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Rob Bradford
October 11, 2018 - 7:37 am
The topic of Dustin Pedroia's early years comes up. Without hesitation, Alex Cora references the second inning of the Red Sox' Aug. 22 game against the Angels. "A missile," Cora exclaims. "Line-drive in the back of the bag." Pedroia nods because it was his first at-bat as a major leaguer. But why...
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Matt Kalman
October 10, 2018 - 4:39 pm
Zdeno Chara hadn’t seen replays of the Carolina Hurricanes’ new post-victory celebration when asked about it Wednesday afternoon, but the Bruins captain was intrigued. He’d witnessed several unique celebrations in Europe – players diving and sliding into each other among other things – over the...
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Alex Reimer
October 10, 2018 - 4:07 pm
The Red Sox will be going head-to-head with the Patriots Sunday night, because MLB says it decided that was the best way to maximize the audience for Game 2 of the ALCS. In an email to me, a league spokesman explained MLB’s rationale behind the decision. “Our goal in determining start times for...
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Matt Kalman
October 10, 2018 - 3:46 pm
The Bruins practiced Wednesday at Warrior Ice Arena with the same forward lines they used to defeat the Ottawa Senators in Boston’s last game on Monday. But coach Bruce Cassidy made it clear after practice that he’s still going to tinker with some of the combinations until he’s completely satisfied...
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Alex Reimer
October 10, 2018 - 1:14 pm
Hey, somebody on “Get Up!” actually had a strong opinion about something! On Wednesday’s broadcast, former Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira ripped Aaron Judge for blaring “New York, New York” on a boombox outside the Red Sox’ clubhouse following Game 2, where the Yanks lit up David Price for...
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Rob Bradford
October 10, 2018 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK -- This was about as uncomfortable an image as anyone could imagine. The struggling Craig Kimbrel attempting to find his way through the most powerful lineup in the majors while seemingly not having a good idea where his pitches were going. In the end, the result was a seven-batter, 28-...
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USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
October 10, 2018 - 2:25 am
NEW YORK -- For some, it was a shock. Chris Sale pitching out of the bullpen was not normal, even by standards set by the weird world of the postseason. "I had no idea," said Sale's father, Allen. "I was sitting in the stands and I started getting texts that Chris was out in the bullpen. I was...
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USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
October 09, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK -- Brock Holt is sitting one game after becoming the first player in postseason history to hit for the cycle. Both Holt and Rafael Devers are out of the Red Sox' Game 4 lineup after playing key roles in their team's 16-1 win over the Yankees. Ian Kinsler slides back into second base, with...
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Alex Reimer
October 09, 2018 - 1:26 pm
Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, one of the legends of New York sports talk, says he thought the Yankees were going to steamroll the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium this week. But he’s been proven wrong, and now believes the series is a toss-up. In an interview with “Kirk & Callahan” Tuesday, Russo said he was...
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