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Dustin Pedroia steps up as Red Sox extend streak

Once again, Dustin Pedroia had a huge play in a Red Sox victory, evading a tag at home plate to help the Red Sox win their 11th straight game.

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Red Sox squeeze by Rays for 11th straight win (1:12)
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Pedroia dances around catcher for go-ahead run (0:40)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan on next Sunday's game vs. Patriots: "If Belichick is playing quarterback, we're coming after him."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

In praising Tyrod Taylor's elusiveness, Rex Ryan brings up possibility of Julian Edelman playing QB for Patriots next Sunday. "I have a funny feeling he won't be Brady back there," Rex says of Edelman.

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Was Tom Brady's suspension a blessing in disguise? (2:08)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick held a noon conference call Sunday, and when asked his level of concern with the availability of QBs Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett, he said the team will update the status of the QBs on Wednesday's injury report.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

ACC quarterbacks had a monster Saturday. Here's how they stacked up compared to the rest of the country...

Lineup: Red Sox (91-64) at Rays (65-89)

  • 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. Travis Shaw, 3B (L)
  • 7. Chris Young, LF (R)
  • 8. Andrew Benintendi, CF (L)
  • 9. Christian Vazquez, C (R)
  • SP: Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

The ACC ends the day with a perfect 8-0 record in nonconference games, including the most nonconference road wins in any week in league history (five). A top 5 showdown awaits next week between Louisville and Clemson -- yet another huge spotlight ready to shine on the league.

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Pedroia, Red Sox top Rays, clinch playoff spot (0:47)
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Marchand zips shot past Bobrovsky giving Canada lead (0:34)
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Pedroia smacks go-ahead grand slam (0:20)
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Crosby finds Marchand to even up score for Team Canada (0:29)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lastly, Kevin Garnett to me in 2014 on working with younger players and what he believes today's game is lacking: "The fact that I was able to help guys progress, I've helped guys become men. I've helped guys communicate and taught them how to communicate to others [who] didn't necessarily understand [them]. I think our game is lacking a bit of that. We seek approval from each other by being friends and guys work out together. If that's the times, that's the times. But true competition comes in, ‘There's a winner, and there's a loser.' And I don't know anybody who wants to be a loser, who's calling themselves a wimp…I'm not saying you've got to hate a guy, but if you do, I understand when you're between the lines. And 'hate' is a very strong word, so I would use the word 'dislike.' I get it. To me, that's alpha. That's leadership. A leader is going to show more in his actions versus his words."

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