Ray Ratto: 'This is the hardest game for the 49ers all year'

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Ray Ratto: 'This is the hardest game for the 49ers all year'

The New England Patriots (10-3) will face off against the San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1) on Sunday after a decisive 42-14 win over the Houston Texans on Monday.
CSN Bay Area's Ray Ratto joined CSNNE's Tom E. Curran on Quick Slants to look at the matchup.
"This is the hardest game for the 49ers all year," said Ratto.

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.