BOSTON (AP) - Security was tight at Fenway Park, where the Red Sox are back on the field for the first time since Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon.
The Red Sox were scheduled to play the Kansas City Royals at 1:10 p.m. Across town, the Bruins were scheduled to play the Pittsburgh Penguins at the TD Garden at 12:30.
A SWAT team member with a German shepherd stood guard at the doorway to the tunnel leading to visitors' dugout about 2 1/2 hours before game time. A man in military fatigues checked all of the Royals' lockers and the many cracks in the ceiling tiles with a flashlight.
Outside, fans milled around, waiting for the gates to open. Several of them were wearing Boston Marathon jackets dating back as much as a decade.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Angels Prediction Will the Angels pull off the upset at home tonight against the Dodgers at 10:07PM ET?
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks Prediction Are the Diamondbacks an undervalued play for bettors tonight against the Cardinals at 8:40PM ET?
Thumbnail Orioles vs. Blue Jays Prediction Will the Orioles and Blue Jays fall short of the betting total tonight when the two teams meet at 7:07PM ET?
Thumbnail Cubs vs. Nationals Prediction Is the total set too high in tonight's Cubs and Nationals matchup at 7:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Athletics vs. Astros Pick After a surprising slip up on Tuesday, will the Houston Astros bounce back tonight against the Oakland Athletics at...

MLB Team Pages