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Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland, right, celebrates with relief pitcher Brandon Workman, center, after the Red Sox defeated the New York Mets 6-5 in a baseball game Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Vázquez helps Bosox end skid, top Mets 6-5 after deGrom exit

Jul. 30, 2020 2:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After nearly a month at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox needed a change of scenery. Even if it meant facing Jacob deGrom. Christian Vázquez hit a tying home run off Seth Lugo in the seventh inning and a two-run single against Justin Wilson n a three-run eighth, rallying the Red Sox...

FILE - In this July 13, 1987, file photo, American League All-Star manager John McNamara, left, of the Boston Red Sox, chats with National League counterpart Davey Johnson, of the New York Mets, between workouts in preparation for the upcoming All-Star Game in in Oakland, Calif. McNamara, who managed several Major League Baseball teams during his career, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Tennessee. He was 88. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

John McNamara, manager of ill-fated '86 Red Sox, dies at 88

Jul. 29, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — John McNamara, who managed the Boston Red Sox to within one strike of a World Series victory in 1986 before an unprecedented collapse on the field extended the team's championship drought into the new millennium, has died. He was 88. McNamara died Tuesday at his home in Tennessee, his wife,...