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Red Sox rack up the K's vs. Rays

In all, Boston pitchers struck out 23 Tampa Bay hitters, including 21 in the first nine innings -- a major league record. But perhaps the most important number is two -- the Red Sox's magic number to clinch the AL East. What we learned Sunday

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Don't forget about the Patriots' defense

With the offense's impressive performance, it's easy to overlook the Pats' D, which continues to be rock solid. As Bill Barnwell explains, this isn't a "bend-don't-break" group. Not by a long shot. Stacking the best defenses

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was asked Monday morning on sports radio WEEI if he knows which QB will be starting Sunday against the Bills. "I don't know that," he responded. "I haven't seen them in a few days. Hopefully all those guys are continuing to get better. We'll see them [Tuesday] and hopefully they're all ready to go."

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13hBrian O'Connell

Revolution's 3-game winning streak snapped

Sunday's 2-0 loss to Columbus Crew SC snapped the Revolution's three-game winning streak and left them one point out of playoff spot.

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Cubs still atop power rankings despite Red Sox's streak (0:57)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz told reporters in Tampa that he couldn't stop thinking about Jose Fernandez throughout Red Sox's 10-inning victory. "It's a sad day, man. Such a young, humble great kid. All the good things going on in his life and all of a sudden this tragedy happening, it's inexplicable."

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Ortiz gets emotional during moment of silence for Jose Fernandez (0:15)
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Rex doesn't care who plays QB for Patriots (0:15)
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17hTommy Rancel, Special to ESPN.com

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)

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