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Brad Ziegler hits a rut

So effective in his first several outings with the Red Sox, Ziegler has picked up losses in consecutive appearances for the third time in his career (vs. Tigers on Wednesday, Angels on Thursday) and consecutive days for the second time in his career, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

On QB reps at Patriots' second training camp practice Friday, Bill Belichick flipped the routine from Day 1 as Jimmy Garoppolo took the top reps in 7-on-7 passing drills while Tom Brady was first in 11-on-11. Each received the same number of overall reps in those drills -- 17 total.

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OTD: Bill Mueller blasts two grand slams

On this day in 2003, Mueller hit a grand slam from each side of the plate as part of a three-homer game against the Rangers. Since that day, the Red Sox have had the second-most grand slams in the majors.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots fans at training camp just saw a glimpse of the intensity with which Tom Brady practices. After a pass intended for WR Malcolm Mitchell in 7-on-7 passing drills was swatted away by a staffer with a paddle, Brady ripped his helmet off with two hands and spiked it into the ground as the ear pads in the helmet popped out.

Boston should trade for Ryan Braun (1:32)
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Boston finally falters in the ninth

For the first time in their last 68 chances, the Red Sox lost a game that they entered the ninth inning with a lead in. The Angels scored two on a Hanley Ramirez error to come back to win 2-1 on Thursday.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Rain doesn't keep fans away from second day of Patriots training camp.

Belichick scolds reporter after baffling QB question (0:21)

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Two days after laying out his quarterback plan, Patriots coach Bill Belichick scoffed at a question Friday morning about whether Jimmy Garoppolo could remain the starter upon Tom Brady's return from a four-game suspension. "Jesus Christ," Belichick said softly, clearly annoyed at the question. The topic was initially broached by a reporter asking Belichick if he had ever been part of a situation where in July he named a starter for the fifth week of the season.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Bill Belichick said LB Jamie Collins was excused from the first practice of training camp.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots announce practice will be outside, in rain, unless thunderstorms/severe weather force practice inside. Good day to work on ball security.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Temperatures in the mid-70s with rain in the forecast for Friday's second Patriots training camp practice. Team generally likes to practice in elements but in the event plans change and they go inside, the practice would be closed to the public. Team updates its hotline at 508-549-0001 with latest practice plan.

Angels walk off on Red Sox's error (0:54)
Angels honor Big Papi with big chains (0:18)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout and Alfredo Griffin, wearing Big Papi-style bling around their necks, join Albert Pujols in presenting David Ortiz with a portrait before the opener of his final series at Angel Stadium.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

What if Red Sox are done dealing? John Farrell: "We feel like this is a complete team when you look at balance from a position-player standpoint and the guys in our rotation. It's up to us to go out and execute and perform to our abilities."

Lineup: Red Sox (55-44) at Angels (45-56)

  • 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. Travis Shaw, 3B (L)
  • 8. Sandy Leon, C (S)
  • 9. Brock Holt, LF (L)
  • SP: David Price, LHP
  • Daily notes

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite knuckleballer Steven Wright's struggles to grip ball in sticky, humid or wet conditions, Red Sox manager John Farrell said he can't possibly consider scratching him from future starts in that type of weather. Nature of a five-man rotation doesn't allow for that type of manipulation with starting pitchers.

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