Alex Cora

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John Tomase
August 19, 2018 - 1:07 pm
Alex Cora could tell Terry Francona stories all day. Speaking to reporters before Sunday's series finale with the Rays, Cora looked ahead to his team's next opponent. The Cleveland Indians come to Fenway on Monday for a three-game set between two teams guaranteed to make the playoffs, and it wouldn...
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Jim Hackett
August 16, 2018 - 9:35 am
With just over six weeks remaining in the season, the mighty Red Sox sit atop all of baseball with a gaudy 86-36 record and a 10-game division lead. Forty games remain and 40 percent of them come versus Cleveland, Houston and of course…the Yankees. It promises to be a continued fun ride to the...
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Rob Bradford
August 16, 2018 - 6:24 am
PHILADELPHIA -- A loss like the one suffered by the Red Sox Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park probably isn't making Alex Cora lose much sleep. His team still has a 10-game lead on the Yankees, heading home with a 7-2 road trip. But a red flag was raised in the Sox' 7-4 loss to the Phillies. And...
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J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts
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Cameron Kerry
August 15, 2018 - 5:44 pm
As the MLB season nears the stretch run, the Red Sox boast the two leading candidates for the American League MVP award: Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez. The two are first and second in the league in average and slugging percentage, while Martinez leads the majors in home runs and RBIs. Appearing on...
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Rob Bradford
August 14, 2018 - 9:48 pm
It was at least an interesting conversation. The situation was this ... The Red Sox and Phillies were tied at 1-1 with one out in the eighth inning and nobody on base for the visitors. Starter Rick Porcello had been cruising, allowing just one run and two hits over seven innings while striking out...
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Rob Bradford
August 12, 2018 - 10:32 pm
Alex Cora didn't hesitate in his assessment. "He's the best hitter in baseball, no doubt about it," the Red Sox manager said in discussing J.D. Martinez on the Red Sox Radio Network pregame show. "It's impressive because he stays with his plan, he looks for mistakes and when he gets them he's not...
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Rob Bradford
August 08, 2018 - 11:38 pm
TORONTO -- Matt Barnes claims the confidence ingrained in his award-winning, 10-year-old Bristol Conn. travel team was pretty high. But ... "No, this is better," the Red Sox relief pitcher admitted. Brian Johnson pitched for a 2011 University of Florida club that started 20-2. Yet he would admit...
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Rob Bradford
August 08, 2018 - 6:31 pm
TORONTO -- Tucked in among a crazy night of plays during the Red Sox' win over the Blue Jays Tuesday night was one of the season's most memorable. Sandy Leon tagged out Kendrys Morales. The play was not only important at the time, keeping the bases loaded without the Jays adding to their lead, but...
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Connor Donahue
August 08, 2018 - 4:00 pm
The Red Sox are rolling right now, winners of five in a row and nine of their last 10. One thing that might be lost in the hysteria of seemingly running away with the division might be the slump that All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel seems to be in. Tuesday he let a 5-4 lead slip away in the bottom of...
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Rob Bradford
August 07, 2018 - 8:16 pm
TORONTO - Evidently, Alex Cora and his team left quite an impression on Bill Belichick when the Patriots' head coach swung by Fenway Park Sunday night. (To read Belichick's comments on the Red Sox, click here.) It was an analysis that didn't escape the attention of Cora. "That’s cool. I need...
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