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Cano slugs 10th homer of season (0:23)
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Heredia pads Mariners' lead (0:25)
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Ranking playoff MVPs: Al Horford

Horford's efficient scoring, assist rate and superior defense earns him a spot above teammate Isaiah Thomas on our list of top playoff performers.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Roster roulette continues for Red Sox, who call up reliever Blaine Boyer from Triple-A to take spot vacated when lefty Brian Johnson was optioned after throwing a five-hit shutout Saturday. Sox will have to make another move after Sunday's game to open spot for David Price, who starts Monday in Chicago.

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Nationals all-star Stephen Strasburg wasn't the only pitcher to impress with his Saturday start. The Red Sox's Brian Johnson, the Brewers' Chase Anderson and the Tigers' Buck Farmer also baffled hitters to pick up wins. Anderson took a no-hitter into the eighth inning vs. the Diamondbacks.

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Brian Johnson joined Pedro Martínez as the only Red Sox pitchers in the divisional era (since 1969) to throw a nine-inning shutout in their Fenway Park debut (source: Elias Sports Bureau).

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Bradley Jr. dives and makes low grab (0:21)
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Bradley Jr. breaks open Boston's lead (0:27)
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Belichick gets in some LAX reps (0:28)
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Bird, Celtics steal one from Pistons (4:00)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 3, Mariners 0: Make it five wins in a row, the longest streak of the season for Boston. Eduardo Rodriguez tossed six scoreless innings to set the tone, while lights-out closer Craig Kimbrel put an exclamation point on a victory with another spotless ninth inning. Hanley Ramirez and Christian Vázquez had two hits apiece for the Red Sox.

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Red Sox capitalize on Mariners mistakes (0:42)
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Fan takes a tumble trying to catch foul ball (0:29)

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The Celtics ran into a buzz saw called the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals, compounded by playing the last three games without Isaiah Thomas.

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Thomas says Celtics 'definitely need more' (0:57)
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What's next for the Celtics? (2:20)
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Celtics' Thomas: Free agents over big payday

Isaiah Thomas is scheduled to make $6.3 million next season -- a bargain price after his stellar play for the Celtics. Thomas, however, says he is fine with the team spending big on free agency this offseason than on a potential contract extension.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Brock Holt will be shut down from baseball activity "for the foreseeable future," according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Holt, who is dealing with vertigo and has a concussion history, was seen Thursday by specialist Micky Collins at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. With Holt's symptoms recurring, Red Sox will follow Collins' recommendations.