Babers: Only Marino had faster release than Garoppolo (0:43)
What would it take to pry Sale away from the White Sox? (3:18)
Cabrera homers in Tigers' win (0:28)
Ortiz crushes 25th home run of the season (0:28)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Clay Buchholz is a holdover from a bygone era of Red Sox pitchers, and Pedro Martinez thinks it has affected him. "I think he's missing [Jon] Lester, big-time. He's missing [John] Lackey. He's probably missing relating to someone who really understands him -- David Ross, Jason Varitek. I think he's mature enough to understand what to do, but some people just don't have the ability to understand what to do when the struggles come."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz hits homer No. 25 of the season, No. 528 of the career, a three-run shot into the right-field bullpens against Tigers starter Mike Pelfrey to cut the Red Sox's deficit to 4-3 in the third inning at Fenway Park.

Lineup: Red Sox (55-42) vs. Tigers (52-48)

  • 1. Mookie Betts, RF (R)
  • 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B (R)
  • 3. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 4. David Ortiz, DH (L)
  • 5. Hanley Ramirez, 1B (R)
  • 6. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 7. Travis Shaw, 3B (L)
  • 8. Sandy Leon, C (S)
  • 9. Brock Holt, LF (L)
  • SP: Steven Wright, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Defense was not the problem for Eagles

Boston College led the nation in yards per game allowed in 2015, despite a 3-9 overall record and no wins in the ACC.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pedro Martinez said if David Ortiz continues his otherworldly success through the second half of what Big Papi insists will be his final season, "I'll be the first to say, 'No, you're not leaving.' I'll lock the door."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pedro Martinez on struggling Red Sox ace David Price: "To be honest, I think he's going to be all right. It's just a matter of making the right adjustments."

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Rex will be happy to miss Brady in Week 4

While Rex Ryan has given Tom Brady fits at times, the Patriots QB still has won 11 of the pair's 14 meetings. Ryan and Brady will meet just once this year (Week 8 in Buffalo) due to the latter's suspension.

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Small chance Red Sox trade Moncada

If Dave Dombrowski wants to make another big move, 2B Yoan Moncada is the guy to keep. He's blocked by Dustin Pedroia but could move to third base or left field. Schoenfield: Untouchable players for all 30 teams

Sale for Moncada? No way! (1:24)
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Justin Verlander finally beats Boston

Verlander earned his first victory over the Red Sox in over five years on Monday. The right-hander had been winless in his previous six regular-season starts against Boston, which tied his second-longest personal winless streak against any opponent, the Elias Sports Bureau reports. Verlander hasn't won any of his last 10 starts vs. the Indians.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

A year ago BC right guard Chris Lindstrom was a 265-pound freshman who missed a block that resulted in a season ending injury for his QB. This year, Lindstrom is up to 305 and one of the reasons Steve Addazio thinks his O-line can make a big stride. "He's going to be a first-rounder in a few years," Addazio said.

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David Ortiz's farewell season

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