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Andrew Benintendi
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John Tomase
September 07, 2018 - 11:05 pm
How you feeling about that Red Sox bullpen? For three-quarters of Friday night's showdown with the Astros, the Red Sox were the better team. David Price limited the defending World Series champs to one hit through six innings. Mookie Betts stole a run with a daring first-to-third two batters into...
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Rob Bradford
September 05, 2018 - 12:03 pm
ATLANTA -- Coming into Wednesday afternoon the Astros resided 3 1/2 games ahead of Oakland in the race for first-place in the American League West. If the postseason started today Houston would be taking on Cleveland in the Divisional round of the American League playoffs. But that doesn't mean...
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Connor Donahue
August 17, 2018 - 1:54 pm
The Red Sox own the best record in baseball halfway through August and it doesn’t look like anyone’s going to catch up. Other American League contenders in the Yankees, Astros, A’s and Indians all own impressive records as well, so let’s see how each team closes out their regular season. New York...
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Aaron Judge
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John Tomase
August 16, 2018 - 1:35 pm
The Red Sox are rampaging towards October, each victory bringing them closer to 100. They've already won 86 games, matching or surpassing 76 season totals in the franchise's 118-year history. They're so good, it's easy to lose sight of their competition, obscured as it is beneath the clouds. But it...
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Rob Bradford
July 30, 2018 - 6:04 pm
The Astros continue to aggressively address their bullpen issues. This time Houston is doing it in a somewhat controversial fashion. According to The Athletic, the American League West leaders have dealt for former Toronto closer Roberto Osuna, trading away another troubled late-inning reliever,...
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Rob Bradford
July 28, 2018 - 11:16 am
The Astros are taking some subtle digs at the Red Sox. First, Houston acquired catcher Martin Maldonado from the Angels, in part to potentially counter the running games of the Red Sox and Indians. And now the Astros got reliever Ryan Pressly. Pressly might not have been one of the bigger names out...
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Rob Bradford
July 26, 2018 - 8:57 pm
The Red Sox moved quickly late Tuesday night for good reason. At least two other teams were hot on the trail of Nathan Eovaldi. According to a major league source, both the Dodgers, Braves and Astros were showing strong interest in the righty up until the moment he was dealt to Boston. For Los...
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John Tomase
July 19, 2018 - 8:38 am
The American League technically consists of 15 teams, but we only need to care about three of them. The Red Sox, Yankees, and Astros have dominated the AL since Opening Day. If the second half plays out like the first, the Red Sox will finish with 112 wins, followed by the Yankees (105) and Astros...
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Rob Bradford
June 04, 2018 - 6:32 am
HOUSTON -- It's one of the traps so many fall into throughout the course of a Major League Baseball season. The importance of one game, or the impact of a single series. Typically, the reality is that all of it is hyperbole. The season is too long. There are too many peaks and valleys in even the...
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Rob Bradford
June 03, 2018 - 12:39 am
HOUSTON -- It just felt like the Red Sox were constantly swimming upstream against these Astros. They had their moments, but few if any offered the feeling that the Sox were going to get the last laugh. That was until that sequence of events at the end of the visitors' dugout at Minute Maid Park in...
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