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Highlights of the Red Sox' 5-4 win over the Giants

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Highlights of the Red Sox' 5-4 win over the Giants

FINAL SCORE:  Red Sox 5, Giants 4

IN BRIEF: The Red Sox rode a solid outing from Eduardo Rodriguez to their 80th win of the season over the San Francisco Giants. Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers drove in all five of the Red Sox runs in the first two innings. They nearly blew the game in the final two innings, but Brandon Workman came through just in time to earn the save.

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 80-72

HIGHLIGHTS

1st inning

Evan Longoria hits sacrifice fly to left, Mauricio Dubon scores (1-0 SF)

Rafael Devers singles to right, Andrew Benintendi scores (1-1 tie)

Xander Bogaerts singles, Christian Vazquez scores (2-1 BOS)

2nd inning

Devers singles to center, Benintendi scores (3-1 BOS)

Bogaerts singles to right, Vazquez, Devers score (5-1 BOS)

8th inning

Kevin Pillar doubles to left, Mike Yastrzemski and Dubon score (5-3 BOS)

9th inning

Pillar walks, Brandon Belt scores (5-4 BOS)

UP NEXT:
@Rays, Friday, 7:10 p.m., NESN
@Rays, Saturday, 6:10 p.m., NESN
@Rays, Sunday, 1:10 p.m., NESN

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Ex-Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli joins Cubs coaching staff

Ex-Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli joins Cubs coaching staff

Yet another former member of the Boston Red Sox has joined the Chicago Cubs.

Former Sox slugger Mike Napoli has joined the Cubs as a quality assurance coach, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.

Napoli joins fellow 2013 World Series champion David Ross on the Cubs staff. Ross replaced Joe Maddon as Chicago's manager last month.

Ex-Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has served as Cubs president of baseball operations for the last eight years. Former Sox pitching coach Dana LeVangie recently interviewed for the Cubs' bullpen coach job.

In three seasons as Boston's DH/first baseman, Napoli hit .242 with 53 home runs.

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Red Sox, Alex Cora are 'fully cooperating' with MLB's sign-stealing investigation

Red Sox, Alex Cora are 'fully cooperating' with MLB's sign-stealing investigation

The Houston Astros' sign-stealing scheme was rather elboarate, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora reportedly played a major role in the operation.

Cora was Houston manager A.J. Hinch's right-hand man as the Astros' bench coach in 2017, winning the World Series with the organization. So, quite frankly, it's not surprising that Cora was involved in the matter. 

Major League Baseball now is investigating the Astros organization, as well as anyone involved with the team in 2017 -- A.K.A. Cora and current New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran. Cora was interviewed Wednesday, and the Red Sox are offering the MLB "full cooperation" in the ongoing investigation, according to Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. 

According to our Red Sox Insider John Tomase, the Red Sox really only need to be concerned with the matter if Cora used some of those tactics to lead Boston to a World Series Championship in 2018, and throughout the duration of a rather upsetting 2019 season. 

It remains unknown if Cora will receive any disciplinary action from the league. 

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