Red Sox 3, Mets 1

Red Sox get better of Mets again

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the third inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 29, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Joe Kelly went seven-plus innings to continue his hot stretch and Mookie Betts homered in a second straight win over New York.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

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Youngsters Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Rusney Castillo all have an abundance of skills.

NICK CAFARDO I SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/davis_dom18_spts.jpg As Red Sox GM search continues, diversity is emphasized

Team chairman Tom Werner stated the Sox would make a point to interview minority candidates for the position.

Red Sox Notebook

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A third catcher, an infielder, and a bullpen arm are likely to be added when rosters expand Monday.

MLB ROUNDUP

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The Toronto DH tied a franchise record with nine RBIs and extended his major league best hitting streak to 24 games.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

These days, Dave Dombrowski is all ears with Red Sox

The Red Sox president of baseball ops has spent his first week on the job watching, listening, and assessing to get to know the organization.

Boston Red Sox's Blake Swihart (23) slides past New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud to score on an inside-the-park home run during the 10th inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

RED SOX 6, METS 4

Blake Swihart’s inside-the-park homer helps Red Sox win in 10

Swihart’s dash around the bases accounted for the Sox’ third homer Friday night, following David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr.

Red Sox notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/479475294.jpg Clay Buchholz done for the season

Dave Dombrowski said if the righthander gets healthy, picking up his $13 million option next season is likely.

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The Lewisberry team will try to become the first from Pennsylvania to win the title since 1960 when it faces Japan Sunday.

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Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit back-to-back homers in Toronto’s win.

Peter Abraham | Beat Writer’s Notebook

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New criteria will likely create a younger, savvier electorate more likely to consider advanced statistics.

CHAD FINN | SPORTS MEDIA

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/186640611-13948-7337%20-%20Copy.jpg NESN owes us an explanation on Don Orsillo termination

Fans and media continue to be perplexed, but so far the reaction from the station has been silence.

Boston Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park in Boston Saturday, Aug. 16, 2015.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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Torey Lovullo has become Red Sox’ steady hand

Lovullo’s experiences as a journeyman major leaguer give him perspective as he seeks out a full-time managerial position.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/484797268.jpg Tough matchups nothing new to Henry Owens

In just four starts, the Sox’ rookie lefty has faced some stiff competition. And on Friday, he gets Matt Harvey.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/unnamed-7466--90x90.jpg Red Sox had their eyes on Matt Harvey well before stardom

Back in 2006, at an amateur showcase, the Mets’ future ace made a good impression on Red Sox scouts.

NICK CAFARDO | RED SOX MAILBAG

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/cafardo1-7442--90x90.jpg What will Red Sox outfield look like in 2016?

The Bradley-Betts-Castillo configuration is intriguing and promising, but Hanley Ramirez is still in the way.

RED SOX MINOR LEAGUE NOTEBOOK

Jorge Marban took the long way to Pawtucket

After stops in independent leagues and Australia, the righthander has excelled at three levels in the Red Sox farm system this year.

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A passionate fan base has often spread its love for the team to the broadcasters who brought them the games.