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New York turns to Nathan Eovaldi, who took a no-hit bid into the 7th inning in his last start, in an attempt to avoid being swept by Boston and falling to 8-15 on the season. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With reliever Carson Smith likely to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday, Red Sox haven't ruled out carrying 13 pitchers in the short term. That could spell a return to Triple-A for infielder Marco Hernandez.

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Will Big Papi bat his way into HR history?

Darrell Evans set the bar in 1987 for the most home runs in an age-40-or-older season (34). David Ortiz already has five home runs through 22 games. How many homers will he send during his age-40 season?

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox vs. Yankees (RH Eovaldi): Betts RF, Pedroia 2B, Bogaerts SS, Ortiz DH, Ramirez 1B, Shaw 3B, Holt LF, Vazquez C, Bradley CF, Price LHP.

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Patriots filled some needs

Mel Kiper Jr. thought New England was able to add some solid talent, given the sanctions it was facing. But the limitations from Deflategate penalties ultimately hurt the Patriots' draft grade. NFL draft grades (Insider)

Patriots' best pick: Cyrus Jones

The Alabama cornerback, taken at No. 60 overall, is a smart, instinctive player who has toughness and can also bring value as a return man. He is a much-needed upgrade as a nickel back. Todd McShay (Insider)

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Mitchell is coolest story of the draft

Whether or not the Patriots' fourth-round pick, WR Malcolm Mitchell, makes their NFL roster remains to be seen. But while he was at Georgia, he overcame his problems with reading to write and self-publish a book. Ten draft takeaways

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The official Twitter account of Florida Atlantic football congratulated CB Cre'von LeBlanc on signing with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent. LeBlanc is 5-foot-9, 194 pounds, and also has experience as a kickoff returner. The deal for LeBlanc includes $17,500 in guaranteed money, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.

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