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Eduardo Nunez slugged a pinch-hit three-run homer as the Red Sox took Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night against the Dodgers.

Nunez has been bothered by an ankle injury for much of the postseason, and he also dealt with knee and hamstring issues for much of the regular season, but he looked plenty spry while racing around the bases following his no-doubter off Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood in the bottom of the seventh inning. The homer put the Red Sox up 8-4, which would stand as the final score. Rafael Devers will probably continue to start at third base for Boston in this 2018 Fall Classic, but Nunez again looks like a weapon off the bench.
Oct 24 - 12:25 AM

Matt Kemp launched a solo home run in the Dodgers' World Series Game 1 loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday night.

It was a second-inning shot over the Green Monster, capping off a terrific eight-pitch at-bat against Red Sox starter Chris Sale. Kemp is the fourth-oldest player (34 years, 30 days) to homer in his first career World Series at-bat, behind Barry Bonds (38 years, 87 days), Bob Watson (35 years, 193 days), and Joe Harris (34 years, 140 days). He finished the night 1-for-4.
Oct 24 - 12:21 AM

Manny Machado drove in three runs Tuesday in the Dodgers' World Series Game 1 loss to the Red Sox.

Machado hit a game-tying RBI single in the top of the third inning, plated Brian Dozier on a groundout in the top of the fifth, and drove in Max Muncy on a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh, but the Dodgers ultimately fell 8-4 in the first game of the best-of-seven Fall Classic. Machado, for all his odd antics, has 12 RBI in 12 games this postseason.
Oct 24 - 12:17 AM

Chris Sale yielded three earned runs over four-plus innings in Boston's World Series Game 1 defeat of the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Sale came out hot in a scoreless top of the first inning, with his fastball averaging 94.2 mph, but the velocity dipped as the night went on and he was lifted after issuing a leadoff walk to Brian Dozier in the top of the fifth. Dozier would come around to score, tying the game at 3-3. Boston's offense ultimately picked Sale up, plating a total of eight runs on 11 hits and five walks. And the Red Sox bullpen gave up just one more run over the game's final five frames. Sale will presumably pitch next in Game 5, if it's necessary.
Oct 24 - 12:12 AM

Clayton Kershaw was charged with five earned runs over four-plus innings Tuesday in the Dodgers' World Series Game 1 loss to the Red Sox.

Kershaw looked off from the jump, yielding two runs in the bottom of the first inning with his fastball sitting around 90 mph. He gave up another run in the bottom of the third and was lifted after allowing the first two batters to reach in the bottom of the fifth. They'd both come around to score. The 30-year-old left-hander now holds a 4.28 ERA in 145 career postseason innings -- not a small sample size. His lack of October success remains puzzling.
Oct 24 - 12:09 AM

Andrew Benintendi went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI as the Red Sox beat the Dodgers 8-4 in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

Benintendi plated Mookie Betts with a single through the right side of the infield in the bottom of the first inning and came around to score on a J.D. Martinez scorcher to left-center field, giving Boston an early 2-0 lead. Benintendi added a second single in the bottom of the third, and his third single of the night -- in the bottom of the fifth -- drove Clayton Kershaw from the game. He then hit a ground-rule double off Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias in the bottom of the seventh. Benintendi is the third Red Sox player ever with four hits in a World Series game, joining Wally Moses (Game 4, 1946 vs. St. Louis) and Jacoby Ellsbury (Game 3, 2007 at Colorado). This also marked the first time Benintendi had ever collected four hits against lefties in a single game, regular season or postseason.
Oct 24 - 12:07 AM

Brian Dozier is starting at second base and hitting leadoff for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night against the Red Sox.

It's an all-right-handed lineup for the Dodgers with left-hander Chris Sale on the mound for the Red Sox: Brian Dozier 2B, Justin Turner 3B, David Freese 1B, Manny Machado SS, Chris Taylor LF, Matt Kemp DH, Enrique Hernandez CF, Yasiel Puig RF, Austin Barnes C. Clayton Kershaw is the Game 1 starter for Los Angeles.
Oct 23 - 4:13 PM

Rafael Devers is starting at third base and batting sixth in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night against the Dodgers.

Eduardo Nunez is on the bench and may still be dealing with lingering effects of the right ankle injury that he suffered while converting the final out of the American League Division Series. The full Game 1 lineup for the host Red Sox: Mookie Betts RF, Andrew Benintendi LF, Steve Pearce 1B, J.D. Martinez DH, Xander Bogaerts SS, Rafael Devers 3B, Ian Kinsler 2B, Sandy Leon C, Jackie Bradley CF. Chris Sale will be on the mound for Boston.
Oct 23 - 4:10 PM

Brewers infield prospect Mauricio Dubon (knee) is on track to be ready for the start of spring training.

Dubon tore the ACL in his left knee in May while playing in a game for Triple-A Colorado Springs and was forced to miss the remainder of the 2018 season. The 24-year-old had a shiny .343 batting average and .922 OPS in 114 plate appearances with the Sky Sox before suffering that injury. He's racked up 117 stolen bases in 486 minor league games.
Oct 23 - 4:05 PM

Brewers GM David Stearns confirmed Tuesday that Josh Hader will remain in the bullpen in 2019.

Hader worked as a starter in the minors, but he has absolutely flourished in a relief role at the major league level, posting a 2.30 ERA, 0.876 WHIP, and 211 strikeouts across his first 129 innings with the Brewers. This announcement by Stearns comes as no surprise.
Oct 23 - 4:02 PM

Brewers general manager David Stearns was non-committal Tuesday when asked if the club will tender a contract to Jonathan Schoop.

"That's a discussion we're going to have to continue to have over the next several weeks to a month," said Stearns. Schoop, 27, struggled with a .202/.246/.331 batting line and just four homers over 46 games after being acquired from the Orioles at the trade deadline. He made $8.5 million in 2018 and is eligible for a raise in arbitration this winter before hitting free agency after 2019. The Brewers would surely field interest on the trade market before considering a non-tender.
Oct 23 - 3:22 PM

Diamondbacks signed RHP Shane Watson to a two-year minor league contract.

Watson spent this past season with the independent Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, posting a 6.40 ERA and 43/25 K/BB ratio over 45 innings. The 25-year-old was a supplemental first-round pick of the Phillies back in 2012, just one pick ahead of the Astros' Lance McCullers. Watson hasn't advanced past Double-A.
Oct 23 - 1:27 PM

According to AJ Cassavell of MLB.com, Padres bench coach Mark McGwire informed the team earlier this month that he won't be returning in 2019.

McGwire has been on the Padres' staff for the past two seasons. We already knew that hitting coach Matt Stairs and infield coach Josh Johnson weren't returning, so the team has three spots to fill on Andy Green's staff.
Oct 23 - 12:46 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports, the Blue Jays are interviewing Rays bench coach Charlie Montoyo for their managerial opening on Tuesday.

Montoyo was briefly mentioned as a candidate for the Reds before they eventually decided on David Bell, but this is the first we've heard of him talking to the Blue Jays. Astros bench coach Joe Espada just interviewed on Monday while Rays major league field coordinator Rocco Baldelli, Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde, and Athletics coordinator of instruction Ed Sprague are among the other names being considered.
Oct 23 - 11:32 AM

The Red Sox have added left-hander Drew Pomeranz to their roster for the World Series against the Dodgers.

He'll take the spot of Brandon Workman. Pomeranz hasn't pitched since September 30, but he gives the Red Sox another arm against the Dodgers' left-handed batters and some insurance for Chris Sale.
Oct 23 - 10:45 AM



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