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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Christian Vazquez might actually be frontrunner to be Red Sox's No. 2 catcher in Division Series. John Farrell says Sox focused on stopping Indians' running game.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston College has one of the easiest nonconference schedules in the country, and has gone 3-0 against the weaker competition after posting a 35-3 win over Buffalo. In its only two games against Power 5 opponents to date, BC has lost. The schedule gets harder again next week against Clemson.

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Big Papi sets another big record

David Ortiz reached 127 RBIs this season in Friday's win over the Blue Jays. That marks his fourth career season with at least 125 RBIs, the second-most in Red Sox history behind Ted Williams, who had five such seasons. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

For those who missed it yesterday, Big Papi sign outside Gate D at Fenway Park.

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2hBuster Olney

Big blast shows off both sides of Big Papi

David Ortiz isn't just all smiles as his Red Sox career winds down. Friday's big homer showed he'll never stop outthinking and overpowering opponents.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston College has built a big lead on Buffalo thanks to its passing game, unusual considering how much the Eagles have relied on the run. But Patrick Towles and an improving receiving corps has allowed BC to have more balance.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart showcasing an improved 3-pointer in training camp. "I spent a lot of time on [form]. That was my main focus, cleaning up at the top, not bringing the ball below my waist too much and things like that -- just trying to remove the room for error."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Boston weather not cooperating with Big Papi's regular season farewell.

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5hTony Lee, Special to ESPN.com

Subplots abound as Red Sox will meet Indians in ALDS

Terry Francona, who managed the Red Sox to their drought-busting World Series victory, will lead the Indians against Boston in the AL division series.

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Pitching staff injuries may cost Indians against Red Sox (1:05)
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Ortiz, Red Sox beat Blue Jays (1:06)
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Emotional day for David Ortiz (1:20)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Biggest takeaway from the Boston Celtics' intrasquad scrimmage on Friday night at TD Garden: Terry Rozier lived up to all the training camp hype suggesting that he's been the most impressive player in practices. The second-year guard, who many thought the Celtics reached for at No. 16 in the 2015 draft, looked poised, confident, and ready to elevate to a rotation role this season.

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Ortiz sends homer down right field line (0:36)
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Ramirez's nice catch gets rewarded with a hug from a fan (0:31)

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