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Category: newsSource: philstar philstarOct 21st, 2018

Cora gets new deal from Red Sox through 2021 season

By Kyle Hightower, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora brought a new voice and culture to the Boston Red Sox that helped propel them to their latest World Series title. The Red Sox rewarded him for bringing home a championship in his first year with the team by giving him a new contract with an additional guaranteed year through the 2021 season. The deal containing the extension was announced Wednesday by Boston also includes a club option for 2022. In his rookie season as a major league manager, Cora guided the Red Sox to a franchise-record 108 victories and the team’s fourth championship in 15 seasons. He finished second in the AL Manager of the Year voting announced Tuesday. “We have consistently been impressed by Alex at every turn,” Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said in a statement. “His knowledge of the game, ability to connect with our players, and his incredible instincts and decisiveness led us to an historic championship season. We know we are in good hands and could not be more pleased to know he will be with us for the foreseeable future.” Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski was in search of new direction for the club when he fired former manager John Farrell after back-to-back Al Division Series losses in 2016 and 2017. After the historic regular season, Cora then steered Boston past the 100-win Yankees and Astros in the AL playoffs before downing the Dodgers in the World Series. “For me, 2018 was not only historic, but it was special as well, both on and off the field,” Cora said in a statement. “We have a great appreciation for our accomplishments this past year, but now our focus moves forward to the season ahead and defending our World Series title.” During Boston’s run Cora got the best out his young talent, led by AL MVP favorite Mookie Betts. They shined in player-centric approach in which Cora encouraged an aggressive hitting mentality, lots of hit-and-runs and active running of the bases. Cora also the most out of his pitching staff, which included clutch performances in the postseason by Chris Sale and David Price. Neither pitcher had logged a playoff victory as a starter prior to this season. Price had a tough time acclimating to Boston’s rugged sports environment during his first two seasons of the seven-year, $217 million deal he signed in 2015. He’s found a groove late in the season, pitching the clinching Game 5 of the ALCS to help the Red Sox advance. “Just his demeanor. It doesn’t change,” Price said last month. “I know it’s easy to not change when your team wins 108 games in the regular season. But he hasn’t changed one bit.” A member of the Red Sox’s 2007 World Series title team as a player, Cora was the bench coach on Houston’s 2017 championship team. He learned from manager A.J. Hinch that being close to players would be beneficial. “Talking to players is not bad, having a relationship with players is not bad,” Cora said in describing his managerial philosophy. “Doing that, you’re going to get the best out of them. People may think that crossing that line is not helpful, but I see it the other way around, and I lived it.” Cora became the first manager from Puerto to guide a team to a championship. It came more than a year after Hurricane Maria devastated island, prompting Cora during initial contract negotiations last October to ask the Red Sox to help his people with relief efforts. Ownership responded by sending a chartered plane full of supplies. Days after winning the World Series, they again obliged Cora’s request to take the trophy to his hometown of Caguas, Puerto Rico......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Kershaw gets $93M deal, leaving Harper, Machado atop market

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their former clubs Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract rather than test the market. Left-handers Patrick Corbin (Arizona) Dallas Keuchel (Houston) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (Los Angeles Dodgers) also received offers as did outfielder A.J. Pollock (Diamondbacks) and catcher Yasmani Grandal (Dodgers). Players have until Nov. 12 to accept. If a team makes a qualifying offer to a player who signs a major league contract with another club before the June amateur draft, his former club would receive a draft pick as compensation at the end of the first round. Just five of 73 players given qualifying offers have accepted since the process began in 2012. The Chicago Cubs exercised their $20 million option on left-hander Cole Hamels, who went 4-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts after he was acquired from Texas on July 27. The Cubs traded left-hander Drew Smyly to the Rangers, clearing from the payroll his $7 million salary. That is $1 million more than the Rangers would have owed the Cubs if Hamels' option had been declined, which would have triggered a $6 million buyout and allowed him to go free. Kershaw terminated a $215 million, seven-year contract that had $65 million remaining at $32 million next year and $33 million in 2020. The new deal calls for a $23 million signing bonus, payable in equal installments on June 30 in each of the next three years, and annual salaries of $23,333,333. He can earn $4 million annually in performance bonuses, in four $1 million increments for 24, 26, 28 and 30 starts, which could raise the deal's value to $105 million over three years. He also can gain award bonuses of $1.5 million for winning the NL Cy Young Award or $500,000 for finishing second or third in the voting. "There's been a lot of people saying that I'm in decline or not going to be as good as I once was," said Kershaw, whose Dodgers lost in the World Series for the second straight year. "I'm looking forward to proving a lot of people wrong with that." Kershaw, who turns 31 in March, has spent all 11 of his big league seasons with the Dodgers. "It was more valuable to me to just stay here," he said. "A chance to win every single year, it doesn't come around like this in LA very often." Top free agents prefer to seek multiyear contracts, but given the greater priority on draft picks in recent years, Ryu and Grandal might face a difficult market and consider accepting the offers. A free agent can be made a qualifying offer only if he has been with the same team continuously since opening day and has never received a qualifying offer before. Because of those rules, Manny Machado and Josh Donaldson were among the players who were ineligible to receive offers. The amount is the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year by average annual value. Harper and Machado are the top players available on the market, though Machado's value may have been damaged by a poor postseason in which he hit .227, showed a remarkable lack of hustle and was fined $10,000 for stepping on a first baseman's foot. Others among the 160 available free agents include right-handers Nathan Eovaldi and Charlie Morton, left-handers J.A. Happ and CC Sabathia, relievers Zach Britton, Andrew Miller, David Robertson and Jeurys Familia, outfielder Michael Brantley, third baseman Mike Moustakas, infielder Daniel Murphy, designated hitter Nelson Cruz and utilityman Marwin Gonzalez. Kershaw was among four players who became free agents and immediately re-signed this week, joined by St. Louis right-hander Adam Wainwright, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and Dodgers outfielder David Freese. Cleveland is interested in re-signing Brantley but did not want to commit $17.9 million for one year. "We could not have any more respect for any individual than we have for Michael," general manager Chris Antonetti said. "He's the guy that epitomizes, as I've shared before, all of the things we look for in a player. He's exceedingly productive on the field. He defines professionalism in the clubhouse, and he's an extraordinary teammate. The interest and desire is there. What we will have to work through is can we make the pieces fit?" ___ AP Sports Writers Beth Harris in Los Angeles and Tom Withers in Cleveland contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Curry s big night carries Warriors to sixth straight win

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 37 points for his sixth 30-point game of the season, and the Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 131-121 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) for their sixth straight win. Curry had seven three-pointers and nine assists, Kevin Durant added 24 points and eight assists, and Draymond Green contributed 16 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists for his first double-double of the season. Green has 50 assists in the last five games and is a big reason the Warriors are passing so well this season. They finished with a season-high 39 assists. Anthony Davis returned from a two-game absence with a sprained right elbow and had 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for the Pelicans, who lost a five-game Western Conference semifinal to Golden State last postseason. Klay Thompson scored 18 points with one three-pointer for the Warriors two days after setting an NBA record with 14 three's and scoring 52 in a blowout road win against the Bulls. Curry scored 16 points in the third quarter with four triples. He wound up 12-for-20 and 7-of-11 from deep. Two-time defending champion Golden State's lone loss came in the third game of the season by two points at Denver on Oct. 21 (Oct. 22, PHL time). Jrue Holiday had 28 points and nine assists while Nikola Mirotic added 26 points and 12 rebounds for New Orleans, which has a quick turnaround playing at Portland on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). The Pelicans lost their third straight. The Warriors had 12 assists on 16 baskets with five three-pointers in their 43-point first quarter. MOMENT OF SILENCE A moment of silence was held before the game for San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey, who died Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) at age 80. "For me, Willie McCovey represents a major figure from my childhood," said Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who grew up a Dodgers fan. "Hearing Vin Scully talking about Willie McCovey and the Dodger/Giant rivalry. I'm well aware of how beloved Willie was here in the Bay Area and by the Giants family. We extend our condolences to Willie's family and to the Giants family. Everybody here with the Warriors is thinking about them tonight." LET'S GET TROPICAL! During his sharp-shooting barrage against Chicago, Thompson was forced to wear a large yellow headband over a cut on his forehead, and he joked after the game he looked like Jackie Moon, Will Ferrell's character from the movie "Semi-Pro." Thompson then arrived to the arena Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) dressed as Moon in a Flint Tropics jersey for Halloween. TIP-INS Pelicans: The Pelicans were outrebounded 46-42. ... Elfrid Payton missed his second straight game with a sprained right ankle. ... New Orleans lost each of its previous two games scoring 111 points, against Utah and Denver. ... The Pelicans have lost 28-of-31 overall to Golden State including playoffs. ... New Orleans won 126-120 at Oracle Arena on April 7 (last April 8, PHL time) to snap a 10-game losing streak on Golden State's home floor. Warriors: Reserve G Shaun Livingston missed his third straight game with soreness in his right foot. The MRI was clear, coach Steve Kerr said, "but we are going to be very careful with Shaun." Kerr also plans to take every precaution with fellow veteran Andre Iguodala because "we want both guys to be fresh and ready to roll for the playoffs." ... Three Golden State starters had two fouls by early in the second quarter — Curry, Green and Damian Jones. ... The Warriors played at home on Halloween for the first time since hosting Phoenix on Oct. 31, 2000. UP NEXT Pelicans: At Trail Blazers on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). Warriors: Host Timberwolves on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) seeking a fifth straight home win in the series......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Filipino baseball fans join celebration for World Series champions Boston Red Sox

Baseball fans in the Philippines are cheering the Boston Red Sox following their victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series of the USA’s Major League Baseball. The Red Sox edged the Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 of the series to bag its fourth title since 2004. They held the Dodgers to just […] The post Filipino baseball fans join celebration for World Series champions Boston Red Sox appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Dodgers fans face familiar feelings with World Series loss

LOS ANGELES --- Another year, another World Series celebration at Dodger Stadium by a team that wasn't the Dodgers. It was almost too much to take for Los Angeles fans who watched the Boston Red Sox take the series in five games Sunday by winning 5-1, the same score of the Houston Astros' series-clinching win a year earlier. READ: Red Sox beat Dodgers in Game 5 to win World Series "It sucks a lot," said fan Brian Beck, who sat in the stands through both the Red Sox and the Astros' celebrations. "It's one of the worst experiences as a fan ever." The locals have now gone three decades without a World Series title, a span where other LA teams including the NBA's Lakers and the NHL's K...Keep on reading: Dodgers fans face familiar feelings with World Series loss.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Well-traveled Pearce finds a place as World Series MVP

LOS ANGELES --- For a dozen years, Steve Pearce was on the move. From Pittsburgh to Houston to every single team in the AL East, just looking for a spot where he could stick. He finally found his permanent place --- in Red Sox lore. The well-traveled journeyman wound up as the World Series MVP on Sunday night after hitting two home runs that sent Boston over the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5. READ: Red Sox beat Dodgers in Game 5 to win World Series "This has been the funnest year of my life," Pearce said on the field at Dodger Stadium. It got better and better, too, as hundreds of Red Sox fans in the stands chanted "MVP! MVP!" Later, he strolled hand-in-hand with his young dau...Keep on reading: Well-traveled Pearce finds a place as World Series MVP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

October to forget: Kershaw, Dodgers lose World Series again

LOS ANGELES --- Clayton Kershaw couldn't rescue the Dodgers from the brink of World Series elimination, and now the pitcher regarded as the best of his generation might be on his way out of Los Angeles. Down 3-1 to the Boston Red Sox, the Dodgers turned to their three-time NL Cy Young Award winner to deliver a victory and force the best-of-seven Series back to Boston. Instead, it was another postseason shellacking for Kershaw. The left-hander gave up three home runs, including a two-run shot by Steve Pearce in the first inning, and theDodgers lost 5-1on Sunday night. READ: Red Sox beat Dodgers in Game 5 to win World Series "It just hurts worse when you make it all th...Keep on reading: October to forget: Kershaw, Dodgers lose World Series again.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Machado’s first World Series one to forget for Dodgers

LOS ANGELES --- Los Angeles' hopes that Manny Machado would help deliver the Dodgers' first World Series title since 1988 ended up falling way short. Machado struggled against the Boston Red Sox in his first World Series, going 4 for 22. He was hitless in four at-bats in Game 5 on Sunday night, includingfalling awkwardly to one knee as he swung and missed on a Chris Sale sliderto end the 5-1 Red Sox victory at Dodger Stadium. It was Machado's third strikeout of the night. READ: Red Sox beat Dodgers in Game 5 to win World Series The 26-year-old Machado --- who was acquired from Baltimore on July 19 --- can become a free agent this offseason and is expected to command a large contract...Keep on reading: Machado’s first World Series one to forget for Dodgers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Brilliant Red Sox batter Dodgers to claim World Series

LOS ANGELES, USA – Steve Pearce smashed two home runs as the Boston Red Sox romped to their ninth World Series crown on Sunday, October 28 (Monday, October 29, Philippine time) after pounding the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in a ruthless display of hitting to clinch the Major League Baseball ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Chris Sale’s shouts rally Red Sox to brink of title

LOS ANGELES --- Chris Sale stood in the back of the dugout as the World Series was slipping away and started screaming. "He's got two pitches!" the Boston Red Sox ace hollered to his left among a stream of profanities, referring to Los Angeles Dodgers starter Rich Hill. Then he shouted to his right. And then straight ahead, pointing with his pitching hand and extending his ring and middle fingers for emphasis. Sale stepped down, kept on shriekingand raised his right hand, his head bobbing up and down and a fire in his eyes like a Shakespearean king exhorting troops into battle. "It scared me a little bit,"Rafael Deverssaid through a translator, "because I had never seen him yell l...Keep on reading: Chris Sale’s shouts rally Red Sox to brink of title.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Trump assails Roberts’ moves in Dodgers’ 9-6 loss to Red Sox

LOS ANGELES --- Working on a one-hitter with a 4-0 lead, Rich Hill had just set down Eduardo Nunez swinging for the first out of the seventh inning. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had seen enough. Walking to the mound, he signaled to the bullpen and Hill was gone. "Big mistake!" President Donald Trumptweeted. It was the beginning of another troubled outing for Los Angeles' bullpen in the World Series. Six relievers combined to give up eight of Boston's nine runs over the final three innings in a 9-6 loss Saturday night that sent the Dodgers to the brink of elimination for the second straight year. "Watching the Dodgers/Red Sox final innings," Trump tweeted. "It is amazing how a mana...Keep on reading: Trump assails Roberts’ moves in Dodgers’ 9-6 loss to Red Sox.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Red Sox pinch-hitters come up clutch again in World Series

LOS ANGELES --- Boston's bench is a big reason why the Red Sox are one win from their fourth World Series title since 2004. With the Red Sox regulars being held in check by the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was pinch-hitters Mitch Moreland and Rafael Devers who came up with huge at-bats as Boston rallied for a 9-6 victory Saturday to take a 3-1 lead in the Series. Moreland hit a three-run homer off Ryan Madson in the seventh inning and Devers singled home Brock Holt with the tiebreaking run in the ninth. Boston's pinch-hitters have come up big all Series. Through the first four games, they are 6 for 18 (.333) with two home runs and seven RBIs. The Red Sox are batting .218 overall. "The b...Keep on reading: Red Sox pinch-hitters come up clutch again in World Series.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Boston takes commanding 3-1 World Series lead over LA

Steve Pearce hit a tying homer in the eighth and a three-run double in the ninth, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit in the seventh inning for a 9-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night and a 3-1 World Series lead. The improbable surge all started with pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland's three-run homer in the seventh, shortly after Yasiel Puig's three-run homer in the sixth had put the Dodgers up 4-0. Pinch-hitter Rafael Devers singled in Brock Holt with the tiebreaking run in the ninth, with also included Xander Bogaert's RBI single. Craig Kimbrel gave up Enrique Hernandez's two-run homer in the bottom half before getting the final three outs. Chris Sa...Keep on reading: Boston takes commanding 3-1 World Series lead over LA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Reds socked in World Series’ longest game

Max Muncy ended the longest World Series game ever with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 18th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers outlasted the Boston Red Sox 3-2 early Saturday to pull within 2-1......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Fall classic: Wild trip for Boston infielder Nunez in Game 3

LOS ANGELES --- This was a true fall classic for Eduardo Nunez. The Boston third baseman became aone-man blooper reel when he flipped, tripped, tumbled and sprawledFriday night in Game 3 of the World Series. "He was all over the place, huh?" Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. All that, and he didn't even enter until the 10th inning. Nunez wound up hitting the dirt --- and the seats --- at Dodger Stadium in the longest Series game ever, a 3-2 win in 18 innings by Los Angeles that cut Boston's edge to 2-1. READ: Dodgers beat Red Sox in longest World Series game "A little sore today, but I'll be fine tomorrow," Nunez said. In a crazy game with lots of late twists and turns, no one bet...Keep on reading: Fall classic: Wild trip for Boston infielder Nunez in Game 3.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Dodgers’ Machado stands out for lack of hustle again

LOS ANGELES --- Manny Machado's lack of hustle is starting to stand out more than his offense this postseason. The star shortstop had a little too much self-confidence in the sixth inning Friday night when he thought he homered for the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 3 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox. Instead, Machado ended up admiring what turned out to be a368-foot singleas it bounced off the wall in left field. Had Machado run it out, it might have been a double. It also turned out to be his only hit as he went 1 for 7 in the Dodgers' 3-2 win in 18 innings early Saturday that trimmed their Series deficit to 2-1. READ: Dodgers beat Red Sox in longest World S...Keep on reading: Dodgers’ Machado stands out for lack of hustle again.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Everyday Eovaldi turns in Series performance for the ages

LOS ANGELES --- Nathan Eovaldi seemed to have a rubber arm. Maybe that second Tommy John surgery turned him into a bionic pitcher. Until the 97th pitch of an outing that was among the most unusual in World Series history, until the 561st pitch of an epic endurance test that sprawled across the night for 18 innings, he finally got beat. Eovaldi allowed Max Muncy's opposite-field homer to left-center on a cutter that hung over the high, outside corner, ending the longest World Series game ever after 7 hours, 20 minutes. The Dodgers' 3-2 win over Boston on Friday cut Los Angeles' World Series deficit to 2-1. "After the game was over I started crying," Red Sox starter Rick Por...Keep on reading: Everyday Eovaldi turns in Series performance for the ages.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

In longest World Series game, Dodgers outlast Red Sox in 18

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Muncy ended the longest World Series game ever with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 18th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers outlasted the Boston Red Sox 3-2 early Saturday to pull within 2-1. Muncy connected off Nathan Eovaldi, who was in his seventh inning of relief. It took 7 hours, 20 minutes and 561 pitches to settle this one. The Red Sox were oh-so-close in the 13th to taking a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Series. But second baseman Ian Kinsler's wide throw on a two-out grounder by Yasiel Puig let Los Angeles score the tying run. Game 4 is Saturday, with Rich Hill scheduled to start for the Dodgers. Eovaldi had been set to pitch until he entered in the 12th and stayed in......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

UAAP: Boston fan coach Tab more worried about Ateneo than Red Sox

When Ateneo de Manila University began battling National University on Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox were still in a deadlock long after the ninth inning in Game 3 of the 2018 MLB World Series. Of course, Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin was only focused on his collegiate squad even as Boston – the team he has been rooting all his life – was still playing in what proved to be the longest playoff game in MLB history. “I was preparing for this game,” he answered after being asked what he was doing right before tip-off. And just as the Blue Eagles were finishing off a 15-point rout of the Bulldogs, the Dodgers finally edged out the Red Sox on the back of a Max Muncy home run at the bottom of the 18th inning. Coach Tab did nothing but admit that checking up on the World Series was one of the first things he did as he returned to the dugout. “They lost. I saw the score,” he said. Nonetheless, the 60-year-old mentor said that he isn’t sweating the fact that his beloved Red Sox were at the wrong end of history. As he put it, “It’s a seven-game series. They’re up 2-1 now so Sox are in good shape.” And so, Coach Tab reiterated that all his focus is on Ateneo. “I’m more worried about our team. That’s what I’m here for today,” he said, always one to look for improvements even though they have just become first team into the Final Four. For tomorrow, though, when the Blue Eagles get a one-day break, it won’t be blue and white he would be cheering for. “Tomorrow, I’ll be cheering on the Sox,” he expressed. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Dodgers turn to Buehler down 2-0 in World Series | News

Down 2-0 in the World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers once again will rest their hopes on the right arm of a 24-year-old rookie......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018