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Highlights from the Red Sox 10-2 loss to the Mets in spring training

Highlights from the Red Sox 10-2 loss to the Mets in spring training

FINAL SCORE: Mets 10, Red Sox 2

IN BRIEF:  Eduardo Rodriguez allowed just one run over four inning pitched, but Red Sox relievers Matt Barnes, Tyler Thornburg, and Josh Taylor all allowed three runs in each of their respective outings, allowing the Mets to pull away at the midpoint of the game.

HIGHLIGHTS

3rd inning

Brandon Nimmo singles to center scoring Rymer Liriano (1-0 NYM)

5th inning

Luis Guillorme doubles to centerfield scoring Liriano (2-0 NYM)

Nimmo triples to left, scores Guillorme (3-0 NYM)

Nimmo scores on a wild pitch by Matt Barnes (4-0 NYM)

Blake Swihart singles to center scoring Sam Travis (4-1 NYM)

Andrew Benintendi hit a single to right scoring Swihart; Christian Vazquez thrown out at the plate (4-2 NYM)

6th inning

Peter Alonso homers to left (5-2 NYM)

J.D. Davis scores on a Tyler Thornburg wild pitch (6-2 NYM)

Rajai Davis hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Liriano (7-2 NYM)

8th inning

Rajai Davis doubles to center scoring Tomas Nido (8-2 NYM)

Braxton Lee singles to left. Rajai Davis and Guillorme score (10-2 NYM)

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@ Rays, Sunday, March 9, 1:05 p.m.

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Mitch Moreland 'running out of stuff to say' about Rafael Devers

Mitch Moreland 'running out of stuff to say' about Rafael Devers

On Sunday afternoon, the Boston Red Sox were able to fight back to earn a win over the Baltimore Orioles. The Red Sox were down 6-0, but they scored 13 answered runs to overtake the woeful Orioles en route to their fifth straight win.

In the contest, the Red Sox offense was powered by Rafael Devers. The 22-year-old went 4-for-5 in the game with a homer and four RBIs and made history. He became only the second Red Sox player to total 100-plus RBIs and 100-plus runs in a season at age 23 or younger. The only other player to do that was Ted Williams, who did it twice.

Devers is currently on a hot streak for the Sox, batting .652 with 3 homers, 7 doubles, and 11 RBIs over the course of his past five games. He also leads the league in hits, RBIs, and doubles as of this writing. And his consistently solid performance has earned endless praise from his coaches and teammates.

"I’m running out of stuff to say about him," first baseman Mitch Moreland said, per Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe. "It seems like a bad day for him is 2 for 4 with a double. He’s been incredible."

Meanwhile, manager Alex Cora praised Devers for his consistency and ability to string together quality at-bats.

"It seems like everything that is in the zone he’s hitting hard," Cora said, per Abraham. "The quality of the at-bats are great. He keeps working. He’s not taking anything for granted."

Devers' red-hot performance has coincided with the Red Sox' recent winning streak, so the team will hope that he can continue to stay hot. And if he can, that could do a lot to help the team succeed with their pitching staff currently weakened by injuries.

Chris Sale to visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday>>>

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Chris Sale will visit with Dr. James Andrews on Monday

Chris Sale will visit with Dr. James Andrews on Monday

Chris Sale is officially getting ready for a visit with Dr. James Andrews.

According to Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, the team's ace will be heading down to Florida to meet with the renowned surgeon on Monday. At that point in time, Sale and Dr. Andrews will discuss options for treatment on his sore elbow.

"[Sale] just wants to make sure he has all the facts," Cora said of the visit, per Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe. "He wants to see where we’re at with it and all the opinions."

Sale, who is in the midst of a career-worst season that has seen him log a 6-11 record and 4.40 ERA. He was placed on the 10-day IL on Saturday with left elbow inflammation and the visit with Dr. Andrews has raised some concerns about the potential for Tommy John surgery. We'll know more about the situation after Sale's visit on Monday.

After losing Sale, Cora stated that the team has "got to keep going" without Sale in the rotation. They got off to a good start by beating the Baltimore Orioles in the past two contests, but the bigger test for them will be how they fare in the upcoming week against the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres.

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