Brown's Keys to the Game vs. the Colts


Brown's Keys to the Game vs. the Colts

Troy Brown checked into Patriots Wednesday Live to discuss his keys to the game against the Colts.

First, the Patriots can't let Reggie Wayne beat them. Makes sense. He's their No. 1 weapon on offense. Bill Belichick's defense has actually been fairly effective all year at taking away its opponents' top option so it'll be interesting to see what they do with Wayne this week.

Second, no turnovers or big plays. That may be asking a lot there, Troy. But the Patriots have been winning the turnover battle most weeks so that's at least within reach.

Finally, finish strong. This has proved difficult for the Patriots so far this season. When given the opportunity to close out games, too often they haven't done it. A field goal on Sunday helped put the Bills away, but the Pats were fortunate that was enough. We'll see how things play out against the Colts.

Friday's Red Sox-Rangers lineups: Brentz starts in LF


Friday's Red Sox-Rangers lineups: Brentz starts in LF

It won’t take long for Bryce Brentz to get used to the major leagues again. Called up Friday after Chris Young was placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, Brentz gets the start in left field as the Red Sox open a three-game series tonight against the Rangers in Arlington, Texas (8:05 p.m.). 

Brentz, 27, who was hitting .278 with three homers and 17 RBI at Pawtucket, will make his first major league appearance since 2014 and bat seventh against Texas left-hander Nick Martinez (1-1, 5.14 ERA).  David Price starts (8-4, 4.24) starts for Boston. 

The lineups:

Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Bryce Brentz LF
Travis Shaw 3B
Christian Vazquez C

David Price LHP

Shin-Soo Choo RF
Ian Desmond CF
Adrian Beltre 3B
Ryan Rua LF
Prince Fielder DH
Elvis Andrus SS
Roughned Odor 2B
Jurickson Profar 1B
Bobby Wilson C

Nick Martinez LHP