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Red Sox have history of ALDS comebacks

Boston’s championship aspirations took a hit Friday as the Red Sox fell into an 0-2 hole in the American League Division Series presented by Doosan after an 8-2 loss to the Astros in Game 2 at Minute Maid Park. The Red Sox now face an uphill battle to advance in the postseason, needing three straight wins, including in a potential winner-take-all Game 5 in Houston, where the Astros went 48-33 in the regular season. But if any team is going to overcome those odds, it’d be the Red Sox — the only franchise that has ever done it before. …read more

Sox fall to Astros, but magic number down to 1

The offensively surging Astros rolled into Fenway Park and knocked around their potential ALDS opponent, riding an early burst of offense en route to a 12-2 thumping over the Red Sox in Thursday’s opener of a four-game series. But even in defeat, there was a positive development for the Red Sox. The Yankees suffered a 9-6 loss to the Rays, putting Boston’s magic number at one for winning the AL East with three games left. …read more

Clutch hit proves elusive for Sox in ALDS

Part of David Ortiz’s legacy will be remembered as his ballclub’s ability to be one swing away from the big hit it needed. But those crucial knocks never materialized in the American League Division Series, which is why the Red Sox will soon be cleaning out their Fenway Park lockers. …read more

Red Sox, Buchholz aim to hang on as ALDS shifts to Fenway

Give the Indians credit for taking advantage of playing at home in Games 1 and 2 of this best-of-five set. But don’t give them their tickets to the AL Championship Series just yet. We’ve got the October history between these two clubs to remind us not to assume anything going into Game 3 tonight (6 ET, TBS), when Clay Buchholz opposes Josh Tomlin. …read more

Rain gives Red Sox a chance to rest, regroup

Sunday’s onslaught of rain, which postponed Game 3 of the ALDS until Monday, looked just beautiful to the Red Sox. Aside from the benefit of getting another day to regroup after losing the first two games in Cleveland, John Farrell now has the appetizing option of starting Rick Porcello on regular rest for Game 4. …read more

Dombrowski reflects on Papi, looks to future

It has been 14 months since the Red Sox stunned the industry when they effectively replaced Ben Cherington with Dave Dombrowski, the longtime executive with a penchant for bold moves and big winning percentages. MLB.com caught up with Dombrowski in the midst of the ALDS to get his thoughts on David Ortiz and a team in transition. …read more