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Red Sox don't let Astros get out of their reach

Boston's hitters came through in key moments, the bullpen dominated and David Price did just enough to help keep the ALCS interesting.

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Bradley's double gets lucky wall hop to clear bases

Jackie Bradley Jr. drives in three runs on a double to left field where the ball bounces off the top of the padding on the wall.

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Betts: We have to continue this play in Houston

Mookie Betts discusses the Red Sox coming back after an early deficit and how David Price and Rick Porcello battled on the mound.

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Bradley says 'it feels good' to come up big in playoffs

Jackie Bradley Jr. breaks down his bases-clearing double in Game 2 and David Price's outing.

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Perez explains why Bradley Jr. is better than his stats

Eduardo Perez and Tim Kurkjian discuss the difference Jackie Bradley Jr. made in Game 2 and why he's better than what his stats say.

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Price: This isn't about me, it's about the team

David Price explains postgame that it isn't about his getting a postseason win. It's about the Red Sox trying to win a World Series.

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Hinch believes Cole's performance got stronger throughout outing

A.J. Hinch started up the bullpen early, but gained confidence in Garrit Cole as the game progressed.

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Cora: Sale should be fine and join us in Houston

Alex Cora talks about Chris Sale going to the hospital and whether he will be available in Houston.

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Red Sox bullpen was good enough in Game 2

Eduardo Perez breaks down Boston's Game 2 victory against Houston to even up the ALCS.

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Betts drives in insurance run

Mookie Betts drives a ball into the gap to tack on another run, making the score 7-4.

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Want drama? This NLCS is bringing it -- and the best is yet to come

Justin Turner's two-run homer fueled a series-tying win in a Dodgers-Brewers series fulfilling its promise of a tight matchup.

Turner's homer puts the Dodgers on top

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Jansen motivated by the negativity around Dodgers' bullpen

Kenley Jansen says that the Dodgers bullpen proved themselves on Saturday despite not receiving as much attention at the Brewers' pen.

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Turner on his go-ahead homer: 'That one felt good'

Justin Turner admits that Game 1 wasn't his "best showing" but says he was able to shake it off for Game 2, in which he hit a home run.

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Bellinger: 'It's hard to keep us out the whole game'

Cody Bellinger talks about Justin Turner's "clutch" home run that gave the Dodgers the lead and looks ahead to Game 3.

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Miley makes impact on mound, at the plate

Wade Miley becomes the 6th pitcher over the last 30 years to pitch 5 scoreless innings and record 2 hits in a postseason game.

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Puig snaps his bat after striking out with bases loaded

Yasiel Puig shows his frustration in the 7th inning with the Dodgers down 3-1 to the Brewers, shattering his bat over his leg.

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Shaw crushes one to center to extend lead

Travis Shaw takes Alex Wood deep in the sixth inning to power the Brewers in Game 2 of the NLCS.

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Arcia's homer flies over Bellinger's head

Orlando Arcia crushes a solo shot to center field 407 feet to put the Brewers on the board first.

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Cain elevates to rob Freese of a 2-run homer

David Freese hits the ball deep to right-center, but Lorenzo Cain leaps and flashes the leather to take away a home run.

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How the dominant Brewers bullpen came together

Assembling the right group of relievers to march through the postseason often takes some trial and error -- and a lot of luck. Just ask Craig Counsell.

How an 0-for-45 slump shaped Craig Counsell's managerial career

When it became clear that Counsell's best days were past him, a series of events turned the former Brewer into the perfect managerial fit.

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Olney: Carlos Correa returns to his old ballfield after Hurricane Maria

The devastation wrought by the natural disaster deeply affected Puerto Ricans such as the Astros' star shortstop.

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Why Alex Bregman could be the new Mr. October

One of the most memorable hits in World Series history in his first postseason might seem like a good start, but the Astros star is ready to add to his legend.

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Breaking down bullpenning

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  • A brief history of bullpenning

    The weird thing the A's did Wednesday with wild-card game "opener" Liam Hendriks -- and what the Brewers plan to do Thursday -- actually isn't all that weird.