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BOSTON — Cleveland, which scored 43 runs during its four-game win streak, brings its hot bats into Boston to face a club which leads the majors averaging 5.85 runs per game. Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. will also look to extend his 24-game hitting streak. By Ken Powtak. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
CINCINNATI — The Mariners and Reds open a three-game series in Ken Griffey Jr.’s hometown, a chance to celebrate his induction into the Hall of Fame. Seattle is 10-2 all-time against Cincinnati. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
TORONTO — Kyle Lowry has looked like anything but an All-Star, and as goes the Toronto point guard so do the Raptors. With Lowry struggling, the Raptors have been overmatched against the Cavaliers. Toronto is hoping Lowry can return to his regular season form as he did earlier in the playoffs and the Raptors can defend their home court when the Eastern Conference final shifts to Canada on Saturday for Game 3. By Ian Harrison. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.
CLEVELAND — No coach in NBA history has started a postseason like Cleveland’s Tyronn Lue, who improved to 10-0 after the Cavaliers rolled over the Raptors in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Lue has a talented team, but the Cavs are crediting him with bringing them together and bringing out their best. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m.