BOSTON (AP) - Anthony Ranaudo pitched six solid innings in his major league debut and Dustin Pedroia drove in two runs as the Boston Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night. Ranaudo allowed two runs and four hits, including a solo homer Carlos Beltran hit into the New York bullpen in the fourth.
BOSTON (AP) - Allen Craig was in Boston's lineup and playing left field for the Red Sox on Friday night against the New York Yankees. The former St. Louis Cardinal was acquired Thursday at the trading deadline for pitcher John Lackey.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jon Lester walked through the Oakland clubhouse doors to quite a greeting, from the snappy, patriotic marching tune to handshakes and hellos from every corner. And even the familiar friendly face of his former pitching coach in Boston, Curt Young. Lester landed Friday with baseball's winningest team and the small-budget Oakland Athletics.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mets ace Matt Harvey has thrown off the mound for the first time since having right elbow reconstruction surgery in October. Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday the All-Star right-hander threw at about 60 percent. General manager Sandy Alderson said the mound session lasted 15 pitches.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Michael Strahan is pleased to know he is scheduled to go last during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. That means the former New York Giants star pass-rusher won't be the first to break down in tears once the 2014 seven-member class is inducted Saturday.
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Stephen Hill has been booed, cursed at by fans and labeled a 'bust' by critics. The New York Jets wide receiver has heard it all, and he's trying to ignore it. Heading into his third NFL season, the 2012 second-round pick knows he needs to prove the doubters wrong - and show the Jets he can be the playmaker they drafted him to be.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - After a shaky start to training camp, Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel has showed a renewed confidence on the practice field in recent days. Buffalo is looking to keep that momentum on its side in its first real test of the preseason when the Bills meet the New York Giants in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Sunday.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Chiney Ogwumike had 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Connecticut Sun fended off a late rally to beat the San Antonio Stars 89-79 on Friday night. It was Ogwumike's 12th double-double of her rookie season. Alyssa Thomas and Alex Bentley had 18 points each and Renee Montgomery added 11 for Connecticut (11-17), which snapped a four-game skid.
N.Y. Yankees (Greene 2-1) at Boston (Webster 1-0), 4:05 p.m.
New England at New York, 7 p.m.
TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, 8 a.m.
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