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Three reasons the Red Sox will beat the Dodgers in the World Series

The Dodgers are loaded with talent and eager to avenge their 2017 World Series loss. But this Red Sox team? Well, it's truly something special.

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First look at Dodgers-Red Sox World Series: Rare showdown between baseball originals

Boston vs. L.A. might be a classic confrontation in basketball, but the 2018 title bout is an MLB first. How do the two clubs match up?

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Machado, Puig embrace their villain roles all the way to World Series

The Dodgers' sluggers fed off the boos they received in the NLCS, drawing fans' ire while ending Milwaukee's postseason hopes.

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Powered by Puig, Dodgers muscle their way back to the World Series

Game 7 slugging and a little bit of swagger gave the Dodgers the lead they needed to finally get past the Brewers and return to the Fall Classic.

Puig drenches reporter with water

Yasiel Puig douses ESPN Deportes Reporter Enrique Rojas with a water-filled garbage can, then grabs the mic to act as the interviewer.

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Dodgers go back-to-back

Roberts reflects on winning NLCS and facing his former team

Dave Roberts joins SportsCenter after the Dodgers Game 7 win and looks ahead to facing the Red Sox in the World Series.

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Dodgers head back to World Series after Game 7 win

The Dodgers advance to the World Series for the second year in a row after defeating the Brewers in Game 7 of the NLCS.

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Puig looks for continued success vs. Boston

After a successful NLDS and NLCS, Yasiel Puig looks to carry his momentum into the World Series against Boston.

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Bellinger calls making 2nd World Series 'pretty special'

Cody Bellinger reflects on his second straight trip to the World Series in only his second year in the majors.

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In the end, Dodgers' talent trumps Brewers' moves

Milwaukee took the series as far as it could get on smart tactics, but it couldn't dim L.A.'s star power in the NLCS.

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Did the Brewers' bullpen magic finally run out?

Eduardo Perez and John Farrell discuss the usage of the Brewers' bullpen and Jeremy Jeffress in Game 7.

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Breaking down bullpenning

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  • A brief history of bullpenning

    The weird thing the A's did Wednesday with wild-card game "opener" Liam Hendriks -- and what the Brewers plan to do Thursday -- actually isn't all that weird.