Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 5

Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays overpower Red Sox

Josh Donaldson, here hitting an RBI single in the fourth, went 4 for 5 with two home runs and five RBIs on Friday.

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Donaldson is 13 of 33 (.394) with three doubles, a triple, four home runs, and 11 RBIs in eight games against the Sox this year.


// At a career crossroads, it’s time for Buchholz to show some fight

Clay Buchholz may come to realize this might be the best thing that ever happened to him.

// Red Sox send Clay Buchholz to bullpen

Lefthander Eduardo Rodriguez will start in Buchholz’s place on Tuesday against the Orioles.

Red Sox notebook

// Xander Bogaerts picks up where Jackie Bradley Jr. left off

Bogaerts singled in the fourth inning Friday to run his streak to 20 games, now the longest active streak in the majors

// Red Sox benefit from Jose Bautista suspension

The Blue Jays slugger will miss the first game of this weekend’s series in Toronto after his one-game suspension was upheld.

Alex Speier

// It’s time to replace Clay Buchholz in the rotation

The Red Sox have a better option than sticking with Buchholz, who ranks among the AL’s worst starters.

Alex Speier

// Red Sox could be caught shorthanded

The struggles of Henry Owens illustrate the organization’s lack of depth at starting pitcher.

Foxborough. Ma- May 25, 2016-Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld-Abiola Aborishade of Attleboro a former Division III star receiver at UMASS Dartmouth has been standing outside Gillette Stadium almost every day since April 21st. looking for a tryout from the Patriots.

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Receiver-for-hire tries to catch Patriots’ attention

Holding fast to his NFL dream, Abiola Aborishade stands vigil outside Gillette Stadium, asking for a chance.

Alex Speier

// Don’t blame John Farrell for Jackie Bradley’s streak ending

A suggestion that Bradley’s streak ended because of where he hit in the batting order ignores the facts.

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 28: Broadcaster Chris Berman of ESPN is seen on the field before Game Two of the 2015 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets at Kauffman Stadium on October 28, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

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Are ESPN and Chris Berman parting ways?

Conflicting reports over the long-time fixture behind the ESPN anchor desk emerged recently.

NBA Eastern Conference Finals | Cavaliers 113, Raptors 87

// LeBron James leads Cavaliers to a return trip to NBA Finals

James scored 33 points to guide Cleveland to a second straight trip to the Finals, his sixth overall.

// Navy QB Keenan Reynolds cleared to play in NFL

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Friday that Reynolds could defer his military service to play in the NFL.

Canada’s Brad Marchand, center, sings national anthem after winning the Ice Hockey World Championships final match between Finland and Canada, in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, May 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)


Bruins’ Brad Marchand added to Canada’s World Cup roster

The Bruins forward was one of seven additions as Canada finalized its lineup for the fall tournament.

108 Stitches: The Podcast

// Why are hitting streaks so fascinating?

Red Sox manager John Farrell, Rockies player Nolan Arenado, and others join Alex Speier for an in-depth discussion.

// Yes, UMass has a team ranked No. 1 in the country

ZooDisc, UMass’ Ultimate team, brings a 14-game winning streak into this weekend’s national championships.


// Rafael Nadal withdraws from French Open

The nine-time champion reluctantly pulled out of the competition with a wrist injury.


// Molder sees the light at Colonial before darkness

At 9-under, he is a stroke ahead of Webb Simpson at the Dean & Deluca Invitational in Fort Worth.


// Revolution to face struggling Sounders

Seattle has scored only 10 goals this season, the second-lowest total in MLS.