The Red Sox exploded for six runs in the first inning, which was more than enough for Jon Lester as the team rolled to a 10-4 win. David Ortiz continued his hot streak of late with another home run. It was his 21st of the season and 399th of his career. It was Lester’s fifth win of the season. The team is now in Seattle to take on the Mariners in a weekend series.

Following the game word got out that Clay Buchholz, less than 24 hours after being released from the hospital for esophagitis, was at Foxwoods attending a pool party with other athletes. Later it was learned that Buchholz was at Foxwoods, but the Red Sox gave him permission to attend and he did not drink. Regardless, it probably wasn’t the best of moves for the Red Sox pitcher who did not travel with the team and is unlikely to pitch until after the All-Star break.

Looking good, Red Sox– Michael Silverman says the Red Sox are in a good position as they head out West for a week-long road trip.

Successful Red Sox homestand marks turning point– Maureen Mullen says this past homestand could be a major turning point in the season for the Red Sox.

Red Sox come together with solid homestand– Joe McDonald also has what a big homestand this was for the Red Sox.

Five questions about  the resurgent Red Sox– Tony Massarotti has five questions about the Red Sox for the remainder of the season.

A look at who might be the next Red Sox player to be traded– Kirk Minihane has now that Kevin Youkilis has been traded, who might be next.

Pedro Martinez a ‘Bostonian forever’– John Connolly has Pedro Martinez’ remarks from The Tradition held at TD Garden Wednesday night.

The NBA Draft is Thursday night and the Celtics have picks No. 21 and 22, which gives them a number of options. Knowing Danny Ainge he will make the best of his two picks, whether it is using the two picks, trading up, trading out, etc.

Celtics have many good options in 2012 draft– Gary Washburn says with picks No. 21 and 22 the team has many options, some of which could be unexpected.

Rivers reunion fun, but not likely– Steve Bullpett says it is unlikely the Celtics will select Doc Rivers’ son Austin.

Danny Ainge mulls making a move– Mark Murphy has in his notebook that a trade is not out of the question on Thursday night.

2012 NBA Mock Draft 3.0– A. Sherrod Blakely has his mock draft, and I won’t give away who he has the Celtics taking, although one might surprise many people.

July 1, not June 28 is C’s real D-Day– Peter May says the draft doesn’t have many impact players, rather those players will come through free agency.

One thought on “Red Sox bats come alive early, NBA draft tonight

  1. Is the new convenient and safe but heavily recycled headline/lead “This is a turning point”. It’s positive, not going to ruffle many feathers or be the whipping post for an hour of a 4 hour show, etc.
    Yes, it’s not just market.. but it seems like you get one of these every homestand when you beat-up on a team that is missing more than half its starting pitching and has a pretty weak bullpen.


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