BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox will play the rival New York Yankees once this spring, on March 22 at the Yankees’ training home in Tampa.

The Red Sox released their spring training schedule on Tuesday, and it has them opening on March 2 against the Minnesota Twins. The AL wild-card winners follow the next day with games against Boston College and Northeastern.

The Red Sox play the Florida Marlins twice, giving new pitcher Josh Beckett two chances to face his former teammates.

After breaking camp in Fort Myers, Fla., the Red Sox will play two games against the Phillies in Philadelphia before opening the regular season in Texas on April 3.

AP-ES-11-29-05 1752EST


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