Top of the morning: Sox win, Pats fightWakeup call: Friday, August 17

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Top of the morning: Sox win, Pats fightWakeup call: Friday, August 17

SportsNet Central's Bob Neumeier recaps a day in which the Red Sox won in Baltimore and their manager received another vote of confidence from ownership and things got heated on the Patriots practice field.

The Red Sox salvaged the final game of their series in Baltimore with a 6-3 victory behind the strong pitching of Clay Buchholz (11-3).

Red Sox team president and CEO Larry Lucchino publicly backed embattled manager Bobby Valentine once again, telling WEEI that Bobby V. would remain the manager for the rest of the season.

At Patriots training camp, coach Bill Belichick tossed Julian Edelman and Niko Koutouvides out of practice after their post-play scuffle.

Ortiz: 'Boston's always going to be a part of me'

Ortiz: 'Boston's always going to be a part of me'

David Ortiz reflects on some of the greatest moments of his career with the Red Sox, especially the 2004 and 2013 World Series victories and what they meant to the city of Boston.

David Ortiz: The rumor came out to damage my image, the city of Boston

David Ortiz: The rumor came out to damage my image, the city of Boston

David Ortiz speaks out about the accusations against him using PED's and if it will hurt his reputation and legacy with the Boston Red Sox.