The Texas Rangers advanced to World Series for the first time in franchise history Friday night, defeating the Yankees, 6-1 in Game 6 and capturing the best-of-seven American League Championship Series, 4-2. Colby Lewis pitched eight innings of three-hit, one-run baseball for the host Rangers, who were keyed by a four-run fifth inning.
Vladimir Guerrero delivered the big hit for Texas in the deciding frame, a two-run double that gave the Rangers the lead for good. Guerrero's two-out, two-run double came on the heels o an intentional walk delivered to ALCS MVP Josh Hamilton, who clubbed four home runs in the series, tying an LCS record.
The Rangers will await the winner of the Giants-Phillies series, which resumes with Game 6 on Saturday night and San Francisco leading, 3-to-2.
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Multiple reports suggest that the Blue Jays have offered Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell the job of Toronto manager, with the two sides trying to work out contract details to see if a fit is possible. Farrell has been the Boston pitching coach since 2007. Prior to that, he was the head of Player Development from 2001-06 for the Cleveland Indians.
While Farrell had a contract clause preventing him from interviewing for managerial vacancies in prior offseasons, that restriction was no longer in place.
One source familiar with the situation suggested that it would be a surprise at this point if Farrell didn't end up in the Toronto dugout. That being the case, assuming he does end up going to the Blue Jays, the Sox would be expected to look at both internal and external candidates to replace him as pitching coach.
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Prosecutors in San Diego tell the Associated Press that they won't charge former Patriots linebacker Junior Seau after his live-in girlfriend alleged she was assaulted. The San Diego County district attorney's office said Friday that it reached its decision after reviewing an investigation by police.
Seau, 41, was arrested early Monday on suspicion of domestic violence. Police said his 25-year-old girlfriend reported that she was assaulted during an argument. Seau quickly posted bail — however, shortly after that, his SUV plunged down a seaside cliff. Seau escaped serious injury.
The linebacker played for the Patriots from 2006 through 2009.
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Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale has been notified that he is out of the running for the managerial positional with the Blue Jays, according to multiple outlets. However, Boston could still lose a member of its' coaching staff, as pitching coach John Farrell is rumored to be the front-runner for the position. For more Red Sox information, check out weei.com/redsox.
MLB Network and NESN analyst Peter Gammons, in his weekly appearance on The Big Show, said that Blue Jays officials are expected to inform the Red Sox on Friday night about whether they want to hire Boston bench coach DeMarlo Hale or pitching coach John Farrell to be their manager. Both Hale and Farrell are finalists, and a recent report suggested that another candidate -- Sandy Alomar Jr. of the Indians -- had been notified that he's no longer being considered.
Gammons said that the Sox are "very worried" about the possibility that Farrell will depart, given the difficulty of replacing him as pitching coach. He said that there is no obvious replacement for Farrell should he leave.
"I think that decision is supposed to be made and they’re supposed to let the Red Sox know by tonight whether it’s going to be DeMarlo or John," said Gammons. "I think the Red Sox know that...
Marshall Faulk talks to the guys about his past accusations of Patriots cheating and previews the Pats v Seahawks.
Matt Light joins the show to talk about how to prepare during Super Bowl week and how the O-Line will be able to handle the Seattle defense.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discussing the Patriots getting back to their normal routine now that Media Day is in the past and they're no longer answering Deflategate questions.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
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The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Doyel knows the Patriots fixed the AFC title game and they now belong in the same sentence as the 1919 White Sox.
Tomase talks about being embedded with the Seahawks and the festivities at the WEEI dinner.
Funny man Frank Caliendo sits in with Gerry and Kirk from Arizona. He talks about his process and voices some of his greatest hits.
Former St Louis Rams running back Marshall Faulk joins the show to talk about past Patriot cheating scandals and previews the Pats v Seahawks.
Matt Light shares his experience from Super Bowl weeks in past and how the O-Line will be able to handle the Seattle defense.
Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterback join the show to discuss the future of his team, his friendship with the very attractive Jimmy Garappolo and how he feels about Johnny Manziel
We talk about four of our favorite Super Bowls (We only chose one Pats Super Bowl)
Dale and Michael talk to John Brenkus about the tests he did in relation to deflate gate and the conclusions he came to.
Rich Gannon tells the story of when he got drafted by the Patriots and gives his view of deflate gate.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
New York radio personality Joe Beningo sits down with D&C to discuss all the topics surrounding this year's big game.More from this show
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.More from this show
Florio talks about the latest surrounding the Patriots' handling of footballs. He also reveals that other NFL head coaches are running their own tests on footballs.More from this show
Tony Kornheiser joins Dennis and Callahan in Arizona to discuss his comment comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger.More from this show