of his pro career in net for the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Naturally, there’s really no forgetting your first win in the show — especially against the club that chose you and then let you go. Hutchinson was unquestionably …
Boston Red Sox right fielder Daniel Nava (29) makes a diving catch for an out on a ball hit by Yangervis Solarte during the third inning at Yankee Stadium in New York Thursday night.

Yankees’ Pineda shuts down Red Sox

By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange on April 10, 2014, at 10:21 p.m.
NEW YORK — Right-hander Michael Pineda flashed a broad smile, rookie second baseman Dean Anna talked how he dreamt his first career home run would happen at Wrigley Field and right-hander David Phelps matter-of-factly discussed getting his first save. All three made significant contributions for the New York on Thursday …
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