Benny sets table for Red Sox in 8-4 Game 1 World Series win

Baseball 10/24/18, 00:41

Red Sox manager Alex Cora didn't hesitate to use his lefties against Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, and Andrew Benintendi delivered.The left fielder had four hits in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night and scored three times in Boston's 8-4 victory.Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi looks ...

Update: Barrett picked as umpire crew chief for Series

Baseball 10/22/18, 22:00

The Latest on the World Series (all times local):7:40 p.m.Ted Barrett has been picked as the umpire crew chief for the World Series. This will be the fourth Series assignment for Barret.Tim Timmons will call balls and strikes for Game 1 Tuesday night between the Red Sox and Dodgers. The ...

Dodgers-Red Sox: Rich histories, but little crossover

Baseball 10/20/18, 23:35

Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream.Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner.Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. "Sweet Caroline" or "I Love L.A."Yet for all their rich history — dating back to Babe Ruth on the ...

Cora: MVP favorite Betts could play 2B in World Series

Baseball 10/20/18, 20:14

With a championship at stake, MVP favorite Mookie Betts is ready to do anything manager Alex Cora asks.Even if that means dusting off his infielder's mitt.Cora said Saturday he may use the Gold Glove Award-winning right fielder at second base during the World Series, a move that would make space ...

Red Sox sail into World Series, set for ace Sale’s return

Baseball 10/19/18, 03:57

David Price, at last, looked like a postseason ace. Craig Kimbrel pitched a lockdown inning. And much-maligned Jackie Bradley Jr. became an MVP.Most everything went right for the Red Sox as they sailed into the World Series. Now the big question for Boston: Is everything all right with ace Chris ...

Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

Baseball 10/18/18, 23:52

David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros on Thursday night.Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer as the Red Sox stunned Justin Verlander and the Astros in Game 5 of ...

Cora guides Red Sox, inspires team back home in Puerto Rico

Baseball 10/18/18, 03:06

Alex Cora spent this season rewarding the support of Jackie Bradley Jr., David Price and the rest of the Boston Red Sox organization with a record-breaking year and a run deep into the playoffs. The rookie manager's accomplishments go further than the baseball diamond, too.Having seen his homeland of Puerto ...

Leading off: Sale on hold, Astros under scrutiny, NLCS shift

Baseball 10/17/18, 23:48

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday:SALE ON HOLDRed Sox ace Chris Sale is still feeling weak and trying to regain lost weight after a stomach illness forced him to spend a night in the hospital after he started the ALCS opener against the Astros. Boston had hoped ...

Sale not ready to pitch for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

Baseball 10/17/18, 18:32

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora says lefty ace Chris Sale is still feeling weak and won't start in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series against Houston.Cora said before Game 4 on Wednesday that the lanky left-hander lost weight because of the stomach illness that led to him spending ...

Red Sox say they are not sure when Sale available

Baseball 10/16/18, 15:30

The Boston Red Sox say they aren't sure when lefty ace Chris Sale will be available to pitch.Speaking Tuesday before Game 3 of the AL Championship Series, Boston manager Alex Cora says Sale was still on his way to the ballpark and would go to the training room when he ...

Leading off: Bregman stirs up ALCS, Grandal sits for Dodgers

Baseball 10/15/18, 23:53

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: NO BOTHER Red Sox manager Alex Cora is brushing off the notion that Boston might be motivated for Game 3 of the AL Championship Series by a brazen social media post Monday from Astros star Alex Bregman. Houston's third baseman shared a video ...

Red Sox shuffle lineup heading into Game 2 of ALCS vs Astros

Baseball 10/14/18, 17:10

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora has shuffled his lineup for Game 2 against the Houston Astros, putting infielders Ian Kinsler and Rafael Devers and catcher Christian Vazquez in the starting lineup for the first time in the AL Championship Series.Devers was batting sixth and playing third base in place ...

Something Not Right with Chris Sale

Baseball 10/14/18, 11:07

Chris Sale didn't know why he wasn't right, the Red Sox didn't think his velocity was an issue and since Alex Cora said he expected Sale to pitch again in what will be a "long series," Sale must not be hurt again.But anyone who watched Sale throw in Game 1 ...

Leading off: Red Sox seek to clean things up vs Astros

Baseball 10/14/18, 00:59

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:TRY AGAINThe Red Sox send David Price to the mound for Game 2 of their AL Championship Series against Houston hoping for a bounce-back performance from the entire club. Price hasn't pitched since allowing three runs in 1 2/3 innings in a ...

Verlander cools off Red Sox 7-2 in Game 1 of ALCS

Baseball 10/14/18, 00:23

Justin Verlander outlasted an uncharacteristically wild Chris Sale, overcoming control problems of his own to give Houston six innings of two-hit ball on Saturday night and lead the Astros over the Boston Red Sox 7-2 in the AL Championship Series opener.Houston Astros' Carlos Correa watches his RBI-single against the Boston ...

Sale, Cora make early exits for Red Sox in ALCS Game 1

Baseball 10/13/18, 23:29

Red Sox ace Chris Sale and manager Alex Cora both made early exits in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros.Sale lasted just four innings Saturday night, giving up two runs on one hit and four walks.Cora wasn't far behind the lanky left-hander going back to ...

Red Sox manager Alex Cora ejected from Game 1 of ALCS

Baseball 10/13/18, 22:43

Red Sox manager Alex Cora has been ejected from Game 1 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros for arguing a called third strike in the fifth inning that ended Boston's first rally of the game.There were two out, two on and two runs already in when Justin ...

Leading off: Verlander-Sale in ALCS, Brews try for 2-0 lead

Baseball 10/13/18, 00:36

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:ACES ABOUNDJustin Verlander and the World Series champion Houston Astros face Red Sox lefty Chris Sale in a marquee matchup to start the AL Championship Series at Fenway Park.The All-Stars met twice last year in AL Division Series. They started opposite each ...

Astros bulk up with pitchers for ALCS against Red Sox

Baseball 10/12/18, 16:59

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has added pitchers Hector Rondon and Joe Smith and to the roster for the AL Championship Series against Boston.Outfielder Myles Straw and reliever Will Harris will not be active for the best-of-seven series that begins Saturday night at Fenway Park.Hinch said Friday he wanted an ...

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