Two of the most revered franchises in baseball will square off in the 2018 World Series http://www.twinsfanproshop.com/authentic-byron-buxton-jersey , as the Boston Red Sox take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.The Red Sox wrapped up the regular season with an MLB-leading 108 wins, while the Dodgers played their way into a sixth NL West title with a Game 163 win over the ColoradoRockies.It's been a long road for both teams, but they now stand just four wins away from a World Series title.Ahead you'll find a full preview of Game 1, complete with TV and streaming info.Game 1 InfoWhen:Tuesday,8:09 p.m. ETWhere:Fenway Park, BostonTV:FoxLive Stream:Fox Sports GoGame 1 PreviewChris SaleBillie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty ImagesThere haven't been many pitching matchups in Game 1 of the World Series that stack up to Clayton Kershaw squaring off against Chris Sale.The southpaws are two of the best pitchers of their generation, and both have been able to stake claim to the title of "best pitcher in baseball" in recent seasons.Kershaw has two excellent starts this postseason sandwiched around one less-than-stellar one:NLDS Game 2:W,8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 KNLCS Game 1:L, 3.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 KNLCS Game 5:W, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER Ervin Santana Jersey , 2 BB, 9 KThe 30-year-old has never pitched at Fenway Park before, so he was there on Sunday night getting in some bullpen work and presumably the lay of the land:MLB MLBNo days off for Kersh. 馃憖 CTSis5ut8bOnly four players on the Boston roster have faced Kershaw before:Eduardo Nunez:2-for-12, 2B, 3 KJ.D. Martinez:3-for-8, 2B, HR, BB, 2 KSteve Pearce:1-for-2, 2BIan Kinsler:1-for-2, BBOn the other side, Sale has not been his usual dominant self so far this October while battling a stomach issue.ALDS Game 1:W, 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 KALCS Game 1:ND, 4.0 IP, 1 H, 2 ER http://www.twinsfanproshop.com/authentic-miguel-sano-jersey , 4 BB, 5 KHe's had plenty of time to recover, though, with his last appearance coming on Oct. 13. The 29-year-old posted identical 2.11 ERAs at home and on the road this season, so pitching in front of the home fans will be just another day at the office.Likewise, just four players on the Dodgers roster have faced Sale in the past, and three of them were midseason pickups:Brian Dozier:12-for-47, 4 2B, 3 HR, 2 BB, 14 KManny Machado:6-for-19, 2 2B, HR, 3 BB, 5 KDavid Freese:2-for-5, BBYasmani Grandal:0-for-1Dozier has seen as much of Sale as anyone from when the two shared the AL Central, so expect him to be manning second base in Game 1.Picking up a victory in the opener with your ace on the mound can set the tone for the entire season, so while it's a best-of-seven, a win in Game 1 can go a long way.On Tuesday night, one team will come one win closer to the ultimate goal. All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference Jason Castro Jersey , unless otherwise noted. We're on the eve of the MLB trade deadline and the rumors are reaching a boiling point.We've seen so many trades go down already that it's hard to believe there could be more.But that's the thing with baseball鈥攖here's always more deals to be made, especially with a number of teams vying for a playoff spot.There are several players with rumors surrounding them, but we will look at three here that really stick out.Let's start with a veteran outfielder. Maybin a Stopgap for Yankees?With New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge out for a few weeks with a wrist injury, the Yankees could take to the trade market to help ease the burden.According to George A. King III of theNew York Post,one player that could make sense is Miami Marlins outfielder Cameron Maybin, who is reportedly available per a "person with knowledge of the Marlins' plan."Maybin is in the final year of his contract with the Marlins, so if they could get something in return for the 31-year-old outfielder, they'd likely be happy to.His statistics aren't anything overly impressive, with a .250/.338/.339 line with three home runs, but again, he'd be just to help until Judge gets back.Bringing in Maybin would allow for the Yankees to rotate Giancarlo Stanton at designated hitter, and they could use Maybin's ability in the field instead.What will it take for the Yankees to make this kind of move for an outfielder to use in the meantime?"They will have to establish the value," a Yankees scout said, per King.Padres Favorites for ArcherWith each passing day, the prospect of the Tampa Bay Rays dealing pitcher Chris Archer seems to grow.According to Jon Heyman ofFancred,the Rays had scouts on hand to see Yankees prospect Justus Sheffield pitch, but Heyman still thinks Padres are the favorite:Jon Heyman JonHeymanrays had two scouts watching top yankees lip prospect justus sheffield yesterday, adding intrigue to chris archer rumors (as Joelsherman1 mentioned). another scout said: quot;was just ok ... fighting fastball command.quot; padres still seen as current favorites for archer -- if he goesNo matter who is interested in him or who gets him, Archer has found the rumors unsettling, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.Archer has an ERA of 4.31 across 17 games started. He's having a down year http://www.twinsfanproshop.com/authentic-phil-hughes-jersey , but he's just 29 years old and is signed through the 2021 season with a team option heading into the 2021 season.The Padres would want Archer as they load up for the future with their slew of young talent coming up through the ranks.Being the subject of rumors can be difficult for players.Archer did not hold back on his thoughts, either."I've got the baseball in my hand. And now my career is not in my hands. That's fine, that's the business part of it. But that's why it's unsettling," said Archer.Pirates Want GausmanAfter dealing Brad Brach to the Atlanta Braves, the Baltimore Orioles have dealt three of the four of their walk-year assets, including third basemen Manny Machado and pitcher Zach Britton.The last being outfielder Adam Jones, but it doesn't appear he'll be moving.However, the Orioles aren't done there it seems.According to Rob Biertempfel ofThe Athletic, the Orioles could look to trade their more controllable assets, such as pitcher Kevin Gausman, who the Pittsburgh Pirates are reportedly "chasing" after:Rob Biertempfel RobBiertempfelWith Brach deal done, #Orioles likely now will pivot to mulling offers for their controllable guys. If #Pirates continue to chase Gausman, perhaps theyll expand parameters to see if Mychal Givens can be part of a package.Adding Gausman would bring in another young pitcher with numerous years of team control.Fellow pitcher Ivan Nova has just one more year left on his deal, and Nick Kingham is still young, too.Gausman could be a solid addition to their rotation for the foreseeable future.Will the Pirates give up the assets for him, though? That's the biggest looming question.
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