Shane Victorino’s seventh-inning grand slam in Game 6 of the ALCS punched Boston’s ticket to the World Series on Oct. 19, 2013. The Flyin’ Hawaiian launched a blast over the Green Monster to turn the Red Sox’s 2-1 deficit into a 5-2 lead that Boston held onto as they defeated the Detroit Tigers in six games …

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The NBA Finals brings out the best in the top players in the league. Unfortunately, it also brings out the worst as evidenced by Dwyane Wade during Game 2 on Sunday night. The Miami Heat guard’s acting skills were on point during the second quarter as he drew a foul on San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobli …

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End 7th, Tigers 3-2: Xander Bogaerts’ first error at third base this season was a big one. Nick Castellanos led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a bloop single into center field. Castellanos continues to swing a hot bat. Austin Jackson followed with a ground ball down the third base line. Xander Bogaerts …

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Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter has nine Gold Gloves on his impressive major league résumé. The 18-year veteran’s praise of Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. carries weight. Hunter complimented Bradley’s defensive skills this weekend at Comerica Park, telling reporters that the 24-year-old has the tools to make a major impact even amid …

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The New England Revolution dropped their final match before the Major League Soccer two-week break for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, losing 2-0 to the New York Red Bulls at Gillette Stadium. It was New England’s (7-5-2, 23 pts.) first loss at home this season, but the Revs maintain sole possession of first place in …

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Kenny Powers is headed to the New York Yankees. Sort of. The Bronx Bombers drafted right-handed pitcher Sean Carley out of West Virginia with the 422nd pick in the MLB first-year player draft, and while there’s nothing remarkable about that, the fact that he looks incredibly similar to the fictional character played by Danny McBride in the HBO …

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Clay Buchholz threw a simulated game Sunday before the Boston Red Sox’s series finale against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. The right-hander continued to work on a mechanical flaw that seemingly has contributed to his disastrous 2014 season. Buchholz, whose 7.02 ERA is the worst among all major league pitchers with at least 50 …

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Alex Hassan’s major league dream is over for now. Hassan was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday as the Boston Red Sox activated first baseman Mike Napoli off the 15-day disabled list. Hassan appeared in two games with the Red Sox in his first big league stint, going 1-for-7 with a walk, a run and …

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Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus had to get a little inventive — and a lot acrobatic — when he turned a double play on Friday night. During the top of the eighth inning, Cleveland Indians third baseman Mike Aviles hit a routine grounder to Andrus, but with designated hitter Carlos Santana running on the pitch, the …

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It’s not every day you see a Triple-A no-hitter broken up by a four-time major league All-Star. Pawtucket Red Sox starter Chris Hernandez carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning Sunday at McCoy Stadium. The 25-year-old’s no-hit bid ended when Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto, who is rehabbing with Triple-A Louisville, singled into center field. …

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