Grounds crew members paint the World Series logo behind home plate at Fenway Park, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Boston as they prepare for Game 1 of the baseball World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers scheduled for Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) The Red Sox are minus 145 favorites over the Los Angeles Dodgers (plus 125) to win the World Series, which starts Tuesday in Boston. A survey of opinions from Review-Journal staff members, other media, oddsmakers and handicappers: Mark Anderson, Review-Journal: Red Sox in 7 Red Sox in seven. Halloween night in Fenway Park? The Dodgers will find themselves spooked again in what is now the city of champions. Johnny Avello, DraftKings director of sports operations: Red Sox in 6 Game 1 appears to be an all-time classic pitching matchup but after that, it’s all about the bats. With 115 wins for the season and series wins over the Yankees and Astros, arguably two of the best in the game, I see the Sox in 6. Randy … [Read more...] about Red Sox pound Dodgers in Review-Journal World Series opinion poll
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The call in Game 4 of the ALCS is among some of the most controversial plays in MLB playoff history by Dayn Perry @daynperry 2m ago • 7 min read Depending upon your partisanship, you have by now likely given thanks for, gnashed teeth over, or surveyed in mute wonder the fan-interference call that helped decide Game 4 of the ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros. The jumbled particulars of this pivotal moment mean that a tidy summary may be in order. What follows -- in pleasing and browser-friendly FAQ format -- is just such an endeavor. Let us begin.What happened?In the bottom of the first and with George Springer on first base with one out, Houston's Jose Altuve drove a ball to the wall in right field. Out in right, Boston's Mookie Betts -- perhaps the best defensive corner outfielder in the game today -- timed it up on the warning track and leaped for the catch. To the naked eye, Betts looked to be set to haul the ball in right … [Read more...] about Red Sox vs. Astros fan interference: Everything you need to know about the controversial call in ALCS Game 4
Our advanced computer model simulated the entire ALCS 10,000 times by CBS Sports Staff 2m ago • 2 min read The 2018 American League Championship Series will open Saturday night. The Boston Red Sox will play host to the Houston Astros at 8:09 p.m. ET from Fenway Park. The Red Sox won two games at New York to eliminate the rival Yankees 3-1 in the American League Divisional Series to advance, while the Astros made short work of the Indians in a three-game sweep. The defending World Series champion Astros are favored in the best-of-7 ALCS at -140 on the moneyline in the latest 2018 ALCS odds. That means it would take a $140 wager on Houston to win $100. The Red Sox are +120 (risk $100 to win $120).Before you make any 2018 ALCS picks, you need to hear what SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh has to say. A co-founder of AccuScore, Oh specializes in sports simulations, projections and statistical analysis. His advanced computer model has been used to power … [Read more...] about Red Sox vs. Astros odds: 2018 ALCS picks, predictions from advanced computer model
Here are the pitching matchups for the Red Sox-White Sox series: Thursday: RHP Rick Porcello (15-7, 4.18) vs. RHP Lucas Giolito (10-9, 5.85), 8:10 p.m. (ET), NESN. Friday: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (5-6, 4.15) vs. RHP Michael Kopech (1-0, 1.13), 8:10 p.m. (ET), NESN. Saturday: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (11-3, 3.44) vs. LHP Carlos Rodón (6-3, 2.70), 7:10 p.m. (ET), NESN. Sunday: LHP Brian Johnson (4-3, 4.02) vs. RHP James Shields (5-15, 4.54), 2:10 p.m. (ET), NESN. Close The biggest headlines, delivered to your inbox Get news as it happens. Sign up for Boston.com's email news alerts. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about Here are the pitching matchups for the Red Sox-White Sox series
With a solo home run in the 9th inning, Mookie Betts clinched hitting for the cycle. Despite the 8-5 loss to the Blue Jays, it was a historic moment for the Red Sox outfielder. Betts became the 21st player in team history to achieve the feat (Bobby Doerr has two cycles to his name). Here’s the updated list of Red Sox players to hit for the cycle: Mookie Betts, August 9, 2018 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays Brock Holt, June 16, 2015 vs. the Atlanta Braves John Valentin, June 6, 1996 vs. the Chicago White Sox Scott Cooper, April 12, 1994 vs. the Kansas City Royals Mike Greenwell, Sept. 14, 1988 vs. the Baltimore Orioles Rich Gedman, Sept. 18, 1985 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays Dwight Evans, June 28, 1984 vs. the Seattle Mariners Fred Lynn, May 13, 1980 vs. the Minnesota Twins Bob Watson, Sept. 15, 1979 vs. the Baltimore Orioles Carl Yastrzemski, May 14, 1965 vs. the Detroit Tigers Lu Clinton, July 13, 1962 vs. the Kansas City Athletics Bobby Doerr, May 13, 1947 vs. the Chicago White Sox; Ted … [Read more...] about Mookie Betts hit for the cycle. Here’s the full list of Red Sox players to do it.