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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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John Tomase
October 03, 2018 - 11:32 am
It has to be the Yankees. For history. For ratings. For that Jeter (Expletives) t-shirt at the back of the drawer that's now three sizes too small (Hint: Mediums are not long-term investments). Baseball's playoffs are off to a disastrous start from a marketing standpoint thanks to Two Really Bad...
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Rob Bradford
October 02, 2018 - 2:11 pm
They weren't huge surprises, but the postseason roster announcements by Alex Cora Tuesday offered some insight into how the Red Sox were planning to approach things heading into Game 1 of their American League Division Series Friday. Cora informed pitchers Brian Johnson and Hector Velazquez they...
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