World Series

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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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Nathan Eovaldi
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John Tomase
October 27, 2018 - 7:14 pm
The plaudits continue pouring in for Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, just hours after he delivered six shutout innings of relief in Game 3 of the World Series vs. the Dodgers before surrendering a walk-off homer to Max Muncy in the 18th inning. Players and coaches on both sides saluted Eovaldi’s...
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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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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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