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Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Alex Cora, Craig Kimbrel

Let’s take a little more time to soak in that ALDS win. Then its time to examine the starters for the ALCS, discuss Alex Cora’s excellent managerial work and wonder if the bullpen, specifically Craig Kimbrel, can right the ship.

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Chris Sale is going to start game one of the ALCS. No surprise there. David Price will start game two. There is a little more surprise there, at least if you listen to drive-time radio in Boston. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Remember when the Red Sox used to get bullied by the Yankees? Yeah. Me neither. (Steve Buckley; The Athletic) ($$)

The Sox wouldn’t mind if celebrating in New York became a habit. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

To get past the Yankees this time, they had to make big decisions and get big plays from their “big dogs.” (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic) ($$)

It wasn’t all that easy getting there, however. That ninth inning was a doozy. (Grant Brisbee; SB Nation)

Thanks to Alex Cora, the Red Sox had the management advantage in the ALDS. (Jack McCluskey; The Ringer)

Even though they advanced, the Red Sox had clear weaknesses, namely in the bullpen. Surprisingly, Craig Kimbrel was at the center of it. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe)