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How the Red Sox Won World Series Game 5, Inning by Inning

The Boston Red Sox lost their first game of the regular season. After that, nearly everything went their way.They were the best team in baseball throughout the regular season and they completed a thrilling run through the postseason to...

Relentless and Resilient Red Sox Cap a Record-Breaking Season

LOS ANGELES — Steve Pearce joined the party in progress. The Boston Red Sox added him in a trade in June, a month before the nonwaiver trading deadline, just in time to face a Yankees left-hander in the Bronx....

How a World Series Umpire, Ted Barrett, Went 18 Brutal Rounds

LOS ANGELES — When Ted Barrett was a minor league umpire, he supplemented his income by leveraging his size. A three-sport athlete in high school, Barrett stood 6 feet 4 inches and weighed 255 pounds. Having the frame and...

Dodgers’ Dave Roberts Second-Guessed in World Series Loss, Even by Trump

That is what Hill had implied, right?“Well, no, not necessarily,” Hill said. “I just didn’t want to end up in a situation where we end up putting the team at risk of getting us in a situation where it’s...

Baseball Has a Rorschach Test: The Checked Swing

BOSTON — J.D. Martinez stepped back from home plate, lifted his head toward the sky and rolled his eyes in exasperation. It was the eighth inning of Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros,...

How Weird Was Game 3 of the World Series? Let’s Take a Look

LOS ANGELES — Game 3 of the World Series, an exhausting 3-2, 18-inning win by the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Boston Red Sox, was one of the zaniest games in World Series history. Here are some statistics related...

World Series: Red Sox Rebound From Marathon Loss to Defeat Dodgers in Game 4

Red Sox 9, Dodgers 6 | Boston leads series, 3-1.ImageMitch Moreland hitting a three-run homer in the seventh that put the Red Sox back in the game.CreditCreditMike Nelson/EPA, via ShutterstockLOS ANGELES — Chris Sale, the Boston Red Sox star...

World Series: Dodgers Defeat the Red Sox in a Marathon Game 3

LOS ANGELES — The baseball postseason had never seen anything like it.For seven hours and 20 minutes, the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers tried to settle Game 3 of the World Series. No postseason game had...

Win No. 2 for a Red Sox Team Looking Like the Inevitable Champion

“That’s not our baseball,” Pearce said. “It’s O.K. for other teams, how they’re built. But we’re a team that grinds out at-bats, and we just keep passing it to the next guy. Everybody feeds off of it; we ride...

A Bat Dies, and a Half-Dozen Chopsticks Are Born

At the time, broken bats were mostly given away or burned in barrels to keep players warm during spring training, Mr. Minatoya said. The bats-into-chopsticks idea, he said through an interpreter, allowed Japanese baseball “to start having a conscience...

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England unchanged as fit-again Jonny Bairstow misses out

England have confirmed an unchanged team for the second Test in Pallekele. Ben Stokes will bat at No. 3 in place of Moeen Ali,...