Shane Victorino drives in 7 runs for the Red Sox and Felix Doubront puts up a strong outing in a 13-2 win over the Orioles.
They say the ex-New England Patriots tight end earned an $82,000 bonus before being accused of murder, and they must protect his rights.
The development of a young receiving corp and the ability to create a pass rush are key to New England ending its eight-year title drought.
A preseason hit knocked Miami tight end Dustin Keller out for the season.
The third-string quarterback faces another hurdle when all NFL teams must reduce their rosters on Saturday to the regular-season limit of 53.
Hernandez has previously pleaded not guilty to murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd.
Will Rob Gronkowski be held out for six weeks? What's Tim Tebow's future? Who will be on Saturday's final roster?
With Monday's victory over the Fisher Cats, the door to the postseason hasn't yet shut.
The Red Sox have a tough stretch ahead of them, and being well-rested will be key.