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Amin Touri
July 03, 2019 - 10:24 pm
A difficult first half continued for Chris Sale on Wednesday, with the lanky lefty struggling to put it all together again in Toronto. Sale went 5.2 innings and gave up five runs on nine hits — including three homers — while walking two and striking out only five, another uninspiring start from the...
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Amin Touri
June 23, 2019 - 5:09 pm
Whether or not “clutch” hitting is worth any stock is up for debate, but one thing is fairly clear: these Red Sox have trouble bringing home runners in the biggest spots. In Sunday’s 6-1 loss to the Blue Jays, leaving Boston 1-2 for the series with a team that’s 21 games back in the division, the...
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Rob Bradford
June 22, 2019 - 7:30 am
A month ago the Red Sox don't win this game. But it isn't a month ago. It feels like nine months ago, and that has made all the difference in the world. The Red Sox' come-from-behind, 10-inning, 7-5 win over the Blue Jays had that 2018 vibe, that same kind of feeling Alex Cora said a few days ago...
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Rob Bradford
May 23, 2019 - 3:37 pm
TORONTO -- Raise your hand if you saw this coming ... Didn't think so. Ryan Weber gives off the appearance of some sort of major league novice, offering the image of a contest winner or professional baseball-playing passerby. He is 28 years old with the looks of someone much younger. And watching...
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Rob Bradford
May 23, 2019 - 1:30 am
TORONTO -- The long hours had drifted into the next day with Alex Cora and his players just wanting to get back to the hotel as fast as possible. It was hard to blame them. Not only were the Red Sox staring at another tilt with the Blue Jays 12 hours down the road, but there was the task of using...
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Rob Bradford
May 22, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Things got interesting between Alex Cora and Marcus Stroman Wednesday afternoon. After the Red Sox' loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday night the Red Sox manager addressed why he complained to home plate umpire Alan Porter , explaining that he had taken issue to Stroman quick-pitching Michael Chavis...
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Rob Bradford
May 21, 2019 - 10:25 pm
TORONTO -- It really didn't seem a whole lot of emphasis was being put on Tuesday night's game in and around Rogers Centre. Most of the talk pregame was almost exclusively regarding the Victoria Day controversy, leading Jays general manager Ross Atkins to devote virtually an entire press conference...
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Rob Bradford
May 20, 2019 - 4:04 pm
Things couldn't have gone much better for the Red Sox on Victoria Day. Not only did the Sox celebrate the Canadian national holiday with a decisive 12-2 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre Monday afternoon, but along the way they received a bucket full of key performances. (For a complete recap...
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Rob Bradford
May 20, 2019 - 10:15 am
Remember Edwin Jackson? He's the pitcher who has now pitched for 14 big leagues clubs. He is also the starter the Red Sox will be facing Monday afternoon at Rogers Centre. Jackson is making his second start for the Jays, coming off a five-inning, three-run, no-decision against the Giants. The last...
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Rob Bradford
April 12, 2019 - 12:47 am
That moment one week before was perhaps the most pointed Alex Cora has been this season. "I pay attention to details," the manager said after his team's final game in Oakland. "I love paying attention to details and that's something I took pride last year, and right now, we're not paying attention...
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