Old Cuban stars don’t begrudge ballplayers who defect

Pedro Chavez, a Cuban baseball star from the 1960s, stands for the national anthem at Fenway Park, where he watched a current Cuban star, Yoenis Cespedes, play for the Red Sox.  Stan Grossfeld

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During a trip to Cape Cod, veteran Cuban baseball players reflected on the past and the present.

NICK CAFARDO / ON BASEBALL

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Could you have imagined this at the start of the season? Boston, Tampa Bay, and New York playing out the string at Fenway Park?

Red Sox 3, Orioles 2

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Mookie Betts homered and starter Joe Kelly shined as the Red Sox claimed a win in Baltimore on Sunday.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Red Sox map out rotation for final week

Rubby De La Rosa and Brandon Workman have been taken out of the modified six-man rotation.

BASEBALL NOTEBOOK

Notes: Braves fire GM Frank Wren

With Wren in charge, the Braves are in danger of posting only their third losing season since 1990.

Tommy Harper still haunted by time with Red Sox

Harper endured years of racial discrimination as a player, coach, and front-office staffer under the team’s Yawkey-affiliated regime.

As Red Sox sputter to an end, fans take it in stride

Thanks to three recent World Series victories, even diehard fans seemed to shrug off this season’s struggles.

Nick Cafardo | Sunday Baseball Notes

Which MLB teams need the most rebuilding?

Who’s got the most rebuilding to do this offseason? That’s in the eye of the beholder.

ON BASEBALL

Red Sox have decisions to make behind the plate

Management has been impressed with the performance of rookie Christian Vazquez.