Extra Bases

Red Sox coverage in today’s Globe

The Red Sox gave away two games to the Tampa Bay Rays last night on a long, cold night at Fenway Park.

Clay Buchholz could not survive a rocky first inning, although he did settle down. Mike Vega has that story.

The notebook has Jacoby Ellsbury getting closer to playing, new father Jonathan Papelbon getting a day off, the Sox shrugging off some steals and Joe Maddon asking Bill Belichick to take up his cause.

Jon Lester, who starts today, hopes to change a troubling early season trend.

In the Sunday Baseball Notes, Nick Cafardo takes a look at Manny Ramirez’s chances for making the Hall of Fame. Nick also checks in with Tom Glavine.

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