Back to Buchholz edition

Red Sox lost to the Orioles, 5 to 1.
Cavaliers beat the Warriors 115 to 101.

The morning quote:
“We’ve won the offseason. I would challenge any team. I think we’ve won the offseason.”
Rex Ryan, talking about his team, the Buffalo Bills. Do they get a trophy for that?

What you need to know about last night’s Red Sox game.
Young Boston lefty Eduardo Rodriguez was lackluster again, giving up five runs in 4 1/3 innings. Clay Buchholz came into the game in the sixth and pitched three shutout relief frames, striking out four. The Sox scored their only run on a Big Papi homer, his 17th.

Welcome back Buchholz?
It’s pretty clear that Rodriguez hasn’t fully recovered from the knee injury that delayed the start of his season. The Sox really have no choice but to return Clay to the starting rotation, do they? Gulp.

Best Cuban baseball signing ever. (If only.)
Overmatched Rusney Castillo went 0 for 3 last night, with two strikeouts.

What you need to know about last night’s NBA game.
We’ve got ourselves a game 7, people: Cleveland dominated game six from end-to-end, led by LeBron James who scored 41 points to go with 11 assists and eight rebounds.

The U.S. men’s soccer team won last night.
Their 2 to 1 victory over Ecuador sends them to the semifinals of the Copa America Centenario. Clint Dempsey had a goal and an assist to lead the way for Team USA.

That’s what we call diversifying your portfolio.
Robert Kraft’s company, the cleverly named Kraft Group, is ponying up between $25 million and $50 million as part of a $4.1 billion bid to buy Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Speaking of Robert Kraft:
It was announced yesterday that he’ll be honored at ESPN’s sports humanitarian awards night on July 12. We’re thinking that he’s getting it for bestowing upon the world the Greatest Sports Franchise Ever, but we could be wrong.

Thanks Emily M. for posting a photo from Fenway last night on the WESR Facebook page. Looks like you had great seats.

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