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Wood joins rare company at 8-0

With a victory on Friday, Alex Wood became the third Dodgers pitcher in the last 40 years to win each of his first eight decisions of a season, matching Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 and Matt Herges in 2000. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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68 days until college football kickoff: USC quarterback Sam Darnold posted a Power 5-best 68.1 QBR when pressured last season. The next best QBR on such plays was 56.3 (Nebraska's Tommy Armstrong, Jr.).

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Griffin to be a coveted free agent

Despite being plagued by injuries the last three seasons, Blake Griffin has been one of the most productive players in the NBA since he made his debut in 2010.

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Friday's longest home runs

Giancarlo Stanton's 458-footer was a missile off the bat, exiting at 112.4 mph on its way to clearing the statue at Marlins Park. Anthony Rendon's 454-foot blast was his longest since 2015. Matt Joyce and Khris Davis provided the A's all the offense they needed with their homers.

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Ortiz enshrined in Boston, Lonzo shows off the arm in L.A. (1:05)
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Ball, Jackson struggle on first pitches (0:57)
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Seager exits game with hamstring injury (0:23)
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Draft day in Lonzo Ball's shoes (1:15)
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Bellinger doesn't know who Jerry Seinfeld is (0:40)
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Dodgers on a roll with 8th straight win (1:01)
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Puig cranks homer, buffers Dodgers' lead (0:28)
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Turner hustles home on Bellinger's chop (0:28)
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Red Sox come out on top on Ortiz's night (1:16)
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The impact Griffin and Paul have on Lob City (0:49)
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Lonzo Ball tosses first pitch at Dodgers game (1:14)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 9, Angels 4: Hanley Ramirez picked a perfect way to pay tribute to David Ortiz. Ramirez belted a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Sandy Leon added a two-run shot in the sixth to lift the Red Sox to a series-opening victory after retiring Ortiz's No. 34. But the most encouraging development for the Sox was the performance of Rick Porcello, who tossed six strong innings before allowing three runs in the seventh.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Lonzo Ball here at Dodger Stadium to throw out the first pitch. Wearing BBB slides.

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Ramirez goes deep to pad Boston's lead (0:24)
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Red Sox score on a pair of wild pitches (0:49)