Mayor’s Cup

Boston Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka sits in the dugout after his outing against the Minnesota Twins during the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Saturday, March 26, 2011. Matsuzaka allowed one run on five hits in six innings. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Matsuzaka Sharp, Jenks Not As Twins Beat Red Sox

Daisuke Matsuzaka turned in his strongest outing of the spring. Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks had a little more trouble.


Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Francona Not Worried About Papelbon’s Rough Outing

Through his first three outings of the spring, Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon was perfect.


Jon Lester (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Red Sox Split For Two Games

The Boston Red Sox will split up once again Friday afternoon to play two Grapefruit league games, with a chance to win their fifth straight Mayor’s Cup.


Jon Lester (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Lester, Papelbon Lead Red Sox To 5-0 Win Over Twins

The Red Sox got solid outings from Jon Lester and Jonathan Papelbon on the mound as they beat the Minnesota Twins 5-0 Tuesday afternoon.


New Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford plays with a ball during spring training baseball in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Crawford Set To Make Red Sox Debut Against Twins

New Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford will make his Red Sox spring debut on Monday against the Minnesota Twins.


Outfielder Jeff Bailey #84 of the Minnesota Twins is congratulated after his home run against the Boston Red Sox during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at Hammond Stadium on February 27, 2011 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Twins Beat Beckett, Red Sox In Spring Opener

The Boston Red Sox lost 8-4 to the Minnesota Twins 8-4 in their spring opener Sunday night.