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Watch Blue Jays steal home on Chris Sale in another bad outing for Red Sox ace

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Watch Blue Jays steal home on Chris Sale in another bad outing for Red Sox ace

Chris Sale's start to the 2019 season went from bad to worse when Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Lourdes Gurriel Jr. stole home in the fourth inning of Tuesday's Boston Red Sox home opener at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox ace wasn't able to get the ball home quick (or accurately) enough and Gurriel's steal put the Jays up 5-2. Check out the crazy play in the video below:

Red Sox fans in attendance, as you might imagine, weren't happy with their team falling asleep and voiced their displeasure with a few boos.

Sale gave up seven hits and five runs (all earned) with three strikeouts and zero walks over four innings. His ERA for the season stands at 9.00 after his latest outing, which isn't anywhere close to what is expected from one of baseball's best starting pitchers. 

On the bright side for Sale, he did get his first swing-and-miss on a fastball this season. Progress is progress, right?

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Red Sox do Bruins fans a solid by moving up Wednesday game vs. Indians

Red Sox do Bruins fans a solid by moving up Wednesday game vs. Indians

The Red Sox know the importance of a championship series in Boston and are planning accordingly.

The Sox announced Thursday they're moving the start time of next Wednesday's home game against the Cleveland Indians from 7:10 p.m. ET to 6:10 p.m. ET to accommodate fans who want to watch Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues.

That Bruins vs. Blues contest is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET down the street at TD Garden, so the Red Sox's early start time will draw more eyeballs to the start of their game while allowing Boston fans to double dip.

The games will still overlap, of course, but if you're at Fenway Park on Wednesday, the Sox will show updates and video highlights of Bruins vs. Blues between innings to save fans the trouble of watching on their smartphones.

Boston fans also will be in the clear for Game 1 of the Cup Final on Monday, as the Red Sox and Indians will play at 4:05 p.m. ET in a Memorial Day afternoon contest before the Bruins drop the puck with the Blues at 8 p.m. ET.

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Michael Chavis smashes Gleyber Torres' MLB second baseman record

Michael Chavis smashes Gleyber Torres' MLB second baseman record

Want context for just how good Michael Chavis has been since joining the Boston Red Sox?

Gleyber Torres, the New York Yankees' phenom second baseman, burst onto the scene in 2018 with 10 home runs in his first 36 games to set a Major League Baseball record for his position.

Pretty incredible, right? It was ... until Chavis beat Torres' record by eight games Wednesday night.

Chavis' 10th homer of his young MLB career was a game-winning moonshot in the 13th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays.

It was quite the milestone-setter, too, as the 23-year-old also is the second-fastest Red Sox player ever to reach 10 home runs behind George Scott in 1966 (21 games).

Here's one more stat: Since making his debut on April 20, Chavis is averaging one home run per every 10.6 at-bats, which ranks him ninth among all players with at least 100 plate appearances this season.

Not bad for a kid who began last season with Boston's Single-A club.

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