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Lineup: Red Sox (73-59) vs. Rays (56-75)

  • 1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B (R)
  • 2. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 3. David Ortiz, DH (L)
  • 4. Mookie Betts, RF (R)
  • 5. Hanley Ramirez, 1B (R)
  • 6. Sandy Leon, C (S)
  • 7. Chris Young, LF (R)
  • 8. Aaron Hill, 3B (R)
  • 9. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • SP: Steven Wright, RHP
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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

ILB Ramon Humber, signed by the Bills today, was released Tuesday by the Patriots. Humber, 29, has extensive special teams experience from six seasons with the Saints and two seasons with the Colts.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Safe to say John Farrell is VERY bullish on the idea of Yoan Moncada as a September call-up. Decision hasn't been made yet, but Farrell compared possible Moncada addition to the impact made by Ellsbury in '07 and Bogaerts in '13.

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Man honors David Ortiz with eight-acre corn maze (0:47)
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Kickoff Week in the ACC: What to watch for

Kickoff Week in the ACC will be a litmus test, as there are three key showdowns with SEC teams. Also, two teams open their season in Ireland.

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Longoria crushes go-ahead homer to Lansdowne Street (0:19)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Bullpen burns the Red Sox again, ninth-inning rally comes up short in a 4-3 loss to the Rays. Boston misses a chance to gain a game on the division-leading Toronto Blue Jays, who maintain a two-game lead in the AL East. Second-place Sox are one game ahead of the Baltimore Orioles.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Why yes, it does seem strange the umpires are waiting for someone sitting in a room somewhere to tell them the replay outcome while the players watch it on the scoreboard and know what the call ultimately will be.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell, from earlier today, on using longtime starter Clay Buchholz as a setup man: "I want Clay to feel like that's his place in this bullpen right now." A few hours later, in his first truly high-leverage opportunity as a setup man, Clay Buchholz gives up a tie-breaking solo homer to Evan Longoria that clears everything in left field.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

First, Hanley Ramirez ties the game by wrapping a 324-foot homer around Pesky's Pole. Then, he hits a popup to shallow right field that falls in for an RBI single. Sometimes, being lucky is half the battle. 3-1, Red Sox.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski was named the team's Ron Burton Community Service award winner at Tuesday's annual kickoff gala. "Rob is just as fun to watch at a community event as he is on the game field," Patriots owner Robert Kraft said. "Giving back to the community is a big part of being 'Gronk.'"

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Who's the best shortstop in the game? (2:57)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked on the NESN pregame show about the reports he received from his scouts at Tim Tebow's workout today, Red Sox president of baseball ops Dave Dombowski said this: "I don't think we'll be rushing out to make a signing."

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