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Video: Jackie Bradley, Jr. makes terrific slide to turn an out into a run

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Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. was dead to rights when he was caught off of third base after Andrew Benintendi hit a ground ball right back to pitcher Jonathan Holder. Bradley did the smart thing, though, and committed to running home. Holder threw to third baseman Miguel Andujar, who had to make a running throw home. The throw was accurate, but was to catcher Austin Romine‘s arm-side, so he had to sweep a tag back across his body. That allowed an opening for Bradley to sneak a hand into home plate just before the tag was applied, turning what should have been the first out of the inning into a run. That cut the Yankees’ lead to 4-3.

The Red Sox ended up hanging an eight-spot in the bottom of the fourth, in part thanks to Bradley, so they lead the Yankees 10-5 in the fifth as of this writing.

Nationals, Astros lineups for World Series Game 1

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We’re less than four hours away from the first pitch of the 2019 World Series. We’ve known for a couple of days that it’d be all about Max Scherzer facing Gerrit Cole. As of a few moments ago we know the lineups each of those aces will face:

NATIONALS

1. Trea Turner (R) SS
2. Adam Eaton (L) RF
3. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
4. Juan Soto (L) LF
5. Howie Kendrick (R) DH
6. Asdrúbal Cabrera (S) 2B
7. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 1B
8. Kurt Suzuki (R) C
9. Víctor Robles (R) CF

As expected, Howie Kendrick gets the nod at DH, which takes Washington’s worst infield glove out of the equation while keeping his bat in play.

ASTROS

1. George Springer (R) CF
2. José Altuve (R) 2B
3. Michael Brantley (L) LF
4. Alex Bregman (R) 3B
5. Yuli Gurriel (R) 1B
6. Carlos Correa (R) SS
7. Yordan Álvarez (L) DH
8. Martín Maldonado (R) C
9. Josh Reddick (L) RF

We’re pretty much used to these guys at this point.