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John Tomase
October 28, 2018 - 5:40 pm
LOS ANGELES -- Dave Roberts knows a thing or two about great Red Sox teams. He played for the one that started it all in 2004. And when he looks across the diamond at the 2018 Red Sox, who lead the World Series 3-1 and hope to close it out on Sunday night, he sees a team that might be the best of...
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Manny Machado spikes Steve Pearce
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John Tomase
October 28, 2018 - 5:06 pm
For someone who insists he's not a dirty player, Manny Machado sure has a habit of doing dirty things. The latest example: in the ninth inning of the Dodgers' failed comeback against the Red Sox on Saturday night in Game 4 of the World Series, Machado spiked Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce in...
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Rob Bradford
October 28, 2018 - 5:42 am
LOS ANGELES -- It was assumed that Chris Sale was going to be the Red Sox' Game 5 starter. We now know that assumption would have been misguided. Following the Red Sox' Game 4 World Series win over the Dodgers manager Alex Cora announced that David Price was getting the call to start what could...
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Chris Sale
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John Tomase
October 28, 2018 - 4:26 am
LOS ANGELES – Red Sox fans need no reminder of the impact a well-timed dugout speech in Game 4 of the World Series can make. Five years ago in St. Louis, David Ortiz rallied his teammates to victory and an eventual title with an impassioned sermon. On Saturday night, it was Chris Sale’s turn. With...
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Rob Bradford
October 28, 2018 - 2:30 am
LOS ANGELES -- So many after the Red Sox' Game 4 World Series win were focused on the brief rant made by Chris Sale in his team's dugout just before its momentous comeback. Fair. Red Sox manager Alex Cora did, after all, say, "It was a moment." That, however, wasn't the speech that truly mattered...
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Rob Bradford
October 28, 2018 - 12:08 am
LOS ANGELES -- Dave Roberts' decision to remove Rich Hill in Game 4 of the World Series elicited a wave of criticism, particularly after the Red Sox scored eight runs off the Dodgers' bullpen. Such scrutiny comes with managing on baseball's biggest stage. But thanks to a tweet from President Donald...
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Brock Holt
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John Tomase
October 28, 2018 - 12:03 am
Mookie Betts feeds the homeless, Alex Cora walks on water, and the Red Sox crush souls. There’s no other way to describe what they did to the Dodgers on Saturday night. It was like something out of Hellraiser. One moment, the Dodgers were cruising to a 4-0 victory and a World Series tied at two...
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John Tomase
October 27, 2018 - 11:11 pm
Chris Sale had some words for his Red Sox teammates on Saturday night. FOX cameras caught the Red Sox ace exhorting his teammates with what appeared to be an expletive-laden diatribe as the tried to mount a comeback from a 4-0 deficit agianst the Dodgers bullpen in Game 4 of the World Series. Sale...
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Rob Bradford
October 27, 2018 - 10:46 pm
LOS ANGELES -- Eduardo Rodriguez was trending toward a memorable outing. Making his first start since Sept. 20, the lefty had shut down the Dodgers for his first five innings. Then came the sixth inning. Rodriguez exited from his outing having given up four runs in the sixth, three of them coming...
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Rob Bradford
October 27, 2018 - 8:19 pm
LOS ANGELES -- It was was one of the most memorable first pitches in some time. Prior to Game 4 of the World Series, the Dodgers introduced Kirk Gibson as the honoree to throw out the first pitch. Gibson sprinted to the Dodger Stadium mound before being instructed to take his usual spot in the...
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