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Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington watches his team work out during batting practice at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts October 29, 2013. (Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe)

Alex Speier

To learn about himself, Ben Cherington decided to teach

The former Red Sox GM needed to be away from baseball to help him assess his tenure in Boston.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 22: Jose Quintana #62 of the Chicago White Sox warms up his hand before a pitch against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at U.S. Cellular Field on April 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Red Sox-White Sox pitching matchups

A look at the scheduled starters for the three-game series in Chicago.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Brimming with confidence, Red Sox hit the road

Momentum from a three-game sweep of the Yankees has them in high spirits for a series against the White Sox.

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2004, file photo, blood appears around the right ankle of Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in Boston. Schilling, whose video game company underwent a spectacular collapse into bankruptcy last year, is selling the blood-stained sock he wore during that game. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Chad Finn | Sports Media

Why did ESPN cut bloody sock game from 2004 Red Sox film?

On Sunday, the network re-aired its “30 for 30” documentary on the 2004 ALCS, but removed a 12-minute segment.

Red Sox pitcher David Price threw a pitch in the first inning.

David Price salvages another rocky Fenway start

Price worked his way out of a seventh-inning jam and picked up the win Sunday against the Yankees.

Red Sox outfielders (from left) Brock Holt, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Mookie Betts have been in synch since Day 1.

Red Sox hit trifecta with Holt, Bradley, Betts

If there’s a play to be made, the outfielders don’t just want to make it — they expect to.

The Red Sox — and their fans — are expecting more from starter Clay Buchholz.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Red Sox need Clay Buchholz to pick up his game

Manager John Farrell said the team has been working hard to get the struggling starter turned around.

Chris Sale became the first White Sox pitcher to win his first six starts since 2005.

Baseball roundup: White Sox’ Chris Sale improves to 6-0

Brett Lawrie homered for the third straight day as Chicago beat host Baltimore, 7-1.

Game 25: Yankees at Red Sox

David Price takes the mound against the Yankees for the first time as a Red Sox.

After the Red Sox finished their second straight win over the Yankees, Xander Bogaerts (left) and Brock Holt were left walking on air.

Brock Holt’s down, but he keeps battling

The slumping Sox left fielder missed out on a homer Saturday, but still came through in the at-bat.

Rick Porcello allowed five hits with six strikeouts over seven shutout innings. Above: Porcello threw a pitch in the fourth inning.

Red Sox 8, Yankees 0

Red Sox, Rick Porcello roll past Yankees

The righthander improved to 5-0 by throwing seven shutout innings.

David Ortiz celebrated his home run that beat the Yankees on Friday — and it made an ailing 6-year-old boy in Wyoming very happy.

Red Sox Notebook

David Ortiz fulfills home run promise to sick child

“I think God is the one who takes over this stuff,” Ortiz said after he delivered on a promise to an ailing 6-year-old boy from Wyoming.

Michael Conforto (left) celebrated with Asdrubal Cabrera after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning.

saturday’s baseball roundup

Mets topple Giants to win eighth straight

Mets pitcher Jacob DeGrom overcame his first four walks of the season, pitching two-hit ball for six innings.

For Red Sox pitcher David Price, Sunday’s game against the Yankees is just another day at the office.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

David Price looks forward to getting a taste of the rivalry

Boston’s ace said he doesn’t hate the Yankees, but he’ll be plenty amped up for Sunday night’s start.

Chris Sale entered Sunday 5-0 on the season.

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

For the White Sox, a hot start dwarfs the Adam LaRoche incident

The spring training conflict between the team and Adam LaRoche hasn’t affected Chicago on the field.

Brett Gardner (11) and the Yankees have scored 12 runs and hit .216 (42 of 194) in their last six games.

Game 24: Yankees at Red Sox

The Sox continue their home series against their AL East foe with a 7:10 p.m. game.

NL batting champion Dee Gordon is the latest athlete to disillusion the fandom.

Bob Ryan

Suspicion: A very harmful side effect of PEDs

The permeation of drugs into sports makes it increasingly difficult for fans to appreciate greatness at face value.

Apr 29, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs left fielder Matt Szczur (Right) is greeted by his teammates after hitting a grand slam home run against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

baseball roundup

Matt Szczur’s grand slam sparks Cubs over Braves

Matt Szczur, a midgame defensive replacement, hit his first career grand slam during a five-run eighth inning and the Cubs broke away for a 6-1 victory.

Boston, MA - 04/29/16 - (7th inning) A jubilant Boston Red Sox left fielder Brock Holt (12) celebrates at home plate after scoring the tying run on a 2 RBI double by Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (25), not pictured, off New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19), at far right, during the seventh inning. The Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 30Red Sox-Yankees, LOID: 8.2.2787768127.

A success story about Junior achievement

Jackie Bradley Jr. has driven in six runs and had four extra-base hits in the last six games.

Boston, MA - 04/29/16 - (8th inning) Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) looks skyward as he crosses the plate after his 2 run home run in the eighth inning. The Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 30Red Sox-Yankees, LOID: 8.2.2787768127.

Red Sox 4, Yankees 2

David Ortiz blast in 8th beats Yankees

Ortiz’s homer to left-center came off Yankees star reliever Dellin Betances.

Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon (9) sits on the field after he was unable to field a ground ball base hit by Washington Nationals' Daniel Murphy during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

red sox notebook

Joe Girardi no longer shocked by positive PED tests

“I think guys get caught up in being ultra-competitive,” said the Yankees manager

New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury waits his turn in the cage during batting practice before a spring training baseball game with the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Game 23: Yankees at Red Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury and the New York Yankees make their first trip of the season to Fenway Park this weekend.

Clay Buchholz wrapped up April with an 0-3 record and 6.51 ERA, one of the worst 10 ERAs in baseball to this point.

Alex Speier

Bad performances in April nothing new for Clay Buchholz

The good news for Red Sox fans is that Buchholz tends to get considerably better after his slow starts.

A replica of the G41 model glove made by Draper & Maynard and used by Babe Ruth. It bears the company’s signature “Lucky Dog” logo.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

Back in the day, Plymouth, N.H., was the hub of sporting goods

Draper & Maynard Co. was once among the largest sporting goods makers in the US.

Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon celebrates after scoring on a balk by Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Pedro Baez during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Marlins’ Dee Gordon suspended for PED use

The infielder is the reigning National League batting champion, but tested positive for two banned substances.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (30) throws during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Monday, April 25, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. New York won 3-1. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Red Sox-Yankees pitching matchups

The three-game series begins Friday night at Fenway Park.

Boston Red Sox's Henry Owens delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Red Sox’ Henry Owens ready for redemption against Yankees

The lefty, who takes the ball Friday, is winless in two career starts against New York with a 13.50 ERA.

Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Roundup

Cubs’ ace Arrieta rolls against Brewers, 7-2

As an encore to his no-hitter at Cincinnati April 21, Cubs’ righthanded ace Jake Arrieta won his 16th straight decision.

Boston--4/28/16- Boston red Sox vs Atlanta Braves. Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz poured a bottle of water over his hair in the dugout in the 5th inning. Boston Globe staff Photo by John Tlumacki (sports)

BRAVES 5, RED SOX 3

A bad team’s worst hitters get best of Buchholz, and Red Sox lose

Clay Buchholz’s struggles continued as he gave up five runs as Boston’s four-game win streak ended.

Boston--4/28/16- Boston red Sox vs Atlanta Braves. Sox Dustin Pedroia runs full speed as he rounds 1st base on the way to second base on a 1st inning double hit to right field. Boston Globe staff Photo by John Tlumacki (sports)

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Steals aren’t what make these Red Sox go

The team leads the AL in thefts, but also in runs, doubles, OBP, and slugging percentage.

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens appears with Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday July 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Red Sox, WEEI agree to seven-year contract extension

The new radio rights deal keeps WEEI as the team’s flagship station through 2023.

Arkansas' Andrew Benintendi waits for a pitch during the first inning in a super regional game of the NCAA college baseball tournament against Missouri State in Fayetteville, Ark., Sunday, June 7, 2015. Benintendi was walked. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

RED SOX MINOR LEAGUE NOTEBOOK

Andrew Benintendi, Yoan Moncada tearing up the Carolina League

It may be time to start thinking about promoting the two hot Red Sox prospects to Double A.

Boston, MA - 04/27/16 - (8th inning) Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) celebrates with Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) after his second home run of the evening this one a solo home run in the eighth inning . The Boston Red Sox take on the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of a two game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 28Red Sox-Braves, LOID: 8.2.2781676111.

Alex Speier

There’s still plenty of gas in Dustin Pedroia’s tank

On a team that skews young, the second baseman continues to prove he’s a reliable cornerstone.

Boston Red Sox's Clay Buchholz delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Game 22: Braves at Red Sox

The Red Sox are going for a four-game sweep of the Braves in Thursday’s series finale at Fenway Park.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Former ESPN Analyst Curt Schilling (C) talks about his ESPN dismissal and politics during SiriusXM's Breitbart News Patriot Forum hosted by Stephen K. Bannon (R) and co-host Alex Marlow (L) at the SiriusXM Studio on April 27, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Curt Schilling accuses ESPN commentators of racism

The former Red Sox pitcher discussed his firing by the network in a Sirius radio interview.

Apr 27, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) celebrates with catcher Brian McCann (34) after hitting a home run during the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

MLB ROUNDUP

Rangers handle Yankees

Elvis Andrus had a tiebreaking RBI triple and Texas beat the Yankees, but not before former Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez hit his 100th homer at the ballpark in Arlington.

Boston, MA - 04/27/16 - (1st inning) Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright (35) pitching during the first inning. The Boston Red Sox take on the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of a two game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 28Red Sox-Braves, LOID: 8.2.2781676111.

Wednesday was windy, and that’s just how Steven Wright likes it

The conditions were just right as the Red Sox’ knuckleballer baffled the Braves at Fenway Park.

Boston, MA - 04/27/16 - (2nd inning) Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) strokes a grand slam home run home to short right field during the second inning. The Boston Red Sox take on the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of a two game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 28Red Sox-Braves, LOID: 8.2.2781676111.

RED SOX 9, BRAVES 4

Pedroia picks good time for first Pesky Pole shot

Dustin Pedroia hit two home runs, including a grand slam off the Pesky Pole, to lead the Red Sox over the Braves.

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Carson Smith works against the New York Yankees in the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Carson Smith eyeing Monday for return

The plan is for him to pitch Friday and Saturday in Pawtucket.

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Bud Norris throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Red Sox-Braves pitching matchups

Projected starters for the two-game set in Boston on Wednesday and Thursday.

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Sunday, April 10, 2016. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Game 21: Red Sox vs. Braves

Steven Wright is on the mound as the Red Sox return to Fenway to play Atlanta.

David Price high-fived teammates after coming off the field in the eighth inning Tuesday night.

Alex Speier

Why David Price’s stuff might be the best of his career so far

There are plenty of reasons to believe that Price’s dominance Tuesday is a harbinger of more such outings to come.

Minor league pitcher Sean Murphy dies at 27

Murphy was selected by the Oakland A’s in the 33d round of the 2010 draft, but never made it to the major league level.

FILE - In this March 23, 2016, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Chris Colabello loosens up before a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets in Dunedin, Fla. Colabello has been suspended for 80 games without pay after testing positive for the same anabolic steroid that caused Philadelphia pitcher Daniel Stumpf to be disciplined last week, the commissioner's office, Friday, April 22, 2016. The substance, dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, is sold under the name Turinabol. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Chris Colabello says he didn’t knowingly use performance-enhancing drugs

The Blue Jays player, who is from Milford, was suspended last week by Major League Baseball for 80 games.

Red Sox starter David Price scuffled in the first inning, then showed ace stuff over the next seven innings.

Red Sox 11, Braves 4

This was the David Price that Red Sox wanted to see

The Red Sox’ ace pitched eight innings and struck out 14 to rebound from a poor outing and improve to 3-0.

Oakland’s starting pitcher Rich Hill, of Milton, threw seven scoreless innings of four-hit baseball.

MLB roundup: Rich Hill, A’s tame Tigers

The Milton product threw seven scoreless innings as Oakland beat host Detroit, 5-1.