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Red Sox shuffle lineup heading into Game 2 of ALCS vs Astros

1 / 2Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander, left, laughs with Boston Red Sox second baseman Ian Kinsler during batting practice before Game 2 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora

Celtics used Red Sox’ Brock Holt as example of sacrifice

BOSTON - Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he used Boston Red Sox' Brock Holt as an example of sacrifice last week, spotlighting Holt's selflessness to his Celtics players after Holt was held out of the lineup one night after hitting for the cycle during the American League Division Series

Fan nearly nails Red Sox’s Kimbrel with beer can

Craig Kimbrel's path to closing out the American League Division Series got off to a dangerous start before he even left the bullpen.With the Boston Red Sox leading the host New York Yankees 4-1 before the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, a fan in the stands threw a

Holt 1st with postseason cycle, Red Sox rout Yankees 16-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Holt had one thing in mind: He was swinging for the fences.After all, the game was decided long ago. And everything else went Boston's way all night, so why not this?The part-time utilityman put the finishing touch on a Red Sox blowout, becoming the first

Yankees rout Red Sox to level baseball playoff series, Astros win

Washington (AFP) - Gary Sanchez smashed two home runs and Aaron Judge blasted another to power the New York Yankees over arch-rival Boston 6-2 on Saturday in the Major League Baseball playoffs.The Yankees pulled level at 1-1 in the best-of-five American League playoff series with game three set for Monday

MLB Playoff Betting Odds 2018: Favorites to Win World Series

The Houston Astros are the current favorites to win the 2018 World Series and repeat as champions.According to OddsShark, the Astros are +325 (bet $100 to win $325). Boston Red Sox are just behind them at +340. The Los Angeles Dodgers are the top National League favorite and come in

MLB attendance down 4 percent as 6 ballparks set lows

NEW YORK (AP) -- Cincinnati catcher Tucker Barnhart could hear the difference at Great American Ball Park, one of six major league stadiums that set record lows for attendance this year.''It's pretty hard to not notice it when you can hear the light towers buzzing,'' he said.Major League Baseball's average

Red Sox claim more titles, beating Yankees 10-2 in finale

BOSTON (AP) -- On the final day of their record-setting season, the AL East champion Boston Red Sox picked up a few more titles.Mookie Betts had another hit to coast to the big league batting championship and J.D. Martinez won the RBI crown on Sunday as the Red Sox headed

Yankees Pitcher CC Sabathia Gets Ejected, Loses $500,000 Bonus

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was just two innings away from earning a $500,000 bonus on Thursday, but he chose retaliation over the big bucks, ESPN reported.Tampa Bay Rays reliever Andrew Kittredge fired a pitch over the head of the Yankees’ Austin Romine in the top half of the

Yankees tie HR mark, beat Red Sox 11-6, home for wild card

BOSTON (AP) -- The AL wild-card game will be in the Bronx, where the New York Yankees bats have always felt at home.The Yankees cleared the Fenway fences four times on Friday night to tie the major league single-season home run record, clinching home-field advantage for the upcoming one-game playoff

Sabathia ejected, Yanks rout Rays, near home field vs A’s

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- CC Sabathia protected his teammates, not his wallet.The 38-year-old left-hander got his 246th win and moved the New York Yankees closer to hosting next week's AL wild-card game but may have cost himself a $500,000 bonus.Sabathia was ejected from Thursday's 12-1 win over the Tampa

Yankees: Aaron Hicks (Hamstring) Should Return to Lineup This Week

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Hicks should recover from a tight left hamstring in a few days and return to the New York Yankees lineup this week, according to manager Aaron Boone.Hicks left Monday night’s 4-1 win over Tampa Bay in the fourth inning, one inning after aggravating the

Red Sox beat Orioles 6-2 to clinch home field through Series

BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox were still shaking hands on the field when the ''106'' went up in the win column of the AL East standings that are posted on the Green Monster.Scoreboards flashed ''106 Wins.'' Fans waved signs to celebrate breaking a record that has stood as long

Rodriguez reportedly out, Eovaldi in Red Sox playoff rotation

Eduardo Rodriguez shaky outing against the Yankees in the Red Sox' American League East-clinching victory over the Yankees - and Nathan Eovaldi's success against New York - has led to Alex Cora going with Eovaldi over E-Rod as a playoff starter, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.Eovaldi (2-3, with a

Hicks, Yanks earn wild card with 11-inning win over Orioles

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Hicks and the New York Yankees reached the playoffs the same way they played the regular season: They got hurt, stood up and kept on going.Hicks doubled home the winning run in the 11th inning , just after a foul ball to an ankle sent