How much will Aqib Talib help the Patriots defense?

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How much will Aqib Talib help the Patriots defense?

Dan Shaughnessy and Steve Buckey join Sports Sunday to talk about the Patriots defense and if the addition of Aqib Talib will immediately make the defense better.

And here's the answer: He certainly can't hurt them anymore.

The Patriots don't want to talk about him, but we do! And Shaughnessy says, "Of course he makes him better. It's talent back there, and they need talent back there."

Buckley agrees, saying the guy can play, but they "aren't going to put him on a Wheaties box".

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.