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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

All three of the Patriots' AFC East foes went with defense in Thursday night's first round, as the Jets took LSU safety Jamal Adams at No. 6; the Dolphins selected Missouri defensive end Charles Harris at No. 22; and Bills traded down and picked LSU cornerback Tre'Davious White at No. 27. That seems like a solid first day for the rest of the division, which knows it has to stop the lethal Tom Brady-led Patriots offense. As for New England, the March trade of the No. 32 overall pick for wide receiver Brandin Cooks gives them a dynamic, speedy threat on offense that wouldn't have otherwise been available to them at that position in the draft.

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Sale's 10 K's not enough in loss to Yankees (0:45)

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How Chris Sale Dominated: he had 8 strikeouts on fastball, tied for his most on fastball in his career...he's now done that in consecutive starts. He had a 23% swinging-strike rate on his fastball, his 3rd-highest swinging strike rate on the pitch since becoming a starter in 2012 and highest since August 16, 2015

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How Chris Sale Dominated ** 8 strikeouts on fastball, tied for his most on fastball in his career...he's now done that in consecutive starts (April 20, 2017 at TOR, May 19, 2016 vs HOU and June 8, 2015 vs HOU) ** He had a 23% swinging-strike rate on his fastball, his 3rd-highest swinging strike rate on the pitch since becoming a starter in 2012 and highest since August 16, 2015 (25%). ** Overall, on all pitches combined, Sale had a 75% strike rate, the 3rd-highest in any game of his career. He had a career-high 78% strike rate in his last start. Sale has 2 of the 3 highest individual-game strike rates by starters this year: his April 20 start was 1st, and this start was 3rd. Only Dan Straily's April 22 start was sandwiched between (75.3% strike rate - Sale's was 75.2 tonight)

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Sale dominates Yankees early (0:16)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Why have Red Sox struggled to score early in games this season? "David (Ortiz) is not here," Xander Bogaerts said. "He was a huge part of our team the years that I've been here. We definitely miss him. We've got to do it without him."

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

"Through 9 innings, this is the best (Masahiro Tanaka) I've ever seen." -Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild

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Tanaka finishes off shutout (0:23)
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Holliday pads lead with RBI single (0:23)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees 3, Red Sox 0: Chris Sale dominates again, and again, Chris Sale has nothing to show for it. Red Sox get shut out on 97 pitches by Masahiro Tanaka and have now scored a grand total of four runs in Sale's 37 2/3 innings over five starts. Sale has a 1.19 ERA and 52 strikeouts, including four consecutive starts of at least 10 Ks, but the Red Sox are only 3-2 in his starts.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With the New Orleans Saints selecting Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore in the first round (No. 11 overall), it highlights their decision to focus on the draft to fill their need at the position instead of trading for Patriots CB Malcolm Butler. One line of thinking was that a trade for Butler might have a longshot chance of being revived if the Saints didn't see any cornerbacks fall to them with either of their first-round picks (11, 32). That would seem to be off the table now.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees 3, Red Sox 0: Chris Sale dominates again, and again, Chris Sale has nothing to show for it. Red Sox get shut out on 97 pitches by Masahiro Tanaka and have now scored a grand total of four runs in Sale's 37 2/3 innings over five starts. Sale has a 1.19 ERA and 52 strikeouts, including four consecutive starts of at least 10 Ks, but the Red Sox are only 3-2 in his starts.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees-Red Sox game took two hours and 21 minutes. That is not a typo.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitchers in Red Sox history with 10 or more strikeouts in four consecutive starts: Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, Jon Lester, Chris Sale.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale has 10 strikeouts through seven innings, marking his fourth consecutive start with at least 10 Ks -- and the Red Sox are trailing 1-0, course.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Terrific 10-pitch at-bat by Matt Holliday results in sacrifice fly, which stops Chris Sale's shutout streak at 15 consecutive innings.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale is lights-out, once again, for Red Sox. Through three innings against the Yankees, he has seven strikeouts on only 37 pitches (29 strikes).

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