The Red Sox scored seven runs in the eighth inning on Sunday to defeat the White Sox, 9-2. The win was highlighted by Xander Bogaerts hitting a grand slam:
The cherry on top of a wonderful inning. pic.twitter.com/O03cIvP8gP
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) May 5, 2019
A pair of Boston teams are in the playoffs tonight at 7 p.m. The Celtics will try to climb out of a 2-1 series deficit against the Bucks at TD Garden in Game 4. And the Bruins will try to eliminate the Blue Jackets from the playoffs, leading the series 3-2.
Here’s a teaser of the Patriots’ behind-the-scenes Super Bowl recap:
Inside the coaches' meeting rooms during #SuperBowl week & more exclusive footage coming this Tuesday in 3 Games to Glory VI.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) May 5, 2019
Trivia: Seven different Celtics have averaged 25 or more points per game in a single postseason. Can you name them?
Hint: Their initials are: LB, BC, JH, SJ, RL, KM, PP.
More from Boston.com:
- There was a big ol’ Patriots reunion at the Kentucky Derby
- How Kentucky Derby officials made the decision to disqualify Maximum Security
- As White House visit looms, Red Sox keep focus on field
- Marcus Smart upgraded to questionable for Celtics-Bucks Game 4
- Owner says Maximum Security won’t run in Preakness, calls Churchill Downs ‘a greedy organization’
- Brandon Workman epitomizes Red Sox bullpen quietly coming up big
- Red Sox manager Alex Cora will skip White House visit
- What Chris Sale and Rick Porcello had to say about the MLB bat flip controversy
- Tom Brady made a $100,000 bet with Danny Amendola at the Kentucky Derby
The dream of a championship grand slam is still alive: American sports has never seen a single city hold the championship crowns in the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA at the same time. But until either the Bruins or Celtics are eliminated, Boston’s hope to complete the sports infinity gauntlet remains alive. [The Boston Globe]
A Patriots update:
Patriots DE Deatrich Wise Jr. isn’t doing any on-field work as he is in a walking boot and on a rehabilitation track, per source. The situation isn’t expected to affect Wise for the 2019 season. Last year, LG Joe Thuney had a similar situation, and he ended up playing every snap.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) May 6, 2019
Former NESN play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo’s call of Hunter Renfroe’s walk-off grand slam:
Don Orsillo with an absolutely electric call on Hunter Renfroe’s walk-off grand slam. The unbridled enthusiasm is so pure. pic.twitter.com/OzHJPOovZa
— Austin J. Eich (@Eich_AJ) May 5, 2019
The Reds hit three consecutive home runs on as many pitches:
The @Reds just hit back-to-back-to-back HRs …
… on back-to-back-to-back pitches. pic.twitter.com/bfUYRKgbe5
— MLB (@MLB) May 5, 2019
Adam Sandler, who returned to host Saturday Night Live, called for Kyrie Irving to join Kevin Durant with the Knicks during his Opera Man sketch:
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) May 5, 2019
On this day: In 2000, Pedro Martinez struck out 17 Devil Rays in a complete game at Fenway Park. The only problem was that he lost, 1-0. Tampa starter Steve Trachsel pitched a masterpiece of his own, striking out 11 Red Sox hitters and allowing just three hits over nine innings.
Greg Vaughn had the only RBI of the day on an eighth-inning single to center field. He struck out in his other three at-bats.
Daily highlight: Rookie infielder Michael Chavis showed that he’s more than just a productive hitter:
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) May 5, 2019
And Christian Pulisic scored for German club Borussia Dortmund on Sunday after a fantastic solo run:
He scores his 3rd goal of the season and puts Dortmund on top just 6 minutes into the match 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/ZQAxepxTU3
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) May 4, 2019
Trivia answer: Larry Bird, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, Sam Jones, Reggie Lewis, Kevin McHale, Paul Pierce