• Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Knuckleballer Wright struggles, Red Sox fall to Tigers 9-8

    BOSTON (AP) — On the rare occasion knuckleballer Steven Wright has an off night, the Red Sox have typically picked him up this season.

  • Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, center, is congratulated by Jose Iglesias (1) after his two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Boston. At left is Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Cabrera homers, Tigers outlast Red Sox in slugfest 9-8

    BOSTON (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Tyler Collins each had a pair of RBIs and the Detroit Tigers roughed up knuckleballer Steven Wright to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-8 on Tuesday night.

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Pomeranz comes up short again in Boston’s 4-2 loss to Tigers

    BOSTON (AP) — Drew Pomeranz felt a lot more comfortable in his second start for the Red Sox. It just wasn’t enough for him to earn his first victory in a Boston uniform.

  • Detroit Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos (9) makes the throw on a ground out by Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Boston. At rear is umpire Manny Gonzalez. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Timely Tigers spoil Pomeranz’s 2nd Red Sox start in 4-2 win

    BOSTON (AP) — Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, Justin Verlander pitched six solid innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Red Sox 4-2 on Monday night to spoil Drew Pomeranz’s second start with Boston.

  • FILe - In thie July 31, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garappolo throws during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots will open camp July 27 knowing the cornerstone of their franchise won’t be available for the first quarter of the season. But it will allow them to use the unfavorable outcome to get a meaningful evaluation of Brady understudy Jimmy Garoppolo. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    Camp a balancing act as Patriots prepare to be without Brady

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In many ways, the New England Patriots enter their 2016 training camp as close as they’ve been in 19 months to ridding themselves of the cloud that has trailed them since the “Deflategate” saga began.