• MLB postseason 2018: Three keys to the Red Sox vs. Astros ALCS matchup

    5 days ago - By Sporting News

    Sporting News breaks down three keys to the ALCS between the Astros and Red Sox.
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  • NESN Red Sox Podcast: How Boston Will Defeat Astros In ALCS

    NESN Red Sox Podcast: How Boston Will Defeat Astros In ALCS

    5 days ago - By NESN

    The Boston Red Sox are one step closer to accomplishing their goal.
    The Red Sox took down the New York Yankees in four games in the American League Division Series, setting up a date with the defending World Series champion Houston Astros in the AL Championship Series. The Astros, of course, eliminated the Red Sox from the Major League Baseball postseason in 2017, so Boston will be looking to exact some revenge while trying to punch its ticket to the Fall Classic.
    Before looking ahead, one must look back. And that's exactly what Ricky Doyle and Dakota Randall did Wednesday on the latest...
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  • Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros ALCS Game 1 - 10/13/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    5 days ago - By Sportschatplace

    The Houston Astros will visit the Boston Red Sox for Game 1 of their American League Championship Series in MLB action Saturday from Fenway Park.
    The Astros come into this one following a Division Series win over the Indians. The Astros completed the sweep without too much difficulty, winning 7-2, 3-1 and 11-3.
    For Game 1 of this set, Houston will be sending out Justin Verlander. Across 214.0 innings and a 16-9 record this year, Verlander had a 2.52 ERA with 290 Ks in the regular season.
    Marwin Gonzalez leads the Red Sox' offense this postseason; he's sitting on seven hits, one run and...
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  • Is David Price Bad In ‘Clutch'? Alex Cora Weighs In With LeBron James Analogy

    5 days ago - By NESN

    All eyes will be on David Price at Fenway Park on Sunday night, and with good reason.
    The Boston Red Sox left-hander laid another postseason egg in the American League Division Series, getting roughed up by the New York Yankees in Game 2 to move to 0-9 as a playoff starter.
    Yet manager Alex Cora is sticking with Price as his Game 2 starter for the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros, in part because he believes Price matches up well with the defending World Series champs - and also because he's confident the veteran can handle the added pressure.
    When asked Thursday whether...
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  • Report: Yankees expected to pursue Patrick Corbin in free agency

    5 days ago - By TheScore

    The New York Yankees are already planning for the offseason. Their first order of business after being ousted from the postseason by the Boston Red Sox is to shore up the starting rotation, and the Yankees apparently have their eyes on a big-ticket lefty. New York is expected to target starter Patrick Corbin this offseason, sources told Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports. Corbin has spent his entire career with the Diamondbacks , pitching six seasons in Arizona. It's not the first time Corbin and the Yankees have been connected. Last offseason, New York was reportedly scouting him and even had...
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  • Fun facts about possible World Series matchups

    5 days ago - By MLB News

    We are exactly 12 days away from Game 1 of the 2018 World Series, and we know the matchup will be one of four possibilities: Brewers-Red Sox, Dodgers-Astros, Brewers-Astros or Dodgers-Red Sox. Each of these matchups will be fun - it's the Fall Classic, after all - but some of them are fascinating beyond the conventional matchup. Here's a look at three potentially enjoyable aspects of each of the four possible World Series combinations.
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  • Joe West to be the crew chief for the ALCS

    5 days ago - By HardballTalk

    Congratulations, Red Sox and Astros fans!
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  • Storylines to follow for the NLCS and ALCS

    5 days ago - By Yardbarker

    The Dodgers, Brewers, Astros and Red Sox made quick work of their opponents in the Division Series and are set to square off in the Championship Series. Here's a look at the storylines to follow during the NLCS and ALCS. NLCS: Can Milwaukee's bullpen keep it up? The Brewers bullpen has been spectacular this season, and that continued in the NLDS. The team had the fourth-best bullpen ERA in baseball and allowed just two runs in 15.1 innings during the ALDS. However, that also speaks to how busy the relievers have been, particularly the trio of Josh Hader, Corey Knebel and Jeremy Jeffress...
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  • Red Sox become 33rd Boston team to reach 'Final Four' since 2001

    5 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    So the Red Sox are in the ALCS. .. the 'Final Four' of baseball, as it were.And if it seems like familiar territory, it is.Since 2001, Boston teams have reached their sport's 'Final Four' no fewer than 33 times, an average of 1.8 per calendar year.
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  • Report: Luis Severino was tipping pitches in blowout loss to Red Sox

    5 days ago - By Yardbarker

    Yankees ace Luis Severino had a chance to showcase his stuff and prove he's the team's best pitcher in arguably their most pivotal game of the season on Monday, but he did quite the opposite. The Yankees were coming off a huge win in Game 2 of the American League Division Series in Fenway Park, and the team had the chance to swing all the momentum in the series with a win at home. Unfortunately for them, Severino picked a bad time to turn in one of his worst performances of the season. He gave up six earned runs in only three innings, and recorded just two strikeouts. After four innings of...
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  • Luis Severino was tipping his pitches against Red Sox in 16-1 loss, report says

    Luis Severino was tipping his pitches against Red Sox in 16-1 loss, report says

    5 days ago - By Sporting News

    The Yankees believe speculation that ace Luis Severino was tipping his pitches in Game 4 of the ALDS, a blowout for Boston.
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  • Why Red Sox's Path Through 2018 Playoffs Is Unlike Any In MLB History

    5 days ago - By NESN

    Three teams in the American League won at least 100 games this season, the first time that's happened in Major League Baseball history.
    The Boston Red Sox were one of those teams. And they'll need to get through the other two to reach the World Series.
    Such is the unique challenge facing the 2018 Red Sox, who won a major league-best 108 games this season yet enter the AL Championship Series as betting underdogs. That status may be warranted: After dispatching the 100-win New York Yankees in the AL Division Series, Boston faces a 103-win Houston Astros club that won the World Series last...
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  • David Price will start ALCS Game 2 for Red Sox

    5 days ago - By HardballTalk

    Despite his history of postseason struggles, the Red Sox have elected to start David Price in Game 2 of the ALCS against the Astros.
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