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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Eduardo Rodriguez on what it would be like if he's part of the Red Sox's playoff starting rotation: "That's going to be the best feeling in the world. That's what everybody who's started a game in the playoffs has told me." E-Rod is making a strong case with a 1.78 ERA in his last four starts.

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Clemson pulls away late to top Boston College (0:51)
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Luke Farrell takes the mound against dad, John (0:27)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 5, Reds 0: Eduardo Rodriguez continued to make his case for a spot in the Red Sox's postseason rotation. Rodriguez scattered three hits in 7 2/3 innings to lift Boston to its fifth consecutive victory and 13th win in the last 16 games. Rodriguez was in complete command. He didn't give up a hit until the fourth inning and didn't allow a runner to reach scoring position until the eighth. Mitch Moreland's three-run homer in the sixth inning was the big blow for the Red Sox, whose magic number to clinch the AL East now stands at 5.

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Kamara regains lead for Revolution (0:57)
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Hasler quickly equalizes for Toronto (0:56)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Scoreless inning for Reds' Luke Farrell against John Farrell's Red Sox. Last time a player faced a team managed by his father in major-league game: Moises Alou (Cubs) vs. Felipe Alou (Giants) in 2004.

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Nguyen provides Revs breakthrough (0:58)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Three minutes into the fourth quarter, Clemson was on the ropes. Things changed quickly, as the Tigers reeled off 27 straight, led by freshman Travis Etienne, who finished with 9 carries, 113 yards and 2 TDs. Dabo Swinney has insisted he has "three worthy starters" at running back, and Etienne wasn't part of that group. But he's now racked up three 50-yard runs on just 23 carries to perhaps force Swinney's hand.

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Etienne spins and scores again (0:51)
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Catching up with Chris Berman in Knoxville (0:46)
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Choice dives in for the Clemson TD (0:27)
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Overton make a great catch along the sideline (0:22)
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Benintendi puts on the jets for diving grab (0:25)
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Moreland crushes 3-run homer (0:23)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

BC ties the game with a 1-yard TD run, and the natives are getting restless in Clemson. The Tigers have run 24 plays for 85 yards since scoring on a long drive in the second quarter. Clemson's normally explosive offense has just two plays of more than 15 yards — both completions to Hunter Renfrow.

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Dillon ties it with a rushing TD for BC (0:31)
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Tennessee squeaks past UMass 17-13 (0:32)
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Swinney: They're just kicking our butt (0:37)
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Bryant gets his 6th rushing TD (0:28)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

After opening the year behind two veterans on the depth chart, Clemson RBs Tavien Feaster (soph) and Travis Etienne (fr) have electrified the Tigers' run game the last two weeks. They helped key a 13-play, 95-yard drive to give Clemson a 7-0 lead, and the two have combined for 248 yards on 26 carries in their last 6 quarters.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

To make room for QB Taylor Heinicke on the practice squad (officially signed Saturday), the Patriots have released WR Demarcus Ayers from the practice squad. Ayers had signed with the Patriots despite having an offer to return to the Steelers' practice squad, but the addition of receiver Riley McCarron on Friday might have altered the team's practice squad plans with him.

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Bryant picked off in 1st quarter (0:50)