Tigers 9, Red Sox 8

Tigers give Red Sox a knuckle sandwich

David Ortiz was brushed back by a Mike Pelfrey pitch in the third inning. He got revenge with a three-run homer over the bullpen.

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Red Sox starter Steven Wright gave up eight runs on nine hits in 4 innings

Red Sox notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_bosdet12B_spts.jpg Pedro Martinez’s observations on target for Red Sox

Martinez said David Price needs to get more comfortable and that Clay Buchholz lacks confidence.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/f617335a49f14f33b5b5e7c9b13947ae-f617335a49f14f33b5b5e7c9b13947ae-0.jpg Jose Iglesias felt right at home in return to Fenway

The Tigers shortstop, who broke in with the Sox in 2011, hit his first home run at Fenway on Monday

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1d2bd0557b614092b36bfabf1af239ab-1d2bd0557b614092b36bfabf1af239ab-0.jpg Who is on baseball’s trading block?

Here’s a look at some of the players who could be traded before the Aug. 1 deadline.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_bosdetpre2_spts.jpg Do Red Sox have a magic trick up their sleeve?

There’s a looming curiosity hovering over the team as to whether they are indeed done trading for roster improvements.

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Upton is batting .256 with 16 home runs, 45 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases this season.

Sports Log

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/542162862.jpg NHL’s Gary Bettman denies CTE link to head injuries

Bettman blamed the news media for fanning fear of the long-term effects of head injuries.


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By our conservative count, 37 of the 53 spots already are accounted for.

Theo Epstein has armed the Cubs with one of the most talented rosters in baseball.

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Can Theo Epstein end another curse?

The sense is that this is the year for the Cubs.

Boston Celtics' Demetrius Jackson (26) shoots the ball as Philadelphia 76ers' Richaun Holmes, right, defends during the second half of an NBA Summer League basketball game Monday, July 4, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)

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Celtics, rookie guard Demetrius Jackson finalize four-year, $5.5m deal

The fourth year of the deal will be a team option, a league source said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/507136754.jpg Who had the better trick shot: Jae Crowder or Kelly Olynyk?

The two Celtics forwards squared off in a trick-shot challenge and they want you to be the judge.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-9815.png Reflections on a weekend with the baseball gods

Saturday in Cooperstown I was allowed to salute the diamond gods at Doubleday Field.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/583529514.jpg Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth ready for last chance at 2016 major

McIlroy has won the Wanamaker Trophy twice in the last four years.

PGA Championship notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2016-07-26T185823Z_1921117231_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_PGA-PGA-CHAMPIONSHIP-PRACTICE-ROUND.jpg Phil Mickelson says disappointment hasn’t subsided

His loss in the British Open still stings, mainly because for the first time, his best wasn’t good enough.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/6b98447ab4634c8abfbd540e325deb60-aa760fc5e76e4f9c966afe22dd09c228-2.jpg Roger Federer is out for Olympics, done for the year

The tennis legend will sit out the rest of the season to protect his surgically repaired left knee.

nfl notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/3c59224150634111b4719a485d499830-3c59224150634111b4719a485d499830-0.jpg Packers’ Jordy Nelson to start camp on PUP list

The wide receiver had a “minor” issue with his left knee during the offseason.

Summer Games notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/AFP_DL012.jpg Russia’s list of banned Olympic athletes grows

At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team have so far been barred.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin012116PatriotsPractice_spt25.jpg Julian Edelman among 7 on physically-unable-to-perform list

A surprise was the name that wasn’t on the list: Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount.