Alfredo Aceves had a rough second inning for the Red Sox last night, at one point walking five straight batters, and the Red Sox themselves had a bit of an off-night offensively as they dropped one to the San Diego Padres 5-4 at Fenway Park.

Sox go belly up in loss – Peter Abraham has Aceves and the Sox losing control of this one. More gamers from Scott Lauber | Brian MacPherson | Sean McAdam | Mike Fine | Jennifer Toland | Steven Krasner

Ready for Reddick? Why outfielder may need more playing time – Alex Speier says we may well be seeing a lot more of Josh Reddick in the near future. More on Reddick from Rich Thompson | Nick Cafardo | Steven Krasner

Alfredo Aceves totally out of control – Michael Silverman looks at the starter’s baffling five-walk inning. More on Aceves from Maureen Mullen

Hoping to fill some gaps in baseball – Bob Ryan has the Padres’ Orlando Hudson talking about the decline the number of African-Americans playing baseball.

Tim Wakefield happy to make pitch in Pittsburgh – Scott Lauber was Wakefield looking forward to getting a start in the city where his career began.

Sox in a hole without DH in N.L. parks – Sean McAdam looks at the issues the Red Sox will face on the road in NL parks, without being able to use David Ortiz as a DH.

Wheaton College grad took a long time to get to Fenway – Mike Fine has the Padres leadoff hitter finally getting a chance to play at Fenway as a pro.

Stomach bug bites Beckett – Abraham’s notebook has Josh Beckett getting skipped last night after coming down with a stomach bug. The Herald Red Sox Notebook from Lauber has Jacoby Ellsbury with a costly caught stealing last night. The Red Sox Journal looks at the startlingly similar paths taken by Cameron Maybin and Andrew Miller. The CSNNE notes from Maureen Mullen have Sox pitchers taking batting practice. Toland’s notebook has Beckett set to return on Saturday.

Danny Ainge leads another treasure hunt – Steve Bulpett has the Celtics boss walking a fine line between present and future tomorrow night.

NBA owners now offering players ‘flex cap’ – Gary Washburn has the owners making some movement on their labor front.

Glen Davis’ time with Boston Celtics may have run its course – Scott Souza has Glen Davis not doing Glen Davis any favors with his comments about Glen Davis the other day.

C’s have had ‘no discussions’ about Atlanta’s Smith – A. Sherrod Blakely shoots down any buzz about Josh Smith coming to Boston.

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