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Sport Science: Benintendi, Dyson flash good leather (1:54)
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Betts, Porcello shine as Red Sox top Rays (0:59)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Travis Shaw interrupted his second-half slump by getting three hits Monday night. But the biggest reason the slumping Red Sox third baseman likely will be in the lineup Tuesday night is that the Rays are starting another right-handed pitcher. Shaw has been sitting against lefties after playing every day for much of the season. "It's hard. You feel like you've got to get a hit to get back in the lineup the next day," Shaw said. "I've got to try to stop pressing."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox win their kind of game, taking an early lead and playing comfortably from ahead thanks to good enough starting pitching. In this case, Rick Porcello gives up three runs in seven innings and notches his 18th win in a 9-4 victory over the Rays. Boston remains two games off Toronto's pace in the AL East.

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Betts blasts 30th home run of season (0:25)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz (31 HR, 101 RBI) and Mookie Betts (30 HR, 95 RBI) are bidding to become 11th set of Red Sox teammates to reach 30/100 in same season. The others: Ortiz/Manny Ramirez (2003-06), Mo Vaughn/Nomar Garciaparra (1998), Tony Armas/Dwight Evans ('84), Armas/Jim Rice ('83), Fred Lynn/Rice ('79), Butch Hobson/Rice ('77), Tony Conigliaro/Carl Yastrzemski ('70), Vern Stephens/Walt Dropo ('50), Stephens/Ted Williams ('49), Williams/Jimmie Foxx ('39).

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Add another notch to Mookie Betts' case to be crowned AL MVP. Homer No. 30, a solo shot to open the second inning at Fenway against Rays starter Matt Andriese, and it puts a dent in an advertisement atop the Green Monster.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With center Bryan Stork reverting back to the Patriots after failing his physical in Washington, New England has officially waived Stork on Monday. The team also placed guard Tre' Jackson on the reserve/PUP list, meaning he will be out for at least the first six games of the season.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Depending on what happens in bullpen sessions Wednesday and Saturday, Koji Uehara could be reinstated from the disabled list by early next week, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Uehara hasn't pitched since July 19 because of a strained right pectoral muscle.

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QB battles still unsettled across the ACC

Several teams finally named their signal-callers in the past few days, but Boston College and NC State still are trying to decide.

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Avery Bradley wants to be Defensive Player of the Year (0:39)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley wants to be Defensive Player of the Year.

ESPN Stats and Information  

If Trevor Siemian, Jimmy Garoppolo and Dak Prescott all start Week 1, it will be the first time since 2001 that 3 QBs drafted outside the 1st round will all make their first career start in a season opener, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Florida's offense ready to face tough a UMass defense (1:49)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Jimmy Garroppolo goes through a footwork drill in practice, while keeping his eyes downfield.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Tom Brady works on shuffling his feet and protecting the football while taking a hit from a pad during practice.

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Bradley gets an early exit in Knockout (0:25)

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