BOSTON (AP) - David Price pitched seven solid innings, J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 38th homer after Boston jumped to a quick lead and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 for their 17th victory in 20 games. Mitch Moreland added an RBI double during Boston's four-run first inning.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have returned ace Chris Sale to the 10-day disabled list after just one healthy start. The left-hander was already on the DL with left shoulder inflammation once this month. He was activated against the Orioles on Sunday and struck out 12 in five innings. He is 12-4 with a 1.97 ERA. Boston is cruising in the AL East, and the Red Sox want Sale to get rest for what the team hopes will be a long playoff run.
BOSTON (AP) - Sam Mikulak soared to his fifth US men's gymnastics title, rebounding from a sluggish performance in the opening round to leave little doubt that he's back following an Achilles injury 18 months ago. The two-time Olympian finished with the top scores on floor exercise, high bar and parallel bars while posting a two-day total of 172.900. Mikulak is the sixth man to win five national championships and the first since Blaine Wilson ripped off five straight crowns from 1996-2000.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving is set to visit the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, where his late mother was once part of the tribe. The Rapid City Journal reports the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe announced it will hold a ceremony in honor of his first visit to the reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border. Irving's late mother, Elizabeth Ann Larson, left the tribe after her adoption as a child.
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