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John Tomase
October 18, 2018 - 2:50 am
Baseball does postseason drama right and everything else wrong. The Red Sox and Astros engaged in a legitimately unforgettable Game 4 on Tuesday night. From the Jose Altuve homer that wasn't to Jackie Bradley's heroics to Andrew Benintendi's insane balls-out catch to end it, Boston's 8-6 victory...
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Rob Bradford
October 18, 2018 - 1:22 am
HOUSTON -- Resilience. Swagger. Luck. Whatever. These Red Sox have owned so many labels when it comes to explaining how they've reached the point in October they find themselves. Wednesday night (and early Thursday morning) Alex Cora's team needed every last quality in Game 4 of the American League...
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Rob Bradford
October 17, 2018 - 9:29 pm
HOUSTON -- It didn't take long for more controversy to surface in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. With one out and a runner on first base in the bottom of the first inning, Jose Altuve lofted a long fly ball to right field. Just as the ball was about to enter the stands Red Sox...
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John Tomase
October 17, 2018 - 8:12 pm
Dave Dombrowski heard Jeff Luhnow's explanation for illicitly filming the Red Sox dugout, and he doesn't like it one bit. Speaking to reporters in Houston on Wednesday before Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, Dombrowski took exception with Luhnow's contention that the Astros were...
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John Tomase
October 17, 2018 - 7:51 pm
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow explained that the team was playing defense, not offense, when it was caught aiming a camera at the Red Sox dugout during Game 1 of the ALCS in Boston. Speaking to reporters ( including Chris Smith of MassLive ) before Game 4 in Houston on Wednesday, Luhnow...
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John Tomase
October 17, 2018 - 7:10 pm
Chris Sale remains too weak in the wake of a stomach ailment to start Thursday's Game 5 of the American League Championship Series in Houston, so he'll be pushed back to Game 6 in Boston. The Red Sox might not need a starter for that game if they can win the next two in Houston and take the series...
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Rob Bradford
October 17, 2018 - 1:54 am
HOUSTON -- Focus on Instagram posts if you must. Or perhaps it's questionable replay decisions. And how can we ignore the latest round of cheating allegations? There has been a lot to pick through after three games in this American League Championship Series. All entertaining. All good for business...
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Jackie Bradley Jr.
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John Tomase
October 16, 2018 - 8:48 pm
We've said it all year, and the Astros are learning this lesson with a wince and a grimace: the Red Sox can beat you so many ways. In the last week alone, they've pummeled the Yankees 16-1, pulled out a 4-3 clinching win in New York, and beaten the Astros' second-best pitcher with a relentless...
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Lucy Burdge
October 16, 2018 - 8:08 pm
The Astros were reportedly caught cheating during Game 1 of the ALCS against the Red Sox on Saturday night. It is unclear what the team was trying to accomplish, but in the third inning of Game 1, security removed a man from the media-credentialed area next to the Boston Red Sox dugout who claimed...
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Rob Bradford
October 16, 2018 - 6:51 pm
HOUSTON -- The Red Sox fell victim to a potentially pivotal blown call in the third inning of their Game 3 American League Championship Series game against the Astros Tuesday. With the Red Sox carrying a 2-1 lead, J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts each drew two-out walks off Houston starter Dallas...
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