Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots announced that 21,781 fans attended their Saturday morning training camp practice, as it had an "event" type of feel to it with ramps to the stadium opened up to accommodate the overflowing crowd. Said veteran DE Chris Long, who is in his first year with the Patriots after eight with the Rams: "It's awesome. As if just being in pads for the first day isn't exciting enough, you come out and these fans give you a real boost. It just speaks to the passion that these folks have. We're warming up in the hot tub and we can see the fans coming in on ESPN or NFL Network; they beat us out on the field. It's pretty cool what they have going here."

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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Rookie QB Jacoby Brissett carries the shoulder pads of Jimmy Garoppolo, as well as his own, after Saturday's practice. This is commonplace in New England, as rookies have extra freight on the way back to the locker room.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots G Jonathan Cooper, who had struggles with injuries with the Cardinals (2013-2015), has left practice this morning after appearing to injure his right foot/ankle. He was lining up with first-unit at right guard. He was helped off field by two athletic trainers, walking slowly, before being placed on a cart.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

On a beautiful Saturday morning at Patriots training camp, a look at the crowd as the ramps to stadium have been opened to accommodate the overflow. Could be close to 20,000 by day's end.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Leave it to Rick Porcello to snap the Red Sox's four-game losing streak with his first complete game since 8/20/14. The 6-2 victory over the Angels marks sixth consecutive win for Porcello, who joins Chris Sale and Chris Tillman as AL's 14-game winners.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel will make a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket. Kimbrel, who had minor surgery July 11 to clean up a torn meniscus in his left knee, is expected to start the game and pitch one inning. He will be reevaluated Sunday, and if all goes well, he could rejoin the Red Sox next week in Seattle.

Lineup: Red Sox (55-45) at Angels (46-56)

  • 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. Aaron Hill, 3B (R)
  • 8. Ryan Hanigan, C (R)
  • 9. Brock Holt, LF (L)
  • SP: Rick Porcello, RHP
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