Boston Red Sox defeat San Francisco Giants, 4-2

SAN FRANCISCO—Mike Cameron hit a three-run homer, Darnell McDonald also connected and the Boston Red Sox beat the San Francisco Giants and their top pitching prospect 4-2 on Saturday.

Scott Atchison (1-1) tossed 2 1-3 innings for the win against his former team after Boston starter Clay Buchholz was removed early because of a hyperextended left knee that he hurt while running the bases.

The Giants called up Madison Bumgarner (0-1) from Triple-A Fresno to make his 201...

SAN FRANCISCO — The Red Sox suffered a crucial loss yesterday as tests revealed that Dustin Pedroia has a nondisplaced fracture of his left navicular bone, after fouling a ball off the instep of his left foot in the third inning of Friday night’s loss to the Giants.

Pedroia was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

“We don’t know the extent, so the time down will be dependent on how bad this is, and we don’t know that yet,’’ manager Terry Francona said before last nigh...

SAN FRANCISCO — The baseball god can bring you to your knees. Or put you on crutches. Just like that.

Has any ballplayer ever crashed to Earth with more shock and fury than Dustin Pedroia? Thursday night, the little guy enjoyed a career night at Coors Field in Denver. He hit three homers, went 5 for 5 with a walk, and reminded us that he is the half-pint Braveheart of the Boston baseball franchise.

Friday night, he broke his foot when one of his vicious swings drille...