Price pitches Red Sox into World Series

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HOUSTON (AP) What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He's taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World Series.

David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 Thursday night in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series.

Next stop for the 108-win Red Sox is Fenway Park for the World Series opener Tuesday night against either the Los Angeles Dodgers or Milwaukee Brewers.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) LeBron James' debut for the Los Angeles Lakers opened with two thunderous dunks and closed with a loss.

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Broncos return 2 INTs for TDs, rip Cards

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Bradley Jr. totals 9 RBIs, wins ALCS MVP

HOUSTON (AP) Jackie Bradley Jr. had only three hits in the AL Championship Series. He certainly made them count.

Batting at the bottom of the order, Bradley homered twice and drove in nine runs to win Most Valuable Player honors as the Boston Red Sox powered their way past Houston and into the World Series. (MORE)

Red Sox P Sale ready to make next start

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Sale is set to make his next scheduled start for the Boston Red Sox. And now, he knows that will be in the World Series.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Thursday that Sale threw on flat ground again earlier in the day and was feeling better since a stomach illness led to him spending a night in the hospital. (MORE)

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