RED SOX 5, YANKEES 1

Rick Porcello, Red Sox beat Yankees to boost AL East lead to 5 games

8Boston, MA - 8/20/2017 - (4th inning) Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello reacts after striking out New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin for the 3rd out in the top of the fourth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees in the third of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 21Red Sox-Yankees, LOID: 8.3.3472797547.

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Porcello won his fourth straight start and Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in three runs to help the Sox win the three-game series.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

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The Indians and Sox appear headed for another playoff matchup, and having home-field advantage will be key.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-12786.jpg The pick here is Andrew Benintendi over Aaron Judge

In the long term, the multi-tooled Red Sox rookie deserves the nod over the Yankees slugger.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin082017RedSox-YankeesGM3_Spt1.jpg ‘I totally expect to beat this again,’ NESN broadcaster Jerry Remy says

The Red Sox took the occasion of this being Remy’s 30th season with NESN to honor him before Sunday’s game as he continues to fight cancer.

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (34) runs for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL football preseason game Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

With the Patriots’ first-team offense, Rex Burkhead shows off his versatility

Against the Texans, the running back totaled 70 yards on 10 touches over two drives.

Patriots notebook

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Cyrus Jones singled out for doing a good job in the return game.

8Boston, MA - 8/19/2017 - (6th inning) New York Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier (29) celebrates his solo home run in the sixth inning.The Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees in the second of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 20Red Sox-Yankees, LOID: 8.3.3434734134.

ALEX SPEIER

Todd Frazier, once a Red Sox trade target, ‘glad’ he is now a Yankee

Rafael Devers’s emergence suggests the Red Sox haven’t had to doubt their decision to pass on Frazier.

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Fluto Shinzawa

Why a bridge deal may be the solution for the Bruins and David Pastrnak

It’s not what either side wants. But unless compromise takes place, it may be the only fix to the problem.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the first half of an NFL football preseason game against the Houston Texans Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/

Texans 27, Patriots 23

Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski return to field in Patriots’ loss to Texans

Also, Rex Burkhead put on a show, and Dion Lewis continues to gain momentum.

8Boston, MA - 8/19/2017 - (2nd inning) Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale gave up a 3 run home run during the second inning. The Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees in the second of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 20Red Sox-Yankees, LOID: 8.3.3434734134.

YANKEES 4, RED SOX 3

Revamped Yankees bullpen closes out Red Sox

David Robertson and Dellin Betances got the job done in place of Aroldis Chapman as Chris Sale was denied his 15th win.

New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) looks to pass during a joint practice with the NFL football team Houston Texans on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

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BEN VOLIN I SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

What to do with Jimmy Garoppolo? Ex-GM: Pats should keep him

“Quarterbacks that you think can do it, who go out on Sundays and win for you, you can’t lose them,” said Scot McCloughan.

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/170322_MJ_041.jpg ‘I never once found any evidence that [Tom] Yawkey was personally racist,’ biographer says

Bill Nowlin spent six years researching and writing the book, which is due out in February.

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

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The Patriots quarterback saw his first action of the preseason against the Texans on Saturday night.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

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The Red Sox ace wasn’t at his best Saturday in a loss to the Yankees, but he still had nine strikeouts.

Nick Cafardo | on baseball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin081817RedSox-YankeesGM1_Spt19.jpg Surging Andrew Benintendi could challenge Aaron Judge for rookie honors

After a stellar first half, Judge has slumped while Benintendi is peaking, hitting .392 in August.

FALMOUTH ROAD RACE

Stephen Sambu becomes first four-time men’s winner of Falmouth Road Race

Sambu nipped rival Leonard Korir at the finish, while Caroline Chepkoech repeated as women’s champion.

WEST DES MOINES, IA - AUGUST 20: Angel Yin and Lizette Salas of Team USA hold up the Solheim Cup after defeating Team Europe 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 during the final day singles matches of the Solheim Cup at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club on August 20, 2017 in West Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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GOLF ROUNDUP

US overpowers Europe to keep Solheim Cup

Lexi Thompson set the tone by rallying from four holes down. The rest of the Americans took it from there and restored their dominance in the competition.

nfl notebook

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The seventh-rounder from Northwestern has outplayed former first-round pick Paxton Lynch.

SPORTS LOG

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The NBA is investigating to see if Los Angeles tampered with All-Star forward Paul George while he was under contract with the Indiana Pacers.

SUNDAY’S BASEBALL ROUNDUP

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/675171f478054a6389129e5526fbeb8e-675171f478054a6389129e5526fbeb8e-0.jpg Justin Verlander wins pitcher’s duel for Tigers

Verlander and Kenta Maeda both took no-hitters into the sixth before the Detroit offense broke out to beat the Dodgers.

GARY WASHBURN I SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/827094978.jpg The Big3, a successful summer, and what could come next

The quality of play has improved and the players have become more accustomed to the half-court style.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Boghosian_28namesRaisman5_ART.jpg Aly Raisman calls out USA Gymnastics for its handling of sexual abuse scandal

The six-time Olympic medal winner from Needham is the highest-profile athlete yet to publicly reprimand the organization.

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 08: The Pittsburgh Penguins coaching staff uses an iPad against the Nashville Predators during the first period in Game Five of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at PPG PAINTS Arena on June 8, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

FLUTO SHINZAWA I SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

How the iBench system helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup

The system, powered by XOS Digital, provides in-game video solutions to 25 NHL teams.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

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Some of it is so, so far beyond my imagination.

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KEVIN PAUL DUPONT

How this Hingham native emerged as a top gamer in North America’s Rocket League

Jaime Bickford signed in May with Splyce as a professional eSports competitor.

NASCAR Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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Kyle Busch continued his domination at Bristol with a victory in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

NFL NOTEBOOK

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Thompson fielded a short FG a step inside the end line and dodged tackles all the way downfield

Kevin Paul Dupont

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Read his recent “On Second Thought” columns and more features from the longtime Globe writer.