MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox continue their 3-game series at Target Field this evening. Right-hander Ryan Dempster (2-4, 3.75 ERA) takes the mound for the Red Sox and lefty Scott Diamond (3-3, 4.08 ERA) will try to bounce back from a bad start for the Twins.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski might need back surgery in addition to a fourth surgery on his broken forearm. It would probably be done next week at the same time as the forearm surgery. ESPN reports Gronkowski may need the back surgery to correct a disk issue from last season.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Revolution visits the Houston Dynamo tonight in a Major League Soccer matchup. The Revs are looking for a victory following a pair of the losses to Real Salt Lake and the New York Red Bulls. This will be the only road game for New England in a six-week span.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston Bruins defenseman Wade Redden has returned to practice but says he isn't quite ready to play after missing Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the New York Rangers. Redden took part in some of the Bruins' activities during their off day today. His injury has not been disclosed.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - About 3,500 runners are expected to take part in a marathon and half-marathon in and around Providence that will see the temporary closure of some city streets. The races are being held beginning tomorrow morning. The 26.2-mile race is a qualifier for the 2014 Boston Marathon.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:
Boston (Dempster 2-4) at Minnesota (Diamond 3-3), 7:10 p.m.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER:
New England at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
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