The Boston Red Sox had not lost in the World Series since Game Seven of the 1986 World Series, after sweeping in both 2004 and 2007.
John Farrell didn’t have much to announce at his Monday press conference at Fenway Park, but the Red Sox manager did announce his starter for Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday.
When facing the Detroit Tigers, hitters get the joy of facing an All-Star Game starter and likely Cy Young winner; a former MVP and Cy Young winner; and an ERA champion.
John Farrell changed his mind, and it changed the game — and the series.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run home run, Kelly Johnson added a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays ended the Oakland Athletics’ seven-game winning streak with a 10-4 victory Thursday.