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2018 Schedule
108-54, 1st in AL East

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora made a fun comparison of the Astros-Red Sox series to the FSU-Miami rivalry: "I compare the series to those Saturdays in the late '90s when FSU and Miami played, that there were a lot of first-rounders and a lot of swag and good athletes. The same here. You've got first-rounders, best international players, and all that stuff. So it's fun. It's fun."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora on Chris Sale's status after being released from the hospital; scheduled to be at Minute Maid Park today: "He's on his way here. When he gets here we'll go to the training room and see how he feels. If you guys see him throwing during the game, don't panic. He's throwing a bullpen –if he has to throw a bullpen today. This is more about the individual than the Red Sox. If he can't throw a bullpen today, he won't throw it. We have to take care of him first. I haven't talked to him today, so I don't know how he feels, if he feels weak or whatever. If he throws a bullpen, it's not like we're trying to reinvent the game and bring him in today."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Rick Porcello said the team is obviously relieved that Chris Sale is back with the team after his hospital stay. "Now that we know he's OK, (the issue is) when the hell is he going to pitch?"

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A.J. Hinch on Marwin González playing second base today to give José Altuve (knee) rest – (Altuve is at DH). González was banged up after colliding with the Green Monster on Sunday night: "I don't have any concerns. I don't think he's going to be limited in any capacity. Almost in its entirety, I don't think anyone is 100 percent across the board on either team. But it's October. These guys will be fine."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Cora smiled as he said Rick Porcello is still the Game 4 starter — maybe a hint that there's a non-zero chance he could appear today, or maybe a sign there's no way he pitches. "You never know what could happen today," he said. "The game could go 25 innings."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Red Sox manager Alex Cora says that Chris Sale is on his way to Houston and that he might throw a side in the bullpen. It will be just a bullpen session, he will not be available for the game today.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Sale is back with the team and Alex Cora gave an early warning: If you see him warming up during the game, it's only to throw a bullpen session, not to appear in the game.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Minute Maid Park will have the roof closed today for the first game of the ALCS. It's a chilly and damp day in Houston, with temperatures in the 50's.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alineación de los Astros: Springer CF Altuve DH Bregman 3B Gurriel 1B González 2B Reddick RF Correa SS McCann C Kemp LF Keuchel RHP

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alineación de los Red Sox: Betts RF Benintendi LF Martínez DH Bogaerts SS Pearce 1B Núñez 3B Kinsler 2B Vázquez C Bradley Jr. CF Eovaldi RHP

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7hSam Miller

We dare you not to walk Alex Bregman

Is the Astros third baseman so scary in October he's getting the Barry Bonds treatment from opposing teams? Or is he just that patient at the plate?

Starting pitching will be the key for Game 3 (1:57)
Eovaldi reacts to Bregman's social media post (1:40)
Cora: You shouldn't need extra 'motivation' in the ALCS (1:06)
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19hEddie Matz

Eovaldi, Cora shrug off Bregman Instagram video

A video posted to Alex Bregman's Instagram account, which showed the Astros hitting three straight home runs off Nathan Eovaldi, didn't draw much of a reaction from the Red Sox's ALCS Game 3 starter or manager Alex Cora.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora on Chris Sale's health: "He's out of the hospital. He'll be here with us tomorrow. Everything's fine. So we'll see how he feels physically, and then after that we'll decide what we're going to do. We need him to get here first and then see how he feels. It's more than the Red Sox; it's about the individual. So everything I heard, he should be fine and it's a matter of him to show up and we'll talk to him and see how he feels physically and go from there."

1:11

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Red Sox manager Alex Cora on Alex Bregman's Instagram post, which showed video from earlier this season when the Astros hit back-to-back-to-back homers off Boston's Game 3 starter Nathan Eovaldi. "It's always good that people talk about the game. If that's the reason they're talking about it, so be it.

Sale set to rejoin Red Sox after hospital release (0:57)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Rafael Devers had a nice game in Game 2 with a big hit and a couple nice plays in the field, but with lefty Dallas Keuchel starting for the Astros in Game 3, Eduardo Nunez will start at third base.

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21hColey Harvey

Red Sox's Sale exits hospital after stomach issue

Red Sox starter Chris Sale was released from a Boston-area hospital Monday morning and will rejoin the team Tuesday after dealing with a stomach illness, the team announced.

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