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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...

Eovaldi just misses, Red Sox fall, Astros tie ALCS 2-all

Oct. 20, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Once again, in a key spot in October, the Boston Red Sox summoned Nathan Eovaldi from the bullpen in a tight game. And why not? Time and time again, win or lose, the do-everything right-hander had done the job for manager Alex Cora's club. ...

Baker on etiquette: 'Too late for me to change the world'

Oct. 19, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Old-school Astros manager Dusty Baker is happy to stay out of the latest kerfuffle over players showing each other up on the field, saying on Tuesday: “It's too late for me to change the world.” The latest flare-up over baseball's unwritten rules came...

Pats promote Bryant to active roster, place Winovich on IR

Oct. 19, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots promoted defensive back Myles Bryant from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Tuesday and placed linebacker Chase Winovich on injured reserve. Winovich left in the third quarter of Sunday's 35-29 loss to the Cowboys with a...

Boston declares addiction, homelessness emergency

Oct. 19, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston declared addiction and homelessness a public health emergency on Tuesday, a move that will help the city clear a sprawling homeless camp at the epicenter of the city’s opioid crisis. Officials said they will get those dependent on opioids into...

Report: Boston construction sites not meeting equity rules

Oct. 19, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rules in Boston that set minimums for the participation of city residents, women and people of color as workers on construction projects are not being met by the vast majority of top projects. City data obtained by GBH News shows that for the top 150...

From 'bottom of totem pole,' NBA begins its climb in 1950s

Oct. 19, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

A career in the NBA seemed such an uncertainty as the 1950s arrived that Bob Cousy considered driving school a better option than playing for a team he didn’t even know how to find on a map. “Basketball was at the bottom of the totem pole,” said Cousy, one of the...

Woman convicted of 1990 killing seeks her release

Oct. 19, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a Massachusetts woman who has spent 30 years in prison since being convicted of killing her boyfriend says her client was convicted based on “racist and sexist stereotypes,” and is asking Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins to support a motion to reduce...

Owner of Massachusetts convenience store killed

Oct. 19, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The owner of a Massachusetts convenience store found by a customer on the floor of his business with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest has died, authorities said Tuesday. Lal Kishor Mahaseth, 54, was found inside the Stop N Save store in...

Workers denied COVID-19 vaccine exemptions sue hospital

Oct. 19, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Several employees at the largest hospital system in Massachusetts say in a lawsuit that they were subjected to discrimination and retaliation in violation of federal law when their requests for medical or religious exemptions from the organization's COVID-19 vaccine mandate...