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Report: Red Sox postponing White House trip due to government shutdown

Report: Red Sox postponing White House trip due to government shutdown

Unforeseen circumstances have forced the Boston Red Sox to alter their Washington, D.C. travel plans.

The Red Sox postponed their visit with Donald Trump at the White House due to the government shutdown, The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham reported Friday, citing two major league sources.

The team's trip to celebrate its 2018 World Series title originally was scheduled for Feb. 15, right before the team's first official workout of spring training. The visit now is expected to happen on May 9, right after Boston's three-game series with the Orioles in Baltimore from May 6 to May 8.

Red Sox principal owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner both said last weekend they'd prefer not to visit the White House during the shutdown while government employees aren't getting paid. And despite President Trump and Congressional leaders agreeing to a temporary deal to reopen the government for three weeks, the team's visit will still have to wait.

Manager Alex Cora still is undecided on whether he'll attend the White House ceremony, while several players have said they're either not going or are undecided.

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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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