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ORCHARD PARK http://www.seahawksauthorizedshops.com/ … nes-jersey , N.Y. (AP) — too many offensive linemen.Buffalo’s backfield also got a little more crowded.A day after addressing the team’s biggest need by selecting defensive tackle Ed Oliver in the first round, Buffalo traded up two spots in the second round to draft Oklahoma offensive lineman Cody Ford 38th overall on Friday.The Bills added youth to an aging backfield, which includes LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore, by choosing Florida Atlantic running back Devin Singletary with the 74th pick.Buffalo then completed its second trade by moving back into the third round to select Mississippi tight end Dawson Knox with the 96th pick. The Bills gave up their two fourth-round selections, 112th and 131st overall, in a trade with Washington.If there was a major theme to Buffalo’s offseason, it was a continued effort to overhaul what had been a patchwork offensive line last year.Ford’s addition comes after the Bills signed six veteran linemen in free agency over the past two months, and he increases Buffalo’s number of linemen to a whopping 14.“We believe in winning up front. and there were frustrating times when some of the games we didn’t win last year, I think it came down to losing the battle up front,” Beane said.“I said, if nothing else this year, we’re going to fix that,” he added. “There was an effort to fix a lot of that in free agency. But we also wanted to add youth.”The Bills were so high on Ford, who will be given a chance to compete for the starting job at right tackle, they dealt their second of two fifth-round draft picks — 158th overall — to move up two spots in a trade with the Oakland Raiders to select him.Listed at 6-foot-3 and 329 pounds, Ford earned first-team Big 12 honors with 14 starts at right tackle as a junior last season. He also has experience playing guard.Ford was initially projected to be a first-round selection and was still in Nashville, Tennessee, where the draft was held. He was watching the draft on television in his hotel room when his name was called.Though disappointed, Ford put a positive spin on having to wait an extra day.“You never know what’s going to happen,” he said. “This situation could be better than any situation in the first round.”After playing just three games before breaking his left leg in 2016 Ugo Amadi Jersey , Ford returned to start 12 games at left guard in 2017. Last year, he was credited with a team-best 127 knockdowns while allowing just two sacks.“He had to overcome a ton here at OU,” Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said in a release issued by the school. “He’s one of the nastiest offensive linemen I’ve ever coached, and I think he was probably the most dominant tackle in the country last year.”Buffalo closes the draft with four picks over the final for rounds on Saturday when the Bills are expected to address depth needs at linebacker and receiver, and special teams units.Running back wasn’t considered a major need either after the Bills signed Gore last month and T.J. Yeldon on Monday. However, Beane noted the 21-year-old Singletary adds an element of youth to a backfield with Gore set to turn 36 and McCoy 31 by the start of next season.Beane also made clear Singletary’s addition does in no way jeopardize McCoy’s status as the team’s workhorse.“LeSean McCoy is still here before you ask that question,” Beane said. “He’s still the starter.”In the 5-foot-7, 203-pound Singletary, the Bills added a dynamic, but undersized player whom Beane referred to as being “the funnest guy I’ve watched all year.”“Rare instincts for the position,” he added. “He’s a smaller guy. I wouldn’t call him a home-run hitter, but he can make guys miss in a phone booth.”At 5-7, 203 pounds, Singletary had 4,287 yards rushing and scored 66 touchdowns in 38 career games over three seasons. In 2017, he became the first Florida Atlantic player to earn All-American honors after he had 1,918 yards rushing and scored 32 TDs.Knox is listed at 6-4 and 254 pounds, and was limited to 39 catches for 605 yards in 18 games for Ole Miss.Beane believes Knox was under-utilized at college, and believes he has the potential to play a larger role in the receiving game. Cody Bellinger hit a grand slam to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the sinking New York Mets 5-2 on Friday night behind Alex Wood’s effective pitching.

Yasiel Puig added a solo home run in the ninth, and the defending NL champions won their 10th straight against the Mets dating to May 2016. Los Angeles has outscored New York 75-20 in those games Dwayne Haskins Jersey , winning each of the past eight by at least three runs – a first in Dodgers history against any opponent, according to STATS.

Wood (3-5) outdueled Zack Wheeler (2-6), allowing two runs and six hits in six innings to win his second consecutive start. The left-hander with the funky delivery struck out seven and walked one.

Kenley Jansen fanned two in a perfect ninth for his 19th save.

New York wasted a dazzling catch by center fielder Michael Conforto that saved a run in the third. After starting the season 11-1, the Mets lost for the 21st time in 27 games to fall a season-worst 11 games under .500.

RED SOX 14, MARINERS 10

BOSTON (AP) – J.D. Martinez homered and drove in five, and Boston rallied from a five-run deficit to beat Seattle despite a monster game from Nelson Cruz.

Cruz had a pair of three-run homers and drove in seven, but the Mariners still lost their season-worst fifth straight game, including three earlier this week at Yankee Stadium. Seattle led 4-0 and 10-5 before a wild Red Sox rally fueled by RBIs from eight different players.

Martinez went 4 for 5, including a two-run homer in the sixth and two doubles.

Reliever Matt Barnes (1-2) got the win with one scoreless inning. Juan Nicasio (1-4) took the loss, allowing five runs on four hits in one-third of a lousy seventh inning.

The only flaw to the second half of the game for Boston: shortstop Xander Bogaerts left in the seventh with a sprained index finger on his left hand.

ORIOLES 10, BRAVES 7, 15 INNINGS

ATLANTA (AP) – Manny Machado hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 15th inning after each team staged dramatic ninth-inning rallies.

The Braves surrendered six runs in the ninth, and then scored four times in the bottom of the inning.

Peter Moylan, Atlanta’s eighth pitcher, hit Craig Gentry to open the 15th. Gentry moved to second on Austin Wynns‘ sacrifice.

With first base open, the Braves pitched to Machado and the slugger lined his 19th homer into the Orioles‘ bullpen. Moylan (0-1) gave up another run on singles by Colby Rasmus and Jonathan Schoop.

Mike Wright Jr. (1-0), Baltimore’s seventh pitcher, threw two scoreless innings.

REDS 6, CUBS 3

CINCINNATI (AP) – Eugenio Suarez hit a go-ahead homer off Jose Quintana in the fifth inning, and Cincinnati held on for its fifth straight victory.

The Reds have won the first two games in the series David Long Jersey , a recent rarity in the rivalry. It’s only the second time in the last two years that they’ve won back-to-back games in a series against the Cubs. Chicago is 43-21 against Cincinnati over the last four seasons.

Suarez’s two-run shot in the fifth inning off Quintana (6-6) gave him a team-high 16 homers and put the Reds ahead 4-3.

Javier Baez drove in a run with a bunt single off Luis Castillo (5-8), and Kyle Schwarber followed with a two-run homer, his third in four games. Castillo went 5 2/3 innings for his first victory since May 24, ending a streak of four straight losses.

Raisel Iglesias retired the side in the ninth for his 12th save in 14 chances.

BREWERS 2, CARDINALS 1

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Jesus Aguilar homered to break up rookie Jack Flaherty’s no-hit bid in the seventh inning, then homered again in the ninth to lift Milwaukee over St. Louis.

Both teams got just three hits. The benches and bullpens briefly cleared in the eighth after Eric Sogard slid into St. Louis shortstop Yairo Munoz, who caught a wide throw on a bunt play in the eighth.

Cardinals reliever Bud Norris (3-2) started the ninth by striking out Travis Shaw. Aguilar followed with a drive an opposite-field drive to right for his 16th home run.

Corey Knebel (1-0) pitched the ninth for the NL Central leaders.

PHILLIES 12, NATIONALS 2

WASHINGTON (AP) – Odubel Herrera homered for the fifth straight game and finished with four hits, helping Philadelphia rout Washington.

Herrera hit a tiebreaking two-run shot in the third for his 13th homer, matching the club record for consecutive games with a long ball. He has connected in six of his last seven overall.

Herrera is hitting .472 (17 for 36) with six homers, 11 runs and 10 RBIs in his last eight games.

Carlos Santana homered and drove in four runs for Philadelphia, which has won five of six. Santana delivered a two-run single in the first, a two-run homer in the sixth and walked twice.

Zach Eflin (5-2) allowed baserunners in every inning except the first, but limited the damage to two runs over five innings to win his fourth straight start.

Washington’s Tanner Roark (3-8) gave up six runs in 4 1/3 innings.

RAYS 2, YANKEES 1

ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) – Six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a five-hitter, and Tampa Bay beat New York.

Utilizing a bullpen day, the Rays improved to 14-31 against teams with a .500 or better record with the victory over the team with the majors’ best record.

Winner Ryan Yarbrough (6-3) entered in the second and allowed one hit in 3 1/3 scoreless innings. Sergio Romo worked the ninth for his fifth save in nine chances.

Willy Adames put the Rays ahead 1-0 with a run-scoring single off CC Sabathia (4-3) in the fourth. Sabathia allowed two runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.

ANGELS 2, BLUE JAYS 1