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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Rafael Devers has arrived at Safeco Field. He's expected to be in the Red Sox's lineup Tuesday night vs. Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. His family will come see him play when Red Sox return to Fenway Park at the end of the week.

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There are now 45 days until the NFL season. The Patriots are the only team in the last three seasons to win 45 games, going 45-11. Their .804 win percentage is best in the league over that span. The next closest team? The Denver Broncos at 36-16, .692 win pct.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

No apples-to-apples recent Red Sox precedent for calling up Rafael Devers to play regularly in heat of pennant race. Andrew Benintendi was two years older and came from a college program when he got called up last year. Even in 2013, Xander Bogaerts wasn't called up to play every day. "I think not playing on a regular basis was a good thing for me," Bogaerts said. "I was able to watch the game, enjoy the game as a bench player. ... This guy maybe's got to play every day again."

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Red Sox calling up top 3B prospect Devers

Third baseman Rafael Devers, ranked No. 3 on Keith Law's midseason rankings of MLB's top 50 prospects, has been promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket, according to Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As much as anything, lack of appealing third-base trade candidates prompted decision to call up Rafael Devers. "Our people said, 'Well, why would you try that [trade]? Why don't you try him?'" Dave Dombrowski said. "He's in a position, we think he can do it. The request for some of the guys that would be minimally better for us have been very large, and so we think that he gives us as good a chance as anybody we've had a chance to acquire -- for third base."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox will call up Rafael Devers.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels 3, Red Sox 2: A team that craves for more offense, particularly at third base, lost on a home run by the opposing third baseman. How's that for a cruel twist? Luis Valbuena went deep in the seventh inning, one of three solo homers allowed by Rick Porcello, who fell to 4-13 in a continuation of his luckless anti-Cy Young season. Hanley Ramirez homered.