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Rob Bradford
August 29, 2019 - 8:05 am
You might not want to give up on these Red Sox quite yet. Make no mistake about it, this is still at least a Mount Washington-grade climb for Alex Cora's crew. But to the Sox' credit, they are doing their darndest to make it interesting. With their 7-4 win over the Rockies Wednesday night, the Red...
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Rob Bradford
August 25, 2019 - 8:06 am
The Red Sox did their part once again, Brock Holt in particular. It was the Sox infielder who stepped to the plate to lead off the ninth inning against one of the best closers in the game Kirby Yates and launched a go-ahead home run on the first pitch he saw. One scoreless inning from closer...
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Rob Bradford
April 08, 2019 - 7:56 am
The Red Sox will step into Fenway Park for the first time in the 2019 season 4 1/2 games in back of the Tampa Bay Rays and five games under .500. Who would have thought? This is Alex Cora's team's current lot in life, however, sitting at 3-8 heading into Tuesday's home opener. The Sox' run...
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Rob Bradford
April 04, 2019 - 8:13 pm
OAKLAND -- It was one of the more pointed postgame media sessions in Alex Cora's tenure as Red Sox manager. Losing was one thing. How the Red Sox did it was what led to Cora's displeasure. The second-year manager doesn't like what he's seeing, with the Red Sox' 7-3 loss serving as the latest...
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Rob Bradford
April 04, 2019 - 6:53 pm
OAKLAND -- Whether they will admit it or not, this has to be maddening for the Red Sox. It's one thing to lose six of their first eight games out of the chute, but when the latest defeat is a product of another Eduardo Rodriguez head-scratcher it only adds to the frustration. Welcome to Thursday. (...
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April 04, 2019 - 4:39 am
OAKLAND -- It wasn't exactly the kind of blast that might define one of the greatest players in the game. In fact, Mookie Betts insisted that if the baseball he hit in the ninth inning Wednesday night didn't randomly hit the third base bag he would have been thrown out at first by Oakland third...
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Rob Bradford
April 04, 2019 - 4:08 am
OAKLAND -- Matt Barnes had just finished what has become his daily postgame treadmill session, still donning a headband and a fair amount of sweat. This time, however, the media gathered around the reliever wasn't there to talk about closing out a game. This was simply about coming in. After...
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John Tomase
April 02, 2019 - 12:58 am
As far as the Red Sox starting staff goes, this qualifies as progress: David Price mostly surrendered solo homers. Don't misunderstand -- Price eventually allowed a two-run blast that basically clinched Oakland's 7-0 victory. But at least he gave the Red Sox a chance. He still couldn't stop them...
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Rob Bradford
April 01, 2019 - 7:37 pm
OAKLAND -- Four games. That was the extent of Mookie Betts locking himself into the No. 2 spot in the batting order with Andrew Benintendi leading off. Now the pair is flip-flopping again, at least for the time being. With Benintendi back in the starting lineup after starting on the bench Sunday...
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John Tomase
November 13, 2018 - 6:54 pm
Alex Cora arrived in Boston with the goal of winning a World Series. He delivered. It still wasn’t enough to win him the Manager of the Year Award. That honor instead went to Oakland’s Bob Melvin, was selected American League Manager of the Year by members of the Baseball Writers Association of...
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