Monday, April 19, 2021 7:35 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox easily won their Patriots' Day game by clobbering the Chicago White Sox, 11-4. Kiké (KEe'-kay) Hernández led off with a replay-aided home run and Bobby Dalbec worked a 14-pitch walk in a six-run first. Nathan Eovaldi (eh-VAHL'-dee) matched his career-high with 10 strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and nine hits with no walks.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins center fielder Starling Marte will be sidelined for at least a few games with a non-displaced fracture of his left rib suffered while batting in the ninth inning of yesterday's loss to San Francisco. Marte will refrain from activity for five to seven days before being evaluated, and he’s expected to go on the injured list. He’s batting .316 with an OPS of .912, three stolen bases and two home runs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati outfielder Nick Castellanos (kas-tee-AH'-nohs) will begin serving his two-game suspension when the Reds start a series with the Diamondbacks in Arizona tomorrow night. The suspension was upheld today by Major League Baseball special assistant John McHale Jr. after Castellano appealed. Castellanos was punished for inciting a benches-clearing brawl during a game against St. Louis on Apr. 3.
UNDATED (AP) — Alex Smith has retired after making an improbable comeback from a gruesome broken leg, saying he’s ready to leave the NFL but believing he’s still able to play quarterback. Smith earned AP Comeback Player of the Year honors for getting back on the field last season, two years removed from an injury that required 17 operations. The first player taken in the 2005 draft threw for 35,650 yards and 199 touchdowns in 174 regular-season games.
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — The proposed Super League of European soccer is drawing the wrath of the sport's officials, players and fans. Condemnation of the 12 rebels clubs from England, Spain and Italy even came from Prince William, who followed the British government in railing against moves to split from longstanding structures to play in a largely closed competition rather than Europe’s existing UEFA- (yoo-AY'-fah) run Champions League. UEFA's president turned on club leaders he called “snakes” and “liars” and threatened players from the Super League clubs with being banned from the European Championship and next year’s World Cup.