Red Sox beat Seattle, 2 to 1.
Cleveland beat the Warriors, 93 to 89.
The morning quote:
“Cleveland, this is for you.”
—LeBron James, after the Cavaliers beat the Warriors in game 7 of the NBA Finals. We’re glad he didn’t say it was for Topeka, Kansas. That would have been confusing. The victory brings Cleveland its first professional sports championship in more than five decades.
The morning quote II:
“I’m guessing Bill Belichick and his staff don’t do that.”
—Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, remarking on his routine of doing hot yoga for 60 minutes before each game with assistant Luke Walton. It didn’t help last night.
What you need to know about last night’s game 7 of the NBA Finals.
In a contest that featured 20 lead changes and 11 ties, Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving (26 points) nailed a three-pointer over an outstretched Steph Curry with 53 seconds left to put his team in front for good.
How did the stars do in the game, you ask?
King James had 27 points, 11 assists,11 rebounds, and an insane last-minute game-saving block while playing 47 out of a possible 48 minutes. Steph Curry scored 17 points, and only three points in the fourth quarter, when he went 1-of-6 from the field with no assists.
What you need to know about yesterday’s Red Sox game:
David Price finally pitched like a team ace, going eight innings and giving up one run while striking out seven in Boston’s victory. The go-ahead run came off the bat of Mookie Betts, who hit a solo homer in the seventh.
So you might have heard that Rusney Castillo was placed on waivers yesterday.
But no MLB team is going to pick up the remaining three years at $33 million for a 28-year-old player who’s batting .245 at AAA. So he’ll probably just stay at Pawtucket.
Let’s do the numbers on Rusney, shall we?
His total contract is worth $72.5 million, which is the amount it would cost the Red Sox to give away free tickets to every seat in Fenway for 36 games. Heckuva job, Ben Cherington.
On the flip side:
The Red Sox promoted $31.5 million man Yoan Moncada to AA Portland yesterday. He’s considered one of the top minor league prospects in all of baseball and is on a rocket trajectory to the majors. Heckuva job, Ben Cherington.
The Bruins have only two weeks left to sign Loui Eriksson…
Before he becomes a free agent. And the two sides aren’t anywhere close to a deal.