Red Sox outlast Mariners in slugfest (1:16)
Bogaerts injures finger on slide (0:37)
Martinez's single gives Red Sox lead (0:27)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Entering tonight, teams were 409-19 when leading by 5+ runs at any point in a game. The Mariners are in danger of blowing their second five-run lead in three games as the Red Sox have rallied from a 10-5 deficit to take a 12-10 lead. J.D. Martinez puts them ahead with a two-run single, his fourth hit of the game.

Martinez socks 23rd HR of season (0:16)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

J.D. Martinez slams a 1-2 pitch over the center field fence for his 23rd home run to bring the Red Sox to 10-8. Forget Ichiro. Let's just get Nellie Cruz and Martinez in the Home Run Derby.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Red Sox reliever Brian Johnson will get the chance to face Mike Zunino next inning. The two were three-year teammates at the University of Florida and first-round picks in 2012. During BP, Zunino came over and gave Johnson a big embrace and the two chatted for a bit. He's 0-for-3 with two K's against Johnson.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Have a night, Nelson Cruz: he crushes another knuckleball from Steven Wright that didn't knuckle and belts his second three-run homer of the game. He's 3-for-3 with seven RBIs and has his second multi-homer game of 2018. The Mariners lead 10-5 and Wright is out of the game.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Just like that, the Red Sox erase the 4-0 deficit. Last weekend at Safeco Field, Wade LeBlanc held the Red Sox scoreless for 7.2 innings and retired 22 straight at one point. Tonight, he was eight pitches in and the first four batters had reached with hits. With two outs, Christian Vazquez doubles into the triangle and the Red Sox lead 5-4. It's old-school Fenway Park baseball.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Coming off a three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium, this series at Fenway shapes up an important one for the Mariners as they get tested against the AL's best. Nelson Cruz gives them a first-inning lead with a three-run homer over the Green Monster off knuckleballer Steven Wright and Ryon Healy then crushes his first pitch for another homer. Red Sox fans still waiting in line for a Fenway Frank will find their team down 4-0 before finding their seats.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Pedro Martinez in the house at Fenway tonight. Said he just finished an interview with Dennis Eckersley, celebrating the 20th anniversary of his first year in Boston. Yes, 20 years ...

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have signed OT/G Isaiah Wynn, their top first-round pick (23rd overall), according to ESPN's Field Yates. That leaves RB Sony Michel, their other first-rounder (31st overall), as the lone unsigned draft pick. A deal for Michel is ultimately expected to be consummated.

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Celtics' 1st-rounder Williams oversleeps call

Robert Williams, who fell to the Celtics at No. 27 in Thursday's draft, admitted to sleeping through the team's introductory conference call Friday morning due to a "good night's sleep after a busy two days."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics were scheduled to have an 11 am conference call with first-round pick Robert Williams but have not been able to get in contact with him and have postponed the call.

2018 Post-draft reactions

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan offer reactions to the Luka Doncic trade (2:45), other draft surprises (19:15), the implications on free agency (22:55), the next steps in the Kawhi situation (38:40) and picks they liked (44:50).

Ainge 'had no idea' he tipped Williams pick (1:30)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge had no idea he was tipping the team's pick when Terry Rozier FaceTimed him during a live broadcast. "I had no idea I was on live, whatever it was. I thought he was FaceTiming me. I had no idea. But anyway, that is sort of funny. We're excited about Robert, and we felt like he was the best player available, and we think he's a great fit for our team."

Stevens hoped Williams would be available at 27 (1:44)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Robert Williams being available at No. 27: "Danny [Ainge] and Mike [Zarren] really started talking about him around 17 or 18, and he's a really talented guy. ... Each pick, we were hoping more and more that he would be available at 27."

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Clippers acquire Gilgeous-Alexander, pick Robinson

The Clippers were busy during the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday, selecting forward Miles Bridges with the 12th overall pick and trading him to Charlotte for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The Clippers also selected Jerome Robinson with the 13th pick.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

ESPN's draft analytics model believes the Clippers' selection of Jerome Robinson at No. 13 was a major reach. The model ranked the former Boston College Eagle as the 54th-best player in this class, with just a 17% chance to become a starting-caliber player or better.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens asked about Kyrie Irving's uncertain future beyond this season: "To us, he's been nothing but awesome. At the end of every year, guys have the right to make their own decisions. All we can do is do the very best we can. I feel really good about our situation."