Roaring from behind and then finally winning in extra innings, the Boston Red Sox did more than merely maintain their lead in the A.L. East. Andrew Benintendi hit a two-run single in the 11th inning, Mookie Betts had four RBIs and Boston beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-8 Monday night for their ninth win in 12 games. Xander Bogaerts homered and scored three runs for the Red Sox, who remained three games ahead of the second-place Yankees in the AL East and reduced to four their magic number for clinching a playoff berth.
In case you haven’t noticed, Aaron Judge appears to be back. The New York Yankees slugger, who suffered a terrible post-All-Star slump, has hit five homers in his past eight games after a first-inning blast Monday night at Yankees Stadium against the Minnesota Twins. Aaron Judge (left) and Gary Sanchez celebrate Judge’s homer Monday night.
1. The Olympics are officially returning to the United States with the announcement that Los Angeles won the bid to host the 2028 Summer Olympics. The IOC just cemented the announcement in Lima, Peru, weeks after the story first broke that Paris was awarded the 2024 Olympics. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, an instrumental figure in bringing the Olympics back stateside, called this a “huge win” for the United States.