Rampaging Red Sox are winning at a historically high rate

The Boston Globe Sign up for Globe sports news alerts. Alex Cora inherited a barren office in the Fenway clubhouse when he was named manager of the Red Sox last fall. The previous occupant, John Farrell, had cleaned out his photographs and mementos. Only bare walls ...
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Heath Hembree replaces Steven Wright on the postseason roster: Right-hander Heath Hembree will take knuckleballer Steven Wright's spot in the bullpen for the remainder of the ALDS, the Red Sox announced Saturday afternoon. Wright, who underwent an ...

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Mighty Red Sox Have a Blemish: Their Bullpen

BOSTON — The Red Sox set a club record by winning 108 games in the regular season. They put an end to any serious talk of a divisional pennant race in early August and demonstrated a cohesive approach under their new manager, Alex Cora, that had ...

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Friday night at Fenway Park, an early 5-0 lead turned into a nail-biter 5-4 win (box score) for the Red Sox in Game 1 of the ALDS. The Yankees made a charge late and had 10 plate appearances with the tying run either on base or at the plate. They never ...

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4 takeaways from the Red Sox' dramatic Game 1 victory in the ALDS

The Red Sox jumped out to an early 5-0 lead against the New York Yankees Friday night and appeared to be on their way to a Game 1 win in the ALDS. They would still claim the victory and a 1-0 series lead, but the W wouldn't come without some wrinkles.

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Oh, now we remember what a Red Sox-Yankees playoff game feels like

Nine thoughts on the Red Sox' 5-4 victory over the Yankees in Game 1 of the American League Division Series . . . 1. Oh, right. It's been awhile, but now we remember: This is what it's like to play the Yankees in October. No early lead seems safe ...

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While Sale's performance eased some of the concern about his health and ability to perform after pitching sparingly the final two months, the bullpen worked itself into some trouble -- and out of some trouble. In the end, it survived, even if it gave ...

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Red Sox draw first blood, hang on for 5-4 ALDS Game 1 win over Yankees

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Alex Cora Manages the Red Sox and Inspires Boston's Puerto Ricans

BOSTON — Over the winter, the Boston Red Sox handed Alex Cora, a native of Puerto Rico and a former player, the reins of a talented team with realistic World Series aspirations. It was a first not just for him — he had never been a major league ...

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Red Sox-Yankees ALDS Game 1: Live updates and analysis

Red Sox lefthander Chris Sale (12-4, 2.11) and Yankees lefthander J.A. Happ (17-6, 3.65) are the Game 1 starting pitchers. Here are the lineups and notes, including each pitcher's history against the opposing hitters, what to watch for, and other nuggets.

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Red Sox success reminiscent of 1978 season

You're probably going to be hearing a lot about 1978 in the coming days and weeks, especially if the Red Sox (finally) begin to cool off a bit and the Yankees begin righting their ship . . . which they should, since between now and Sept. 3 only 3 of ...

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The Red Sox have a historic finish in their sights

(The season started much earlier this year -- the Red Sox opened on April 7 in '78 and on March 29 in '18.) The current Sox are 79-34, eight games better than the old Sox were 40 years ago (71-42). And their lead over the Yankees is bigger at the 113 ...

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As Red Sox Creep Away, Yankees Check Their Rearview Mirror

But after a four-game sweep by the Red Sox, punctuated by a midnight collapse in Sunday's finale, the Yankees find themselves not only looking off in the distance at the surging Red Sox — who hold a nine-game lead — but also studying the rearview mirror.

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