FOXBORO – The Texans have lost nine straight including losses to the Jaguars, Raiders and Rams. They’ve been able to find a vast array of ways to lose. Returns. Offensive inefficiency. Inability to hold down average quarterbacks. The season’s been a waste and what Houston’s playing for now is next season. The fact Gary Kubiak has one foot out the door and another on a banana peel is probably going to make it hard for him to grab his team’s attention now.
The Red Sox place right fielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury and call up right-hander Matt Barnes.