The scoreboard tells the story as Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, and Jackie Bradley, Jr. celebrate the Red Sox? 8-6 victory.

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Couldn?t stay awake for all of last night?s win? Here are six can?t-miss Red Sox plays

Wednesday?s Red Sox win sure had some memorable moments.

Chad Finn | Nine thoughts

// Where to rank Andrew Benintendi?s catch, and other questions from the Red Sox? Game 4 win

The game is over if the ball gets by him, the series is tied at 2-2, and the Red Sox would have to deal with Justin Verlander in a pivotal Game 5.


// Fan interference call latest episode in memorable Red Sox-Astros series

In a wild Game 4 win, umpire Joe West?s call on Jose Altuve?s shot headed into the right-field seats helped save the day for Boston.

// Everything you need to know about the fan interference call that went the Red Sox? way

Mookie Betts was prevented from making a play by a fan who was trying to catch a deep shot by Jose Altuve in the first inning.

Pepperoni pizza at Regina Pizzeria in the North End.

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Is Regina Pizzeria really the best in the country?

TripAdvisor says so, but here?s why you should take that with a grain of powdered Parmesan.

FILE - In this April 1, 2015 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez listens as prosecution witness Alexander Bradley testifies during his murder trial, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. The sheriff who had former Hernandez in custody for more than 18 months said Tuesday, April 21, 2015, that he's a master manipulator and will probably do fine in prison now that he has been sentenced to life for murder. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said Hernandez knows how to use his charm and manipulate better than anyone he has ever seen. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)

The Spotlight Team is participating in a Reddit AMA on the Aaron Hernandez series

Follow along with the Q&A on Reddit.

// What happens if you win the Mega Millions? $900 million jackpot?

Someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, and it could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held.

// Massachusetts Powerball player wins $1 million

The two other winners of $1 million bought their tickets in New Jersey and Kentucky. One player in Florida won $2 million.

// Common called out by striking Boston hospitality workers

Unite Here Local 26, a hospitality workers union, criticized the hip-hop artist for staying at the Ritz-Carlton Boston.

Love Letters

He wants to meet the daughter he gave up to marry me

Twenty years later, he?s having second thoughts about relinquishing his parental rights.


// Are business class tickets worth the price? And how do I score one (without paying a bundle)?

Even if you?re not one of the airline?s biggest spenders, there are ways to up your odds of securing an upgrade.

Treasury secretary Mnuchin drops out of Saudi Arabia conference

The move comes amid tensions over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the press about his trip to Saudi Arabia after meeting with US President Donald Trump in the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC, October 18, 2018. - The US will give Saudi Arabia

Pompeo says US takes journalist?s disappearance ?very seriously?

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the administration will await the outcome of investigations by the kingdom and Turkey before deciding how to respond.

//[1]-6070.jpg ?John Doe? drops civil case against Hefner, Rosenberg

The former State House aide known as John Doe abruptly dropped his civil lawsuit against Bryon Hefner and his husband, former state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg.

// Jay Gonzalez puts Charlie Baker on the ropes in TV debate

Democrat Jay Gonzalez pressed Republican governor Charlie Baker in a televised debate to decide between party loyalty and backing a candidate who opposes abortion rights and supports President Trump.

// Outrage! Epithets! Lawsuits! Is Shiva Ayyadurai a candidate of our political times?

Ayyadurai, a Belmont entrepreneur with four degrees from MIT, is running for Senate in a campaign that may seem quixotic, but is certainly animated.

// ?A longstanding, entrenched system of wealth and privilege?

When Harvard University admitted several applicants tied to influential donors to its Kennedy School, the school?s dean sent an e-mail calling the head of admissions ?my hero.?

// Three top Afghan officials killed by their own guards; US general survives

A Taliban spokesman said US General Scott Miller, commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan, was the target in the attack.

// Opening statements set for trial of man charged with slamming car into Newton pizza shop

Bernard Casler, a Newton man with multiple sclerosis, is charged with driving his SUV into the Sweet Tomatoes pizza shop in Newton, killing two patrons and injured seven others.

// Trump ?coddles? autocrats like Kim, Putin, and the Saudis, Joe Biden says

Former vice president Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not ?know what he?s doing.?

Opinion & Ideas


// Elizabeth Warren is attacked from both left and right on DNA test

If the ?Pocahontas? slur hobbles Warren beyond Trump?s base, it?s a problem. And it looks like it might be.

Special reports


// Talking Points AM

We?ve started an early-morning version of our popular afternoon Talking Points business newsletter. Try it out here.


Roger Crandall, the chief executive officer, of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.

MassMutual sells OppenheimerFunds to Invesco

Mass. Mutual Life Insurance Co. and OppenheimerFunds employees will get about $5.7 billion in Invesco preferred and common stock for the fund unit, which has $246 billion in assets.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Globe staff photos of the month, September 2018

Here?s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month: gas explosions in Lawrence, 9/11 remembrance ceremonies, and primary elections.


// Opinion: We need to find a better place to treat mental health emergencies

Millions of Americans with mental health issues are not getting the care they need.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and ?Wet Hot American Summer? creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Real Estate

//$medium-9070.jpg Are we ignoring ? or outright banning ? an easy affordable-housing fix?

Mobile homes may be the least expensive and most effective means of addressing the region?s housing shortage.

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// Seattle?s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she?s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.