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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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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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Rob Bradford
October 16, 2018 - 3:09 pm
HOUSTON -- Chris Sale may be seen throwing in the Red Sox' bullpen Tuesday during Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, but don't get the wrong idea. Sale is not going to be executing a repeat performance of his relief stint in Yankee Stadium. Sale was expected to arrive in town after...
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Rob Bradford
October 16, 2018 - 7:05 am
HOUSTON -- I don't really know Alex Bregman. I've interviewed him maybe twice. Seemed nice enough. Alex Cora thinks highly of him. Obviously, Blake Swihart is a big proponent of his childhood friend. I just recently talked to a bunch of folks who have known the guy for a long, long time and swore...
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Rob Bradford
October 16, 2018 - 5:57 am
HOUSTON -- The conversation bubbling to the surface on workout day at Minute Maid Park Monday had little to do with actual baseball. Instead, it was all about Instagram. Following a brief batting practice session leading up to Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the Red Sox...
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