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Alex Cora: Chris Sale to start World Series opener for Boston Red Sox, David Price likely for Game 2

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale warms up Wednesday during batting practice before Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros  in Houston. (Frank Franklin II / AP)
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale warms up Wednesday during batting practice before Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. (Frank Franklin II / AP)
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BOSTON – Boston ace Chris Sale will start Tuesday’s World Series opener and David Price probably will follow in Game 2, Boston manager Alex Cora said.

Cora tells WEEI radio he will meet with the team on Saturday to determine the rest of the rotation. Cora said Sale is ready to return after missing his scheduled start in Game 5 of the Championship Series because of a stomach issue that led to a hospital stay.

Sale and Price also started the first two games of both the A.L. Division Series and A.L. Championship Series. Cora has yet to decide for starters in Games 3 and 4.

Price pitched in Sale’s place in Game 5 against Houston and won for the first time as a postseason starter. He struck out nine and allowed three hits in six shutout innings during a 4-1 win.

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