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2018 Schedule
108-54, 1st in AL East

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw made an interesting point about deep bullpens essentially replacing starting rotations on some organizations: "It's a very cost-effective thing to do, obviously, to ‘bullpen' and have a deep bullpen because starting pitchers are more expensive. But I think us as an organization, us as a union, will definitely have to take a closer look at that, if that's the way the game is going. Because I think everybody should be compensated according to what they are worth in the game. So if the bullpen is going to have more value, they're going to have to pay them more. I think that's just the bottom line."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Manny Machado stuck to the script in his pre-World Series session. Asked about playing a Red Sox team that doesn't really like him a whole lot, he said: "I'm here to win the World Series. I'm not thinking about anything else."

Cora seeks to win back-to-back World Series (0:50)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw, who will make his first appearance at Fenway Park tomorrow, doesn't expect the Green Monster to make much of a difference. "Usually when I give up homers, they're not cheap anyway," he said. "So it probably won't matter if there's a fence there or not that's really close."

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Dustin Pedroia has to sit out this Fall Classic because if his injured knee, but the Red Sox cornerstone still came out for media day to compliment manager Alex Cora.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here is what Dave Martínez told me about Alex Cora becoming the first Puerto Rican manager to lead a team to the World Series: "Alex has done a great job this year getting the Red Sox to the World Series. Props on becoming the FIRST Puerto Rican manager to do so. Looking forward to being the next one!"

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Kemp will DH for the Dodgers tomorrow and David Freese will play 1B, Dave Roberts said. My guess is Cody Bellinger is in CF, Chris Taylor is in LF and Kiké Hernandez is at 2B, but Brian Dozier could factor into that, as well.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' World Series rotation: Clayton Kershaw in Game 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu in Game 2, Walker Buehler in Game 3, Rich Hill in Game 4.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora talks about being the first Puerto Rican manager to take a team to the World Series, particularly in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

When asked what he thought about all the attention Manny Machado is getting on World Series media day, Yasiel Puig stopped and turned toward Machado's table and yelled out "Manny, hey Manny! You are not getting more attention than me!"

AP Photo/Jae Hong
3hDerek Carty

Best bets for the 2018 World Series

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Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Justin Turner when told that the "Beat L.A." chant started here in Boston. "I wish they hadn't started that. It's really annoying everywhere we go."

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4hDavid Schoenfield

Lefty-lefty: Price to start for Red Sox after Sale

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora officially named veteran left-hander David Price his starter for Wednesday's Game 2 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw will speak later at Fenway Park in the slot reserved for the Dodgers' Game 1 starter, so it's all but official: Tuesday night will feature Kershaw vs. Boston's Chris Sale. Not a bad way to begin the World Series.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Red Sox ace Chris Sale on what he'd tell Clayton Kershaw about pitching at Fenway Park for the first time: "It's a whole lot better when you're wearing the white uniform."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Cora confirmed that David Price will start Game 2, but said the team will wait on the Game 3 and 4 starters — a sign that Nathan Eovaldi and Rick Porcello could be bullpen options before then. He said they will also make a decision on adding Steven Wright to the roster tomorrow.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Cora is the first Puerto Rican manager to reach the World Series and he says he knows everyone back home is proud of him, but he added, "I'm proud of them," for their perseverance after Hurricane Maria devastated the island last year.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox OF Mookie Betts was diplomatic when asked about Manny Machado, perpetual villain. "He's a great dude. His play speaks for itself."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox CF Jackie Bradley Jr., on Dave Roberts' memorable stolen base: "I've seen it over and over again in my head. Everyone knew he was coming in to steal a base. Everyone in the ballpark knew — Mariano knew — that he was going to steal the base. To still not have the ability to stop it shows what kind of an athlete and runner Dave was."

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

Per David Purdum, a bettor wagered $100,000 on the Dodgers to win the World Series at +115 odds over the weekend at The SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas. Bet would win $115K.

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8hPaul Lukas

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8761st
Batting Average.2681st
On Base Percentage.3391st
Slugging Percentage.4531st
Earned Run Average3.758th
Quality Starts85Tied-10th
WHIP1.259th
BAA.2378th