‘Now we have another series to win.’ David Price pitches Red Sox into World Series

Houston TX 10/18/18: Red Sox celebrate their win 4-1. The Red Sox won the American League pennant. Houston Astros hosted Boston Red Sox in Game Five of ALCS at Minute Maid Park Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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The Red Sox beat the Astros in Game 5 of the ALCS, punching a ticket to their fourth World Series in 15 years.


// Here are the words about David Price you thought you’d never read

The Red Sox lefthander finally filled in the biggest gap in his resume by winning a playoff game.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

// Rafael Devers’s playoff roster spot was once in doubt. Then he played Game 5 hero

Rafael Devers lit up the offense, and David Price shut down the Astros.

Houston, TX: 10-18-18: Mookie Betts (left) and Jackie Bradley, Jr. are pictured in the clubhouse champagne celebation. The Boston Red Sox visited the Houston Astros for Game Five of their ALCS baseball matchup at Minute Maid Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Red Sox stayed with Jackie Bradley Jr., and now he is ALCS MVP

Manager Alex Cora never gave up on his center fielder, even when he was hitting .173 in May.

Houston TX 10/18/18: Red Sox pitcher David Price reacts after getting the last out in the sixth inning. Houston Astros hosted Boston Red Sox in Game Five of ALCS at Minute Maid Park Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Alex Speier | Instant Analysis

A closer look at how David Price mowed down Houston’s potent lineup

The lefthander came through in Game 5 to propel the Red Sox to the AL pennant and a World Series berth.

Houston TX 10/18/18: Red Sox Rafael Devers hits a three run home run in the sixth inning. Houston Astros hosted Boston Red Sox in Game Five of ALCS at Minute Maid Park Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Red Sox at Astros

How the Red Sox beat the Astros in Game 5, inning by inning

The Red Sox won the ALCS, 4-1.

// Here is the World Series schedule

The series starts Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Fenway Park.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 17: Curtis Granderson #28 of the Milwaukee Brewers reacts after chipping his tooth on a slide during the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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What will the Red Sox be up against in the World Series?

With the National League champ still TBD, here are scouting reports on both the Dodgers and Brewers.


// Here’s why Don Orsillo and Dennis Eckersley aren’t calling Red Sox games this postseason

We answer the three most-asked questions about TBS’s broadcast assignments.


// How Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi pulled off those remarkable plays last night

The homegrown, immensely talented outfielders showed their ability to impact the game from line to line.

Astros notebook

// Carlos Correa starting to feel like himself again

After battling back soreness for the most the season, Correa has regained his usual spot in the lineup and his usual form.

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Nora Princiotti

Patriots are running the ball more, and it is helping the passing game

The ground game has led to a balanced attack on offense.

Gary Washburn | on basketball

// Kawhi Leonard is the key to Raptors’ reboot

The pressure is on in Toronto to reach the conference finals.


// Yes, Joe Castiglione really did fall out of his chair after that Andrew Benintendi catch

“I started to backpedal in my chair to stand up, and the wheels moved — and I didn’t,” the 36-year veteran of the Red Sox radio booth said.

bruins notebook

// Bruins piece together new line to add punch

David Backes will center Ryan Donato and Chris Wagner.

Chad Finn

// Where to rank Andrew Benintendi’s catch, and other questions from the Red Sox’ Game 4 win

If the ball gets by him, the series is tied, and the Red Sox are facing Justin Verlander in a pivotal Game 5.


// Dave Dombrowski takes issue with Astros implying Red Sox needed to be watched

Dombrowski added the Astros were engaging in behavior that already had been clearly defined as unacceptable.

Boston Bruins' David Krejci (46) battles in the corner with Edmonton Oilers' Kyle Brodziak (28) during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday Oct. 18, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Oilers 3, Bruins 2

Oilers drop Bruins in overtime

Connor McDavid spoke. David Pastrnak responded. But Leon Draisaitl had the final word.


// After subterfuge in Game 5, Brewers to start Wade Miley — again — in Game 6

Manager Craig Counsell started a lefthander to persuade the Dodgers to stack their lineup with righthanded batters for righthanded reliever Brandon Woodruff.


// 14 thoughts on the Celtics opener, from Kyrie’s play to Embiid’s chatter

Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier shared the court at times, and seemed to enjoy it, although Rozier was called on to close out the game.

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Trail Blazers 128, Lakers 119

Portland spoils LeBron James’s debut with Lakers

James had 26 points and 12 rebounds in his first game with Los Angeles.

// Harvard faces a challenge in powerhouse Princeton

The 18th-ranked Tigers are 5-0, and are cruising behind a high-octane offense.

UMass football vs. Coastal Carolina

// UMass rested, ready to go vs. Coastal Carolina

After much-needed bye last week, Minutemen and coach Mark Whipple (one-game ban) return to action Saturday at McGuirk Stadium.

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These converted high school QBs have taken over at the helm

Quarterbacks such as Lexington’s Anthony Bianchi have transitioned from athletic position players to field generals.


// Quarterback option play is a tricky call this week

Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson, and Derek Carr are all off, so where do you turn?


// The losses are mounting, but there is no quit here

We’ll look to the Vikings, Redskins, Jaguars, and Lions to get us out of the hole.

Head of the Charles

// Most Head of the Charles rowers are one-and-done. But not Felice Mueller

“The toughest thing is getting psyched and ready to race two days in a row,” the 29-year-old said.

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A complete guide to the 2018 Head of the Charles Regatta

The 54th edition of the Head of the Charles Regatta is Oct. 20-21. Here’s a guide.

BRONCOS 45, Cardinals 10

// Broncos rout Cardinals, snap 4-game skid

Emmanuel Sanders threw and caught touchdown passes and Denver returned two interceptions for first-quarter touchdowns.


// Rob Gronkowski unfazed by seeing fewer passes thrown his way

The Patriots’ star tight end said he values wins a lot more than receptions.

// New NBC Sports Boston app features live streams of Celtics games

MyTeams by NBC Sports launched on Tuesday and includes stories, video clips, and podcasts.


// Real Salt Lake routs Revolution

Real Salt Lake scored three early goals to keep New England winless in their last seven meetings in Utah.

People line-up to purchase legal cannabis in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Bruins notebook

Marijuana issue is in the air as Bruins hit Canada

The players and coach weighed in as cannabis officially became legalized nationally.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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Read his recent “On Second Thought” columns and more features from the longtime Globe writer.