Gary, Gerry and Kirk talk about the Red Sox 2-1 loss in San Francisco on Wednesday night and David Price taking the loss despite just two earned runs allowed.
Gary, Gerry and Kirk discuss the ticket scalping going on in Louisville for the Muhammad Ali viewings and ceremonies. The Ali family is upset, but Gerry says it's fair game.

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Gary Tanguay is back in for Dino, and Kirk is back after two days off sick. After Kirk finishes bashing the past two days' fill-ins, the guys move on to the missing Rob Gronkowski at Patriots minicamp.

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Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.

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Stanley Cup Final: Sharks at Penguins, 8 p.m. (NBC)
MLB: Astros at Rangers, 2 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: Copa America, Uruguay vs. Venezuela, 7:30 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: Copa America, Mexico vs. Jamaica, 10 p.m. (FS1)
Track and field: NCAA outdoor championships, 8 p.m. (ESPN)


— Red Sox fans who were disappointed their team did not acquire veteran pitcher James Shields have to be feeling a little better following the right-hander’s debut with the White Sox on Wednesday night.

Shields, acquired from the Padres earlier in the week, was hit hard early and often and booed by Chicago fans in an 11-4 loss to the visiting Nationals.

The boos started after Shields walked the second batter of the game en route to a four-run first inning, intensified after each of the three home runs he allowed — three in four batters — and reached a crescendo when he was yanked after allowing a single to the leadoff batter in the third inning. Struggling with his fastball command, Shields was charged with seven runs on eight hits.

“You never want to come into a new team and expect to do that,” Shields said afterward, adding: “I didn’t give them a chance.”

Shields, who has struggled since signing a four-year, $75 million contract with the Padres before last season, failed to get out of the third inning in his final start with the Padres as well. His performance led to the White Sox losing for the 20th time in 26 games and falling under .500 for the first time this season.

“Maybe he came in here pressing to try to impress,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “We know he’s going to pitch better, but the first inning probably got to him somewhat.”

— It was a rough night for the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, as they were routed by the Cavaliers and Klay Thompson came up lame after a hard pick from Timofey Mozgov — a play Thompson deemed as “dirty.”

Thompson was following Cavs guard Kyrie Irving down the lane when he collided with Mozgov, who was still moving and was called for an illegal screen. Thompson limped off the court and to the locker room with a thigh bruise — later returning after getting treatment — and afterward he questioned Mozgov’s intentions.

“I didn’t get it,” Thompson said. “I don’t know. I’m guarding Kyrie, I’m running full speed downhill. I just don’t know who is trying to set a pick on me in the middle of the key. If it’s on the perimeter, I understand. But didn’t make sense to me.”

Thompson, who scored 10 points in 31 minutes, said watching video of the play made him question it even more.

“It seemed kind of dirty to me,” Thompson said. “He stuck his knee out, too. But, you know what, that’s basketball.”

Thompson said he plans to skip Thursday’s practice to get treatment, and he’ll be ready for Friday’s Game 4.

“Obviously didn’t feel good, but I’ll be all right,” Thompson said, adding: “It’s the Finals. Nothing’s going to keep me out of it.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On June 9, 1982, the Bruins traded defenseman Brad McCrimmon to the Flyers for which goalie who would put together a Vezina-winning season in 1982-83 that included a 31-game unbeaten streak?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It was one pitch. I’m not going to let it snowball. … It’s a loss. You have to take the good with the bad.” — Red Sox ace David Price, after allowing the game-winning solo home run to Mac Williamson in the eighth inning of Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to the Giants

STAT OF THE DAY: 79 — Total 3-pointers out of 100 hit by Kentucky freshman Jamal Murray in his pre-draft workout for the Celtics on Wednesday, a Celtics workout record

‘NET RESULTS: LeBron James comes up with a steal, keeps his dribble despite losing his balance and falling, then makes a pass and gets it back for a ferocious alley-oop dunk during the Cavaliers’ rout of the Warriors.

Reds center fielder Bill Hamilton races in and makes a terrific diving catch against the Cardinals.

Padres left fielder Melvin Upton Jr. reaches over the fence to steal a home run from the Braves.

Rangers center fielder Ian Desmond makes a perfect throw home to nail Astros baserunner Jason Castro.

Rapper Snoop Dog is a little wild with his ceremonial first pitch before the Braves-Padres game in San Diego.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Jackie Wilson was born on this day in 1934.

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Jerry Spar
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