Relentless Red Sox grind their way into ALCS

Wednesday October 9th, 2013
Boston's pesky tablesetters, Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia, made life miserable for the Rays in the ALDS.

• The bunting this postseason has been atrocious. This is what happens when the sacrifice bunt is used at an all-time low rate, as happened this year. Then we get close games in October and managers embrace it -- though their players can't do it. Give credit to Oakland second baseman Eric Sogard, who dropped a seventh-inning bunt that set up a run yesterday. The A's put down just 21 sacrifice bunts during the season. Only the White Sox had fewer.

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