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For the cigar buffs out there, those were 50 Dominican cigars that David Ortiz received from the White Sox in the Ron Kittle-crafted humidor before tonight's game at U.S. Cellular Field.

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Travis Shaw with a triple thanks to very generous scorekeeping. Austin Jackson was there in time at the warning track in deep center, but the ball clanked off his glove. Come on, this is the major leagues. That's an error. Let's see if it leads to a run.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz received a humidor filled with cigars as a parting gift from the White Sox before his final regular-season game on Chicago's south side. Apparently, the humidor was hand-crafted by former White Sox slugger Ron Kittle. It was presented to Ortiz by ace Chris Sale.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr., a game-time decision with a sore finger, apparently good to go. Red Sox at White Sox: Betts RF, Pedroia 2B, Bogaerts SS, Ortiz DH, Ramirez 1B, Shaw 3B, Holt LF, Hanigan C, Bradley CF, Owens. (For what it's worth, Betts would've played center in Bradley's absence.)

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4 first-place teams, all in Chicago

Tonight marks the first time in history that four first-place teams are playing in the same city at the same time: Nationals-Cubs and Red Sox-White Sox. (via Elias)

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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

On Cinco de Mayo, some local flavor in Walpole, the town bordering Foxborough and Gillette Stadium where the Patriots play.

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Pats find tackle help in latest mock

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Hield would give C's solid shooter

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