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Report: "Many" Red Sox players still plan to visit White House

Report: "Many" Red Sox players still plan to visit White House

As a collective, the Boston Red Sox still seem a bit undecided about their upcoming White House visit.

Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rafael Devers all have said they won't join the team May 9 when it visits President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. to celebrate Boston's 2018 World Series championship.

According to MLB Network's Jon Heyman, though, there's still a sizeable contingent of players making the trip -- "more than you think," one undecided player reportedly told Heyman.

The Red Sox would have visited the White House back in February but postponed the trip to May 9 due to the government shutdown.

Manager Alex Cora, who's been critical in the past of how the Trump Administration handled recovery efforts in his native Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, still is undecided if he'll join his players.

The Red Sox have been careful to leave politics out of their visit, with president Sam Kennedy insisting the trip is voluntary and that the club doesn't want to make any sort of statement with who does and doesn't attend.

If some of their biggest stars (and their manager) stay behind while others go, however, Kennedy's wish may go unfulfilled.

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Highlights from the Red Sox 7-2 over the Orioles

Highlights from the Red Sox 7-2 over the Orioles

FINAL SCORE: Red Sox 7, Orioles 2

IN BRIEF: Chris Sale was sharp yet again for the Red Sox as they won their second straight against the Orioles. J.D. Martinez hit a home run again, extending his homer streak to three games. 

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 38-34

HIGHLIGHTS:

6th inning

Xander Bogaerts doubles down the left field line, Devers scores (1-0 BOS)

Brock Holt singles to right, Bogaerts scores (2-0 BOS)
Sandy Leon safe a first after error from Alberto, Holt scores (3-0 BOS)

Renato Nunez doubles to right, Alberto scores (3-1 BOS)
Jonathan Villar hits a SAC fly to right, Mancini scores (3-2 BOS)

7th inning

J.D. Martinez homers again (4-2 BOS)

9th inning

Xander Bogaerts SAC fly (5-2 BOS)
Holt RBI single (6-2 BOS)
Devers scores on throwing error (7-2 BOS)

UP NEXT:

@Orioles, Sunday, 1:05 p.m., NESN
@Twins, Monday, 8:10 p.m., NESN
@Twins, Tuesday, 8:10 p.m., NESN

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David Ortiz shooting: Nine suspects indicted, 10th suspect turns self in

David Ortiz shooting: Nine suspects indicted, 10th suspect turns self in

The nine suspects allegedly involved in last Sunday night's shooting of Red Sox legend David Ortiz have been indicted.

According to The Boston Globe, the suspects are being sent to four different prisons “in order to protect the integrity of the investigation" and could be held for up to a year. They are charged with attempted murder, criminal association and illegal possession of weapons.

Jhoel Lopez, a Dominican variety show producer, also was injured in the shooting. Lopez's lawyer, Jose Martinez, said a 10th suspect turned himself in on Friday, per The Globe.

Ortiz continues to recover from his injuries in the intensive care unit at Mass General Hospital in Boston. His wife, Tiffany, has shared encouraging updates on the beloved former slugger along with his daughter, Alex.

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