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Celtics overcome ice-cold start to take Game 1 (1:30)
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Red Sox top Cubs to take series (1:16)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 6, Cubs 2: Theo Epstein's "reunion" weekends ends with Red Sox scoring four runs in bottom of eighth inning to claim rubber match of three-game series. After three straight hits against ex-Red Sox closer Koji Uehara, Marco Hernandez dashed home from third base to score go-ahead run on a wild pitch by Pedro Strop. Eduardo Rodriguez, meanwhile, gave Sox six strong innings in a duel with Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks.

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Red Sox take lead on wild pitch (0:29)
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Jay scores from second on wild pitch (0:31)
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Bryant gets his parents on their feet with a homer (0:19)
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Bryant sends one over the Green Monster (0:37)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Of Eduardo Rodriguez's seven strikeouts so far, none bigger than getting Jon Jay on dirt-diving changeup to get out of two-on, two-out spot in fourth inning. Rodriguez impressive to this point.

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Ramirez gets a hold of 439-foot homer (0:19)
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Another emotional day for IT4 ends in triumph (1:43)
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Ramirez hits one out of Fenway (0:28)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

The Fenway scoreboard says exit velocity on Hanley Ramirez's two-run homer was 112 mph. Sounds about right. Second consecutive game that Ramirez crushes a homer to left field -- and flips his bat, stylishly.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon on Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi: "That's Freddy Lynn reincarnated. I'm not afraid to say it."

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Rozier loses shoe during play (0:25)
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Los retos de la adaptación de Hanley en Grandes Ligas (1:35)
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Hanley Ramírez: "Debemos ajustarnos a seguir sin David" (1:14)
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Thomas wants tooth fixed ASAP (0:21)
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Thomas, Celtics rally past Wizards to take Game 1 (2:16)

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After a slow start in Game 1 against the Wizards, the Celtics came back with a vengeance over the final three quarters.