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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Pomeranz will throw a bullpen session Monday but is in line to make his scheduled start Wednesday night in Cleveland. Pomeranz left Friday night's game in the fourth inning because of back spasms. He has responded favorably to treatment over the past few days.

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Sale joins rare company with K pace

With nine K's against the Yankees on Saturday, Chris Sale now has 250 strikeouts in 25 games this season. He's one of three pitchers-- along with Randy Johnson and Pedro Martínez -- to reach 250 strikeouts in a season in 25 games or fewer. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Devers becoming thorn in Yankees' side

Red Sox rookie Rafael Devers homered again against the rival Yankees on Saturday. He's the first player to go deep in three straight games against the Yankees before turning 21 years old since Babe Ruth in 1915.

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Sabathia continues Red Sox domination

With Saturday's win, CC Sabathia is now 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three starts against Boston this season. Since earned runs became official in the AL in 1913, four other Yankees pitchers have won their first three starts against the Red Sox in a season with a sub-1.00 ERA: Lefty Gomez in 1934 (0.33), Hank Borowy in 1945 (0.35), Whitey Ford in 1956 (0.67) and Scott Sanderson in 1991 (0.43), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Saturday's longest home runs

Rougned Odor teed off twice against the White Sox, with his second blast reaching the upper deck in right field at Globe Life Park. A pair of rookies flexed their muscles in Saturday's Red Sox-Yankees tilt while Mike Trout's multihomer game in Baltimore gave him six seasons with at least 25 home runs, tying Tim Salmon's Angels record.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots coach Bill Belichick's post-game news conference ended with a question on if there was a feeling of nostalgia returning to NRG Stadium, the site of Super Bowl LI. "That's all in the past," he responded. "I mean, it was great, but we're on to 2017. I don't think last year, two years ago or 12 years ago is that important. Trying to get this team ready to go, and this year's team is this year's team. It's my responsibility to make a strong commitment to this group. I'm not trying to live in the past. I'm not trying to live in the future. I'm just trying to do a good job with the team we have today."

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Yankees edge Red Sox (1:02)
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Watson, Savage both score in Texans' win (1:02)
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Savage wants to be starter 'real bad' (0:47)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale: "Any time I give up two homers in a game it's not going to work out. I've got to be better than that." On the pitches that were hit by Tyler Austin and Todd Frazier: "One was a fastball, one was a slider, and I've never seen a good pitch go over the fence."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

CC Sabathia: "It's a big win for us and it's kind of a big loss for them because they need to win the games (Chris Sale) is out there."

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Watson scrambles for a 2-yard TD (0:22)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees 4, Red Sox 3: So much for Chris Sale being a Yankee slayer. One night after a crushing loss, the Yanks stared down the Red Sox ace and beat him. Tyler Austin and Todd Frazier homered, CC Sabathia came off the disabled list to toss six solid innings, and New York's bullpen held on for the win. The Red Sox put the tying run on base in the ninth inning, but it was erased when pinch-runner Brock Holt was caught stealing second.

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Savage connects with Strong for TD (0:15)
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Brady throws his first touchdown of 2017 (0:30)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Incluido el de esta noche, "Carita" ha jugado 5 partidos contra los Yankees, yéndose de 18-8 con 3 cuadrangulares y 6 carreras remolcadas.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Including tonight, "Carita" (Rafael Devers) has played 5 games against the Yankees, going 8-for-18 (.444) with 3 home runs and 6 RBI.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski played 15 of the team's first 17 snaps in the preseason opener, which was a surprise given that he hasn't played in the preseason since 2012. He wasn't targeted with a catchable pass. Meanwhile, Patriots QB Tom Brady played two series, totaling 17 snaps, and finishing 6 of 9 for 67 yards, 1 touchdown and no interceptions.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

According to Elias, Rafael Devers is the first player ever with as many as eight home runs in his first 20 major-league games before turning 21.