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Professional

  • Brewers win to draw closer to Pirates
    Elian Herrera sprinted home on Logan Schafer’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Saturday night to tighten the race for the second National League wild-card spot.
  • Another injury for Yankees
    Jacoby Ellsbury was out of the New York Yankees lineup a day after straining his right hamstring, and the team’s most consistent player may be done.
  • Box scores
    AMERICAN LEAGUERays 3, White Sox 1 Chicago Tampa Bay ab r h bi ab r h bi Eaton cf 3 0 0 0 Zobrist lf 3 0 2 1 AlRmrz ss 4 0 0 0 DeJess dh 4 0 0 0 JAreu 1b 3 1 1 0 Longori 3b 3 0 1 0 Gillaspi 3b 2 0 0 0 Loney
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Tonight’s game

Houston at New England

Time: 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Records: Texans (11-1), Patriots (9-3)

The skinny: Big game for AFC postseason seeding with Texans currently first and Patriots second. … Both teams on six-game winning streaks. Two of Texans’ last three victories came in overtime. Patriots have one overtime win in that span. … Texans only unbeaten team on road, 6-0. Patriots won past 19 home games in December since 30-17 loss Dec. 22, 2002, to New York Jets. … Patriots lead NFL with plus-24 turnover differential, Texans tied for second at plus-14. … J.J. Watt leads AFC with 15 1/2 sacks. … Arian Foster tops NFL with 15 touchdowns, first in AFC with 1,102 yards rushing. … Patriots have clinched AFC East and need one win for 10th straight season with at least 10 victories.

– Associated Press

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