RED SOX 6, BLUE JAYS 5

Red Sox earn walkoff win over Blue Jays

04/27/15: Boston, MA: The Red Sox Mookie Betts applauds as he sees his game winning single drop in safely. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Toronto Blue Jays in a regular season MLB game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic: Red Sox-Blue Jays (1)

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The Red Sox allowed three runs in the first inning but won at Fenway on a single by Mookie Betts in the ninth.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_soxjays6_spts-7265.jpg Pablo Sandoval leaves game with neck soreness

The third baseman apparently injured himself on a diving catch in the fourth inning.

ALEX SPEIER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/471377046.jpg Is it too early to panic about Red Sox rotation?

Sox starters entered Monday with a league-worst 5.75 ERA and were averaging just 5 innings per start, which ranks 24th in the majors.

Minor League notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1fc7fd082de74e5f8922131b8db342e5-1fc7fd082de74e5f8922131b8db342e5-0.jpg Pawtucket’s Eduardo Rodriguez may be ready to help Red Sox

The lefthander had another dominant start for Pawtucket over the weekend.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/c49244f8ecdb4abab92228c98fc4974d-c49244f8ecdb4abab92228c98fc4974d-0.jpg Red Sox starter Joe Kelly survives rocky first inning

Kelly stuck around for six innings and struck out a career-high 10, retiring his final eight batters before departing after 104 pitches.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/7b2a2cb2f40e4bc58a42c1ff2e3fa625-7b2a2cb2f40e4bc58a42c1ff2e3fa625-0.jpg Knuckleballer Steven Wright back with Red Sox

Wright started twice for Pawtucket after being sent down April 11 and liked the action on his knuckleball.

Roundup

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/471376442.jpg Monday’s roundup: Royals beat slumping Indians

Cy Young winner Corey Kluber fell to 0-3 and Cleveland lost for the seventh time in 10 games.

Nick Cafardo | On baseballl

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/471251636.jpg Plenty of room for improvement on Red Sox roster

The unpredictable Red Sox are capable of winning close games, losing close games, winning blowouts, and losing walkoffs.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/470855018.jpg Marlins cutting ties with Jarrod Saltalamacchia

The former Red Sox catcher has been designated for assignment despite being owed more than $14 million.

Red Sox-Blue Jays pitching matchups

A look at probable starters for this week’s series at Fenway Park.

Red Sox pitcher Wade Miley was unable to get through the third inning Sunday, the second time that’s happened in his four starts this season.

Orioles 18, Red Sox 7

Wade Miley, Red Sox bullpen rocked in blowout loss

Now just 10-9, the Sox have lost four of five and six of their last nine games as starting pitchers continue to struggle.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2015-04-26T194246Z_658731157_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_MLB-BOSTON-RED-SOX-AT-BALTIMORE-ORIOLES.jpg Closer Koji Uehara’s velocity has fallen

The radar gun tells a troubling story, as Uehara’s fastball and splitter are down several miles per hour.

Orioles 5, Red Sox 4 (10 )

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_koji_reax.jpg Koji Uehara falters in 10th, ruins Red Sox comeback

Uehara inherited a one-run lead, but would blow the save after facing just three batters.

Koji Uehara gave up a triple, sacrifice fly, and walkoff homer in an ugly 10th inning.

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On baseball | Nick Cafardo

At 40, Koji Uehara in a pitched battle

Last year’s poor finish, coupled with injuries, leaves you with some questions about the closer’s future.

Red Sox notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_shane_victorino.jpg Red Sox place Shane Victorino on 15-day DL

It’s the fifth time since 2013 that Victorino, battling a hamstring injury, has been placed on the disabled list.

PawSox owners say they’d consider buying land for Providence ballpark

Principal owner James Skeffington said he and partner Larry Lucchino want to meet with Governor Gina Raimondo soon.

NICK CAFARDO I SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_blake_swihart.jpg All-around catchers among most valuable commodities in baseball

A catcher who plays great defense and can hit, like Red Sox prospect Blake Swihart, is a rare breed in MLB these days.

nick cafardo | on baseball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2015-04-25T031902Z_312841440_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_MLB-BOSTON-RED-SOX-AT-BALTIMORE-ORIOLES.jpg There’s no sitting super sub Brock Holt

Like last season, Holt is forcing his way into the lineup — and Friday’s go-ahead home run helped his cause.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/455814910.jpg A long and difficult road led Junichi Tazawa to the right place

The Red Sox reliever endured a controversial departure from Japan and Tommy John surgery before finding success.