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  • Box scores
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    Adam Wainwright threw a two-hitter Thursday night for his seventh career shutout, chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington in the Cardinals’ 8-0 victory.
  • Teixeira says hes ready
    Mark Teixeira could be back in the New York Yankees’ lineup Sunday. The first baseman walked twice, struck out and scored a run Thursday in his first extended spring training game since injuring his right leg.
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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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