Porcello Strong in Sox Win
Rick Porcello pitched eight shutout innings and struck out a season-high eight as the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Porcello (2-3) allowed only two hits and walked two while winning his second straight start. He also became the first starter to go past the seventh inning for the World Series champion Red Sox in a rough opening month of the season.
Mookie Betts and Mitch Moreland homered for Boston and the Red Sox won for the fourth time in six games.
Tyler Thornburg pitched the ninth and lost the shutout when Robbie Grossman hit a leadoff homer.
Ichiro Suzuki has rejoined the Seattle Mariners as a special assistant to the chairman and will work as an instructor with both the major league club and some of the organization’s players in the minors.
Longtime Los Angeles Angels media relations director Tim Mead has been appointed president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The 61-year-old Mead has spent 40 years working in baseball, all with the Angels. He has been their vice president of communications the past 22 years. Mead becomes the seventh president in the 80-year history of the organization and will succeed Jeff Idelson.
Cavs interview Bickertstaff
The Cavaliers interviewed a coaching candidate with a very familiar name. Former Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff met Tuesday with the Cavaliers about their job, a person familiar with the team’s coaching search told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team is not revealing its plans. Bickerstaff’s father, Bernie, was a longtime NBA coach and currently is a senior adviser with the Cavaliers.
Gino Marchetti dies at 93
Gino Marchetti, a Hall of Fame defensive end who helped the Baltimore Colts win consecutive NFL championships in the late 1950s, has died. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said Marchetti was 93.