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Carson Wentz says his goal is to be ready to play when the
NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles open next season.

Speaking to reporters Friday for the first time since he tore his left ACL
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, Wentz expressed confidence he won’t miss the start
of 2018.

”So after we went in there and everything, it was actually the ACL and the
LCL,” Wentz said. ”I’m still feeling confident with it. The rehab is the same
type of progression and everything. It’s gone great so far.”

Nick Foles is leading the Eagles (15-3) against the New England Patriots
(15-3) in the Super Bowl next Sunday.

”It’s hard to talk timetables because these are always fluid injuries and
timetables always adjust depending upon where you’re at, Wentz said.

”But I feel very confident. I truly believe my goal is to be ready for Week
1. I’m going to push and do everything I can to be ready. I’m very confident in

Wentz had an MVP-caliber season before he was injured in Philadelphia’s
division-clinching win at the Los Angeles Rams. He tossed a touchdown pass a few
plays after he was injured before leaving the game.

”I 100 percent believe I’ll be back better than ever, stronger ever, and with
no looking back,” Wentz said.

AP NFL website: Andrew Benintendi homered, doubled, walked a career-high four
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, and the Boston Red Sox routed the Kansas City
Royals 15-4 on Saturday night.

Mookie Betts had four hits, raising his American League-leading average to
.343. Ten Red Sox players had RBIs as they scored a season high in runs. They
scored 11 runs after the sixth inning.

Benintendi became the first Boston player to walk four times and homer in a
game since David Ortiz in 2007. He also drove in two runs.

Xander Bogaerts had three RBIs for the Red Sox, who have won five straight
and 12 of their past 15.

Christian Vazquez had a two-run, two-out single in the seventh.

Royals pitchers walked 13, one shy of the franchise record, including three
in the three-run seventh. Mitch Moreland’s sacrifice fly scored Benintendi, who
led off the inning with his fourth walk, for the first run of the inning.

The Red Sox rallied from a three-run deficit to take the lead with a four-run
fifth, which Bogaerts highlighted with a three-run double.

Royals rookie starter Brad Keller walked five Mike
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, including Benintendi and Moreland in the fifth to
load the bases before Bogaerts’ double. J.D. Martinez singled in the initial run
of the inning, hiking his major league-leading RBI total to 74.

David Price, however, could not hold the lead. Price, who had never hit three
batters in a game, hit three Royals in a four-batter span, including Lucas Duda
with the bases loaded to bring home Whit Merrifield in the fifth to tie the
score at 4.

Price was lifted after 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on six hits with
nine strikeouts.

Heath Hembree (4-1) worked 1 1/3 hitless innings to pick up the victory.
Jason Adam (0-2), the third of seven KC pitchers Sean
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, took the loss. Catcher Drew Butera got the final
out in his sixth career relief appearance and his first since 2016.

The Royals led 3-0 after Duda homered in the second and they scored twice
more in the third.

The Royals have lost eight straight and 27 of 32 to fall 38 games below .500
for the first time since ending the 2006 season 62-100. They have lost 14 of
their past 15 games at Kauffman Stadium.


The game lasted 4 hours, 3 minutes, the longest nine-inning game for both
clubs this season.


Mike Moustakas, who normally plays third, made his third start of the season
at first. It was probably no coincidence a Yankees scout was in attendance and
they are in the market for a first baseman.


The Royals placed RHP Justin Grimm on unconditional release waivers. Grimm
had been on the disabled list with a right shoulder impingement. He was 1-3 with
a 13.50 ERA in 16 relief appearances.


Red Sox: RHP Joe Kelly was led off the field by the trainer in the eighth
with an undisclosed injury after retiring the first two batters. . LHP Drew
Pomeranz (bicep tendinitis) made a rehab start Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket.
He allowed one run on five hits and two walks over three innings, while striking
out one. He threw 37 strikes in 60 pitches and induced six groundball outs
against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.


Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello, who is 10-3 with a 3.57 ERA in 18 starts, is the
probable for the series finale.

Royals: RHP Jakob Junis has lost his previous seven starts to tumble to 5-10
with a 5.13 ERA in 17 starts.

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