From the Hart: Need to stop the run, defend the middle, pound the rock

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From the Hart: Need to stop the run, defend the middle, pound the rock

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos will face off against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.
On this week's Patriots Football Weekly, Andy Hart shares his keys to the game: stopping the run, defending the middle, and pounding the rock.
Hart said that Willis McGahee is a constant threat and stopping him is a must, disrupting Manning is key, and establishing a ground game is integral this week.

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.