Clay Buchholz's recent run of success could encourage the Boston Red Sox to pick up his 2017 option and potentially shop him to other teams.
Jimmy Garoppolo says he's been spending a lot of time with soon-to-be suspended New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. "We're together like 24/7."
Celtics should climb in East
Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus shows Boston, bolstered by the addition of Al Horford, outperforming last season's win total by one game. But that should boost the Celtics in the Eastern Conference standings. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)
Tuesday starters key to AL East?
The Blue Jays, Red Sox and Orioles all won, so the O's remain two games behind the Jays and Sox in the division. Clay Buchholz's 6 1/3 strong innings against the Rays could be a sign that he's back to being a valuable pitcher for Boston. Five things we learned Tuesday
Red Sox have owned Chris Archer
Archer won his first start against the Red Sox on Sept. 19, 2012, but he's 0-10 in 14 starts since then against Boston. That's the longest current losing streak by an active pitcher against one team and the longest losing streak for one pitcher against the Red Sox since Mike Moore (10 straight) from 1987 to '92, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
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."
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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.
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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.
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