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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees with a 10-3 lead in the 9th inning in trying to secure their 7th straight win vs. the Red Sox. With a win tonight, the Yankees would have won 12 of the last 13 games between the clubs since 7/28/19. Yankees would be 17-5 at home vs. Boston since 2018.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

If the Yankees hold on to the lead (8-3, Bot 8) this will be Gerrit Cole's 20th consecutive win (4-0 on the season). It would expand his career-long 19-game winning streak (since May 27, 2019); Cole would be 20-0 with a 1.94 ERA.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

With an 8-1 lead in the 8th inning, and after a spectacular performance by Gerrit Cole, reliever Jonathan Holder can't score a single out and loads the bases with Red Sox. Adam Ottavino starts warming in the bullpen.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Gerrit Cole gets through 7 innings giving up 1ER (Alex Verdugo HR); finished by retiring 7 Red Sox in a row. Jonathan Holder warming in the bullpen with Cole close to being done at 95 pitches. Yankees 5-1 Red Sox, Bot 7

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Entering the game: Gary Sánchez: 5-for-48 (.104) 4 RBI 25 K (in 15 games) Gleyber Torres: 9-for-56 (.161) 3 RBI 13 K (17 games) Tonight against the Red Sox: Gary Sánchez: 1-for-3 with a HR (2 RBI) Gleyber Torres: 3-for-3 with a double (2 RBI)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Gleyber Torres con una espectacular noche en el plato, de 3-3 en contra de los Medias Rojas esta noche, y responsable de las dos carreras anotadas por los Yankees con un doblete remolcador. NYY 2-1 Boston

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Colten Brewer, who threw a season-high 3 innings Monday vs. TB and allowed 3 runs (2ER) on 5 hits with 2 strikeouts, did a great job vs. NY in the first 3 innings (3H, 2K) but gave up a 2-run double to Gleyber Torres in the 4th. Yankees 2-0 Red Sox

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

John Simon on new OLB coach Steve Belichick: "Steve is a very intelligent guy. He knew the whole defense last year even though he was with the back end (safeties). Steve's been awesome. Knows a lot about the game. Really giving us the ins and outs to try to build our game up."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots CB Jason McCourty, who opened his video conference by recognizing workers behind the scenes for going above and beyond to make the season possible, said he never considered opting out of the 2020 season.

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Belichick's impression of Cam: 'Hardworking kid'

While impressed with Cam Newton's work ethic, Patriots coach Bill Belichick has seemed to go to great lengths to ensure the spotlight doesn't shine solely on Newton, routinely mentioning other quarterbacks competing for the starting job.

BBTN: Mookie's Big Night, Red Sox Get Rocked

Tim Kurkjian fills in for Buster to talk with Karl Ravech about another magical night for Mookie Betts, a disastrous one for his former team, bad bullpens and the crazy schedule ahead of the Cardinals. Plus, Todd Radom tells Tim and Troy about Houston's ballparks before giving the weekly quiz (23:40).

Drone delay in Boston: 'Who you gonna call? Dronebusters!" (0:43)
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Sale won't commit to being ready for Opening Day

Unable to rehab inside the Red Sox's facility in Fort Myers, Florida, due to the coronavirus pandemic, ace Chris Sale said he is working his way back from Tommy John surgery the best he can. Sale hopes to throw off a mound for the first time next month.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots' signing of RB Lamar Miller was officially processed on Thursday, and the club is starting Miller on the active/physically unable to perform list. Miller, who can come off the PUP list at any time, is coming back from a torn ACL. He had to pass a physical to sign his contract, and starting on PUP sets up a situation where the team can take it slow with him initially, similar to WR Mohamed Sanu earlier this year. Sanu came off the PUP list after a couple of days.