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Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox’ 3-2 win over the Tigers


Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox’ 3-2 win over the Tigers

Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox’ 3-2 win over the Tigers:


* “I would’ve like to been out there a little bit longer, but the delay was just a little bit too long . . . It’s kind of disappointing, you know, wanted to be out there and stay in the game a little longer.” Drew Pomeranz on the rain shortening his outing.

* “Well Drew once again attacked with his fastball. He was extremely efficient . . . Unfortunately with an hour rain delay, we weren’t going to bring him back in that situation” Farrell on Pomeranz.

* “Thankfully Comerica’s 420 to center.” Farrell on Justin Upton’s near home run off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning.

* “[Xander Bogaerts] had a couple of really good-looking swings tonight and hopefully it’s starting to turn for Bogey [with him] driving the baseball a little bit more.” Farrell on Bogaerts' two-hit day.


* David Ortiz knocked in his 1,500th RBI for the Red Sox in when he launched his two-run home run in the fifth. Only Ted Williams (1,839) and Carl Yastrzemski (1,844) have that many for Boston

* Ortiz’s home run was the 532nd of his career, putting him two behind Hall-of-Famer Jimmie Foxx.

* Ortiz’s home run was his 68 extra-base hit of the season, which leads Major League Baseball.

* Drew Pomeranz earned his second win for the Red Sox, and has given up two runs in 12.2 innings in his last two starts.


1) David Ortiz

Ortiz did it again to the Tigers, launching a two-run home run in the fifth. It made all the difference with the game airtight until the end.

2) Drew Pomeranz

Pomeranz brought his A-game for the second start in a row, giving up just the one run in five innings. Had the mid-game rain delay not happened, he could’ve easily worked into the seventh or the eighth, having only thrown 51 pitches through five.

3) Craig Kimbrel

Although there were a few well-hit balls off him, Kimbrel got the four-out save in the one-run win.

John Farrell joins ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ as analyst

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John Farrell joins ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ as analyst

John Farrell can add another job to his resume.

The former Boston Red Sox manager has joined the crew for ESPN's "Baseball Tonight," according to The Boston Globe. His debut will be on Wednesday for a season-preview show.

The Red Sox fired Farrell on Oct. 11, 2017 despite a second-straight A.L. East crown. Alex Cora will begin his first season in Farrell's old role during the 2018 season.

Farrell added the broadcast work after the Cincinnati Reds hired him as a scout and adviser with a focus on pitching. He interviewed this offseason for the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals managing jobs, but both teams passed on him.


Red Sox minor league team invites Trump, Biden to settle it in ring

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Red Sox minor league team invites Trump, Biden to settle it in ring

In this corner, the challenger out of Scranton, Pa., Joltin' Joe Biden...In the other corner, straight out of Queens, the President of the United States, Dandy Donald J. Trump!

The venue: LeLacheur Park, Lowell, Mass., home of the Red Sox Class-A affiliate, the Lowell Spinners.

Ladies and gentlemen, it's The Slasher at LeLacheur!

After the former Vice-President told a crowd at the University of Miami earlier this week of the current President, "If we were in high school, I'd take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him, President Trump fired back on Twitter Thursday morning. 

The Spinners, the Sox' short-season New York-Penn League affiliate, have offered to host a boxing match between the Republican President and Democratic former Vice President on Aug. 17 by the flagpole at LeLacheur. Former light-welterweight champ and Lowell native Micky Ward has agreed to referee.

No word yet if Trump, who'll be 72 by then, or Biden, 75, have accepted the invitation.

The Spinners' press release announcing the invitation says that if the two do accept, "the boxing match will take place regardless of the weather, no matter how stormy it may get."