The Red Sox received a further boost this series when right fielder Mookie Betts was back in the lineup Monday for the first time since May 26 from a left abdominal strain.

jets_037He’s good physically; mentally, no hesitation, Boston manager Alex Cora said. The last few days have been great.

The Orioles (19-46) have the worst record in the majors and are the only team without at least 20 wins. The team must decide whether to completely rebuild over the coming weeks.

Rodriguez (7-1, 3.68 ERA) has been one of Boston’s most dominant pitchers and will pitch the second game of the series. He has four of his last six starts with a 2.14 ERA. In his last outing June 6 against Detroit, Rodriguez allowed one run and five hits with five strikeouts and one walk over 5 2/3 innings. He lamented not pitching into the latter part of the game.

Rodriguez is 5-5 with a 3.97 ERA in 12 starts against the Orioles, who originally signed him as an international free agent in January 2010 and traded him to the Red Sox at the non-waiver trade deadline four years later for Andrew Miller.

Struggling first baseman Chris Davis was back in the lineup for the second straight game Monday and went 0-for-5. He is batting just .150 on the season.Lugo, Frazier help Mets stop skid with 2-0 win over Yankees

Via Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer, the Panthers pass-catchers who are left from last season can tell things are different this offseason.

I’ve really enjoyed being around him, enjoyed hearing his philosophies on offense, tight end Greg Olsen said. There’s always a little transition. . . .

He wants things done a certain way, and it’s my job to kind of alter what I’ve done. There are some things that I’ve done for a long time that are different from how he wants them done. Certain routes, certain adjustments, things like that. That’s on me, to adjust to the way he wants his offense run.

Turner’s stylistic changes are one thing, but the Panthers effectively revamped Newton’s weapons this offseason. Olsen and wide receiver Devin Funchess and running back/pass target Christian McCaffrey are back, but they invested in improving the surrounding cast.

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