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Sox's pen gets better with pressure

Boston's bullpen has been one of the best in baseball all season, but it has been particularly effective later in games, as shown in consecutive extra-innings victories. The group has allowed just eight runs in 57 2/3 innings pitched after the ninth this season, good for the best ERA in MLB.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

During Boston's crazy offseason, Jaylen Brown turned to Al Horford. "He's been in the league 10-plus years and he said he's never seen anything like this before, said Brown. "So I was interested in hearing it from his perspective. It's going to take some time to jell."

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Red Sox win in 11 innings for second straight night (0:59)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The good news for the Red Sox? They won another extra innings affair, their 15th OT win of the year (tying a franchise record). The bad news? They went scoreless for 10 innings, then needed an infield hit, two walks, and a wild pitch to score the game's only run. A solo homer would've been so much easier. But the BoSox don't do homers. Not this year, anyway.

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Red Sox score on O's wild pitch in the 11th (0:21)
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Bradley Jr. makes fantastic leaping catch at the wall (0:21)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi just hosed Manny Machado, who was trying to score from second on a Jonathan Schoop single. Wasn't particularly close either. It's Benintendi's 10th assist on the season. Among AL outfielders, only Melky Cabrera and Jarrod Dyson have more.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots signed defensive back Robert Nelson (Arizona State) to their practice squad. The team had an open spot. The practice squad now consists of Nelson, WR Demarcus Ayers, DL Angelo Blackson, C James Ferentz, DE Geneo Grissom, WR Cody Hollister, S David Jones, CB Ryan Lewis, S Damarius Travis, CB Jomal Wiltz.

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Tennessee has to move past UF loss (2:18)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylen Brown eager to have non-basketball conversations with new teammate Kyrie Irving. And while he joked Tuesday about how ‘his eyes" might support Irving's flat Earth theory, he quickly noted on Twitter, "I wouldn't trust my eyes if I were you."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylen Brown: "I can't wait for this year, it's going to be super exciting. I'm super eager to get on the court. I wish the season was starting tomorrow."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown not ready to fully commit but he's open-minded to new teammate Kyrie Irving's Flat Earth theory. "For what my eyes tell me, the world may appear to be flat. Kyrie may very well have a point."

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Dustin Pedroia, he of the nasal contusion, is out of the Red Sox lineup today. Skipper John Farrell is hopeful that Pedroia will play tomorrow.