Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MLB: Red Sox at Orioles, 1:35 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: White Sox at Mets, 1:10 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Twins at Athletics, 4:05 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Yankees at Blue Jays, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA playoffs: Thunder at Warriors, 9 p.m. (TNT)
Stanley Cup Final: Sharks at Penguins, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
Lacrosse: NCAA championship, North Carolina vs. Maryland, 1 p.m. (ESPN2)
Tennis: French Open, 11 a.m. (NBC)


Alan Pulido is safe after being rescued following his kidnapping. (David Banks/USA Today Sports)

Alan Pulido is safe after being rescued following his kidnapping. (David Banks/USA Today Sports)

— Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido made an appearance before the media Sunday night, hours after being rescued by government forces from kidnappers in his hometown of Ciudad Victoria in the troubled state of Tamaulipas.

The 25-year-old striker, a member of Mexico’s 2014 World Cup team who plays professionally for Olympiakos, held a press conference outside a hospital, wearing a bandage on his right hand.

“I’m very well, thanks to God,” he said.

Pulido reportedly had been kidnapped after leaving a party late Saturday night, as masked men surrounded his car and took him away while his girlfriend was left unharmed. State and federal forces launched an aggressive response and retrieved Pulido on Sunday, with one suspect arrested.

Tamaulipas, which borders the southernmost part of Texas, has one of the world’s highest kidnapping rates, with hundreds — possibly thousands — held for ransom each year.

Pulido formerly played for the Mexican club Tigres. He left in 2014 to play in Europe, but he has been locked in a dispute with Tigres about his contract. He was left off Mexico’s Copa America team due to the legal issues.

— While police continue to investigate the shooting death of Pelicans rookie Bryce Dejean-Jones, his agent said it was a case of “wrong place, wrong time.”

Dejean-Jones was visiting his girlfriend in Dallas and went for a walk early Saturday morning. When he returned, he went to the wrong apartment, agent Scott W. Nichols said. Dejean-Jones kicked down the front door, then started kicking at the bedroom door. The resident, inside the bedroom, took out a handgun and shot Dejean-Jones, who was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

“It’s shocking this happened,” Nichols said. “Wrong place, wrong time, I think.”

Dejean-Jones signed with Pelicans last summer after going undrafted out of Iowa State. He started 11 of 14 games and averaged 5.6 points and 3.4 rebounds before breaking his right wrist. His agent said the player had nearly completed his physical rehabilitation and was ready to being shooting again next week.

“We are devastated at the loss of this young man’s life,” the Pelicans said in a statement.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On May 30, 1997, which Red Sox player hit three home runs in a 10-4 rout of the Yankees at Fenway Park?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “He understands how I’ve felt about the whole situation. I don’t think anybody would be human as a baseball player if they didn’t take it as a slap in the face or as ‘You’ve got to get better.’ That’s sort of how I took it, and he understood that.” — Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz, after picking up the win in relief in Sunday’s 5-3, 11-inning victory over the Blue Jays following his removal from the rotation

STAT OF THE DAY: 1 — Hit for the Yankees in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over the Rays, as Starlin Castro hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning

‘NET RESULTS: Likely NBA No. 1 draft pick Ben Simmons mixes in a soccer move with his basketball training.

Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich is hurt after taking a foul ball off his head while sitting in the Miami dugout.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: Marie Fredriksson, lead singer of Roxette, was born on this day in 1958.

Cee Lo Green was born on this day in 1974.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
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Mike and Rob discuss how OTAs are not the forum to make decisions on the future of the team and how fans on Twitter can't accept that. They also get into the contract situations for Malcolm Butler and Dont'a Hightower.

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Giardi and Bradford kick things off discussing the Red Sox who are coming off a tough walk-off loss to the Jays. Craig Kimbrel blew a save with two outs in the ninth, which brings the conversation to one of the biggest need for Boston - the bullpen. How do they get to Kimbrel going forward? Bradford brings up Clay Buchholz - is he going to make a difference in the bullpen?

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Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
Danny talks about Bucholz moving to the bullpen. He discusses how they need more help in the bullpen, possible trades, and a ton more Red Sox

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Deflategate rage explodes on the guys. They argue whether Brady is dragging it out or he should defend his innocence and the callers get in on the action.
Larry and Craig talk about the Sox vs the Blue Jays. Joe Kelly had some difficulties against. Deflategate and english also come up.