Morning sports update: Jenny Dell and Will Middlebrooks are expecting their first child

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Jenny Dell and Will Middlebrooks are expecting their first child. –Twitter

Rick Porcello allowed six runs — four earned — as the Rays beat the Red Sox 6-3 on Thursday night. In the Western Conference finals, the Rockets took a 3-2 series lead with a 98-94 win over the Warriors. The Celtics can advance past the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals with a win in Friday’s Game 6 at 8:30 p.m.

Jenny Dell and Will Middlebrooks are expecting their first child

Jenny Dell and Will Middlebrooks announced Thursday that they are expecting “Baby Girl Middlebrooks” to arrive in October.

Dell, a sideline reporter for CBS, wrote on Twitter that after a lengthy series of procedures, “this little girl will always know how deeply longed for she was.”

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“Cannot wait for my baby girl to be here in October!” Middlebrooks added.

The former NESN reporter shared pictures of her husband wearing a “Rookie Dad” T-shirt and holding a pair of pink shoes and a baseball. Middlebrooks played three seasons for the Red Sox, winning the World Series in 2013. He’s currently a member of the Philadelphia Phillies organization, where he broke his leg in a spring training game in February.

Dell and Middlebrooks were married on Valentine’s Day in 2016.

Here’s the latest on Dustin Pedroia’s status with the Red Sox: After missing the first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery, Pedroia will be activated by the Red Sox on Friday. Eduardo Nunez will go back to a utility role after starting most of the games at second base. (Boston.com)

What Ty Lue had to say before the Cavaliers’ win-or-go-home Game 6: With his team facing elimination, Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue is confident that LeBron James will be able to save their season.

“If I had to pick one guy and choose one guy to prevail, it would be LeBron,” Lue said. “I know he’ll be great come tomorrow.” (Boston.com)

A guide to the NCAA men’s lacrosse championships at Gillette Stadium: The championships are coming to Foxborough for the second straight year, beginning with the Division I semifinals on Saturday. Maryland takes on Duke while Yale faces Albany for a place in Monday’s championship game. Twenty-two athletes from Massachusetts will take part across the three divisions. (Boston.com)

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