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108-54, 1st in AL East

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Cora on today's game and the sign stealing and pitch tipping and everything else: "We're playing in an era of paranoia."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Sale will not start Game 5 as Alex Cora says he still feels weak. "He lost some weight. I know that's hard to believe, but he did," Cora said. The Game 5 starter hasn't been announced. "We'll find out after tonight," he added and said David Price will be in the bullpen tonight.

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MLB: No violations by Astros; 'matter closed'

The Astros, after being investigated for alleged sign-stealing during the ALCS, were cleared of any violations by MLB, which considered "the matter closed" on Wednesday.


BBTN: Machado's Questionable Play, Boston's Late Explosion

Buster talks to Dave Schoenfield (1:51) & Jessica Mendoza (19:55) about whether Manny Machado's play should be considered "dirty," the Red Sox taking control & more. Plus, Paul Hembekides dives into the statistical trends of the series (32:28).

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Bradley comes up big with series-swinging slam

After sparking the Red Sox to a Game 2 win, center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. uncorked an eighth-inning grand slam that broke open Game 3 on Tuesday, propelling Boston to a 2-1 series lead in the ALCS.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mitch Moreland on being hit by Roberto Osuna's 96mph fastball with the bases loaded in the 8th inning: "Coming through in that situation and getting the run across felt a lot better than the pitch. That was a good one."

Bregman: Eovaldi pitched well today (0:59)
Pearce commends Kemp's catch despite controversy (0:56)
Bradley knew grand slam was gone off the bat (1:11)
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MLB scrutinizes Astros for shooting in-game video

Major League Baseball is looking into an incident in which an Astros employee appearing to shoot video was removed from the photographer's pit adjacent to Boston's dugout in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Red Sox.

Cora impressed with Bradley's swing improvements (1:32)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora on Chris Sale: "So with Sale, this is what he said, ‘I'm good enough.' He didn't throw a bullpen today. He'll go out there tomorrow. And then we'll go from there."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Eduardo Núñez said that he rolled his ankle and Cora took him out of the game as a precaution. Said he was checked up and that he feels fine and will be available to play.


Bradley's slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.

Bradley rips a grand slam (0:45)
Pearce smashes a solo HR (0:28)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

After throwing 26 pitches in the first inning, Nathan Eovaldi has used 66 pitches to get through the next five innings -- an average of 13.2 per inning. He's gone deep enough to allow Alex Cora to bridge the gap from his starter to his top tier of relievers.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here's what Nathan Eovaldi said about playing at Minute Maid Park, having grown up in Alvin, Texas: "It definitely is very special to me. You know, growing up we watched a lot of baseball games here, and then travel ball and stuff we got to play a couple times. It's real special to me."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

I wonder if that will be it for Dallas Keuchel. Joe Smith got up last inning, he gave up a couple hard outs in the fourth and he has no strikeouts in the game with the top of the Boston lineup -- all righties except for Andrew Benintendi -- coming up.

Team Stats

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