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Red Sox exercised manager Alex Cora's option for 2 seasons

Nov. 22, 2021 17:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have exercised Alex Cora’s option for two more seasons, rewarding their manager for taking them to the AL Championship Series in his first year back after a one-year sign-stealing suspension. Cora, 46, is now under contract through...

Cash wins 2nd straight Manager of the Year; Kapler NL winner

Nov. 16, 2021 20:58 PM EST

For Kevin Cash, being mentioned in the same sentence with Bobby Cox is an honor. “That’s wrong. I shouldn’t be," Cash said. "But saying that, it’s incredibly humbling. When you think about greats in our game, Bobby Cox is right there.” Cash...

After going from last place to ALCS, Red Sox optimistic

Oct. 25, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rebuilding plans for the Boston Red Sox are ahead of schedule. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom said Monday that going from last place in 2020 to within six wins of a championship shows the organization is back on the track that led to four World Series...

García, Alvarez help Astros oust Red Sox, reach World Series

Oct. 23, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two of the youngest Houston Astros stars helped one of baseball’s oldest managers get another shot at a most elusive title. Rookie Luis García showed the poise of an October ace, MVP Yordan Alvarez did more damage at the plate and the Astros earned yet...

Red Sox run out of fight, fall to Astros in ALCS Game 6

Oct. 23, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Backs against the wall — occasionally by their own doing — these Boston Red Sox proved hard to pin down. The Houston Astros finally got them for good Friday night. Boston’s bats went quiet for the third straight game and the Red...

Red Sox rely on Eovaldi in Game 6 with ALCS on the line

Oct. 21, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi wants the ball, the pressure, the chance to extend Boston's season — all of it. “I love it,” he said Thursday, a day before he was scheduled to face Houston in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series, which the Astros lead three games to...

Astros' Valdez goes 8, beats Red Sox 9-1 for 3-2 ALCS lead

Oct. 20, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez lost his perfect game in the fifth inning and then bounced the next pitch off the batter's leg. Astros manager Dusty Baker headed for the mound. “It was surprising more than anything," Valdez said, noting that a visit...

Eovaldi looks to save Red Sox season after bats go quiet

Oct. 20, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Following two weak performances at the plate, the Boston Red Sox now turn to Nathan Eovaldi to try to save their season on just two days’ rest. The Red Sox were held hitless for four innings Wednesday by left-hander Framber Valdez and managed only three...

LEADING OFF: Curious pitching strategy in playoffs all over

Oct. 20, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ PITCHING IN In a postseason already marked by curious pitching strategy, Julio Urías returns to his regular role in the rotation when the Los Angeles Dodgers play Atlanta in...

Astros awaken for 7 in 9th, beat Boston 9-2 to tie ALCS 2-2

Oct. 20, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Six outs from falling behind 3-1 in the AL Championship Series and facing elimination in Game 5 in Boston — where the Red Sox had yet to lose this postseason — the Houston Astros offense awakened. After tying it in the eighth inning on Jose Altuve's...