From Comcast SportsNetSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Gerry Davis will be the umpires' crew chief for the World Series and will work behind the plate in Wednesday night's opener between the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers.This will be the fifth World Series for Davis, a 29-year veteran who also worked the Series in 1996, 1999, 2004 and 2009 -- when he was crew chief. He has worked 111 postseason games, tying retired umpires Jerry Crawford and Bruce Froemming for the record.He will be joined by Dan Iassogna (first base for the opener), Fieldin Culbreth (second), Brian O'Nora (third), Brian Gorman (left) and Joe West (right), Major League Baseball said Tuesday.West is working his fifth World Series, Gorman his third and Culbreth his second. Iassogna and O'Nora are Series rookies.All six worked in the division series.
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SEATTLE - Chris Sale pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, top prospect Rafael Devers became the youngest Boston player to hit a home run in more than 50 years, and the Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Wednesday to salvage the final game of the series.
Barely 12 hours after the clubs wrapped up a five-hour, 13-inning marathon, the Red Sox got exactly what they needed from their ace to avoid being swept. The left-hander was masterful, striking out 11, the 14th time this season he had at least 10 strikeouts in a game. He allowed doubles to Jean Segura and Guillermo Heredia, and a broken-bat single to Ben Gamel, but none of the three to reach base via hit ever advanced.
Sale (13-4) has struck out at least nine batters in each of his 12 road starts this season, the longest streak dating to 1913.