The Red Sox finished up a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles yesterday, and hit the All Star break on a six-game winning streak, and a 55-35 record.
Yesterday’s 8-6 win featured still more ejections (four), as the two clubs continued to snipe at each other, on and off the field.
Things try to get ugly in Boston’s 8-6 win over the Baltimore – Nick Underhill has the Orioles continuing to try to settle their perceived feud with the American League East leaders. More game stories from Michael Vega | Dan Duggan | Brian MacPherson | Mike Fine | Maureen Mullen
Gordon Edes’ interactive midseason Red Sox report card – The ESPN writer gives you the chance to grade the Red Sox for the first half of the season. Scott Lauber lists out the studs and duds from the first half of the season.
Middlebrooks has the will, finding way – Nick Cafardo has power hitting prospect Will Middlebrooks looking to find his way to Fenway Park sooner rather than later.
Players hit break, speed away – Rich Thompson has the players heading their separate ways for the break.
Shopping smart at the trade deadline – The Red Sox Journal has Theo Epstein looking at options for the trade deadline at the end of the month. The Herald notebook from Dan Duggan has Jon Lester getting an All Star call, even though he won’t participate. The Globe notebook from Michael Vega has Lester pleased with the honor. The CSNNE.com notes have more on Weiland’s ejection. The Gatehouse notebook from Mike Fine has more on Weiland.