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Ortiz: The guys are making this ride very fun (2:04)
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Ortiz hits go-ahead homer for Red Sox (0:22)

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

David Ortiz just missed going yard on Tuesday, so his no-doubter for 397 feet in the 4th didn't just avenge an out, it gives the Red Sox a 3-2 lead.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

On a cold night, Travis Shaw getting hit by a 93 MPH Carlos Rodon fastball on an unprotected right arm does more than sting, it's cause for concern for a Red Sox roster down to two bench players with Hanley Ramirez scratched for "flu-like symptoms."

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

The Red Sox just scored their third run of the season against a left-handed starting pitcher, and might get their MLB-worst OPS vs southpaw starters north of .400.

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Abreu puts the White Sox on the board first (0:22)

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Before the game, Red Sox manager John Farrell said he had one thing he wanted from struggling veteran Clay Buchholz on the mound: "Just pitch like he's capable, attack the strike zone."

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What if Williams had stayed during wars?

For all of Ted Williams' Hall of Fame accomplishments, it's intriguing to look at what he might have added to his legacy had he not spent the better part of five seasons of his playing career serving in the military during World War II and the Korean War. Best even better

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Top 25 MIAA Boys Lacrosse Poll: April 27

Defending Division 1 state champion Lincoln-Sudbury holds on to the top spot in our statwide boys lacrosse poll for the fourth straight week.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Late lineup update for the Red Sox: Hanley Ramirez is out with flu-like symptoms. Josh Rutledge will start at third, with Travis Shaw moving to first base.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Looking at Accuweather, it's going to be frosty at the Cell, with strong winds to right field making the temperatures feel more like the 30s than the 40s. Hard stuff from Carlos Rodon and Clay Buchholz in tonight's White Sox-Red Sox game will definitely sting on contact with the bat.

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Knocking the Sox off

Apparently the heat on Clay Buchholz's fastball isn't hot enough. Opponents are hitting .425 on his fastball this season, compared to .125 on his cutter. Buchholz will face the White Sox Wednesday night at 8:10 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN.

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Celtics' patience looking to pay off this offseason (2:35)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on the team's eight draft picks this June: "That's eight swings. Eight swings of the bat. I've got eight mulligans. Maybe we'll draft all of them and hope one of them comes out, fight it out in training camp."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge asked if this summer feels anything like 2007 before arrival of KG and new Big 3: "I'm not sure we have a Paul Pierce on our roster. But I do think we have a lot more things to trade, a lot more things to move."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge said that Kelly Olynyk (right shoulder) is the only player on the Celtics roster that will consider surgery for his injuries. Ainge: "Surgery is a option and it is being discussed." Ainge said that Avery Bradley suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain in Game 1 of the playoffs and the team likely would not have brought him back at less than 100 percent.

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