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Chris Sale pitched a scoreless first inning. Mookie Betts went hitless. Plus more on what the Red Sox did in last night’s All Star game. (Chris Cotillo; MassLive)
It was a pretty small outing for Sale as he gets ready to dominate in the second half and win the Cy Young Award. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)
J.D. Martinez is ready for the second half, but three games at the very end of the season against the Yankees are the most critical. (Joshua Shcrock; NESN)
Before we get to the second half, let’s relive that glorious first half once more. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$)
Trade rumors! Get your trade rumors! (Matthew Kory; The Athletic) ($$)
Some teams should really examine who they offering in trades, especially if they aren’t considering these guys. (Dan Szymborski; FanGraphs)
Dana LeVangie grew up in Whitman, Mass. and now he’s the pitching coach for the Red Sox. (Joe McDonald; The Athletic) ($$)