CHICAGO (AP) - Clay Buchholz gets the start for Boston tonight as the Red Sox look to even their series with the White Sox in Chicago. John Danks gets the start for Chicago. Alexei Ramirez scored the winning run for the White Sox in the bottom of the ninth inning on a throwing error and Chicago edged the Boston 2-1 last night.
CHICAGO (AP) -Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli left last night's game against the White Sox after injuring his left ring finger sliding into second base in the ninth inning. With the game tied 1-1 and two outs, Napoli advanced to second on Donnie Veal's wild pitch. Napoli slid head first into second and appeared to dislocate his left ring finger against the base.
CHICAGO (AP) - Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had a cortisone injection in his left wrist and hopes to return to Boston's starting lineup tonight. The AL MVP was injured April 4 when Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez broke up a double play at second base in the ninth inning. Pedroia is hitting .139 (5 for 36) since then with one RBI and no walks, leaving his season average at .236.
BOSTON (AP) - The Celtics wrap up a disappointing season tonight when they host the Wizards tonight at TD Garden. Boston has long been out of the playoff picture, but the Wizards are still in play for the fifth, sixth or seventh seed in the Eastern Conference.
BOSTON (AP) - Organizers and law enforcement officials are urging Boston Marathon spectators to leave backpacks and other bags at home. They also say crowds will be limited at the finish line where two bombs exploded a year ago. Monday's 26.2-mile race is expected to attract 36,000 runners - about 10,000 more than usual for the event - and about 1 million spectators.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tina Charles just wanted to come home and play alongside Cappie Pondexter. The New York native was traded Monday night to the Liberty from Connecticut for Kelsey Bone, Alyssa Thomas and next year's first round pick in a blockbuster deal. Charles, who is from Queens, averaged 18.0 points and 10.1 rebounds last season. Charles says coming to New York gives her the best chance to win a title after falling short with the Sun.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Boston University point guard Maurice Watson Jr. is transferring to Creighton. Bluejays coach Greg McDermott announced that Watson signed a letter of intent and will have two years of eligibility starting in 2015-16. The 5-foot-10 Watson averaged 13.3 points and 7.1 assists per game last season. He was an All-Patriot League first-team selection.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Washington at Boston, 8 p.m.
Boston (Buchholz 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 1-0), 8:10 p.m.
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