Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora watches batting practice before Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series against the New York Yankees, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Cora sticking with David Price for Game 2 of ALCS vs Astros

October 10, 2018 - 2:20 pm

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora says David Price will start Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against Houston despite an unprecedented history of playoff struggles.

Speaking on MLB Network radio on Wednesday, a day after the Red Sox eliminated the Yankees from the divisional round, Cora said he plans to use Chris Sale in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series. The first-year manager said Price is still in line to start Game 2.

Price started and lost the only Red Sox defeat in the first round, getting just five outs against the Yankees. In his career, he is 0-9 in 10 postseason starts. Price's teams have lost all 10 of his starts, the longest such skid for a pitcher in postseason history.

Nathan Eovaldi and 2016 Cy Young winner Rick Porcello are expected to start Games 3 and 4.


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