Jonathan Papelbon Coughs Up Five Runs in 10-7 Rain-Shortened Loss to Astros

Jonathan Papelbon Coughs Up Five Runs in 10-7 Rain-Shortened Loss to Astros In a game called by rain, Mike Cameron and Dustin Pedroia did all they could to bring a spring training win to Beantown.

On the back of Jon Lester‘s seven-strikeout effort in 5 1/3 innings against the Houston Astros, things were looking good until Jonathan Papelbon brought forth a deluge a bit earlier than the weather gods intended.

He gave up six runs — five earned — while allowing five hits and a hit by pitch to send Boston home with a 10-7 loss that was called after the top of the eighth when the skies opened. Following the game, Papelbon admitted he was “grooving” his pitches due to a migraine headache    .

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