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World Series champion Red Sox to visit White House next month

World Series champion Red Sox to visit White House next month

BOSTON — The World Series champion Red Sox have scheduled their visit to the White House for Feb. 15, a team spokesperson said Tuesday.

The Sox will already have their spring training activities underway in Fort Myers, Fla., at the time of the trip, with the first workout for pitchers and catchers scheduled for Feb. 13.

The trip is a tradition for major U.S. sports teams that win championships. The Sox visited the White House most recently in 2014, after winning the 2013 World Series. The visit too creates an opportunity for players or other team personnel to potentially send a political message, if they so choose.

Sox manager Alex Cora defended his native Puerto Rico in September after comments made by President Donald Trump. 

Cora said in December he would use the platform "the right way."

The White House hosted the Clemson Tigers on Monday amidst the government shutdown, and offered the college athletes a spread of fast food

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Dustin Pedroia 'didn't feel right' during rehab start in Portland

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Dustin Pedroia 'didn't feel right' during rehab start in Portland

Dustin Pedroia continued his injury rehab assignment in Portland on Friday, and it appears he may have suffered another setback.

The veteran second baseman "didn't feel right" and left the game after four innings, according to Red Sox manager Alex Cora.

Per Cora, Pedroia's latest setback isn't believed to be major. Even if that's the case, the 35-year-old can't seem to go more than a few games without having issues with his surgically-repaired left knee. That's an obvious cause for concern.

Cora didn't reveal further details about Pedroia's situation, but hopes the team will know more tomorrow.

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Highlights of Red Sox' 4-3 loss to the Astros

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Highlights of Red Sox' 4-3 loss to the Astros

FINAL SCORE: Astros 4, Red Sox 3

IN BRIEF: The Red Sox made three errors and Chris Sale allowed four runs  (two earned) in six innings and saw his double-digit strikeout streak end at four starts as Boston fell 4-3 to the Astros in the opener of a three-game series in Houston. BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 27-24

HIGHLIGHTS:

2nd inning:
Diaz singles to center, moves to second on a wild pitch, scores on first baseman Pearce's throwing error (after replay review) (HOU, 1-0).

3rd inning:
Marisnick homers to left off Sale on a 2-2 pitch (HOU, 2-0).

 

4th inning:
Chirinos walks, moves to third on Reddick's single, scores on shortstop Bogaerts error on a fielder's choice (HOU, 3-0).

Springer's sacrifice fly scores Reddick (4-0, HOU).

6th inning:
Bogaerts homers to left off Miley on a 2-1 pitch (4-1, HOU).

7th inning:
Bradley Jr. homers to center off Pressly on a 0-0 pitch (4-2, HOU).

9th inning:

Vazquez homers to left off Osuna on a 3-2 pitch (4-3, HOU).

UP NEXT:

@Astros, Saturday, 7:15 p.m., FOX
@Astros, Sunday, 2:10 p.m., NESN
Vs. Indians, Monday, 4:05 p.m., ESPN, NESN

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