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Here are the pitching matchups for the Red Sox-Mariners series

Thursday: LHP David Price (7-4, 4.00) vs. RHP Felix Hernandez (6-5, 5.70), 10:10 p.m. (ET), NESN, MLB Network. Friday: RHP Rick Porcello (8-3, 3.54) vs. LHP James Paxton (6-1, 3.02), 10:10 p.m. (ET), NESN. Saturday: RHP Steven Wright (2-0, 1.21) vs. LH…

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Mookie Betts leads all of baseball in All-Star voting

A 13-day stint on the disabled list did not hurt Mookie Betts’s chances at the All-Star team. Per Major League Baseball, Betts leads all players with 748,872 votes. Betts was elected as a starter in 2016 and selected to the team in ’17. Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (701,236) is second and

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Here are the pitching matchups for the Red Sox-Orioles series

Here are the pitching matchups for the Red Sox-Orioles series: Monday: RHP Steven Wright (2-0, 1.57) vs. RHP Dylan Bundy (4-7, 4.04), 7:05 p.m., NESN. Tuesday: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (7-1, 3.68) vs. RHP David Hess (2-2, 3.07), 7:05 p.m., NESN. Wednesday…

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As first impressions go, J.D. Martinez’s is right up there

Just under 100 games remain in this Red Sox season, so it’s still too soon to make any declarative proclamations about the successes and failures of specific players – other than the dismissed Hanley Ramirez, I suppose. Now that it’s popped into my head, there is at least one other player – one

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Here are the pitching matchups for the White Sox-Red Sox series

Friday: RHP Dylan Covey (1-1, 2.82) vs. LHP Chris Sale (5-3, 3.00), 7:10 p.m., NESN. Saturday: TBA vs. LHP David Price (6-4, 4.08), 4:05 p.m., NESN, MLB Network. Sunday: RHP Reynaldo Lopez (1-4, 3.42) vs. RHP Rick Porcello (8-2, 3.59), 1:05 p.m., NESN,…

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What we know about Dustin Pedroia’s injury and his future with the Red Sox

On May 29, Dustin Pedroia played pain-free for the Red Sox against the Blue Jays in his third game since returning from knee surgery. Then the second baseman arrived at Fenway Park, felt something off during stretching, and was back on the 10-day disab…

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5 possible landing spots for Hanley Ramirez

The Red Sox officially released Hanley Ramirez Friday. The surprising decision to designate Ramirez for assignment opened up a roster spot for Dustin Pedroia after the second baseman returned from injury. It also lifted the team off the hook for Ramirez’s $22 million vesting option for next season

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Why the Yankees are one-game behind the Red Sox and still in first place atop the AL East

It seems like a misprint. Why are the Yankees in first place, despite the fact that New York is still listed as trailing the Red Sox by one game in the standings? Put simply, winning percentage and games behind calculate different things. Winning perce…

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Why the Yankees are one-game behind the Red Sox and still in first place atop the AL East

It seems like a misprint. Why are the Yankees in first place, despite the fact that New York is still listed as trailing the Red Sox by one game in the standings? Put simply, winning percentage and games behind calculate different things. Winning perce…

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Nine thoughts on the Red Sox after their interesting series in Houston

1. I’m not big on attempting to identify statement games in a baseball season in real time – especially early in the season, when so much of the story remains unwritten. The ultimate perceived in-season pivotal moment in recent Red Sox lore has to be the Red Sox’ rally to beat Mariano Rivera

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Steven Wright to start for Red Sox on Tuesday

Knuckleballer Steven Wright, who has worked exclusively out of the bullpen since returning to the Red Sox last month, will get his first start of the season Tuesday night against the Tigers. Wright’s starting assignment will give each starter an extra day’s rest as the Red Sox finish a stretch

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The NBA’s Twitter game is good, but Bryan Colangelo might not know how to play

I’ve said this before, but it seems appropriate to reiterate it now as the goofy Bryan Colangelo scandal continues to unravel. No matter the topic or venue, there’s not much redeeming about social media these days. Yet when it comes to the sports world, there is one consistently satisfying oasis

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6 takeaways from the Celtics’ unexpectedly successful season

COMMENTARY The mood was bittersweet at the Celtics’ practice facility Monday. Though Boston’s incredible postseason run exceeded nearly everyone’s expectations, except the team’s own, players and president of basketball operations Danny Ainge expressed disappointment in not being able

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Here’s the Celtics connection to the Bryan Colangelo Twitter story

Celtics general manager Danny Ainge is so plugged into the Weird Celtics niche of Twitter that some have suspected Ainge of being the mind behind the (parody?) account Janos. If the architect of Boston’s success is in fact using a burner account, he’s not the only member of an NBA front-office

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Here’s the Celtics connection to the Bryan Colangelo Twitter story

Celtics general manager Danny Ainge is so plugged into the Weird Celtics niche of Twitter that some have suspected Ainge of being the mind behind the (parody?) account Janos himself. If the architect of Boston’s success is in fact using a burner account, he’s not the only member of an NBA front-office

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Here are the pitching matchups for the Red Sox-Astros series

Thursday: LHP Drew Pomeranz (1-2, 6.75) vs. RHP Lance McCullers (6-3, 3.98), 8:10 p.m. (ET), NESN, MLB Network. Friday: LHP Chris Sale (5-2, 2.76) vs. RHP Gerrit Cole (5-1, 2.05), 8:10 p.m. (ET), NESN, MLB Network. Saturday: LHP David Price (5-4, 4.04)…

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