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Mayo: I look at 'punk' as a compliment

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Mayo: I look at 'punk' as a compliment

CSNNE Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran and Jerod Mayo sat down for their weekly Quick Slants chat.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick called Brandon Spikes a "punk" following the Patriots' 37-31 win last Sunday. Mayo told Curran that he looks at "punk" as a compliment.
Mayo also lets Curran know that they aren't friends.

Chris Sale strikes out 11 in 4-0 win over Mariners

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Chris Sale strikes out 11 in 4-0 win over Mariners

SEATTLE - Chris Sale pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, top prospect Rafael Devers became the youngest Boston player to hit a home run in more than 50 years, and the Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Wednesday to salvage the final game of the series.

Barely 12 hours after the clubs wrapped up a five-hour, 13-inning marathon, the Red Sox got exactly what they needed from their ace to avoid being swept. The left-hander was masterful, striking out 11, the 14th time this season he had at least 10 strikeouts in a game. He allowed doubles to Jean Segura and Guillermo Heredia, and a broken-bat single to Ben Gamel, but none of the three to reach base via hit ever advanced.

Sale (13-4) has struck out at least nine batters in each of his 12 road starts this season, the longest streak dating to 1913.