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Shaw joins Williams, Manny in Red Sox lore

Travis Shaw went 3-for-5 with five RBIs on Tuesday. It marked the third five-RBI game of the season for Shaw, who did it against the Braves on April 26 and vs. the A's on May 10. The only other Red Sox players to produce at least three five-RBI games before July 1 are Ted Williams (four in 1949, three in 1950) and Manny Ramirez (four in 2005), the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran outfielder Chris Young underwent an MRI in Boston on Monday that revealed what John Farrell described as "a little bit more injury to the hamstring than the physical exam in the training room." Initially, Farrell said Young was diagnosed with a Grade 1 (mild) strain. Timetable on Young's return not yet clear, but won't be before the All-Star break.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Oddsmakers not so sold on Boston's chances to attract Kevin Durant (via @BovadaLV):

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Oddsmakers evidently like the idea of Dwight Howard in Boston (via @BovadaLV):

Broussard: Howard is looking for 'image restoration' (1:06)
Stats & Info

Travis Shaw hits one deep and far

Shaw's second-inning solo shot off Rays starter Chris Archer on Tuesday traveled 453 feet. That ties the longest homer hit at Tropicana Field this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.


Should the Celtics target Cousins?

DeMarcus Cousins has put up great numbers and has two years left on his contract. But Ryen Russillo explains why the Celtics and other potential suitors for the Kings center should steer clear.

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Tuesday's longest home runs

In addition to robbing a home run from Orioles SS J.J. Hardy, Melvin Upton Jr. hit a career-long 462-foot blast that paced the competition on Tuesday.

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Buyer's guide to free agency: Eastern Conf.

Now that the NHL draft weekend is over, what remains on every Eastern Conference team's shopping list? Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus identifies needs and targets for all 16 teams.

Porcello shines against Rays (0:37)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

When does a six-inning start feel like a complete game? Rick Porcello gives pitching-starved Red Sox exactly what they need, namely 18 outs in an 8-2 victory over the Rays, and sets up David Price to pitch Boston to a 3-3 road trip Wednesday afternoon.

Shaw crushes tape measure solo shot (0:24)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitch-tipping has been a problem in the past for demoted Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez. It still is, according to pitching coach Carl Willis. "It really goes back to consistency in delivery. With the inconsistencies, I know it's no secret, hitters know what's coming."

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots coach Bill Belichick on the passing of Buddy Ryan: "Today is a sad day in football due to the passing of Buddy Ryan. It was always very challenging to compete against Coach Ryan, who was father to a great football family that carries on his coaching and defensive tradition. My condolences are with the Ryan family." Rob Ryan, one of Buddy Ryan's three sons, served as an assistant on Belichick's Patriots staff from 2000-2003.

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    Braintree is your Super 8 State Champion for the second year in a row. Re-live all of the spring state tournament action here.