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Rob Bradford
October 27, 2018 - 4:06 pm
LOS ANGELES -- Eduardo Rodriguez is getting his chance. The lefty will start Game 4 of the World Series for the Red Sox after scheduled starter Nathan Eovaldi was pressed into action in Game 3, having to throw 97 pitches in his team's 3-2, 18-inning loss. It will be Rodriguez's first start since...
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Max Muncy
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John Tomase
October 27, 2018 - 5:44 am
A 3-0 World Series lead dangling like the treasure in an Indiana Jones movie, Alex Cora cracked his whip around something solid and swung daringly into darkness. Land on the other side, like the cinematic hero, and a championship would effectively be his. But here’s the danger of hurling headlong...
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Rob Bradford
October 27, 2018 - 5:22 am
LOS ANGELES -- There's no way around it. If Ian Kinsler makes the play on Yasiel Puig's grounder up the middle -- the kind of play the second baseman has routinely executed this season -- the Red Sox are heading into Game 4 of the World Series one win away from a championship. But he didn't make it...
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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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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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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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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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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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