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Jackie Bradley Jr. congratulates David Price on 150th win in Instagram post

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Jackie Bradley Jr. congratulates David Price on 150th win in Instagram post

The Boston Red Sox were able to complete a pre-All-Star Game sweep of the Detroit Tigers on Sunday evening. David Price got the win after lasting five innings in the 6-3 win and allowing just one run.

The win was a milestone for Price, as it was the 150th of his career.

After the game, Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. took some time to honor Price for his achievement, posting this photo and caption to Instagram.

Price was grateful for Bradley's support, and he commented on the picture almost immediately after Bradley posted it.

We haven't yet heard the "blackjack" nickname for Bradley, but perhaps that's something that will stick for him going forward.

It's nice to see the Red Sox having something to celebrate. They had a rocky start to their World Series title defense and were up-and-down through the first half of the season. While the team is still trailing by 9 games in the AL East, they sit at 49-41 and are 8 games over .500 for the first time this season. They're in the thick of the Wild Card race, but they'll need to perform better in the second half of the season to lock down one of the two spots.

If Price can keep pitching well as he did on Sunday, that should give the team a chance to remain competitive moving forward.

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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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