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McAdam: Three Red Sox thoughts on a Thursday

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One city down, two to go for the Red Sox, on their last 10-game road trip of the season:

Some thoughts:

1. Machado unlikely deadline target

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic speculated Thursday that the Red Sox could be a darkhorse contender for All-Star third baseman Manny Machado, who is eligible for free agency after this season and is almost certain to be dealt off in the next few weeks by the lowly Orioles.