Video: David Wright homers in first at-bat back from disabled list

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David Wright announced his return with authority tonight against the Phillies, slugging a long home run to the second deck in left field in his first at-bat since April 14. Check it out below:

He couldn’t have written his return up much better than that. According to MLB Gameday, the ball went off the bat at 108 mph and traveled an estimated 428 feet.

Wright might not be able to be an everyday player down the stretch, as he will likely require regular rest to manage his spinal stenosis. However, he’s still capable of doing some serious damage, which is great news for a team with postseason aspirations.

Wright has now hit 20 home runs at Citizens Bank Park, the most by any visiting player.

Video: Jackie Bradley Jr. climbs wall to rob Luis Urías of homer

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Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scaled the center field fence to rob Padres shortstop Luis Urías of a solo home run in the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game. Urías was trying to take advantage of a 0-1 slider from Ryan Brasier. Had Bradley not made the grab, the Padres’ lead would have been extended to 4-1.

Unfortunately for the Red Sox, they weren’t able to take advantage of Bradley’s effort, dropping Sunday’s contest 3-1. They still won the series against the Padres, however. The Sox will continue their road trip for two games against the Rockies followed by three versus the Angels.