Farrell visits Red Sox day after cancer revealed

Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura expressed shock over the news that good friend John Farrell, manager of the Boston Red Sox, announced Friday that he had lymphoma. We got our butts kicked.


“I think just by and large too many pitches up in the zone early, ” Owens said. The guys did that for John.

Farrell said the cancer of the lymphatic system was discovered when he had hernia surgery in Detroit earlier this week. Farrell said he planned on being back with the team for spring training.

Shaw had a two-run and solo shot, and Castillo’s was a two-run homer in Boston’s highest run total of the season.

“(Friday’s) news still hits hard with several of us”, Lovullo said.

“You don’t see that every day”, Cruz said.

“He probably knows just about more people in baseball than just about anybody”. Blake Swihart and Xander Bogaerts each had four hits, while Ortiz, Mookie Betts and Brock Holt had three apiece.

Royals 9, Angels 4: Salvador Perez homered to lead off a six-run second inning, and Johnny Cueto won his second consecutive start for Kansas City.

Rodney worked around a one-out single in a scoreless eighth.

The 53-year-old Farrell said bench coach Torey Lovullo will run the team in his absence. It had tied Troy Tulowitzki for the major’s longest this season.

Hernandez (14-7) gave up hits to nine of the first 12 batters he faced, 12 hits overall, and three homers.

“That’s really the theme for me today, is that we chipped away at a 7-0 lead and had a chance to win that ballgame, ” Lovullo said.

“When that happens in this type of ballpark, you know something is going to come at the end“. It was part of a 26-hit night for Boston, as they tagged Hernandez for 10 runs before terrorizing Seattle’s bullpen. He’s given up 42 runs in 33 2/3 innings pitched in his seven losses, including 10 homers for an ERA of 11.23. After the game, Mariners manager Lloyd McLendon acknowledged that Nuno could have earned the win had it not been for his first-inning miscue. Franklin Gutierrez connected twice against him as Seattle built a 7-0 lead. The Sox didn’t let up, and instead of giving Hernandez and the Mariners life, they kept attacking and ended up chasing Hernandez from the game.

His final inning was his finest, as he retired the Seattle side in order with two more punchouts.

Bogaerts and Castillo homered for the Red Sox. He was hit in the neck by a batted ball during BP on Wednesday in Miami.

However, without Ortiz, the potency of the Red Sox lineup would be impacted too greatly, and he has consistently proven his value annually.

Sandoval homered into the center-field bleachers leading off the second. He is 120 for 353 (.340) in 85 career games at Fenway with 51 extra-base hits. It’s the organization that originally signed him – in November 1992.


The Red Sox are in last place in the AL East with a 50-64 record. The company he shares suggests the good in a start like Sunday’s outweighs the bad: It includes Vida Blue, David Cone, Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling, CC Sabathia, Carlos Carrasco and Noah Syndergaard.

Red Sox post big night for Farrell, beat Mariners 15-1