Resurgent Valdez ‘amazing’ in Astros’ Game 5 win

After a lackluster start in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, Houston’s Framber Valdez bounced back at Fenway Park Wednesday, silencing the Red Sox bats in a Game 5 victory that put the Astros within one win of a World Series berth.

Brown, with inhaler at ready, in Celtics’ lineup

Jaylen Brown, who had been questionable for Wednesday’s season opener after testing positive for COVID-19, will be in the starting lineup and is optimistic that the Celtics can contend for the Eastern Conference title after an offseason of change.