Red Sox

Highlights of the Red Sox' 7-6 win over the Mariners

Highlights of the Red Sox' 7-6 win over the Mariners

FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 7, Mariners 6

IN BRIEF: Mitch Moreland - he of the key three-run pinch homer in the World Series last fall - did it again Friday night as he three-run, pinch homer in the ninth inning rallied the Red Sox to a 7-6 victory in Seattle in the second game of the season. Matt Barnes worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his third career save. BOX SCORE.

RED SOX RECORD: 1-1

HIGHLIGHTS:

1st inning

Mallex Smith solo homer to right off Nathan Eovaldi (1-0 SEA)
Domingo Santana solo homer to left off Eovaldi (2-0 SEA)

2nd inning
Xander Bogaerts solo homer to left off Yusei Kikuchi (2-1 SEA)

2nd inning
Omar Narvaez solo homer to right off Eovaldi (3-1 SEA)

4th inning
Ryan Healy doubles, scoring Tim Beckham (4-1 SEA)
Dee Gordon sacrifice fly scores Omar Narvaez (5-1 SEA)
Mallex Smith sacrifice fly scores Ryon Healy (6-1 SEA)

ALSO THE OBLIGATORY GREAT CATCH BY JACKIE BRADLEY JR.: 

5th inning
Rafael Devers scores when Jackie Bradley Jr. hits into a double play (6-2 SEA)

6th inning
J.D. Martinez solo homer to center field (6-3 SEA)

8th inning
Christian Vazquez solo homer to left field (6-4 SEA)

9th inning
Pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland three-run homer to right field off Hunter Strickland, scoring Blake Swihart and Jackie Bradley Jr. (7-6 BOS)

BARNES CLOSES IT OUT:

UP NEXT:

@ Mariners, Saturday, 9:10 p.m., NESN
@ Mariners, Sunday, 4:10 p.m., NESN
@ Athletics, Monday, 10:07 p.m., NESN

Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Celtics easily on your device.

MLB Rumors: Reds interested in signing Brock Holt

MLB Rumors: Reds interested in signing Brock Holt

Brock Holt still doesn't have a team, but he's garnering attention in free agency with spring training less than one month away.

The Cincinnati Reds are one of the teams interested in signing the former Boston Red Sox utilityman, according to Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

While Holt wouldn't be an everyday player, he'd be a valuable presence off the bench. The 31-year-old is a career .271 hitter and capable of playing virtually any position. In 2019, Holt played everywhere except pitcher, catcher, and center field.

LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App.

In addition to his versatility, Holt proved throughout his Red Sox tenure to be a fan favorite and beloved teammate. The 2015 All-Star undoubtedly would be a welcome addition to the Reds clubhouse.

Boston recently signed ex-Reds utilityman Jose Peraza, presumably Holt's replacement, to a one-year deal worth about $3 million.

Tomase: Roenicke the safest bet to replace Cora

MLB rumors: Red Sox have shown interest in Hensley Meulens for manager job

MLB rumors: Red Sox have shown interest in Hensley Meulens for manager job

The Boston Red Sox need a new manager with pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training in less than a month, and one potential candidate is Hensley Meulens.

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported late Sunday night that Boston has shown interest in New York Mets bench coach Hensley Meulens.


LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App.

Meulens is a really good option for the Red Sox. Before joining the Mets in November, he spent the last decade with the San Francisco Giants as a hitting coach and bench coach, helping the National League club win World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014. He also managed the Netherlands at the 2013 World Baseball Classic and speaks several languages. Meulens was a candidate for the New York Yankees' manager job in 2017.

The Mets also need a new manager after parting ways with Carlos Beltran last week, and they would be smart to promote Meulens instead of letting him leave for Boston.

The Red Sox parted ways with manager Alex Cora last week after Major League Baseball named him 11 times in a nine-page report detailing the Houston Astros' sign-stealing operation used over the last few years. Cora was the Astros' bench coach in 2017 before joining the Red Sox as their manager for 2018. The MLB report concluded Cora played a key role in creating and implementing Houston's sign-stealing system. The 2018 Red Sox currently are being investigated by the league.

The sign-stealing scandal has resulted in three managers -- Cora, Beltran and Houston's A.J. Hinch -- losing their jobs, and none of these positions have been filled yet.

Report: Latest asking price for a Mookie Betts trade revealed