Red Sox 9, Twins 2

Thunder (and lightning) as Red Sox pound Twins at Fenway

Boston, MA: June 27, 2017: The Red Sox Chris Young (right) leaps in celebration with teammate Xander Bogaerts (left) following Young's sixth inning three run home run. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Minnesota Twins in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/ Jim Davis)

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On a night where they withstood a pair of rain delays (and some wild weather), the Sox moved into sole possession of first in the AL East.

// Celtics’ Marcus Smart is not paying attention to trade rumors

Smart says he trusts the organization to make the right decisions for the team.

Boston, MA - 6/24/2017 - (7th inning) Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell continued to argue his point even after he was tossed from the game by umpire crew chief Bill Miller (26) after a run was walked in on a Balk call during the seventh inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Los Angeles Angels in Game 2 of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 25Red Sox-Angels, LOID: 8.3.2888891694.


Red Sox manager John Farrell suspended one game for poking umpire

Farrell served the suspension Tuesday night against the Twins, with Gary DiSarcina filling in.

Houston, TX Feb. 5 2017: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, (left) and Patriots owner Robert Kraft (right) are pictured together on the podium during the post game celebration. The Atlanta Falcons play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb 5. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) reporter: various topic: Super Bowl



Hard to believe Deflategate didn’t strain Kraft/Goodell friendship

And Goodell has to put it all through the spin cycle one more time.

// Lin’s hard work paying off in major way

A career minor leaguer, Taiwan’s Tzu-Wei Lin finds a spot to help Red Sox.

Sonny Gray is 3-3 with a 4.45 ERA this season.

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Are the Red Sox interested in acquiring Sonny Gray?

It’s more likely that their available financial and prospect trade resources will be directed toward third base or the bullpen.


// Moreland one of the majors’ best free agent bargains

Manager John Farrell referred to Mitch Moreland as “a bedrock in our lineup.”

// Avery Bradley’s omission from All-Defensive team has people, well, defensive

Fellow players rushed to support the Celtics guard, who didn’t even make the second team.

// R.I. governor gets behind PawSox stadium plan

Gina Raimondo said backs legislation filed by Pawtucket’s mayor that outlines the financing of a downtown ballpark.

// Revolution play host to D.C. United in US Open Cup Round of 16

New England is coming off a 3-0 win over the Rochester Rhinos in the annual soccer tournament.

// Isaiah Thomas finishes fifth in NBA’s MVP balloting

The Celtics guard finished behind Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, and LeBron James.

Houston, TX - 2/05/2017 - (4th Quarter/OT) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and his son celebrate with the Lombardi trophy. The Atlanta Falcons play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Ben Volin, Topic: 06Super Bowl, LOID: 8.3.1481249206.

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Tom Brady is No. 1 in NFL’s top players of 2017

Brady topped Broncos linebacker Von Miller for the honor, as voted by


// Ante Zizic in Boston to begin practicing with Celtics

The 6-foot-11-inch center arrived in Boston Sunday and completed a workout in Waltham Monday.

Peabody, MA - 6/27/2017 - U.S. Senior Open defending champion Gene Sauers during today's practice round at Salem Country Club. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Ben Volin, Topic: 28Senior Open, LOID: 8.3.2932665899.


Donald Trump will have at least one big supporter at the Senior Open

Defending champion Gene Sauers has developed a friendship with the president over the last few years.

US Senior Open

// Ricky Arnett’s Cup runneth over as an Open qualifier

52-year-old teaching pro from Austin, Texas, is a real-life ‘Tin Cup’ feel-good story at Salem CC.


// Fred Couples on a big momentum swing heading to Salem

Couples, 57, is coming off a win in last weekend’s Champions Tour event.

// A guide to the 2017 US Senior Open

The 38th edition of the tournament is at Salem CC in Peabody this week.

CROMWELL, CT - JUNE 25: Jordan Spieth of the United States celebrates with caddie Michael Greller after chipping in for birdie from a bunker on the 18th green to win the Travelers Championship in a playoff against Daniel Berger of the United States (not pictured) at TPC River Highlands on June 25, 2017 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

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Travelers Championship had atmosphere US Open was lacking

TPC River Highlands was rocking, an element Erin Hills simply didn’t have.

MLB Roundup

// Orioles’ Kevin Gausman halts skid in beating Blue Jays

Baltimore’s righthander snapped three-game skid with 3-1 win in Toronto Tuesday night.

// FIFA report: Russia, Qatar worked angles to win World Cup

Investigation showed how voters exploited murky system to host the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

Sports Log

‘Ill-conceived plan’ gets two Vandy players shot

The freshmen defensive backs were shot trying to recover a teammate’s stolen cellphone


// Making a lineup out of the Red Sox’ retired-number players

You can (almost) make up a perfect team, position by position, from the 10 retired numbers, but the batting order is tricky.

// Merrimack’s Carly Muscaro named NCAA Div. 2 Athlete of the Year

Stanford swimmer Katie Ledecky won the Honda Cup as the nation’s top Division 1 female athlete.


// NBA’s finest are the height of fashion

For the league’s first awards night, the NBA walked the red carpet.

// Jaylen Brown named to NBA All-Rookie second team

The Celtics forward averaged 6.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

2017 NBA Awards

// Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP

The Thunder guard topped Houston’s James Harden and San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard