Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Red Sox on the verge of clinching the AL East title, principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and president Sam Kennedy have joined the team here at Yankee Stadium.

Is it right for Yankees to honor Ortiz? (1:48)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz: "My body is counting the days" until retirement. Was asked if he would consider playing for Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, but said he would need to be playing in order to be in shape for that tournament."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Pomeranz won't pitch Thursday, as scheduled, but "he's not shut down," according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. If/when he pitches again, it'll be out of bullpen. Pomeranz has exceeded career-high in innings, experienced soreness after five-inning start last weekend at Tampa Bay. Henry Owens will start in his place.

Lineup: Red Sox (92-64) at Yankees (80-76)

  • 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. Brock Holt, 3B (L)
  • 7. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 8. Sandy Leon, C (S)
  • 9. Andrew Benintendi, LF (L)
  • SP: David Price, LHP
How David Ortiz became both hated and adored by Yanks fans (1:06)
Pats feel good about QB situation (0:43)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett present at Tuesday's practice, and the Patriots not brining in another quarterback, it is an indication that the team feels good that either Garoppolo and/or Brissett will be available Sunday against the Bills.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro is back in the Yankee lineup after being out more than a week with a hamstring injury. The Yankees will try to avoid being eliminated tonight against the Red Sox.

ESPN Stats & Info

First-year QBs playing like veterans

The six quarterbacks who've made their starting debuts this season have gone a combined 11-2 so far. One loss (Cody Kessler vs. the Dolphins) came in overtime, while the other (Dak Prescott vs. the Giants) came by one point.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Patriots in perfect position

New England is still a week away from getting Tom Brady back, but it couldn't be much better off. ESPN's Football Power Index likes the Pats better than any other team in the league.

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Which Red Sox have mastered spin rate?

Spin rate is a relatively new factor of pitching being explored, but those who do it best are finding success. Drew Pomeranz is among pitchers with the highest spin rates on four-seam fastballs. Why spin rate matters (Insider)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown on his first practice: "I was over-excited. I didn't get much sleep last night. I think I was here three or four hours early. I'm anxious."

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Week 4 Preview, Fantasy Play & Pick'em

Bills NFL Nation reporter Mike Rodak and Patriots NFL Nation reporter Mike Reiss preview the Week 4 matchup, discuss their top potential fantasy play and make their game predictions.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

To start the first training camp practice, Celtics coach Brad Stevens told his players to operate at 30 percent speed. They, of course, launched in full throttle. "We did like a 5-on-5 kind of not live breakdown before they even stretched and I said, ‘Go 30 percent, it's a walkthrough.' If that was 30 percent we're going to be able to fly around," said Stevens. "I think it was just a misjudging of what 30 percent is but they were flying early on in practice."

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