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Red Sox notes: David Price officially will start Game 2 of World Series, update on Steven Wright

Ryan Hannable
October 22, 2018 - 3:36 pm

The Red Sox have officially set their rotation for Games 1 and 2 of the World Series.

It was already known Chris Sale would start Game 1, and then on Monday Red Sox manager Alex Cora confirmed David Price will start Game 2.

"David is pitching Game 2," Cora said. "David is pitching Game 2, and as you know 3 and 4, we'll see where we're at."

Price is coming off picking up his first career postseason win as a starter when he beat the Astros in Game 5 last week in Houston.

With the possibility of Rick Porcello and Nathan Eovaldi coming out of the bullpen in Games 1 and/or 2, Cora cannot set his rotation for the games in LA until after Wednesday night. 

The Red Sox manager is looking forward to having Sale on the mound Tuesday night with Sandy Leon behind the plate.

"Very excited that he's going to throw the first pitch tomorrow," he said. "It's a great opportunity for us to compete against a great organization, a great team, and we have the right guy on the mound."

As for Steven Wright, there's still a chance he could get added to the roster, but the team will wait until the deadline Tuesday morning to announce the final roster.

"He was okay. He's moving well," Cora said after Wright threw Sunday. "We're going to meet after the workout today to make the decision and to see where we're at roster-wise. And we'll announce it tomorrow."

Wright has missed the last two series' with a knee injury.

As for the Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw will oppose Sale in Game 1 with the first pitch set for 8:09 p.m. Tuesday night.

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