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Rob Bradford
September 19, 2018 - 8:50 am
NEW YORK -- With the Red Sox prioritizing the postseason these days, deciphering in-game decisions can be tricky. That was the case in the Sox' 3-2 loss to the Yankees Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. First came Alex Cora's choice to end Nathan Eovaldi's night after six innings and 83 pitches...
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Rob Bradford
September 18, 2018 - 10:21 pm
NEW YORK -- The Red Sox are going to win the American League East. Up until about 9:38 p.m. Tuesday night that's what everyone was talking about when it came to this team. But with 15 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes until what will be their first postseason game Alex Cora's team was left to replace...
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Rob Bradford
September 18, 2018 - 7:26 pm
NEW YORK -- According to Red Sox manager Alex Cora, as of 9 a.m. Tuesday Mookie Betts was going to play in the Sox' series opener against the Yankees later that day. Betts in center field -- sore left side and all -- with Jackie Bradley Jr. manning left field. But when the lineup was surfaced for...
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Rob Bradford
September 18, 2018 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK -- Mookie Betts will be sitting out another day after being pulled from Sunday afternoon's game with left side soreness. Betts is not in the Red Sox' lineup Tuesday night as they look to clinch the American League East crown. Manager Alex Cora said after Sunday's win -- which brought the...
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Pete Davidson
September 18, 2018 - 11:28 am
Welcome to Week 3, folks. Things are starting to take shape and all of our teams fit into three scenarios. You have the undefeated teams, the winless and the 1-1 crew. In today’s column, my primary concern is for the winless. The reasons for this are many, but mostly I want to make sure that we don...
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Rob Bradford
September 17, 2018 - 7:03 am
This whole thing comes with a caveat. It can go bad at any point. It did before, and it can again. But when it comes to Chris Sale's march toward living life as a postseason ace and putting his shoulder inflammation in the rearview mirror, the plan seems to be going swimmingly. This is the...
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Rob Bradford
September 16, 2018 - 5:22 pm
For a few hours Sunday afternoon Red Sox fans held their breath. Mookie Betts came out of a game due to injury. The outfielder was escorted off the Fenway Park field by manager Alex Cora and trainer Masai Takahashi in the sixth inning after throwing home on Wilmer Flores' sacrifice fly. It would be...
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Rob Bradford
September 16, 2018 - 8:47 am
Prior to the Red Sox' 5-3 win over the Mets Saturday, Alex Cora offered his best example when it came to making the final decision on a postseason roster. "The last spot was here," said the Red Sox manager, referencing the Astros' regular-season ending series against the Red Sox in 2017. "With (...
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Rob Bradford
September 14, 2018 - 10:55 pm
It is in the running for the catch of the year. Make it look easier, you can’t. pic.twitter.com/0XhhCcU1yt — MLB (@MLB) September 13, 2018 Mark Hickey had never played baseball beyond Little League, but the confidence in which he snagged the foul ball hit up between State Street Pavilion Sections 5...
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Rob Bradford
September 14, 2018 - 7:40 pm
After getting walloped by the Astros in the first two games of last season's American League Division Series the Red Sox decided enough was enough. It was team meeting time. The Red Sox finally looked in the mirror and didn't like what they were seeing. "It does suck to go through a whole season...
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