In a 6-1 hole, the Red Sox rallied for four runs late, but couldn’t make it all the way back, falling 6-5to the Cleveland Indians at Fenway. Adrian Beltre hit two home runs for the Red Sox, but John Lackey struggled, giving up all six runs to the Indians in 5 1/3 innings. Get all the links at RedSoxLinks.com.
Lackey loses it in a flash – Eric Avidon has John Lackey starting strong, but then falling apart quickly.
Ellsbury, Papelbon form own lonely club – Bill Burt comes down hard on a pair of Red Sox he describes as “fools.”
Kalish off to strong start – Brian MacPherson has the rookie outfielder getting his big league career off to a good start.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia gets new start – Joe McDonald examines the impact the acquisition of the catcher could have on others in the Red Sox organization.
Cameron goes back on the disabled list – Peter Abraham’s extensive notebook leads off with Mike Cameron’s season possibly coming to an end.
Putting the Patriots’ first 10 practices in focus – Christopher Price looks at three strengths and three weaknesses he’s spotted in the early going at Patriots camp.
Patriots’ hopes high for receiver – Ian R. Rapoport has a look at second year receiver Brandon Tate, who has been impressive in camp, and is the target of high expectations.
New Patriot Holt playing catch-up – Monique Walker has veteran receiver Torry Holt finding himself in a new role with the Patriots.
Pass rush a big question mark for Pats – Mike Reiss has the Patriots still looking for the right mix at outside linebacker.
Top pick learns rookie lessons at training camp – Mark Farinella has top pick Devin McCourty trying to be a quick learner.
Hoyer keeping an open mind – Glen Farley has the Patriots backup QB a long way from where he was last year at this time.
Expectations Hard to Manage for Tyler Seguin’s Rookie Season With Bruins – Douglas Flynn looks a big challenge for the Bruins this season.
The downside today? Why in the world would you ever read a Michael Felger column entitled “Things Are Not What They Used To Be.” What’s the appeal? Disappointing to see Tom E Curran and Felger also continuing to express the opinion that Robert Kraft is somehow threatening Tom Brady with his comments about how much he wants the QB to be here.
Apparently Dan Shaughnessy just discovered that Jacoby Ellsbury has missed most of the season, and is outraged today. I’ll pass.