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Matt Kalman
October 19, 2018 - 12:41 am
It wasn’t exactly “Khudobin Magic” but Jaroslav Halak did enough in the Bruins’ 3-2 overtime loss at Edmonton on Thursday to earn the right to be the first Bruins goaltender to make consecutive starts this season. Halak made 19 saves on 22 shots, the last of which was Leon Draisaitl’s game-winning...
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Rob Bradford
October 18, 2018 - 4:21 pm
HOUSTON -- Mitch Moreland is making his return to the Red Sox' starting lineup. The first baseman, who hasn't started since injuring his right hamstring in Game 2 of the American League Division Series, is getting the nod against Astros ace Justin Verlander in Game 5 of the American League...
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Alex Reimer
October 18, 2018 - 1:38 pm
Fear not, Red Sox fans with jobs. If you missed Andrew Benintendi’s incredible catch to clinch Game 4 in the wee hours of the morning, the ratings say you are not alone. ALCS Game 4 on TBS garnered a 20.5 household rating in Boston and 4.7 number nationally, according to the Boston Globe’s Chad...
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Alex Reimer
October 18, 2018 - 11:41 am
Call it the anti-Roger Goodell approach. Major League Baseball issued a statement Wednesday saying it will not conduct an additional investigation over charges about the Astros stealing signs. In Game 1 of the ALCS, the Red Sox ejected an unauthorized Houston employee from the media well after he...
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Jim Hackett
October 18, 2018 - 10:55 am
Tonight is Game 5 of the ALCS and Red Sox ace Chris Sale will not be starting as originally planned. Sale is the best pitcher on the Red Sox and it’s not close. He has elite ace stuff that we haven’t seen in these parts since Pedro Martinez and when he’s healthy, he’s that good, absolutely dominant...
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Jackie Bradley Jr.
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Alex Reimer
October 18, 2018 - 10:30 am
At one point next summer, it is likely Jackie Bradley Jr. will scuffle at the plate. The center fielder will probably flail wildly at balls out of the strike zone and put on uncompetitive at-bats. It will be maddening to watch. When this happened this season, there were calls to bench JBJ, or worse...
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Alex Reimer
October 18, 2018 - 9:13 am
We all agree replay review in baseball is often an interminable exercise. Elderly and overweight umpires like Joe West must waddle over to the third base side, put on their martian-like headphones and wait for the mysterious arbiters of the rulebook to issue an edict on their disputed calls. The...
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Lucy Burdge
October 18, 2018 - 6:04 am
Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Boston at Houston, 8:09 p.m. (TBS, WEEI-FM 93.7) NBA: Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. (TNT) NBA: LA Lakers at...
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Rob Bradford
October 18, 2018 - 4:50 am
HOUSTON -- The end result was this ... "That’s probably the most excited I’ve been after a catch. I was telling someone, I blacked out. I had no idea what was going on." These were the words of Andrew Benintendi, the player who saved Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. The Red Sox...
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Rob Bradford
October 18, 2018 - 3:22 am
HOUSTON -- It seemed the shelf life on these David Price redemption stories had expired. He was sick of talking about them. We were sick of writing them. The last time we went down this road was prior to Game 2 of the American League Championship Series when Price held a press conference that could...
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