Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter
Asked how much he will play Friday at Carolina, and if he will start, QB Jimmy Garoppolo says, "Your guess is as good as mine." He adds that he is preparing as if he is the starter.
David Andrews' promotion to starting center isn't surprising given his solid debut in 2015, strong offseason and Bryan Stork's inconsistency.
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
Kelly Olynyk happy for Evan Turner but sad to see friend go. Why did they click? "His outlook on life was different than most people."
Check out which Patriots made our annual #NFLRank top 100 list.
Buster Olney talks to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe about David Price's recent outings, Mookie Betts' breakthrough, the perception of John Farrell and more.
Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer
Kelly Olynyk and Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca at Canobie Lake Park in New Hampshire today for annual Shamrock Foundation event.
Pair of Patriots near top of #NFLRank
The Panthers also landed two players in the top 10, but Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski both finished in the top six. The question is: Who ranks higher? #NFLRank: 25-1
Joe Thuney has quickly ascended from third-round draft pick to starting left guard, inspiring comparisons to other precocious Patriots draft picks.
The Reds' Billy Hamilton might have unseated Andrew Benintendi. Meanwhile, when trying to make sense of the AL East, look at the starting pitching.
The Patriots will release Bryan Stork, their starting center in Super Bowl XLIX, as well as veteran WR Nate Washington, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Rob Gronkowski has spent the better part of his six NFL seasons celebrating touchdowns. With plenty of material to choose from, Matt Bowen ranks Gronk's best TDs.
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Clay Buchholz again went at least six innings and gave up only a run. Still, with others getting healthy, he may again fall out of the Sox's rotation.
Clay Buchholz pitched into the seventh inning, David Ortiz had a run-scoring single and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Tuesday night to remain tied atop the AL East.
ESPN Stats and Information
Red Sox DH David Ortiz now has 98 RBIs this season. With two more, he would have the most 100-RBI seasons in Red Sox history. His 9 currently tie him with Ted Williams. Ortiz also passed Bobby Doerr and moved into 6th place on the team's all-time hits list.
Looking ahead at the Pats' schedule
New England will hit the road for its next three games, traveling to Carolina and New York for preseason games before opening the season in Arizona on Sunday night.
Lineup: Red Sox (70-54) at Rays (52-71)
- 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. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
- 7. Sandy Leon, C (S)
- 8. Travis Shaw, 3B (L)
- 9. Andrew Benintendi, LF (L)
- SP: Clay Buchholz, RHP Daily lineups
New England Patriots DE Jabaal Sheard (knee), out since Aug. 11, took part in the conditioning part of practice and is expected to be ready for Week 1.
Brown is big for Patriots heading into 2016
As a first-round pick in 2015, Malcom Brown became a starter quickly. His mix of power and athleticism should make him a staple on New England's defensive line for years to come. Players who could have breakout seasons in 2016
Is Koji Uehara's injury a concern?
Uehara has been out since mid-July with a strained right pectoral muscle, and there's no timetable set for his return. John Farrell has been able to mix-and-match setup men in Uehara's absence, but the state of Boston's bullpen is still muddled. Crasnick: Injury questions for contenders
The 2016 high school football season is underway. Follow here for updates all across the Bay State all season long.
We'll be tracking Red Sox slugger David Ortiz's final major league journey all season long. Check back here for highlights, recaps and photos from his last stop at each stadium.