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Rob Bradford
October 27, 2018 - 5:00 am
LOS ANGELES -- Eduardo Nunez neatly summed up his Friday night/Saturday morning immediately following the Red Sox' 3-2 Game 3, 18-inning loss to the Dodgers. "We have two more games to go, and I think we have three more months to recover," Nunez said. And then came his manager, Alex Cora, who also...
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Nathan Eovaldi
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John Tomase
October 27, 2018 - 4:44 am
Whatever blame deserves to be shared following Boston’s marathon 18-inning loss in Game 3 of the World Series, here’s where none of it should be directed: the losing pitcher. Nathan Eovaldi will wear the L after surrendering a walk-off homer to Max Muncy, but he’s the only reason the Red Sox had a...
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USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
October 27, 2018 - 3:37 am
LOS ANGELES -- This one will go down in the history books. The Red Sox now have to hope it doesn't lead them to the wrong side of history. In what was the longest game in World Series history, Max Muncy's leadoff homer at 3:29 a.m. Eastern in the 18th inning gave the Dodgers a 3-2 win over the Red...
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USA Today Sports
John Tomase
October 26, 2018 - 7:20 pm
LOS ANGELES – Nathan Eovaldi will start Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday. Unless he pitches in relief in Game 3 on Friday. Welcome to postseason roster management. Red Sox manager Alex Cora has aggressively used his starters in relief this October, and he’s not about to change now with the...
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USA Today Sports
John Tomase
October 26, 2018 - 6:42 pm
LOS ANGELES -- Red Sox manager Alex Cora explained his decision to sit Andrew Benintendi instead of Jackie Bradley Jr. for Game 3 of the World Series on Friday, and it boils down to one word: defense. With starting left fielder J.D. Martinez still feeling the effects of a rolled ankle, Cora wants...
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USA Today Sports
John Tomase
October 26, 2018 - 5:13 pm
So much for Mookie Betts at second base, but the player J.D. Martinez will replace in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the World Series is mildly surprising -- Andrew Benintendi. Jackie Bradley Jr. had been assumed to be the player to sit when the action shifted to L.A., but Benintendi will...
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Eduardo Nunez
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John Tomase
October 26, 2018 - 12:08 pm
Normally this kind of exercise would feel premature before a champion has been crowned, but let’s acknowledge the obvious: the Red Sox are gonna win the World Series, and probably sooner than later. This prompts a big-picture question: is this the greatest Red Sox team of all time? With all due...
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USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
October 25, 2018 - 5:51 am
Much was made of the Red Sox finding a solution to Craig Kimbrel's problems. And for good reason. The difference between the closer the Red Sox have gotten during the first two games of the World Series and what they saw for the majority of the first two postseason series is night and day. It was a...
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USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
October 25, 2018 - 2:49 am
We rolled our eyes at those "First to 100 wins" t-shirts. The 108 regular season victories? Nice, but piled up against the weakest American League field in some time. That Yankees team was impressive but still flawed. Houston simply wasn't as good as most thought. And now it's the Dodgers. What did...
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David Price
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John Tomase
October 24, 2018 - 11:22 pm
The rest of David Price’s life is off to a smashing start. Price’s postseason win against the Astros last week marked the permanent destruction of one career narrative and the start of whatever comes next. Like an underwater eruption that creates an island out of sea, Price’s future feels uncharted...
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