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Evidence bears out Cora's trust in Price for G2

BOSTON -- Red Sox manager Alex Cora could have looked at David Price's history in the postseason as a starter (0-9, 6.03 ERA) and turned in another direction for Sunday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Astros at Fenway Park.

After all, both Nathan Eovaldi and Rick Porcello were magnificent in their AL Division Series starts against the Yankees and would have been rested enough by Sunday.

But all year, Cora has maintained sound perspective on all decisions, to the point that the Red Sox won a franchise-record 108 games during the regular season and took out the Yankees in four games to open the playoffs.