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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Blake Snell threw six scoreless innings, Wilson Ramos drove in two runs and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Boston Red Sox 6-3. Snell allowed three hits and two walks and struck out eight. Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and Rafael Devers had an RBI double off Matt Andriese in the ninth. But, Alex Colome retired Sandy Leon on a two-out grounder to get his 11th save. Red Sox starter Rick Porcello lasted just 3 2/3 innings and allowed six runs _ four earned.

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are facing elimination for the second time in the playoffs. Down 3-2 to Boston, the Cavs will host Game 6 on Friday in a series where the home team has won each game. James looked tired in Cleveland's loss in Game 5, but coach Tyronn Lue said if there was one player he could pick to bounce back "it would be LeBron."

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be activated by the Red Sox on Friday after missing Boston's first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery. Manager Alex Cora says Pedroia will come off the disabled list for a weekend series at Fenway Park against Atlanta.

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 points in her first WNBA victory against her sister and the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 102-94. Chiney Ogwumike topped Nneka for the first time in six professional meetings.

NEW YORK (AP) - David Quinn had been contacted by other NHL teams in recent years, and chose to remain at Boston University. When the New York Rangers came calling, it was different. As talks with general manager Jeff Gorton and assistant GM Chris Drury _ both of whom he's known for many years _ progressed, he knew it was time to make the move.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine man has pleaded guilty to running an illegal sports gambling operation out of his home and business for 14 years, netting him millions. The Portland Press Herald reports 61-year-old Stephen Mardigan, of Portland, pleaded guilty Wednesday to unlawful gambling, money laundering and filing a false tax return. Court records show Mardigan took bets on a variety of sports from 2003 and 2017, and he spent the money on properties around Maine.

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