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With the stretch run approaching this week’s Red Sox/Yankees series at Fenway Park takes on added importance to both teams, even though they are each reasonably assured of a postseason spot.
Dynamic duo: Ellsbury, Granderson embody game’s new superstar class - Alex Speier looks at the the new superstar outfielder in this rivalry.
Weighing the scales on Cano vs. Pedroia - Christopher Smith looks at the battle of the star second basemen of the two clubs.
Sox vs. Yankees: A battle of matchups - John Tomase looks at those two matchups, plus a few more, including Gonzalez/Teixeira.
Playing well is Sox’ 1st priority - Michael Vega says that even though both teams seem assured of a playoff spot, playing well against each other is still very important.
Red Sox need just 176 wins to catch Yanks - Bill Ballou has the Sox slowly making up ground in the all-time matchup.
Sox look to maintain complete control over Yanks - Mike Fine looks at the Red Sox dominance of the Yankees this season.
Likely to be pitched battle - Vega’s notebooks has John Lackey looking to keep beating the Yankees.
The Patriots announced their first wave of cuts yesterday, and among them was veteran safety James Sanders. He’s a guy I’ve had a lot of respect for, and who has been a steady guy for them in the secondary. The reaction from the media on Twitter about the cut tipped you off that he was also a favorite of theirs, and likely a good source for many of them.
This cut has deep impact - Karen Guregian notes that this move means Brandon Meriweather no longer has a safety net.
Stormy start to a critical week for Patriots - Tim Britton looks at a rough start to the week for the Patriots.
Shooed from darkened stadium, Pats release 11 - Mark Farinella hopes that Bill Belichick gave his released players enough cab fare to get back to the stadium to pick up their belongings.
Deion Branch: Zero concern about no catches - Rich Thompson has the Patriots receiver not concerned about his catchless preseason.
Those missing need to be seen - Monique Walker’s notebook has the Patriots still needing to get a look at several players before making the final roster decisions. The Herald notebook from Dan Duggan has the Patriots moving their Monday meetings because of a power outage at Gillette. The Patriots Journal has more on Branch.
The irrelevance of the sideline reporter - Kirk Minihane wonders if there is any value to the sideline reporter anymore.