BOSTON—If Alex Cora walked into a casino this week, the owners would do well to throw him out before he finds a seat. If he bought a lottery ticket, everyone else who did could safely rip theirs to pieces. When the manager of the Boston Red Sox makes a bet lately, he does not lose.
The latest key decisions in what has been a charmed postseason for the rookie manager came on Tuesday, before and during Boston’s 8-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series. They centered around who would play third base...Read more