Brown: It's not beautiful music at Gillette


Brown: It's not beautiful music at Gillette

The Patriots really don't have a home-field disadvantage -- as they're proud of pointing out, they have the best home record in the NFL since 2002 (74-15; the second-best team, Baltimore, is 61-21) -- but there's been a lot of talk hereabouts about the lack of atmosphere during games at Gillette.

Troy Brown thinks he knows why.

"I really do think that they can do something with the music in Gillette Stadium," the former Patriots wide receiver said on 'Patriots Wednesday Live', later adding:

"It's a problem when you have visiting players commenting about the music . . . Several times, there've been several players who come up to me and said, 'Man, what's up with y'all's music?' . . . Guys have a huge problem with that. You know when the visiting team's commenting on it, that it's not good. All you can do is shake your head and say, 'I agree'. "

So he's offering his services as stadium DJ.

"I think I can do a much better job than what they've been doing over there."

Red Sox score 7 in 7th to beat Rangers 9-4

Red Sox score 7 in 7th to beat Rangers 9-4

BOSTON (AP)  Dustin Pedroia waved home the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch, then singled in two more during Boston's seven-run seventh inning on Wednesday night and the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 9-4 for their third straight victory.

Chris Sale (5-2) struck out six, falling short in his attempt to become the first pitcher in baseball's modern era to strike out at least 10 batters in nine straight games in one season. He allowed three earned runs, six hits and a walk in 7 1/3 innings and received more runs of support in the seventh inning alone than in any previous game this season.

Sam Dyson (1-5) faced seven batters in relief of Martin Perez and gave up four hits, three walks - two intentional - and a wild pitch without retiring a batter. Mike Napoli homered for Texas, which has lost three of four to follow a 10-game winning streak.