BOSTON - Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora says David Price will start Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against Houston despite an unprecedented history of playoff struggles.
Speaking on MLB Network radio on Wednesday, a day after the Red Sox eliminated the Yankees from the divisional round, Cora said he plans to use Chris Sale in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series.
The first-year manager said Price is still in line to start Game 2.
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Price started and lost the only Red Sox defeat in the first round, getting just five outs against the Yankees. In his career, he is 0-9 in 10 postseason starts. Price's teams have lost all 10 of his starts, the longest such skid for a pitcher in postseason history.
Nathan Eovaldi and 2016 Cy Young winner Rick Porcello are expected to start Games 3 and 4.
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