Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Boston Red Sox powered past the New York Yankees 9-4 last night. Xander Bogaerts homered among his four hits, and fellow rookie Mookie Betts also went deep during a big night at the plate. Daniel Nava hit a three-run shot and Yoenis Cespedes tripled, doubled and singled to back Joe Kelly's first win with Boston.

NEW YORK (AP) - Second baseman Dustin Pedroia was out of the Boston Red Sox lineup last night for the third consecutive game because of concussion-like symptoms. Manager John Farrell says he's not optimistic about Pedroia playing in the three-game series against the New York Yankees.

NEW YORK (AP) - The Red Sox have recalled right-handed pitcher Anthony Ranaudo. He says he expects to have about 30 to 40 family members and friends in the stands when he makes his fourth major league start tonight against the Yankees. Ranaudo grew up nearby in Jackson, New Jersey. He says he went to countless games at the old Yankee Stadium.

(AP) - One day after Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski pronounced himself ready to return, Bill Belichick reminded him it will be the coach's decision. Belichick said during a conference call yesterday that he will decide whether the tight end is ready to take the field after a knee injury.

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Sports catering business Centerplate has announced the resignation of its chief executive after video from an elevator security camera posted online shows a man kicking a puppy and yanking its leash. The Stamford, Connecticut-based company caters to several professional sports venues. It announced yesterday the resignation of Desmond Hague.

TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:

MLB:

Boston (Ranaudo 3-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 9-8), 7:05 p.m.

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