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Thornburg hopes for smooth sailing after turbulent year
Tyler Thornburg’ is optimistic he can have a regular spring training after undergoing surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome in June.
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Why Kimbrel spending offseason in Boston
Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel spent the offseason in Boston. Not to be closer to Fenway Park but to be near the medical facilities to help his daughter, who was born with a heart issue in November.  
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'I can’t wait to show everybody that I’m back'
With injuries behind him, Blake Swihart heads to spring training prepared to make it a tough decision for the Red Sox. He's out of minor-league options so do they keep him or trade him?   
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Under pressure
Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski may not be looking closely at the Yankees' and Astros' rosters, but chairman Tom Werner appears to have peeked.
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What should Sox rename Yawkey Way?
Yawkey Way will not become David Ortiz Way, for those who may have been holding out hope for the street to be renamed after him, or any other recent star.
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Ortiz speaks out on slow offseason
David Ortiz has been a busy man in retirement, but he’s noticed the crawl of free agency.
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Pedroia cleared to start running
Dustin Pedroia has been cleared to run following October surgery on his right knee.
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Return to health may mean a return to form
 Jackie Bradley Jr.'s offensive tumble in 2017 may have been due to injuries he never talked about. Now that he's healthy again, the Red Sox are hoping for a bounceback season.
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'I want to strengthen our club this year'
Dave Dombrowski says the Red Sox haven't avoided a major signing in hopes of making a bigger splash for Bryce Harper or Manny Machado in 2019.
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Report: Ex-Sox reliever joins Twins
He was dubbed "Closer B" by Red Sox manager John Farrell when acquired at the trade deadline last summer, now Addison Reed is "Closer B Gone"...to the Twins.
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Betts, Sox headed for arbitration hearing
Mookie Betts was the only arbitration-eligible Red Sox player who didn’t settle on a contract Friday. In arbitration, he’ll seek a raise well over last year’s $950,000 salary. 
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Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz of the Boston Red Sox
Red Sox give Pomeranz big raise
After the best season of his career, Red Sox left-hander Drew Pomeranz has nearly doubled his salary.  
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Report: Martinez plays the waiting game
According to FanRag Sports, Red Sox target J.D. Martinez is willing to hold out into spring training to get the offer he thinks he deserves.
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Benintendi not involved in controversy
Andrew Benintendi's agent, Jason Wood, has been suspended due to allegations he filmed players inappropriately, but a source says Benintenti isn't involved.
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Are we seeing a different Dave?
Unlike his days in Detroit, Dave Dombrowski isn't working with a get-this-done mandate from ownership. How the J.D. Martinez situation plays out will say a lot about his stewardship, and the Sox' future.
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Wright gets 1-year, $1.1M deal from Sox
Steven Wright, still facing potential MLB discipline for a domestic assault incident, avoids arbitration and agrees to a one-year, $1.1 contract with the Red Sox. 
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Report: Hosmer has two 7-year offers
The Kansas City Royals have made a seven-year, $147 million offer to try and retain free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer and day after the San Diego Padres made a similar bid, USA Today reports.  
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Report: Sox make offer to Martinez
The Red Sox have an offer on the table for free agent slugger J.D. Martinez, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale.
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Report: Sox still interested in Machado
The Red Sox are showing "continued trade interest" in Orioles infielder Manny Machado, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
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Patriots vs. Bills: The pregame sights
Gillette Stadium has a festive look and feel as the Patriots and Bills face off in a Christmas Eve battle.
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What lies ahead? We make a few calls
With the clock ticking on the final days of 2017, we look ahead with bold predictions for the Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox from Phil Perry, A. Sherrod Blakely, Joe Haggerty and Evan Drellich.
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Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg died Dec. 22, 2017 at 82.
Legendary sportscaster dies at 82
Dick Enberg, a Hall of Fame broadcaster known as much for his excited calls of “Oh my!” as the big events he covered during a 60-year career, has died. He was 82.
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Repeat performance, repeat disappointment
The key thing that happened for the Red Sox in 2017: Too much of the same, no closer to a World Series. And it cost John Farrell his job.
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Red Sox pitcher's assault case 'retired'
Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright had his domestic assault case move toward dismissal this week in Tennessee.
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J.D. Martinez and Red Sox need each other
However, the Sox need Martinez more than he needs them. So expect Dave Dombrowski to eventually clear whatever hurdle is needed to land the power bat they lack.
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20-under-25-fans
Tatum? McAvoy? Who's your No. 1?
We did our own ranking of Boston's best athletes under the age of 25 and asked you to do the same. Here's how you voted.
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Is Moreland the move before the move?
The re-signing of Mitch Moreland to play first base reduces the options to acquire a needed power hitter, but a big bat is still likely on its way.
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First baseman Adrian Gonzalez was traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Atlanta Braves.
Dodgers ship ex-Red Sox 1B to Braves
LOS ANGELES - Matt Kemp is returning to the place where he began his major league career, reacquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday as part of a five-player trade with the Atlanta Braves that sent...
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Martinez playing the field with suitors
Free agent slugger J.D. Martinez has told the Red Sox he would DH and play the outfield for them, but other teams are offering him a full-time outfield job, and he enjoys playing the outfield
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Scratch another Red Sox' target
The Red Sox options for a power bat grew fewer and likely more expensive Friday when Carlos Santana agreed to a three-year, $60 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.   
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Report: Sox target two big bats, not one
According to the Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman, Boston’s intention is to sign both Martinez and Hosmer in an effort to strengthen an offense that finished last in the American League in home runs in 2016
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PODCAST: Will Red Sox' patient approach pay off?
From the MLB Winter Meetings, Evan Drellich talks about the Red Sox needing to stay disciplined with their roster flexibility, and the latest on J.D. Martinez. 
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Calm down, Sox fans; patience can pay off
Just because the Red Sox haven't done anything yet doesn't mean they won't do anything at all. Here’s betting that, eventually, they'll end up with an upgraded lineup to feel good about.
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Sport of the future: Which is the one?
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently made the case that basketball is poised to become the dominant sport in America in the years ahead. Is it?
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Carrabis: What would make for a good Red Sox offseason
Jared Carrabis joins BST to discuss what his dream Red Sox offseason scenario would be.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: MLB Winter Meetings begin
The BST crew discusses what the Red Sox should do to salvage their offseason, the Patriots' tough loss to the Dolphins, and much more.
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Japanese two-way baseball star Shohei Otahni.
Out of touch on Ohtani
When it comes to the Shohei Ohtani pursuit, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski sounds out of touch.
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Eyes on the prize
The Red Sox have their sights set on the best and likely most expensive hitter in free agency.
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Relief may not be around the corner
The previously stalled market has opened now that Giancarlo Stanton and Shohei Ohtani have landed, but the Red Sox say a move for the bullpen help may not come for 'a while.'
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Who will they B?
Who exactly is Jackie Bradley Jr.? And Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts? Can all three be expected to return to their 2016 forms, or is 2017 closer to reality? Who are they actually?
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'We were not on his list'
Giancarlo Stanton preferred to go elsewhere, although we’ll never know what would have happened if push came to shove and the Sox and Marlins struck a deal.
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'Boston never had any interest in him'
Giancarlo Stanton’s agent, Joel Wolfe, says the Red Sox were never presented to him and his client as a possible trade destination. 
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Sox pitcher arrested on domestic charge
Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was arrested at his home in Tennessee on Friday night after an incident involving his wife, Shannon.
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Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek smashes his catcher's mitt in the face of the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez.
Take that, Yankees!
The Red Sox reacted to the Yankees' acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton today with a tweet that was...well, /spirited/, maybe?  
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Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski (left), new New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and Yankees GM Brian Cashman.
Your move, Dealer Dave
The Yankees' true victory over the Red Sox in the Stanton Derby came in all the moves that led up to the Yanks having the resources left to taunt their rivals with this blockbuster.  
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Start spreadin' the news...
The Marlins have agreed to a trade that would send Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, according to multiple reports.
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Japanese two-way baseball star Shohei Otahni.
Japanese two-way star makes his choice
Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani will sign with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, his agent announced.  
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Cora addresses outburst
The BST crew discusses Alex Cora's reflection on his outburst, the B's win over the Coyotes, and much more.
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Alex Cora shows accountability for outburst in Houston
Evan Drellich and Lou Merloni discuss Alex Cora's reflection on his outburst with Astros broadcaster Geoff Blum and manager A.J. Hinch back in August.
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First baseman Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox
Report: Red Sox target off trading block?
The Chicago White Sox are unlikely to trade first baseman Jose Abreu this offseason, Ken Rosenthal of TheAthletic.com and FOX Sports reports. Abreu was rumored to be a Red Sox trade target. 
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Boston Red Sox left-hander Henry Owens delivers in a spring-training start in Fort Myers, Fla.
Sox create space for potential acquisition
Putting Henry Owens on waivers exposes him to other teams and also allows the Boston Red Sox to add a player to the 40-man roster.
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What's in store for Sox at Winter Meetings?
A big bat? A lefty reliever? A surprise acquisition? We look at what the Red Sox will do at baseball's Winter Meetings, which begin next week.
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'Every situation has a shelf life'
In his first public interview since being let go as Red Sox manager, John Farrell takes a matter-of-fact approach to his dismissal.
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PODCAST: Explaining Alex Cora's outburst
Evan Drellich joins BST to talk about his report that in August of this year, new Red Sox manager Alex Cora cursed out Astros broadcaster Geoff Blum and manager A.J. Hinch while on the team bus.
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Is Cora incident a footnote or an omen?
Alex Cora had his own Price/Eckersley-type moment as Astros' bench coach, engaging in public disputes with a team broadcaster and manager A.J. Hinch.
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Japanese two-way baseball star Shohei Otahni.
Sox turned down by offseason target
Shohei Ohtani, a star pitcher and hitter who wants to do both in the majors, has ruled out signing with the Red Sox.
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2018 NBC Sports Boston 20 Under 25
Cast your vote!
Each year, we ask you to rank Boston's 20 best professional athletes under the age of 25. Who will it be this time around? It's up to you!
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Report: Red Sox out on Giancarlo Stanton
Despite the indisputable need for a big power bat in their lineup, the Red Sox are reportedly out of contention to land Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Boone to be next Yankees manager
The BST crew discusses the Yankees hiring Aaron Boone as their new manager, how Tom Brady's career will end, and more.
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Yankees choose their new manager
Aaron Boone will be named the Yankees' next manager, the New York Daily News reports.
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Japanese two-way baseball star Shohei Otahni.
Report: Red Sox have ‘interest’ in Ohtani
MLB cleared the way for all 30 teams to bid on Japanese two-way star Shohei Otahni and the Red Sox have interest, Dave Dombrowski confirms to the Boston Herald.  
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Report: Giants, Marlins ‘close’ on Stanton
The San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins are “likely at least close to agreeing” on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to San Francisco, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com and the MLB Network re
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Boston gets final word
The Trail Blazers and Red Sox get into a (highly unlikely) Twitter exchange about 'statement' jerseys, which prompts  the Celtics to get involved and end the conversation.
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Should the Red Sox trade Jackie Bradley Jr for Jose Abreu?
Evan Drellich joins Arbella Early Edition with Trenni Kusnierek and Chris Gasper to discuss if trading Jackie Bradley for Jose Abreu would be a smart move for the Red Sox.
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First baseman Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox
Report: Red Sox pursuing power-hitting 1B
The Red Sox pursuit of a power bat has reportedly led them in the direction of White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network and FanRagSports.com.
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Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins.
Choice is theirs. Will they choose the Sox?
Have the experiences of Carl Crawford and David Price -- and the now-level playing field of the rest of MLB with the Red Sox and Yankees -- led big-name players to want to stay away from Boston?  
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PODCAST: 'Extreme long shot' Sox land Stanton
Michael Holley and Tom Giles discuss the Red Sox' seemingly miniscule chances of landing Giancarlo Stanton.
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'Extreme long shot'
One baseball source calls the Red Sox “an extreme long shot” to land Giancarlo Stanton in a trade. The biggest reason? The Marlins' asking price.
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Sox 'engaged' with prize of the offseason?
The Red Sox are one of three teams "engaged" in trade talks with the Miami Marlins for Giancarlo Stanton, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and TheAthletic.com 
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Will a long, forgotten journey end in Hall?
Is there a point where a pitcher whose stats may be borderline becomes, when viewed as a whole, a worthy Hall of Fame candidate because of the path behind them? If so, Luis Tiant would be a shoo-in. 
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Fister leaves Red Sox for Texas
Doug Fister, who pitched surprisingly well for the Red Sox after being claimed off waivers from the Angels, has agreed to a major-league deal with the Rangers, according to a source.
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Plenty to look forward to
Discouraged by those back-to-back first-round playoff losses? Don't be. There's still plenty for Red Sox Nation to be thankful for.
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Right-handed reliever Pat Neshek (left) and lefty Mike Minor.
Arms while they wait
As they prepare for what likely will be a no from Giancarlo Stanton, the Red Sox should focus on bolstering the bullpen with a righty /and/  a lefty
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Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan at his induction into Cooperstown.
Hall of Famer urges ban on PED users
Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan is urging voters to keep “known steroid users” out of Cooperstown.  
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MLB plans to pull a fast one on players
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says he hopes to reach agreement with the players' union on rules to quicken the game, but said new speed-up laws will be instituted wheher the players are on board or not.
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An offseason loss for Sale
Corey Kluber wins his second career AL Cy Young Award. Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox finishes second and Luis Severino of the New York Yankees was third.
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NBC: Raisman's gold-medal advice from Ortiz
Aly Raisman says a talk she had with David Ortiz on Christmas Eve 2015 prompted her to give up thoughts of quitting and led her to three more Olympic medals in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
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Ex-Sox coach wins Manager of Year award
Torey Lovullo wins the N.L. Manager of the Year award after his first season running the Diamondbacks, and the Twins' Paul Molitor is the American League honoree.
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Stanton-to-Red Sox? Don't rule it out
The Red Sox may not be Giancarlo Stanton’s No. 1 choice, but he hasn’t ruled out them or anyone else as a potential destination at this point.
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Red Sox legend dies at 99
Legendary Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr passed away Monday at the age of 99.
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It's unanimous, twice, for Rookie of Year
Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger are baseball's Rookies of the Year, after their record-setting home run binges left no need for any dissenting opinions.
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Sox meet with free-agent first baseman
The Red Sox are meeting with free agent first baseman Logan Morrison on Day 1 of the general managers' meetings in Florida.
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Report: Sox to meet with Carlos Santana
The 31-year-old first baseman is expected to reject a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer from Cleveland and sell his services on the open market.
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Red Sox name Bjornson bullpen coach
Alex Cora hires another member of the Astros' coaching staff, Craig Bjornson, to be Red Sox bullpen coach.
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Dombrowski: 'Due diligence' on Stanton?
Dave Dombrowski tells the Boston Herald he can't talk about specific players, but responds to Giancarlo Stanton rumors by saying the Sox 'try to do our due diligence in every regard.'
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Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett.
Josh Beckett arrested at country concert
Former Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett was arrested early Saturday after he leaped at and tackled a singer in a band at a country music open mic night in Texas, TMZ reported.
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What would Stanton cost?
Tom Giles and Michael Holley discuss where Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton could end up in 2018 and if the Red Sox should craft a deal.
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Report: Sox talk with Marlins about Stanton
The Miami Marlins appear ready to deal star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, and the Red Sox are reportedly among the teams talking about acquiring him.
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Vazquez shores up area Sox were lagging
Ex-players who are up to speed fill this type of role well because they speak the players’ and coaches’ language. 
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Red Sox prospect Flores passes away
Daniel Flores, one of the newest and youngest members of the Red Sox organization, died on Wednesday because of complications during treatment for cancer. He was 17.
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Boston Red Sox pitching coach Dana LeVangie.
LeVangie a local success story
The 2018 season will be new pitching coach Dana LaVangie's 28th with the Boston Red Sox.
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Boston Red Sox pitching coach Dana LeVangie.
LeVangie new Sox' pitching coach
Dana LeVangie, the Red Sox bullpen coach under John Farrell, is their choice to be their next pitching coach.  
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Betts wins second Gold Glove award
Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts was named a 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove winner when Major League Baseball announced the winners on Tuesday night.
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Roy Halladay dies in plane crash
Authorities have confirmed that former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.
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Walking a fine line
Alex Cora says being too close to players 'doesn't exist.' So his tenure as Red Sox manager may boil down to how well he can combine authority and friendship, balance camaraderie with control.
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Sox not worried about avoiding luxury tax
Whether or not Red Sox ownership is excited to open up its wallet, there’s a clear need to improve the offense.
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Time for a change
Red Sox owner John Henry says Alex Cora is here and John Farrell is not because there was a prevailing feeling at the end of the season that the Red Sox needed a different approach.
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A chance to set the tone
Managerial introductions are always celebratory, but Alex Cora should face some questions about the Red Sox’ future -- questions that deserve legitimate answers -- when he meets the press today.
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Red Sox name Tim Hyers hitting coach
Tim Hyers was named Red Sox hitting coach and Andy Barkett was named assistant hitting coach, the team announced Saturday.
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Red Sox to introduce Cora as manager Monday at Fenway press conference
The Red Sox will introduce Alex Cora as their new manager at a noon press conference on Monday at Fenway Park, the team announced.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Why did Dombrowski hire La Russa?
Steve Buckley joins BST to discuss why Dave Dombrowski brought in Tony La Russa to work in the front office and how he can help the Red Sox.
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Does La Russa push Sox forward?
Dave Dombrowski’s decision to hire Tony La Russa creates another moment when you can wonder if Dombrowski is really leading the Sox ahead of the pack.
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La Russa, Dombrowski reunite in Red Sox front office
Tony La Russa was a first-time manager and Dave Dombrowski an energetic young executive when their careers first crossed paths with the White Sox in mid-1980s.
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Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale (left) and closer Craig Kimbrel.
Red Sox add coaches, pick up Sale and Kimbrel options
A busy day for the Red Sox included the announcement of some of new manager Alex Cora's coaching staff and picking up the contract options on Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel.
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Correa gets ring, then gives one to his girlfriend
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa proposes to girlfriend Daniella Rodriguez on live television moments after Houston earned its World Series title.
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Astros cop first World Series title in franchise history with 5-1 win in Game 7
The Astros rocket to the top of the baseball galaxy, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Dodgers, 5-1, in Game 7.
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La Russa expected to join Red Sox
Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa will be joining the Red Sox organization, a source has confirmed to NBC Sports Boston
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Red Sox checked in on Dodgers Game 7 starter Darvish at deadline
As Dodgers starter Yu Darvish takes the mound in Game 7 of the World Series, it's interesting to recall the Red Sox' interest in him a few months ago.
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Dodgers force third World Series Game 7 in last four years with 3-1 victory
The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 3-1 on Tuesday night to push this dramatic World Series to the ultimate game.
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Phillies hire ex-Red Sox outfielder Gabe Kapler as manager
Former Red Sox outfielder Gabe Kapler was hired Monday to be Philadelphia's manager, completing a search that lasted one month.
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WORLD SERIES: Astros take series lead with wild 13-12, 10-inning victory
Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros kept hammering away in a wild slugfest and rock the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 in 10 thrilling innings Sunday night for a 3-2 lead in the World Series.
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WORLD SERIES: Bellinger sparks Dodgers to Series-tying 6-2 victory
Cody Bellinger doubles home the go-ahead run in a five-run ninth that lifted Los Angeles to a 6-2 win Saturday night and tied the Series at two games apiece.
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Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel celebrates his home run in Game 3 of the World Series.
Astros' Gurriel suspended 5 games in 2018 for gesture, slur at Darvish
Yuli Gurriel of the Houston Astros has been suspended for five games next season for making a racist gesture at Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish during the World Series.  
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WORLD SERIES: Astros start fast, top Dodgers 5-3 for 2-1 series lead
George Springer and the Astros broke out the bats early this time and kept up their big run at Minute Maid Park in October, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Friday night for a 2-1 lead in the World Series
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John Farrell interviews for Nationals manager job
The Washington Nationals interviewed John Farrell on Friday for their managerial opening, according to Ken Rosenthal of TheAthletic.com just days after Farrell interviewed for the Philadelphia Phillies' vaca
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LeVangie stays with Sox; Willis, Butterfield and Davis take coaching jobs elsewhere
Brian Butterfield and Chili Davis join the Cubs and Carl Willis heads to Cleveland as three members of John Farrell's staff leave the Red Sox. Dana LeVangie, however, will stay.
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David Price says his issue is with media, not Red Sox fans
A couple of quick updates on David Price: He’s healthy and he doesn’t hate Red Sox fans. 
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Red Sox lose pitching coach Carl Willis to Indians
The Red Sox are now in the market for a pitching coach, as Carl Willis heads back to Cleveland to work for Terry Francona and the Indians.
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Houston Astros (left to right) George Springer, Carlos Correa and Marwin Gonzalez celebrate their World Series Game 2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
WORLD SERIES: Springer's HR in 11th gives Astros wild, 7-6 win, evens series
The Houston Astros outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 in a Hollywood thriller Wednesday night to tie the Series at 1-1.  
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Report: Farrell interviews for Phillies manager job
John Farrell, fired by the Red Sox after their playoff exit, recently interviewed for the Philadelphia Phillies managerial opening.  
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Red Sox seek to install dugout-level seating at Fenway Park
The Red Sox have gotten the approval from the city of Boston to install dugout-style seating at Fenway Park and now need the approval from MLB, the Boston Herald reports.  
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Dombrowski: He'll be fine
Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski says the team expects Dustin Pedroia to return to 'pre-injury form' after  a 'cartilage restoration procedure' on his left knee.
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Sox players don Hayward jerseys
A few members of the Boston Red Sox wish Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward well as he begins the road back from his season-ending injury
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WORLD SERIES: Kershaw strikes out 11 as Dodgers win opener, 3-1
Clayton Kershaw delivers a signature performance, pitching Los Angeles past the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night in the World Series opener.
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Cora needs to stay the course
John Farrell and the Red Sox were perpetually on the defensive in 2017, and that may have been a reason the Sox changed managers. Alex Cora has never pulled his punches and that has to continue. 
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Welcome to the jungle
The Red Sox make it official Sunday, hiring Astros bench coach Alex Cora as their new manager.
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Astros beat Yankees, 4-0, in Game 7 to advance to World Series
The Houston Astros reach the World Series for the second time in their history, blanking the Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.
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New Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora
Red Sox reportedly make offer to Cora
We're just waiting for the official announcement of their new manager from the Red Sox now. Alex Cora reportedly has been offered the job. 
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ALCS: Verlander, Astros beat Yankees 7-1 to force Game 7
Astros extend the AL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7 with a 7-1 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night.
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NLCS: Dodgers win first pennant since 1988 with 11-1 Game 5 rout of Cubs
Enrique Hernandez homers three times and drives in a record seven runs, Clayton Kershaw breezes through six crisp innings, and Los Angeles ends Chicago's title defense.
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Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora.
Do Red Sox have their man?
While industry sources expect Alex Cora to be their choice – ‘Not a doubt it is him,’ says one – the Red Sox are expected to wait until after the ALCS to name their new manager.  
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NLCS: Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut series deficit to 3-1
The Chicago Cubs avoid a sweep, holding off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.
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ALCS: Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead
New York Yankees finally solve Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 on Wednesday for a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series
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NLCS: Dodgers close in on World Series with 6-1 win over Cubs
Yu Darvish pitched sparkling ball into the seventh inning, Chris Taylor homered again and the Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday night to open a 3-0 lead in the NL Championship Series.
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ALCS: Judge leads way as Yanks come back from 4-0 deficit, tie series with 6-4 win
Judge ignited a rousing rally with a home run and New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 6-4 Tuesday night and tie the AL Championship Series 2-2.
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Ron Gardenhire to interview with Red Sox Wednesday
Diamondbacks bench coach Ron Gardenhire's interview for Red Sox manager is scheduled for Wednesday, a baseball source told NBC Sports Boston.
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Boston Red Sox DH Hanley Ramirez (left) and left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez.
E-Rod may be sidelined six months because of surgery; Ramirez has minor procedure
Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez's right knee surgery will keep him out for roughly six months. Hanley Ramirez's shoulder surgery is considered relatively minor.   
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Boston Red Sox hitting coach Chili Davis (left) talks with Josh Rutledge.
Padres to interview Red Sox hitting coach Chili Davis for open position
Dave Dombrowski said last week he wouldn't stand in the way of any Red Sox coach who sought a new job after the managerial change, and Chili Davis may be the first to go.
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ALCS: Judge, Sabathia lead Yankees past Astros, 8-1
CC Sabathia and Aaron Judge lead the Yankees over the Houston Astros 8-1, cutting New York's deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series.
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Sox interview Ausmus, but lean to Cora
Brad Ausmus is the second person to interview to replace John Farrell as Red Sox manager, but more and more, it sounds like the Sox already know who they want.
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NLCS: Turner's 3-run shot in 9th gives Dodgers 4-1 win over Cubs
Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series.
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NLCS: Puig, Taylor power Dodgers past Cubs 5-2 in Game 1
Los Angeles Dodgers overcome a short start by Clayton Kershaw for a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night in the NL Championship Series opener.
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ALCS: Altuve's dash lifts Astros over Yankees in Game 2
Jose Altuve raced home on Carlos Correa's double in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees, 2-1
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Alex Cora to interview for Red Sox managerial opening on Sunday
Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora will interview for the Red Sox managerial opening Sunday in New York with Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski  
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Why is Dombrowski dodging Farrell questions?
Steve Buckley joins BST to chat with Michael Holley and Tom Giles about Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski strangely dodging questions about John Farrell's firing.
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ALCS: Keuchel strikes out 10, Astros beat Yanks 2-1 in opener
Dallas Keuchel dominates the Yankees again, striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings to lead the Houston Astros over New York 2-1 on Friday night in the AL Championship Series opener.
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Youkilis: New manager must 'handle media'
Kevin Youkilis thinks both Alex Cora and DeMarlo Hale would be great fits to replace John Farrell because of their experience in the market.
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Ortiz praises Farrell but says firing seemed inevitable
“I live in Boston, and in Boston, the whole talk sometime during the year was that that was going to happen," David Ortiz said of John Farrell's firing as Red Sox manager. 
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Keuchel, Yankee slayer, seems destined to pitch in major market
Dallas Keuchel, a free agent after the 2018 season, could easily be in a Yankees or Red Sox uniform after next year.
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Sox must aim high in search for manager
The Red Sox' manager's job is a destination position. In seeking to fill it, there's no reason for Dave Dombrowski to settle for anything but the best. By Evan Drellich.
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Was firing Farrell the right move?
Michael Holley, Lou Merloni and Kayce Smith discuss if it was the right move to fire John Farrell and why they think he was let go.
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ALDS: Yankees complete comeback, beat Indians 5-2 to advance to ALCS
The Yankees beat the Indians 5-2 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to complete their comeback from a 2-0 deficit in the Division Series.
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Shaping Sox' -- and Dombrowski's -- future
Whoever Dave Dombrowski chooses to be the next manager of the Red Sox may also prove whether Dombrowski himself was really the right hire. By Evan Drellich.
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No surgery likely for Price; Pedroia seeing specialists about his knee
In the midst of his press conference about the firing of John Farrell, Dave Dombrowski also provided an update on the medical status of David Price and Dustin Pedroia.
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Farrell thanks management, players, fans in statement
The recently fired manager said he relished the passion surrounding the Red Sox. 
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Dombrowski's criteria for new manager
In the midst of his long press conference Wednesday, Dave Dombrowski gave hints as to what he's looking for in the Red Sox' new manager.
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A look at potential candidates
Dave Dombrowski said Wednesday that the Red Sox’ search for their next manager will begin immediately. Here are some names you might hear in the coming days and weeks. 
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Looking at potential candidates for Red Sox manager
Dave Dombrowski said Wednesday that the Red Sox’ search for their next manager will begin immediately. Here are some names you might hear in the coming days and weeks. 
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'For the betterment of the team'
A quick wrapup, via Evan Drellich's tweets, of Dave Dombrowski's press conference explaining the firing of John Farrell.
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Red Sox fire John Farrell
The Red Sox make a quick decision on John Farrell's fate, announcing this morning that he will not return as manager in 2018.
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Drellich: Offseason options
Eric Hosmer and J.D. Martinez headline the available bats via free agency, and could be potential fits with the Red Sox for different reasons.
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: How does loss to Astros impact Sox future?
Tony Massarotti joins Tom Giles, Michael Holley, and Lou Merloni to recap the Red Sox loss to the Astros and how the defeat impacts the team moving forward.
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Pedroia: Fixing knee means long recovery
Dustin Pedroia is going to get his bothersome left knee evaluated on Tuesday, wasting no time, and surgery appears an option.
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Drellich: Not so fast in firing Farrell
The Red Sox season reaches a disappointing conclusion, but firing John Farrell isn't as cut-and-dried a solution as many of the manager's detractors seem to think.
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ALDS: Severino, Judge help Yanks top Indians 7-3 to force Game 5
New York Yankees take advantage of shoddy defense by Cleveland to beat the Indians 7-3 Monday night and push their AL Division Series to a decisive Game 5.
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Drellich: Firing Farrell alone won't fix Sox clubhouse problems
Although it may disappoint many Red Sox fans to hear this, firing John Farrell may not be the quick fix they imagine.
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Down and out
Five quick thoughts from Game 4, in which the Red Sox carry a 3-2 lead into the eighth but lose the game -- and the ALDS -- when Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel allow three runs in the final two innings.
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Quick thoughts: They're down and out
Five quick thoughts from Game 4, in which the Red Sox carry a 3-2 lead into the eighth but lose the game -- and the ALDS -- when Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel allow three runs in the final two innings.
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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues with umpire Mark Wegner.
Farrell ejected in second for arguing balls and strikes
Red Sox manager John Farrell was ejected in the second inning of Game 4 of the ALDS against the Astros for arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Mark Wegner.
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By avoiding sweep, did Farrell save his job?
Tony Massarotti, Lou Merloni, and Trenni Kusnierek discuss the Red Sox victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS.
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ALDS: Tanaka, Bird keep Yankees alive with 1-0 win in Game 3
New York Yankees edge the Cleveland Indians 1-0 Sunday night in Game 3 to extend their AL Division Series.
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Drellich: Sox must follow Price's lead
David Price is doing his part out of the bullpen. Now the Red Sox need their starters to show up from the get-go
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Red Sox beat Astros 10-3, avoid elimination in ALDS Game 3
Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 10-3 on Sunday to stave off elimination in Game 3 of the AL Division Series.
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On Price, Devers, Betts and a Papi impersonator
The Red Sox rally from another first-inning deficit to win 10-3 over the Astros in Game 3 on Sunday afternoon, forcing a Game 4 that's scheduled for a rainy Monday at Fenway Park.
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Tickets for ALDS Game 3 at Fenway were still available Saturday night
As of 10:30 p.m. Saturday, there were still tickets available for what could be the only playoff game at Fenway Park this season
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Davis knows what three straight playoff wins look like
The last time a team won three straight playoff games, Rajai Davis was in the unfortunate position to have a front-row seat.
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Boston Red Sox Opening Day at Fenway Park.
Increased police presence at Fenway in wake of Vegas shooting
They'll be heightened and security around Fenway Park for Red Sox playoff games this holiday weekend in light of what's been learned about the Las Vegas gunman.
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is Red Sox season as good as over?
Lou Merloni, Tony Massarotti, Michael Holley, and Tom Giles discuss what is wrong with the Red Sox as they go down 2-0 to the Astros
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ALDS: Indians beat Yankees 9-8 in 13 innings, take 2-0 series lead
Cleveland Indians rally from five runs down to stun the New York Yankees 9-8 Friday and snatch a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series.
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Drellich: Sox luxury-tax approach looks bad
You can draw a direct line from the imminent downfall of the 2017 Sox to saving money. Has it been worth staying under the luxury tax for Red Sox ownership? 
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Red Sox now seem open to starting Price, but it's probably too late
The early holes the Sox have found themselves in are trying, and the Red Sox have reason to kick themselves for deciding not to start David Price
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Betts confident he'll return for Game 3 after being pulled in Game 2
Mookie Betts is pulled from Friday's 8-1 Red Sox loss to the Astros in Game 2 of the Division Series with what appeared to be concern for his bothersome left wrist.
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Correa, Altuve, Astros rout Red Sox 8-2, take 2-0 ALDS lead
The Houston Astros hammer the Boston Red Sox 8-2 to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series.
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Five thoughts from Game 2
The Red Sox look and appear small and feckless, shriveling in Houston as they stand one game away from getting swept out of the ALDS for the second year in a row.
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Five thoughts from Game 2
The Red Sox look and appear small and feckless, shriveling in Houston as they stand one game away from getting swept out of the ALDS for the second season in a row.
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Arizona Diamondbacks coach Ariel Prieto.
D’Backs coach Prieto fined for wearing Apple Watch in dugout
The D’Backs say that coach/interpreter Ariel Prieto inadvertently wore and Apple Watch in the dugout and that it was not used for any nefarious or sign-stealing purposes, bringing to mind the recent Red Sox
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Farrell: Nunez likely done for playoffs; says additional rest wouldn’t have helped
Eduardo Nunez is expected to be out the rest of the postseason after re-injuring his knee. Chris Young replaces him on the roster. 
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Sale unlikely for Game 4; Red Sox consider how to avoid future fatigue
With the question of whether fatigue has led to his ineffectiveness coming up, the Red Sox likely won’t bring Chris Sale back for a potential Game 4.  
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ALDS: Trevor Bauer blanks Yankees as Indians take Game 1, 4-0
Trevor Bauer's superb outing helped the Indians take Game 1 of the ALDS vs the Yankees, 4-0.
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Drellich: Red Sox bullpen must be ready to empty tank in Game 2
John Farrell is wise to not touch the prime pieces of a bullpen envisioned as a newly improved difference maker
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Drellich: Nunez has more to lose than Red Sox if knee is further damaged
Carried off the field Thursday at Minute Maid Park, Eduardo Nunez has more to lose than the Red Sox do in these rushed attempts to come back from a knee injury.
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Five thoughts from Game 1: Why wasn’t Chris Sale pulled earlier?
How terrible was Game 1 of the American League Division Series for the Red Sox? There is a reason to mention Pablo Sandoval.
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Five thoughts from Game 1
How terrible was Game 1 of the American League Division Series for the Red Sox? There is a reason to mention Pablo Sandoval.
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Astros beat up on Sale, Red Sox in ALDS opener, 8-2
Jose Altuve hits three home runs as the Astros defeat Chris Sale and the Red Sox, 8-2.
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Sale allows seven earned runs in rough postseason debut
If you go by earned runs allowed, Chris Sale’s postseason debut Thursday afternoon was one of the eight worst starts of his career.
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Nunez replaced with Young on postseason roster after re-aggravating knee
Eduardo Nunez, who injured his knee nearly a month ago, is carried off the field after coming up lame as he ran out a ground ball and falling to the ground in foul territory close to first base. 
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It's a plan: E-Rod in 'pen, Fister in rotation
The Boston Red Sox appear to have taken the conservative route with their rotation. The important thing is that all five starters are available, and that John Farrell operates with a short leash.
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