World Series

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John Tomase
October 21, 2018 - 2:48 pm
The Red Sox will likely carry 11 pitchers in the World Series, manager Alex Cora said on Sunday. While the Red Sox could choose to carry an extra pitcher, they prefer the flexibility of a 14th position player, particularly since it lets them pinch hit for their catchers. “With us, it’s not about...
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John Tomase
October 21, 2018 - 9:22 am
First things first: Chris Sale did not end up in the hospital because of an infected belly button ring. The Red Sox ace has mastered the art of deadpan delivery, so on Saturday it was understandable that some took him at face value when he said this: "I had irritation from a belly button ring, just...
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Rob Bradford
October 20, 2018 - 11:26 pm
The Red Sox and Dodgers have played six times since they made THE trade back on Aug. 25, 2012. The Sox have won a World Series, having played 32 postseason games while totaling a record of 559-445. The Dodgers? They haven't quite accomplished the ultimate goal of a World Series title during that...
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John Tomase
October 20, 2018 - 12:54 pm
Outside-the-box ideas are great, but sometimes we overthink them. Case in point: the theory that Mookie Betts should start at second base in the National League games of the World Series. The unorthodox move would allow the Red Sox to keep ALCS MVP Jackie Bradley Jr. in the lineup against either...
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Ryan Braun
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John Tomase
October 20, 2018 - 1:34 am
The Red Sox need to wait one more day to learn their opponent in the World Series. On Friday night, the Brewers beat the Dodgers, 7-2, to force a Game 7 in the National League Championship Series. The two teams will square off again on Saturday night, with the winner advancing to Boston to open the...
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Rob Bradford
October 19, 2018 - 11:45 am
HOUSTON -- In among the champagne celebration stood perhaps the first World Series storyline: Steven Wright. The knuckleballer wasn't a member of the American League Championship Series roster after being taken off the American League Division Series after just one day due to his ailing right knee...
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Mookie Bretts and Rafael Devers
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John Tomase
October 18, 2018 - 11:29 pm
As the Red Sox barreled to the conclusion of the greatest regular season in franchise history, the words grew to something between an admonition and a threat: We will ultimately judge you on the playoffs. The 108 wins. The third straight division title. The stomping of every challenger in the...
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John Tomase
October 18, 2018 - 6:22 pm
There's only one way Chris Sale won't start Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday -- if the Red Sox end the series on Thursday, in which case Sale will start Game 1 of the World Series against either the Dodgers or Brewers. Speaking to reporters before Game 5 of the ALCS in...
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Rob Bradford
September 29, 2018 - 12:31 pm
The Red Sox may be taking the postseason one game at a time, but they won't be afraid to talk about more than that. Speaking before his team's second-to-last regular-season game Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he is encouraging his team to verbalize the loftiest of goals heading through the...
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Rob Bradford
September 25, 2018 - 7:56 am
While the Red Sox breaking their organization's record for most wins in a season was certainly something, it was just one of two takeaways from the Monday night win over the Orioles. And the second one is actually something that might matter the most. The Sox have clinched home-field advantage...
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