Top of the morning: Pats stumble in Seattle, Yanks down 0-2


Top of the morning: Pats stumble in Seattle, Yanks down 0-2

Eric Frede of "SportNet Central" wraps up a busy Sunday in which the Patriots fail to execute down the stretch and fall 24-23 to the Seahawks in Seattle.

For three-and-a-half quarters, it looked like the Pats would come away from the Pacific Northwest with a victory. The Seahawks rallied from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit and stunned New England.

The Patriots are now 3-3, just like everybody else in the AFC East. The Pats will try to regroup this Sunday in Foxboro against the rival Jets, who are coming off a victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Elsewhere, the Celtics are preparing for their exhibition game Monday night in Philadelphia against the new-look Sixers, who lost to the C's in the playoffs last year. The game is a 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet New England.

In the American League Championship Series, the Yankees, after having lost Derek Jeter to a broken ankle in the opener, now face a 0-2 series deficit after losing 3-0 to the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

The Tigers got the benefit of a blown call at second base. Television replays showed Detroit's Omar Infante was clearly out as he tried to dive back to the bag. Umpire Jeff Nelson called him safe. The call led to Yankees manager Joe Girardi's ejection from the game.

Red Sox calling up top prospect Rafael Devers


Red Sox calling up top prospect Rafael Devers

The Boston Red Sox have promoted Rafael Devers from Triple-A Pawtucket, manager John Farrell announced Sunday.

Devers will play his first game on Tuesday.

The third baseman has spent his 2017 season and Portland (AA) and Pawtucket (AAA). With the Pawsox, Devers had a .324 batting average in 34 at-bats. He had 11 hits, one double, two homers and four RBIs.

The Sox have been unsettled at third base during the 2017 season, and released third baseman Pablo Sandoval Wedneday. Devin Marrero, Tzu-Wei Lin and Brock Holt have rotated at third base throughout the season. However, the Sox optioned Lin to Pawtucket last week.

More to come...

Reports: Stanton off trade block; Dodgers, Yankees in on Darvish


Reports: Stanton off trade block; Dodgers, Yankees in on Darvish

With eight days to go before the MLB trade deadline, the Miami Marlins say Giancarlo Stanton won't be on the move, while the Texans Rangers are reportedly fielding offers for ace Yu Darvish.

Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill told reporters Sunday that with new ownership on the way in Miami, he has no intention of dealing Giancarlo Stanton - the slugger who carries with him a 13-year, $325 contract he signed in 2015. He also said Christian Yelich, Justin Bour, J.T. Realmuto, Marcell Ozuna or Dan Straily won't be dealt. 

More here from's Hardball Talk. 

As for Darvish, Jon Morosi of MLB Network and FOXSports reports the Dodgers are showing "strong interest" in the Rangers ace. The Yankees are in on him as well, according to Jon Heyman of