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Associated Press:
Price, Red Sox bounce back, beat Astros 7-5, tie ALCS 1-1 … David Price was good enough, the Red Sox bullpen was even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster on Sunday night to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros and tie the AL Championship Series at one game apiece.
Associated Press:
Red Sox shuffle lineup heading into Game 2 of ALCS vs. Astros  —  BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora has shuffled his lineup for Game 2 against the Houston Astros, putting infielders Ian Kinsler and Rafael Devers and catcher Christian Vazquez in the starting lineup for the first time in the AL Championship Series.
Discussion: The Crawfish Boxes
Coley Harvey / ESPN:
Red Sox LHP Chris Sale hospitalized for stomach illness  —  BOSTON — Red Sox starter Chris Sale was admitted to a local hospital Sunday afternoon because of a stomach illness, the team said.  —  The left-handed pitcher went to Massachusetts General Hospital for observation.
Coley Harvey / ESPN:
David Price turns around postseason narrative in Red Sox's Game 2 win  —  BOSTON — As David Price walked off Fenway Park's pitcher's mound on Sunday, the sold-out crowd gave him something he has seldom heard in the postseason in his career: applause.  —  It was while departing in the fifth inning …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Boston's Jackie Bradley Jr., unlikely hero, gets ‘biggest hit of the year’ in ALCS Game 2  —  BOSTON — He's the other guy.  —  The guy with the cool name, after legendary soul singer Jackie Wilson.  —  The guy who's the best defensive center fielder in the game who has never won a Gold Glove.
David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Red Sox's David Price still seeking elusive win in postseason start  —  BOSTON — If a pitcher with 143 career wins in the majors, including 16 in 2018, needs a boost of confidence, maybe Alex Cora gave just that to David Price immediately following Game 4 of the American League Division Series …
Kyle Hightower / Toronto Sun:
Sale, Cora make early exits as Red Sox lose ALCS opener  —  BOSTON (AP) Red Sox ace Chris Sale and manager Alex Cora both made early exits in Boston's 7-2 loss to Houston in Game 1 of AL Championship Series on Saturday night.  —  Sale lasted just four innings, giving up two runs, one hit, four walks and a hit batter.
Brandon Scott / KHOU-TV:
FINAL: Red Sox take Game 2 of ALCS against Astros  —  Game 3 at Minute Maid Park is scheduled for Tuesday at 4:09 p.m.  —  The Astros dropped Game 2 of the ALCS in Boston 7-5.  —  Mookie Betts hit a double in the eighth inning to score Rafael Devers, the final run of the game for the Red Sox.
Ted Berg / USA Today:
Red Sox MVP Mookie Betts comes to life in Game 2 of ALCS  —  BOSTON — “When Mookie's smiling, good things are happening,” said Red Sox manager Alex Cora after his club's 7-5 win over the Astros in Game 2 of the ALCS on Sunday.  —  Right fielder Mookie Betts was decidedly not smiling …
Discussion: WAAF, and Boston Globe
ESPN:   Your Sunday ALCS guide: Can the Red Sox bounce back?
David Schoenfield / ESPN:   Justin Verlander delivered the one thing worth remembering about Game 1 — victory
Ted Berg / Courier-Journal:
Red Sox biggest postseason concern exposed: Can pitching compete with Astros?
Red Sox's Chris Sale makes early exit from ALCS Game 1
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Flawless Astros will be very hard to beat if they play like this
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
As Yasiel Puig struggles in NLCS, how can Dodgers keep him engaged?  —  MILWAUKEE — The ritual that defines Yasiel Puig and Turner Ward began on a routine afternoon in 2017, when Puig walked into the clubhouse in a noticeably foul mood.  —  “Come here,” Ward said.  “I want to tell you something.”
Tom Haudricourt / USA Today:
Brewers' Jhoulys Chacin, unexpected ace, faces biggest game of career in NLCS  —  LOS ANGELES - This was not the way it was supposed to be.  Jhoulys Chacín was not expected to be the Milwaukee Brewers' ace.  —  When general manager David Stearns signed the veteran right-hander to a two-year …
Brewers-Dodgers series tied heading to Los Angeles  —  LOS ANGELES — While the upstart Milwaukee Brewers continue to make noise in a championship-caliber season, it is the old-guard Los Angeles Dodgers who have been forced into an identity change as the National League Championship Series shifts to the West Coast.
Arash Markazi / ESPN:   Yasmani Grandal will catch for Dodgers in Game 3
Associated Press:
NLCS: Turner, Dodgers beat Brewers to even series
Discussion: Leader-Telegram
Buster Olney / ESPN:
Pine tar in the postseason could put MLB in a sticky situation  —  BOSTON — At the outset of every series, major league officials and umpires usually meet with the managers and general managers of each team to review ground rules and other special circumstances, and to open communication before some of the biggest games of the year.
Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers history loves October 14; relive these great moments  —  We unearthed thousands of Free Press photo negatives and one sports writer's score book to tell the tale of baseball's greats.  “Bless you, boys.”  Brian Kaufman, Detroit Free Press  —  CONNECT
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers' rebuild going in right direction, but no end is in sight
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