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Ramirez surprises Beltre at second base
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Alexei Ramirez startles Adrian Beltre by clapping his glove when Beltre's back is turned.

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Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington's dominance in this game is reflected by just about every imaginable number, but third and fourth down are pretty telling. Stanford has converted just one of its seven third down plays and is 0 for 2 on fourth down. The Huskies are 4 for 7 on third down and haven't had to bother with fourth down. Oh and Washington has seven sacks compared to zero for Stanford. In fact, Stanford doesn't have a tackle for a loss.

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Trumbo belts 47th homer of season
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Mark Trumbo puts the Orioles up 5-1 on the Yankees with this home run, his 47th of the season.

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Stanford muffed punt sets up score
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Ben Edwards muffs a punt and it is recovered by Washington's Lavon Coleman at the 40-yard line. The Huskies scored five plays later on an eight-yard TD run by Myles Gaskin to take a 30-0 lead.

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Ortiz gives Red Sox lead with homer
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In the bottom of the seventh, David Ortiz hits a home run to right field to put the Red Sox ahead of the Blue Jays 5-3.

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Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 10 Washington, up 23-zip over No. 7 Stanford at the break, essentially ended the first half with its 6th sack of the game, capping probably the most impressive halves of football in Husky Stadium since… well… since they beat Miami in 2000. Washington outgained the Cardinal 225 yards to 83. Huskies QB Jake Browning dominated the first half with downfield throws, going 5-for-6 for 113 yards with a TD on throws of 10+ yards. This is Stanford's second-largest halftime deficit in the last 10 years. Now the question is can the Huskies close the deal and avoid the second-half letup? While Stanford isn't built for scoring a bunch of points quickly, but it certainly is capable of putting pressure on the Huskies.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

So impressed with the Huskies' defense tonight -- six first-half sacks. Since 2008 Stanford hasn't allowed more than five sacks in a single game (and the Cardinal have only done that three times- ASU 2013, UCLA 2012, UND 2008). Joe Mathis and Psalm Wooching have two apiece.

NCAAF 

Hill throws 75-yard TD on first play
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BYU's Taysom Hill finds Jonah Trinnaman streaking down the left sideline on the first play of the game against Toledo for a 75-yard TD.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

In the first meeting of Yasiel Puig vs. Madison Bumgarner since their "Don't look at me" incident from last week, Puig delivers the RBI double. Dodgers lead 1-0, B1.

MLB 

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals tied a National League record with Matt Holliday's seventh-inning home run, his 20th of the season. The Cardinals have six players with at least 20 home runs this season, tying them with the 1965 and 2003 Atlanta Braves for the NL record. Jedd Gyorko leads the team with 29 home runs, one more than Brandon Moss.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Holliday, activated before the game to get just such a greeting, was met with a long standing ovation when he pinch hit for Carlos Martinez in the seventh inning Friday with the Cardinals leading 5-0 over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Holliday hit a home run to right field off Zach Phillips, his 20th of the season. That, of course, led to an even louder ovation. Holliday took a curtain call. Before the game, the Cardinals announced they will not be picking up Holliday's 2017 option, likely making him a free agent.

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Washington overwhelming Stanford
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Jake Browning finds John Ross for a 19-yard TD to give Washington a 23-0 lead over Stanford in the waning minutes of the first half. Browning has thrown 2 TDs in the half.

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Ramirez's catch gets rewarded with a hug
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Hanley Ramirez makes a running catch in foul territory, and keeps running into the outstretched arms of a Red Sox fan.

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Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford players starting to show some frustration against Washington's tenacious defense. LT A.T. Hall erupted at himself after yielding a third-down sack to Washington end Joe Mathis, though you could make a case QB Ryan Burns needs to get rid of the ball faster on third-and-short. Stanford replaced Burns with Keller Chryst hoping for a spark, but neither QB has done much of anything and Burns is back in. Their five combined completions have yielded just 33 yards while the Huskies have dominated the Cardinal running game (0.8 yards per carry). There's a coaching cliche that if you play two quarterbacks you don't have one. So far that's the case with Stanford.

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ESPN Stats and Information  

After their win tonight, the Cubs have out scored the Reds by 74 runs this season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Cubs scored that many more runs than an opponent in a season was 1945, when they out scored the Reds by 78 runs. 1945 was the last season in which the Cubs made the World Series.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

And now the wait to see if the Mets have clinched a postseason berth. Surging Jay Bruce drove in three runs and the Mets took care of their business on Friday, shaving their magic number to one by beating the Phillies, 5-1. The Mets officially will secure a second straight postseason berth if the Pirates beat the Cardinals later Friday. The Mets (86-74) moved a season-high 12 games over .500. They only had five batters reach against Phillies right-hander Alec Asher, but four of those came on consecutive two-out singles in the fourth and decided the game.

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Jacob Wolf Reporter 

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Browning has looked impressive so far tonight, really looking to attack Stanford's depleted secondary. Huskies had two explosive pass plays in the first quarter -- a 35-yard completion to Dante Pettis and a 28-yard completion to John Ross.

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Ted Miller ESPN Staff Writer 

Story of first quarter was Washington's sophomore QB Jake Browning. He completed 6 of 7 passes for 108 yard with a touchdown, his standard measure efficiency rating a stout 262.5 as the Huskies jumped to a 13-0 lead. Stanford is missing both starting corners, and clearly Chris Petersen saw an opportunity to attack in the pass game. Petersen won't be happy with four penalties for 50 yards, including a pair of personal fouls. Without penalties, Stanford had no offense in first quarter. The Huskies averaged 10.3 yards per play compared to 2.7 for Stanford.

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Bautista's homer puts Blue Jays ahead
MLB 

In the top of the fifth inning, Toronto RF Jose Bautista knocks a homer over the Green Monster to give the Blue Jays a 3-1 lead over the Red Sox.

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It's all Washington early on
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Myles Gaskin powers in from four yards out to give Washington a 13-0 first-quarter lead over Stanford.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist has two home runs and three hits against the Reds on Friday. It's his second, 2 homer game of the season as he'll likely be Joe Maddon's clean up hitter heading into the postseason. The Cubs are routing the Reds 7-1.

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Washington takes early lead
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The Huskies strike first as Jake Browning finds Dante Pettis for a three-yard touchdown to give Washington a 6-0 lead over Stanford.

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ESPN Stats and Information  

With Ben Simmons' status for the season opener in doubt, it's worth remembering that the NFL's No. 1 pick, Jared Goff, did not play in his season opener. The last time the No. 1 pick in the NFL and NBA both missed their season openers was 2007, when it happened with Greg Oden and JaMarcus Russell.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Short of a miracle, your 2016 home run champ will be Mark Trumbo. The Orioles slugger just went yard for the 47th time, five more than anyone else in the bigs. The two-run blast puts the O's up 5-1 in the fifth and ends the night for Yanks starter Michael Pineda.

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