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Rob Bradford
October 14, 2018 - 12:13 am
The Red Sox got beat twice Saturday night, once by the Astros and once by themselves. The last time we saw Alex Cora and his club prior to Game 1 of the American League Championship Series all was right with their world. Chris Sale looked sharp while serving as eighth-inning savior. Eduardo Nunez...
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Ryan Hannable
October 13, 2018 - 10:21 pm
For the second straight season, the Red Sox have seen their manager get ejected in a postseason game. Last year it was John Farrell in Game 4 of the ALDS, and this year it's Alex Cora in Game 1 of the ALCS. Following the fifth inning, Cora was ejected by home plate umpire James Hoye for arguing...
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John Tomase
October 13, 2018 - 9:51 pm
Chris Sale did not look like Chris Sale on Saturday night. Not even close. The Red Sox ace started Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Astros and failed to deliver. Sale was lifted after four innings thanks to an uncharacteristically wild start that saw him walk four and...
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Ryan Hannable
October 13, 2018 - 6:20 pm
Despite temperatures being in the high 40s for Saturday night's Game 1 of the ALCS at Fenway Park, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale won't be wearing long sleeves. In fact, he's never worn sleeves no matter what the temperature has been. "I think we got the right guy on the mound tonight," Red Sox manager...
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Ryan Hannable
October 13, 2018 - 6:06 pm
Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland is on the ALCS roster, but is not starting in Game 1 against Houston right-hander Justin Verlander. Manager Alex Cora acknowledged he isn't 100 percent after suffering a hamstring injury against the Yankees in the ALDS, and also added he actually wasn't...
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Ryan Hannable
October 13, 2018 - 5:45 pm
Everyone knows the lack of success David Price has had in the postseason -- 5.22 ERA in 18 appearances, including his teams being 0-10 in his starts -- but even Price himself doesn't exactly know why. "I don't know. That's a tough question. I don't really have an answer," Price said Saturday when...
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Ryan Hannable
October 13, 2018 - 4:34 pm
Despite being on the ALCS roster, Mitch Moreland is not healthy enough to play in Game 1 against the Astros Saturday night. Moreland injured his hamstring against the Yankees, stayed on the ALCS roster, but is not well enough to start against right-hander Justin Verlander. Moreland is 10-for-32...
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Rob Bradford
October 13, 2018 - 10:54 am
Exactly one week from the first day of this American League Championship Series between the Red Sox and Astros Ryan Brasier was spending his morning and afternoon trying to come to grips with what had happened the night before. That Friday night Brasier was introduced to postseason baseball. "I don...
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Rob Bradford
October 13, 2018 - 10:15 am
The Red Sox are going against the grain and staying with 11 pitchers for the American League Championship Series. The Sox have decided to keep their roster from the American League Division Series for the best-of-seven showdown with the Astros. They are the only team among the LCS participants to...
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Rob Bradford
October 13, 2018 - 9:52 am
Remember when Alex Rodriguez almost became a Red Sox after the 2003 season? Well, Friday night we got a glimpse of what might have been. After losing a bet to his Fox Sports co-host David Ortiz regarding the Red Sox' American League Division Series win over the Yankees, Rodriguez was forced to not...
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