BOSTON -- Alfredo Aceves' appearance in Thursday night's Red Sox victory over the Orioles raised questions as to whether the veteran swingman would be able to start in place of the injured Jon Lester on Sunday.
On Friday afternoon, we got the answer: No, he won't.
Instead, the Sox will recall highly regarded right-hander Kyle Weiland from Pawtucket to make the start. Weiland is 8-6 with a 3.00 ERA for the PawSox, but is 6-2 with a 2.33 ERA in his last 10 starts.
More to come . . .
CLEVELAND -- David Ortiz is heading into retirement with some more hardware.
The Boston Red Sox slugger captured the Hank Aaron Award on Wednesday as the top hitter in the American League this season. Budding Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant was honored as the top hitter in the National League.
The award was presented before Game 2 of the World Series between the Cubs and Cleveland. It was determined through a combination of fan voting and a panel that includes Aaron and other Hall of Fame players.
The 40-year-old Ortiz hit .315 with 38 home runs, 127 RBIs and 48 doubles in the 20th and final season of his major league career. His 541 career home runs rank 17th all-time.
The 24-year-old Bryant hit .292 with 39 home runs and 102 RBIs while helping the Cubs cruise to the NL Central title and eventually a spot in the World Series. Shortly after being honored, Bryant singled in the first inning for his first Series hit.
The Chicago Cubs get men on base early and often to win their first World Series game since 1945, a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians
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