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The Red Sox? starters have a problem getting off to a good start

BOSTON, MA 10/08/2017 Red Sox manager John Farrell (center) pulls starting pitcher Doug Fister (right of Farrell) in the second inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Houston Astros in Game Three of the ALDS at Fenway Park in Boston on Oct. 8, 2017. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)

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The bullpen covered up another bad start in Game 3, but the trend of allowing first-inning runs is a real issue.

BOSTON, MA 10/08/2017 Red Sox pitcher David Price reacted after striking out Astros Marwin Gonzalez in the seventh inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Houston Astros in Game Three of the ALDS at Fenway Park in Boston on Oct. 8, 2017. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)


Out of the bullpen and into the fans? hearts

Sunday?s performance by David Price proved one thing: Boston fans are no different from those in any other sports-crazed town. If you perform, they will love you.

BOSTON, MA 10/08/2017 Red Sox Hanley Ramirez reacted after hitting two-run double in the seventh inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Houston Astros in Game Three of the ALDS at Fenway Park in Boston on Oct. 8, 2017. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)

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Hanley Ramirez makes postseason statement

Taking on a leadership role, Ramirez went 4 for 4 with three RBIs in Game 3.

Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers reacted while rounding third base after hitting his pivotal two-run homer in the third inning.

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Until further notice, they?re the Don?t Back Down Sox

Credit a lot to John Farrell, actually. Who expected that?

// Expect continued rain and humidity for Monday in Boston

Sunday?s showers and high humidity continue into Monday, with the possibility of heavy but brief storms in Mass., according to the National Weather Service.

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Harvey Weinstein?s conduct ?disgraceful,? says Meryl Streep

In a statement Monday to the Huffington Post, Streep said ??The behavior is inexcusable but the abuse of power familiar.??

More than 200 protesters gathered at the Suffolk County House of Correction in Boston on Sunday night to decry the detention of immigrants at the facility.

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A huge marching band protested US immigration policy in Boston

Shadows danced behind the barred windows of the Suffolk County House of Correction at South Bay on Sunday night.

Opinion | Roland Merullo

// Columbus and Italian-Americans: a sad marriage

One Italian-American will have no problem when the Columbus statues come down.

// Unilever?s Dove soap apologizes for ad some blasted as racist

Some viewers said they thought the brand was trying to suggest that being white was cleaner than being black.

// Bruins activate Torey Krug and Austin Czarnik

David Backes and Noel Acciari were placed on injured reserve, and Matt Grzelcyk was sent to Providenec.

Rendering of HubWeek installation at City Hall. The HUB is being designed and developed in collaboration with award-winning design firm, CBT, and will feature more than 60 shipping containers, dozens of art installations, and 4 geodesic domesÐone of which will be taller than the Green Monster itself. (CBT/Hub Week)

Everything you need to know about HUBweek 2017

The Boston-based festival, which runs Oct. 10-15, offers hundreds of mind-expanding events on everything from artificial intelligence and robotics to something called ?cosmic meditation.?

Rotary at exit 40 off 95 shown from above by drone.

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Rotaries are out. Roundabouts are in.

Massachusetts is getting out of the car-weaving game.

//[1].jpg Harvard in a stealthy courtship to find its next leader

Imagine the dance of manners in a Jane Austen novel combined with the subterfuge of a John le Carré spy thriller.

Ana Ruiz was consoled as funeral directors prepared to close the casket of her husband, Victor Hugo Ruiz, in Corozal, Puerto Rico.

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In Puerto Rico, casualties go far beyond official death toll

The death of Victor Hugo Ruiz, a 64-year-old retired bartender, shows the human side of an unfolding humanitarian disaster.

// Priorities shift for ex-union chief Walsh

Boston?s mayor says he sees ?labor in a whole different light from this seat? and that his job ?means representing people who are union and nonunion.?


// He?s working for a company whose creations could cure him

A powerful microscope developed at a Peabody firm may well help scientists unlock the hidden mechanisms of several kidney diseases.

// First billboard ads for a marijuana dispensary will go up Monday

Legal marijuana companies have many restrictions on how they can advertise.

// Somerville officer in critical condition after N.H. crash

Officer Louis Remigio was involved in a ?serious crash? on I-95 in New Hampshire, city officials said.

// Trump?s morning tweets again take on North Korea policy

Trump wrote: ??Our country has been unsuccessfully dealing with North Korea for 25 years. . . . Policy didn?t work!??

// Trump lists demands on immigration in exchange for DACA

Trump wants an overhaul of the country?s green-card system, a crackdown on unaccompanied minors entering the country, and his promised wall along the southern border.

// GOP senator: Trump could be setting US ?on path to World War III?

The comments by Bob Corker of Tennessee came hours after he called the White House ??an adult day care center.?

// Russian ads targeting 2016 election went beyond Facebook, Google finds

The discovery is a sign that the Russian effort to spread disinformation may be a much broader problem.

Helping investigators solve woman?s murder not ?snitching,? Pittsfield police say

?This is not about ?snitching,? ?ratting,? or telling on someone. . . . This is about doing [what?s] right, period,? police wrote on Facebook.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Chad Finn and Jim McBride are Chris Gasper?s guests following a huge sports day in Boston that saw the Red Sox, Bruins, and Patriots all play significant games within hours of each other.

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// Children of priests step out of the shadows

A growing number of people who say their fathers are priests are speaking out, drawing attention to an invisible legion of suffering.

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// Governor Baker?s opioid proposals take a wrong turn with drug sentencing

Decades after the crack cocaine debacle, the governor should know better.

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// A guide to the best of what to see and do in Boston

A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.


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