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David Ortiz matches big name with homer

It's no secret Big Papi is Boston's big hitter, but tonight he reached an even greater height -- 2nd most homers for Boston (tied with Carl Yastrzemski).

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Can Sox repeat last series vs. Yanks?

No one dominates at the Fenway quite like the Sox do -- and the fact they did so against their hated rival, Yankees, last time they met, gives Boston fans something to look forward to this series.

David Ortiz's place in Red Sox history (1:19)
Red Sox look to continue Yankees' woes (1:18)

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots announced the following transactions today: RB Joey Iosefa was waived. Draft picks CB Cyrus Jones, OL Joe Thuney, DT Vincent Valentine, WR Malcolm Mitchell, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, LB Elandon Roberts, G Ted Karras and WR Devin Lucien signed contracts. That leaves just one pick, QB Jacoby Brissett, to sign. Rookie free agents signed deals: CB V'Angelo Bentley, RB/WR D.J. Foster, DT Woodrow Hamilton, LB C.J. Johnson, CB Jonathan Jones, CB Cre'Veon LeBlanc, TE Steven Scheu and TE Bryce Williams.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox at Yankees (RH Pineda): Mookie Betts RF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Xander Bogaerts SS, David Ortiz DH, Hanley Ramirez 1B, Travis Shaw 3B, Brock Holt LF, Jackie Bradley Jr. CF, Christian Vazquez C. Rick Porcello (5-0, 2.76).

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Assuming Sean O'Sullivan simply slots into Henry Owens' spot in Red Sox rotation, he would start Tuesday night vs. Oakland at Fenway. Rick Porcello (vs. Michael Pineda), David Price (vs. Nathan Eovaldi) and Steven Wright (vs. Luis Severino) in NY vs. Yankees, then Clay Buchholz in opener vs. A's.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox announce they have optioned lefty Henry Owens to Triple-A and called up 28-year-old right-hander Sean O'Sullivan, who has a 3.00 ERA in five starts for Pawtucket. O'Sullivan has a 5.95 ERA in 66 big-league appearances, including a 6.08 mark in 13 starts for the Phillies last season.

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Would the Angels trade Mike Trout?

With the loss of Garrett Richards to Tommy John surgery, it might be time for Los Angeles to consider trading star outfielder Mike Trout, David Schoenfield writes. Among teams with enough prospects to pull off a deal are the Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox, Rangers and Rockies. Think the unthinkable

Amendola takes pay cut for second year in a row (1:38)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Ryan says he personally recruited Glenn Gronkowski after he went undrafted. "His family was in the background, so I took a few parting shots," Rex says.

Amendola takes pay cut to stay with Patriots (2:40)
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BC has easiest nonconference slate

The Eagles have a 72 percent chance of playing in a bowl after going 0-8 in the ACC last season. How? They've signed up to play Buffalo, UMass and FCS Wagner. 10 easiest nonconference skeds (Insider)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills FB Glenn Gronkowski says he's a "little more tame, a little more intelligent, probably" than his older brother Rob.

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