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4-homer finale caps Red Sox's 4th title since '04

LOS ANGELES -- The Boston Red Sox dominated all season, played through pain when necessary and came through when it mattered most, making Chris Sale's appearance Sunday for the final three outs of a championship the most fitting of final acts.

Martinez's clutch hit gives Red Sox 2-0 Series lead

BOSTON -- Having gotten the better of J.D. Martinez with a three-pitch strikeout in Game 1 of the World Series the night prior, Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Ryan Madson knew what to expect when the Boston Red Sox slugger stepped to the plate against him in Game 2 on Wednesday.

Price-less: Red Sox KO Astros to reach World Series

HOUSTON -- Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. spoke with an earnestness that belied his influence on the American League Championship Series, a sincerity that did not fully reflect the potency of his bat or the damage he wrought in helping dethrone the defending champions.

Close calls lean toward Red Sox on way to 3-1 ALCS lead

HOUSTON -- The cumulative effect of so many close calls seemingly favoring their opponent seems to be wearing thin on the Houston Astros. It's only a game of inches when there is balance in that distribution; when that outlay appears skewed, frustration can manifest.

Kershaw's strong outing lifts Dodgers to 3-2 NLCS lead

LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw used an old-school approach Wednesday as the Los Angeles Dodgers dispatched the new-age Milwaukee Brewers to move one victory away from their second consecutive World Series appearance.

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