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Everything you need to know about Game 1

Two of the great lefties of our era face off at Fenway in the opener of the 2018 Fall Classic. Which ace will deal a victory?

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Ultimate World Series viewer's guide for Red Sox-Dodgers

We look at what's on the line for Boston and L.A., whether Clayton Kershaw can get a title and what matchups could make the difference.

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Preview and predictions

2018 World Series

World Series expert picks: Will Red Sox or Dodgers win it all?

Can the Dodgers win their first title in 30 years? Or will the Red Sox bring another championship to Boston? Our experts make their series picks.

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What it means for the Dodgers to get all the way back to the World Series

Returning to the World Series meant the Dodgers had to triumph over an extra challenge: the hangover from coming up empty the year before.

Machado looks ahead to Fenway Park return


How they match up

Red Sox vs. Dodgers

Olney: Machado vs. The Haters and 9 other matchups we can't wait to see

Chris Sale vs. His Stomach. L.A.'s outfielders vs. Fenway Park. Here's some of what makes this Red Sox vs. Dodgers World Series so special.

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Ranking all 50 players in the World Series

Legend. Rental. Wunderkind. Moneybags. Here's what you need to know about each of the Red Sox and Dodgers players in this year's Fall Classic.

October losses

What's next for Astros, Brewers after their LCS losses

Will the Astros swing a deal for a huge upgrade behind the plate? Can the Brewers shore up their rotation? We look at decisions each team faces this winter.

The unlucky legacy of the 2018 Houston Astros

The defending champs were a dominant team that got smoked by Boston in the ALCS. But they didn't actually get outhit or outpitched.

Dodgers celebrate

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.


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.


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.


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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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.