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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Craig Kimbrel con su 42° salvamento de la temporada, iguala a Derek Lowe (2000) para la mayor cantidad en la historia de la franquicia. Es poco probable que rompa el récord de 46 de Tom Gordon este año (1998).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Craig Kimbrel with his 42nd save of the season, matching Derek Lowe (2000) for second-most in franchise history. Unlikely to break Tom Gordon's record of 46 this year (1998).

Lin notches 1st major league homer (0:19)
Price uses sticky notes to illustrate Betts' stats (1:05)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

After giving up 2 earned runs over 3.1 innings, Chris Sale's ERA is now 2.0; above 1.97 for the first time since July 27th. It's the first increase in Sale's ERA since the beginning of June. Had lowered it from 3.00 on June 1st to 1.92 in his last appearance on September 16th.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Before the game, Josh Donaldson told us about all the work he has been doing with Dr. Josh Sandell, a pioneering sports medicine specialist who works for the Minnesota Vikings and follows a multidimensional, systematic approach to treating orthopedic injuries. He met Dr. Sandell through who he called his "good friend" Arizona's WR Larry Fitzgerald. Donaldson told me he feels 100 percent healthy and that it was something that truly changed his rehab process. He has also changed some aspects of his workout routine and nutrition. "Two days after I saw (Dr. Sandell), that was the first time I was able to start running, and I ran my longest distance while accelerating probably without any pain."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Josh Donaldson snaps Chris Sale's streak of 75 consecutive innings without allowing a home run.

Travis cranks 1st career dinger (0:30)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Trevor Bauer out of the game after 1.1 innings and 34 pitches; first game since August 11. Bauer was on the disabled list with a stress fracture (right ankle).

Brady not concerned about Gordon fitting in (1:02)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Just like old times...

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Pain-free Kyrie says Celts poised to be special

Fresh off an offseason concentrated on rehab for his knee, Kyrie Irving claims to have a confidence in his lower body that simply did not exist during his abbreviated 2017-18 first season for the Celtics. "No limitations," he said.

Should Jets Fans Be Worried?

Tony Reali and the national panel debate if Jets fans should be worried about Sam Darnold, if Baker Mayfield is the real deal, expectations on how Carson Wentz will play against the Colts and much more.

Is Baker The Savior?

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Michael Smith question if they are ready to anoint Baker Mayfield the "Savior Of The Browns", if we were too quick to anoint Sam Darnold, if Colin Kaepernick will join the Patriots and much more.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots ruled out pass-catching TE Jacob Hollister for Sunday night's game with a chest injury, an unexpected turn as a result of a hard fall in practice. Hollister's absence isn't expected to be long-term, but could be a couple weeks. Meanwhile, starting safety Patrick Chung (concussion) and starting DE Trey Flowers (concussion) haven't practiced all week and are officially doubtful. The team also removed TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) from the injury report, while listing the following players as questionable: OT Marcus Cannon (calf), CB Keion Crossen (hamstring), S Nate Ebner (hip), WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) and CB Eric Rowe (groin).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Tito Francona says Josh Donaldson is DH'ing tonight and then he'll have him play back-to-back games at 3B over the weekend.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Tarp on at Progressive Field, where the Indians play the Red Sox tonight; rain not expected to affect first pitch, scheduled for 7:10pm on ESPN.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady kept his remarks on newly acquired WR Josh Gordon brief on Friday, saying that while he has thrown balls to him in practice, Gordon has only been with the team a few days. His first impressions? "Really eager to get in there and learn. Trying to acclimate himself to what the program is," Brady said.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Second-year TE Jacob Hollister, who has not been listed on the injury report this week, was not spotted during the media-access portion of practice Friday. So his status becomes something to watch closely for when Friday's injury report is released later in the day. Meanwhile, safety Patrick Chung (concussion) and DE Trey Flowers (concussion) were not spotted, which puts both of their status in doubt for Sunday night's game against the Lions as they haven't practiced all week. TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) looked like he was moving well.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick leads off his news conference addressing WR Josh Gordon, calling him a smart kid who has worked hard and picked up a lot this week. Of Gordon's past struggles with substance abuse, and how the Patriots might help him, Belichick said, "I wouldn't talk about another player's personal or injury situations. So I'm not going to do that."