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Red Sox hire Alex Cora as new manager

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox hired Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora to be their new manager on Sunday, turning to a player from their 2007 World Series championship roster to help the team out of its current playoff slump.

The Red Sox announced the hire on Sunday, a day after Cora's Astros eliminated the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series. With two days off before Houston opens the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston had a chance to hire Cora without running afoul of baseball's ban on major moves during the Series.

Cora replaces John Farrell, who led the Red Sox to the 2013 title and in the last two years claimed the first back-to-back AL East championships in franchise history. But Boston also finished last twice in Farrell's tenure, and the ballclub has won just one playoff game since winning it all in his first season.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Altuve.346
HR: G. Springer34
RBI: M. González90
SB: J. Altuve32
W: D. Keuchel14
ERA: J. Verlander3.82
Saves: K. Giles34
K: J. Verlander176
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
X-Houston 10161.623-
LA Angels 8082.49421
Seattle 7884.48123
Texas 7884.48123
Oakland 7587.46326
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .282 (1)
Runs: 896 (1)
Hits: 1581 (1)
Home Runs: 238 (2)
Stolen Bases: 98 (8)
OBP: .346 (1)
SLG: .478 (1)
Total Bases: 2681 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.12 (11)
Runs Allowed: 700 (9)
Saves: 45 (6)
Strikeouts: 1593 (2)
OpBA: .240 (6)
OBP: .313 (8)
SLG: .407 (9)
Run Support: 5.58 (1)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/1 D. Paulino Reinstated from Illegal Substance Suspension
10/1 D. Paulino Placed on 60-Day DL (Bone spurs, right elbow)
10/1 A. Reed Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
10/1 P. Tucker Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
9/20 M. Fiers Reinstated From League Suspension
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Injuries
Date Player Status
10/1 D. Paulino Bone spurs, right elbow (on 60-day DL)
9/13 J. Marisnick Fractured right thumb (day-to-day)
8/31 B. Rodgers Right elbow surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
8/30 E. Gattis off 10-day DL
8/30 Y. Gurriel Right knee soreness (day-to-day)
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