PETER ABRAHAM | ON BASEBALL
Red Sox continue exceeding modest expectations, but in the American League East, not bad isn’t good enough
A Sunday loss against Torey Lovullo and Co. left the Sox 10 games out of first in the division, two games worse than they were before the trip and a half-game out of last.
Box score: Diamondbacks 4, Red Sox 2MLB scoreboard
DIAMONDBACKS 4, RED SOX 2Tanner Houck hit hard early, and Red Sox can’t recover in dropping road trip finale to Diamondbacks
DIAMONDBACKS 4, RED SOX 2Tanner Houck hit hard early, and Red Sox can’t recover in dropping road trip finale to DiamondbacksHouck gave up five straight hits in the first inning, then a home run on his fifth pitch of the second, and a Red Sox offense that couldn't touch Arizona starter Merrill Kelly couldn't find the big hit it needed late.
CelticsAfter a stunning Game 6 finish, do the Heat have anything left for the Celtics?Coach Erik Spoelstra didn't have any answers for Miami losing in the final second at home, and he doesn't care how his team gets the job done in Game 7. "We may win this thing as ugly as it’s ever been done," he said.
Peter Abraham | Sunday baseball notes
If Angels are going nowhere, then should Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout be headed elsewhere?
Ohtani, 28, can become a free agent at the end of the season and has made it clear his biggest goal is to win the World Series, something the Angels haven’t come close to in his time there.
MIAA DIVISION 4 TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPSMore high school sports news
Rithikh Prakash wills Burlington to Division 4 state boys’ track and field championship while Newburyport girls win with depth
The Cornell-bound senior gutted through a 2:05 split in the Red Devils’ second-place 4x800 (8:08.85), helping lift Burlington to its first state title since 2017.
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