Adam Wainwright recovered from a shaky start to earn his 14th win, tying for the major league lead, and rookie Kolten Wong homered twice to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.
Coach Bill Belichick rested Tom Brady, Darrelle Revis and most of his first-teamers, while Griffin played one series under new coach Jay Gruden as the Redskins beat the Patriots 23-6 Thursday in their preseason opener.
Lee Nguyen had a goal and an assist and the New England Revolution beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Wednesday night to end an eight-game losing streak.
After Koji Uehara surrendered a solo homer in the top of the 10th, David Ortiz and Mike Napoli hit back-to-back jacks to give the Red Sox a sweep of the Twins.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of two-run homers and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 7-4 on Tuesday night, handing Boston its fifth straight loss.
Aaron Hicks delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th and Phil Hughes struck out eight in six innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in the series finale on Thursday.
Yu Darvish fell one out shy of a no-hitter for the second time Friday night, giving up only a ninth-inning single to David Ortiz in the Texas Rangers’ 8-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
David DeJesus had a solo homer and drew a bases-loaded walk, and Tampa Bay’s bullpen pitched 4 1-3 scoreless innings to lift the Rays to a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Massachusetts rallied to beat Rhode Island 65-61 in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament Thursday night.
Grady Sizemore returned to action for the first time in more than two years, playing three innings in left field and going hitless in two at-bats Thursday for the Boston Red Sox in a 5-2 victory over Northeastern.