PETER ABRAHAM | ON BASEBALLRed Sox continue exceeding modest expectations, but in the American League East, not bad isn’t good enoughA 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.
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.
Milwaukee’s Willy Adames out of hospital, on concussion list after being struck by foul liner in dugout
Victimized by Masataka Yoshida in Japan, Scott McGough isn’t surprised one bit by the Red Sox outfielder’s success
If Angels are going nowhere, then should Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout be headed elsewhere?
Red Sox put an end to losing streak out West with series-opening win over Diamondbacks
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MIAA DIVISION 4 TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
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.
Red Sox top prospect Marcelo Mayer promoted to Double A Portland after tearing it up throughout the month
“No doubt he’s knocking on the door," farm director Brian Abraham said this month of Mayer. "He’s pushing down the door. And he’s consistent. That’s what we want to see.”
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Red Sox caught up in the hoopla of potentially historic Celtics run
Alex Cora and several members of the team are making arrangements to attend Game 7 on Memorial Day — an off-day for the Sox in Boston at the conclusion of a nine-game, 11-day road trip.
MIAA DIVISION 2 TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Annie Comella’s record-setting long jump launched Wellesley to a Division 2 championship; North Andover boys go back-to-back
Championing all three relay events, Wellesley repeated as the Division 2 track and field girls’ state champions for the fourth time in five years.
After missing out on hosting, Boston College baseball awaits NCAA Tournament bracket release
The NCAA released the 16 regional hosts for its 64-team Division 1 tournament Sunday night, and any team hosting is guaranteed a spot in the tournament.