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Veteran cornerstones Jon Lester and Dustin Pedroia had solid performances for the Red Sox in Friday night's 5-2 victory over the Pirates at JetBlue Park.Share TweetCNNSI.com Mar 1, 2013Japan will look to replace the likes of Ichiro Suzuki and Yu Darvish with a new generation of young talent as it bids to capture a third straight World Baseball Classic title.Share Tweet
Samardzija would rather win than earn No. 1 jobJeff Samardzija hopes to be handed the ball on Opening Day this season, but he emphasized that it is more important that the Cubs bounce back from their rough 2012 campaign.Share Tweet
Latos tosses two scoreless in first spring startMat Latos walked the first two batters he faced in the first inning and also pitched past a second-inning double by Xavier Nady as the Reds dropped his spring debut to the Royals, 3-2.Share Tweet
Zimmerman to make spring debut Sunday as DHFollowing the Nationals' 4-4 tie with the Mets on Thursday night, Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced that third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will start Sunday's game as a designated hitter against the Cardinals.Share Tweet