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Devers, Price Keep Boston Alive In ALDS

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With its collective back against the wall and the smell of defeat brewing in the air at Fenway Park, Boston came alive in a thrilling ALDS Game 3 and lived to fight another day vs. Houston.

On the cusp of being swept from ALDS for the second postseason in a row, Game 3 did not start well for the Red Sox at all. Starter Doug Fister gave up three in the top of the first before recording two outs, including a towering two-run shot from Carlos Correa. With that smell of defeating growing more and more pungent and boos raining down, the Red Sox finally woke up.

Sandy Leon and Hanley Ramirez knocked RBI singles in the second and third respectively to cut the lead to one. After the latter, Astros Manager AJ Hinch pulled starter Brad Peacock in favor of Francisco Liriano. Up came rookie 3B Rafael Devers, largely struggling to that point. The 20-year-old couldn’t have picked a better time to provide a spark, hammering a mammoth home run over the bullpens to give the Red Sox their first lead of the entire series, 4-3.

With a lead to protect for the first time, Boston’s bullpen answered the bell and floored the Astros’ potent lineup. Leading the way was the resurgent David Price, who fired four shutout frames. Price’s fortunes in the playoffs as a starter have been woeful, but he has looked like a new man in his new role as a reliever. 0-8 in his postseason career as a starter, the southpaw has thrown 6.2 innings this series and has not allowed a run yet. Who saw that coming?

Fired up by the homer and Price’s gallant effort, the Red Sox erupted offensively in a big way and poured on six runs of insurance to ensure that Game 4 will be necessary. Jackie Bradley Jr’s three-run shot highlighted the barrage and capped off 10 unanswered runs.

With some momentum finally on its side, Boston puts its faith in Rick Porcello tomorrow opposite Charlie Morton for the ‘stros. Will the Sox force Game 5, or will Houston reach the LCS for the first time in 12 seasons? 1:00 ET on FS1, don’t miss it!

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Red Sox Designate Eduardo Nunez For Assignment

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Eduardo Nunez

The Boston Red Sox have designated infielder Eduardo Nunez for assignment, according to a team announcement on Monday.

Boston also optioned right hander Hector Velazquez to Triple A Pawtucket.

In corresponding moves, the Red Sox have called up right hander Ryan Weber and first basemen/outfielder Sam Travis from Triple A.

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Red Sox Place Nathan Eovaldi On 10-Day IL

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The Boston Red Sox have placed starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi on the 10-day injured list due to a loose body in his elbow, according to MassLive.com’s Crhsi Cotillo.

In a corresponding move, left hander Bobby Poyner will take Eovaldi’s spot on the roster and the move is retroactive to April 18th.

The struggling Red Sox will have to move forward without Eovaldi, who missed around 2 months last season following arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body, for the time being.

Eovaldi has started 4 games for Boston this season, going 0-0 and posting a 6.00 ERA in that span.

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Red Sox Call Up Top Prospect Chavis

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Top Red Sox prospect Michael Chavis was recalled for the first time on Friday.

With two infielders being placed on the DL and desperate for any kind of spark they can get, the Boston Red Sox called up their top prospect Michael Chavis (MLB no. 75) from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.

Dustin Pedroia and Eduardo Nunez were both placed on the disabled list this week with knee and back injuries, respectively. And with super utility man Brock Holt out as well with an eye injury, Boston’s infield has become quite depleted in a hurry. Infielder Tzu-Wei Lin was recalled as well as the stumbling Red Sox open up a three game set in Tampa with a Good Friday matchup.

Boston hasn’t yet announced if Chavis will be in the lineup tonight, but the team is evidently hoping that the presence of the 23-year-old can provide some kind of a spark. Boston has struggled considerably so far in the young season and is coming off consecutive embarrassing losses to arch-rival New York. At 6-13, the defending World Series champs are dead last in the AL East.

Chavis, on the other hand, has risen through Boston’s minor league system quickly despite a setback last season. A PED suspension cost him half of 2018 after he was busted for Turinabol, an anabolic-androgenic steroid. He denied knowingly taking any banned substance but played well enough after his return to be promoted from Double-A to Triple-A.

Can Chavis provide a boost for the struggling Sox and help them shake off their World Series hangover?

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