• J.D. Martinez Gives Update On Injured Ankle Before Red Sox-Astros ALCS

    2 days ago - By NESN

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    J.D. Martinez powered through an ankle injury in the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays after missing the Boston Red Sox's AL Wild Card Game win over the New York Yankees.
    Now, as the Red Sox prepare to face the Houston Astros in the AL Championship Series with a trip to the 2021 World Series on the line, the Boston slugger appears to be in a better place health-wise.
    Martinez told reporters Thursday, one day before Game 1 of the ALCS in Houston , that the swelling in his left ankle has “gone down a lot,” a clear benefit to the Red Sox eliminating...
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  • How Red Sox's Nathan Eovaldi Maybe Helped Chris Sale Get Right

    How Red Sox's Nathan Eovaldi Maybe Helped Chris Sale Get Right

    2 days ago - By NESN

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    Chris Sale will be getting the ball in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.
    And if the Boston Red Sox pitcher looks like he's figured something out after his last two disappointing outings , he might have teammate Nathan Eovaldi to thank .
    “He's one of those guys where it really doesn't take much for him to get back on track,” Eovaldi told The Athletic's Jen McCaffrey on Wednesday before the team traveled to Tampa to start the series with the Rays. “I don't think he was that far off. There were a couple things mechanically that I thought were a little...
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  • Chris Sale Reflects On Recent Outings After Red Sox Name Him Game 1 Starter

    Chris Sale Reflects On Recent Outings After Red Sox Name Him Game 1 Starter

    2 days ago - By NESN

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    Chris Sale hasn't been himself through his past two appearances. But as he readies to start Game 1 of the American League Championship Series for the Boston Red Sox, he isn't shying away from his recent lackluster performances.
    Speaking to reporters Thursday, Sale opened up about his showing in Game 2 of the AL Division Series, when he exited after one inning having allowed five runs on four hits, and his outing in the regular-season finale, which lasted just 2 1/3 innings.
    He didn't hold back, either.
    “I've been absolutely horrible,” he said. “Probably my two worst...
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  • You Probably Can Guess Who Will Start For Red Sox In ALCS Games 1 And 2

    You Probably Can Guess Who Will Start For Red Sox In ALCS Games 1 And 2

    3 days ago - By NESN

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    Red Sox manager Alex Cora on Wednesday had no answer when asked who Boston would start on the hill for the first two games of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros. But with one day to go, Cora made the announcement in his media availability Thursday, and it probably is exactly what you expected.
    Chris Sale will start Game 1, which is scheduled for Friday at 8:07 p.m. ET, and Nathan Eovaldi will get the ball for Game 2 on Saturday
    While it hardly is a surprise, Cora made some mysterious comments regarding Sale on Wednesday, when he dodged...
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  • Red Sox tab Sale for ALCS opener, Eovaldi for Game 2

    3 days ago - By TheScore

    The Boston Red Sox will start Chris Sale in Game 1 and Nathan Eovaldi in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros , manager Alex Cora announced Thursday, according to the Boston Globe's Alex Speier. Sale starting Game 1 might come as a surprise after the 32-year-old struggled against the Tampa Bay Rays in the division series. The left-hander allowed four hits and five earned runs in one inning. "Everybody has to be part of this. We feel comfortable with Chris, with the rest he got," Cora said. Sale will square off against Astros lefty Framber Valdez in...
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  • Pedro Martinez Opens About 2003 Incident With Don Zimmer In ALCS

    3 days ago - By NESN

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    There are a lot of baseball memories Red Sox and Yankees fans always will remember - for better or worse - and one of those engrained in their minds probably is from 2003.
    Boston and New York met in the American League Championship Series when things got heated. Martinez threw near the head of Karim Garcia in the top of the fourth inning with the Red Sox down 3-2. Garcia had some words for Martinez and both benches were warned.
    Manny Ramirez stepped to the dish in the home half of the fourth after the Yankees went up 4-2 when Roger Clemens threw a pitch a little too close...
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  • Astros name Valdez, Garcia as Games 1, 2 starters for ALCS

    3 days ago - By TheScore

    The Houston Astros have tabbed Framber Valdez and Luis Garcia as the Games 1 and 2 starters, respectively, for the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox, manager Dusty Baker said Thursday, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. The series is scheduled to get underway in Houston on Friday. Lance McCullers Jr. is notably absent from the rotation in the first two games after leaving Game 4 of the ALDS against the Chicago White Sox due to right forearm tightness following just four innings. It's unclear whether the right-hander will be included on the...
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  • Sam Kennedy Gushes About Addition Of Kyle Schwarber To Red Sox

    Sam Kennedy Gushes About Addition Of Kyle Schwarber To Red Sox

    3 days ago - By NESN

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    When Kyle Schwarber was traded to the Boston Red Sox at Major League Baseball's trade deadline, there were several questions about where he'd fit on the team.
    The Red Sox really weren't in the market for an outfield or offensive help. They wanted to try him at first base - a position he never played - because of the struggling Bobby Dalbec.
    Who could have guessed, though, just how perfect Schwarber would be for this lineup.
    “I'm not sure you can really speak about what Kyle Schwarber has added in terms of the positivity and the presence in the clubhouse and the clutch...
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