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Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 yesterday. Clay Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a win. He walked none and struck out six. Only one runner reached second base during his second shutout this season and sixth of his career.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was out of the starting lineup yesterday, one day after leaving a game because of concussion-like symptoms. Brock Holt replaced Pedroia for yesterday's game against Tampa Bay.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have traded quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans. The move means second-round draft choice Jimmy Garoppolo will be the backup to two-time MVP Tom Brady. Mallett will back up Harvard product Ryan Fitzpatrick in Houston.

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Russell Henley made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch yesterday and had a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship. For the second straight week, a FedEx Cup playoff event is wide open going into the final round. Rory McIlroy is two shots off the lead at the TPC Boston heading into the Labor Day finish.

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) - A spokesman for a Connecticut track says a man who crashed in a race of vintage cars is the first death in the historic-racing festival's 32-year history. Authorities say 73-year-old Lee Duran, of Lyme, lost control of his car and crashed on Saturday at Lime Rock Park during a race of pre-World War II cars. No other cars were involved.

CORNWALL, Conn. (AP) - A growing group of runners in Connecticut is focused on the finish line - and 168 more finish lines after that. The goal of the Run 169 Towns Society is to race in every community in the state. The recreational runners of all skill levels refer to themselves as Debticonns - short for Do Every Blessed Town in Connecticut.

TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:

GOLF:

Deutsche Bank Championship, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass., all day

MLB:

Boston (R.De La Rosa 4-5) at Tampa Bay (Smyly 9-10), 1:10 p.m.

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