Andrew Benintendi jumped into the arms of Jackie Bradley Jr. after Benintendi made the catch for the final out of Game 4.

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Chad Finn | Nine thoughts

Where to rank Andrew Benintendi’s catch, and other questions from the Red Sox’ Game 4 win

The game is over if the ball gets by him, the series is tied at 2-2, and the Red Sox would have to deal with Justin Verlander in a pivotal Game 5.


// The Red Sox are now one win away from the World Series

Andrew Benintendi’s ninth inning catch gave the Sox a 3-1 series lead, and they’ll try to close out the ALCS Thursday night.


// Fan interference call latest episode in memorable Red Sox-Astros series

In a wild Game 4 win, umpire Joe West’s call on Jose Altuve’s shot headed into the right-field seats helped save the day for Boston.

// Everything you need to know about the fan interference call that went the Red Sox’ way

Mookie Betts was prevented from making a play by a fan who was trying to catch a deep shot by Jose Altuve in the first inning.

Pepperoni pizza at Regina Pizzeria in the North End.

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Is Regina Pizzeria really the best in the country?

TripAdvisor says so, but here’s why you should take that with a grain of powdered Parmesan.

// Parts of Massachusetts saw first traces of snow

Most of the places that did receive snow, according to social media posts, got less than one tenth of an inch, which is considered unmeasurable.

// Massachusetts Powerball player wins $1 million

The two other winners of $1 million bought their tickets in New Jersey and Kentucky. One player in Florida won $2 million.

// Wind advisory in effect for most of Massachusetts until mid-morning

Thursday morning will be unseasonably chilly and windy, with gusts reaching up to 45 miles per hour.

// It’s a good time to be a fungi

The recent rain storms and cool, cloudy days have led to prolific mushroom fruiting.

Love Letters

He wants to meet the daughter he gave up to marry me

Twenty years later, he’s having second thoughts about relinquishing his parental rights.


// Are business class tickets worth the price? And how do I score one (without paying a bundle)?

Even if you’re not one of the airline’s biggest spenders, there are ways to up your odds of securing an upgrade.

‘John Doe’ drops civil case against Hefner, Rosenberg

The former State House aide known as John Doe abruptly dropped his civil lawsuit against Bryon Hefner and his husband, former state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg.

// Jay Gonzalez puts Charlie Baker on the ropes in TV debate

Democrat Jay Gonzalez pressed Republican governor Charlie Baker in a televised debate to decide between party loyalty and backing a candidate who opposes abortion rights and supports President Trump.

// Shiva Ayyadurai: the candidate who represents our bizarre political climate

Ayyadurai, a Belmont entrepreneur with four degrees from MIT, is running for Senate in a campaign that may seem quixotic, but is certainly animated.

// ‘A longstanding, entrenched system of wealth and privilege’

When Harvard University admitted several applicants tied to influential donors to its Kennedy School, the school’s dean sent an e-mail calling the head of admissions “my hero.”

// Opening statements set for trial of man charged with slamming car into Newton pizza shop

Bernard Casler, a Newton man with multiple sclerosis, is charged with driving his SUV into the Sweet Tomatoes pizza shop in Newton, killing two patrons and injured seven others.

// Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

President Donald Trump said he’ll mobilize the US military to close the border with Mexico to stop an “assault” on the nation by a caravan of migrants from Central America.

// Trump ‘coddles’ autocrats like Kim, Putin, and the Saudis, Joe Biden says

Former vice president Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not “know what he’s doing.”

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Boston Planning & Development Agency

Walsh calls for major investment to guard city against flooding

Mayor Martin Walsh will roll out an array of projects designed to protect Boston from rising sea levels. And he’s asking business leaders for their help to make them happen.

// Mueller said to be ready to deliver key findings in his Trump probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections.

// Three top Kandahar officials killed by their own guard

Three top officials were killed and two American troops wounded when members of the provincial governor’s elite guards turned their guns on their own colleagues.

Opinion & Ideas


// Elizabeth Warren is attacked from both left and right on DNA test

If the “Pocahontas” slur hobbles Warren beyond Trump’s base, it’s a problem. And it looks like it might be.

Special reports


// Talking Points AM

We’ve started an early-morning version of our popular afternoon Talking Points business newsletter. Try it out here.


Roger Crandall, the chief executive officer, of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.

MassMutual sells OppenheimerFunds to Invesco

Mass. Mutual Life Insurance Co. and OppenheimerFunds employees will get about $5.7 billion in Invesco preferred and common stock for the fund unit, which has $246 billion in assets.


Jamie Lee Curtis (holding Judy Greer) returns as Laurie Strode in “Halloween.”

Movie Review

When Michael met Laurie, again: ‘Halloween’ is back

As franchise reboots go, the new “Halloween” is top shelf.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, September 2018

Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: gas explosions in Lawrence, 9/11 remembrance ceremonies, and primary elections.


// Opinion: We need to find a better place to treat mental health emergencies

Millions of Americans with mental health issues are not getting the care they need.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and “Wet Hot American Summer” creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Real Estate

//$medium-9070.jpg Are we ignoring — or outright banning — an easy affordable-housing fix?

Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region’s housing shortage.

Globe event

// Seattle’s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she’s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.