BOSTON — Even before Mookie Betts wrist flared up and Eduardo Nunez re-aggravated his knee Monday, the Red Sox’ health situation looked tenuous heading into the final week of the regular season. Particularly when it came to position players. Dustin Pedroia was out of the lineup Monday after a 1-for-26 road trip. Now the scene turns scary. Consider that every other American League team that has clinched a postseason spot (or in the case of the Twins, is expected to) is one of the majors’ top five teams in runs scored per game: the Astros, Yankees, Indians and Twins. The Sox are 10th. The Sox lineup lacks firepower to begin with. Losing any more at this time of year is a recipe for a rough October.
Troy Brown, Michael Felger, Charlie Weis and Albert Breer react to Trump's comments on Friday and the Patriots statement during the anthem on Sunday.
There aren’t many people in baseball who can do what Cincinnati Reds speedster Billy Hamilton did Sunday. Hamilton, MLB’s stolen base leader this season, was caught in a pickle when the Boston Red Sox tried to pick him off first base. One wrong move by the Red Sox, though, and Hamilton was fast enough to turn it into a run.