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Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Tanner Houck, Nathan Eovaldi

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Division Series - Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays - Game Two Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

The Red Sox were supposed to have Chris Sale back in the rotation as their ace in the hole for the second half and into this postseason. Instead, his status in coming back from Tommy John is leaving them in a conundrum. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Pedro Martinez had one of the greatest relief performances of all time in 1999, so when he praises Tanner Houck for his own great relief performance, you know it means something extra. (Conor Roche;

With the series all knotted up at one game apiece, the Red Sox get to turn to their ace and postseason hero Nathan Eovaldi, who is ready for this start. (Ian Browne;

John Tomase writes that Alex Cora is winning the managerial matchup against Kevin Cash. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

We’ve been talking for a few weeks now about how clutch Alex Verdugo has been this year, and it’s carrying over to the postseason. (Matt Vatour; Masslive)

Sean McAdam has some thoughts on where the Red Sox stand after three postseason games. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

Jen McCaffrey and Chad Jennings answer some questions about where they go from here. (Jen McCaffrey and Chad Jennings; The Athletic)