June 12, 2014

G66: Red Sox 5, Cleveland 2

Cleveland - 000 002 000 - 2  8  2
Red Sox   - 010 022 00x - 5 12  1
Game stories: MLB, ESPNBoston, WEEI.
Josh Tomlin / Jon Lester
Holt, 3B
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Napoli, 1B
Nava, LF
Sizemore, RF
Ross, C
Herrera, SS
Bradley, CF
After a depressing 2-7 road trip, in which they batted .147 (9-for-61) with runners at second and/or third, the Red Sox return home for seven games against Cleveland and Minnesota.

The Red Sox are averaging 3.91 runs per game, 13th in the American League. (Only Houston and Tampa Bay are worse.) Boston's team OPS+ of 92 is also 13th.

The Red Sox have signed Andres Torres, a 36-year-old outfielder who underwent surgery last winter to remove bone spurs from his left heel, to a minor-league deal.

Felix Doubront threw 75 pitches in a rehab start for Pawtucket on Tuesday. Would the Red Sox consider moving Doubront to the bullpen? John Farrell: "We'€™re not crossing that bridge yet."

Shane Victorino will likely start a rehab assignment this weekend, while Will Middlebrooks is expected to DH for Pawtucket on Friday.

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