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Dallas Keuchel
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John Tomase
October 15, 2018 - 3:23 pm
Here's how Game 2 put the Red Sox in the driver's seat in the American League Championship Series: it robbed the Astros of their greatest advantage. Entering the series, the Astros viewed Games 1 and 2 as must-wins every bit as much as the Red Sox, even though they were visiting Fenway Park. That's...
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David Price
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John Tomase
October 15, 2018 - 1:44 am
David Price can't be picky. He may have been pulled from Sunday's victory over the Astros one out shy of qualifying for a victory, but his team got the W. And believe it or not, that's a first. It took 11 playoff starts, but Price can finally say his team won one of them. Price gutted out some jams...
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Mookie Betts
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John Tomase
October 15, 2018 - 1:31 am
Mookie Betts finally made some noise on Sunday night. The presumptive American League MVP had struggled to a .200 average through the first five games of the playoffs, and after failing to capitalize on a bases-loaded situation in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, he admitted the...
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Craig Kimbrel
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John Tomase
October 15, 2018 - 1:10 am
It wasn't pretty and it wasn't exactly easy, but then again, none of Craig Kimbrel's saves have been either of those things this postseason. Coming off an incredibly shaky outing in Yankee Stadium that saw him nearly blow a three-run lead before the Red Sox held on to win the clinching Game 4,...
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Rob Bradford
October 14, 2018 - 10:58 pm
This was supposed to be David Price's night. The game we either shoveled another pile of dirt on his postseason record or offer a double-take after a winning performance. But Game 2 of the American League Championship Series offered neither. Price was just good enough. The Red Sox' bullpen leading...
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David Price
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John Tomase
October 14, 2018 - 9:20 pm
David Price wasn't terrible, and the Red Sox will take it. The Red Sox left-hander still won't have a postseason win under his belt after gutting out 4 2/3 innings vs. the Astros in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series. He left one out shy of being eligible for victory with a 5-4 lead...
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David Price
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John Tomase
October 14, 2018 - 11:07 am
Here's a sentence no Red Sox fan wants to read: The fate of the season rests in the hands of David Price. Their Game 1 worst-case scenario came to pass when ace Chris Sale couldn't find the plate in a 7-2 loss to the Astros marred by more than a dozen walks and hit batters. And so now New England...
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Yuli Gurriel
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John Tomase
October 14, 2018 - 1:38 am
We all suspected the Astros wouldn't be intimidated by playoff baseball in Fenway Park. What we didn't see coming was the Red Sox suffering a collective nervous breakdown. It's one thing to lose to a great team -- the Astros certainly qualify. It's another to fall because you roll down the stairs...
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Rob Bradford
October 14, 2018 - 12:13 am
The Red Sox got beat twice Saturday night, once by the Astros and once by themselves. The last time we saw Alex Cora and his club prior to Game 1 of the American League Championship Series all was right with their world. Chris Sale looked sharp while serving as eighth-inning savior. Eduardo Nunez...
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Chris Sale
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John Tomase
October 13, 2018 - 9:51 pm
Chris Sale did not look like Chris Sale on Saturday night. Not even close. The Red Sox ace started Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Astros and failed to deliver. Sale was lifted after four innings thanks to an uncharacteristically wild start that saw him walk four and...
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