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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018
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Red Sox finish off Astros, head to World Series
By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer
HOUSTON — David
Price put his postseason woes
behind him, pitching the
Boston Red Sox back into
another World Series with a
4-1 victory over the defend-
ing champion Houston Astros
on Thursday night.
Rafael Devers hit a three-
run homer as the Red Sox
stunned Justin Verlander and
the Astros in Game 5 of the
AL Championship Series
to win the best-of-seven set
4-1, a perfect 43rd birthday
present for rookie manager
Alex Cora. After dropping
the opener at home, Boston
took four straight — includ-
ing three in a row at Minute
Maid Park to improve to 5-0
on the road in these playoffs.
Mookie Betts, Jackie
Bradley Jr. and the 108-win
Red Sox will try to bring
Boston its fourth crown in
15 years when they open the
World Series on Tuesday
night at Fenway Park against
the Los Angeles Dodgers or
Milwaukee Brewers. The
Red Sox were last in the
World Series when they won
it all in 2013.
“We got four more wins.
That was very, very spe-
cial, absolutely. But we want
ALCS: Game 5
Boston wins series, 4-1
more,” Price said.
Los Angeles has a 3-2 lead
in the NLCS going into Game
6 on Friday night at Miller
Left fielder Andrew Ben-
intendi caught a long fly for
the last out — not nearly as
dramatic as his game-sav-
ing diving grab the previous
night. Even so, it set off an
enthusiastic celebration for
the Red Sox, who gathered to
pose for pictures in the mid-
dle of the diamond.
Despite leading the majors
in wins during the regular sea-
son, the Red Sox were under-
dogs against a Houston team
that defeated the Dodgers in
last year’s World Series and
romped past Cleveland in the
Division Series this month.
No team has repeated
as World Series champs
since the New York Yan-
kees won three straight from
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
The Boston Red Sox celebrate after winning Game 5 of
the American League Championship Series against the
Houston Astros on Thursday in Houston.
By ANNIE FOWLER
A slow start by Hermiston paid dividends for
Kamiakin in their Mid-Columbia Conference vol-
leyball match Thursday night.
The Braves cruised to a 25-13 win in the first
set, but had to hold off the host Bulldogs down the
stretch to finish off the sweep 25-21, 25-19.
“We struggle with starting out dialed in,”
Hermiston coach Amy Dyck said. “Unfortunately,
it takes a lot of momentum to get our focus out
there. When we take care of business on our side,
we are right there.”
The loss gives the Bulldogs (4-8 MCC) the No.
3 seed from the MCC for the regional tournament
that begins Nov. 1. The Bulldogs will play North
Central at 5 p.m. at Southridge High School. The
Suns will play the winner of the match.
Kamiakin (6-6) will be the No. 2 seed and will
play Shadle Park at Mount Spokane.
Kamiakin’s Delaney Frame controlled the play
at the net Thursday night, pounding down 12 kills.
Autumn Zilar added seven kills and Aspen Harri-
“We are getting there,” Kamiakin coach Mor-
gan Schauble said. “We still have goals to accom-
plish. We are young, but we don’t use that as an
The Braves jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the
first set, then went on to take leads of 14-4 and
18-8 as Hermiston could not establish a rhythm to
its offense. Kamiakin had just four unforced errors
in the set, with two being missed serves.
“When we play against teams with sound vol-
leyball players, you have to be dialed in because
they aren’t going to make mistakes,” Dyck said.
“You have to play clean.”
In the second set, the Bulldogs found them-
selves down 19-9 before rallying to pull within
24-21. Service runs by Halee Stubbs and Scout
Reagan helped pull Hermiston back into the
match, but they still fell short in the end.
The Bulldogs kept the third set close, getting
kills by Kendall Dowdy and Avery Treadwell,
along with a key block from Sophia Streeter to
make it 10-7.
An ace serve by Dowdy made it 10-8, and the
Bulldogs later pulled within 13-11. A string of
points at the service line by Reagan had Hermiston
within 20-18, forcing Kamiakin to call a timeout.
A Kamiakin kill forced sideout, and three
points by Makenna Morgan gave the Braves a
24-18 lead. Frame laid down the final kill to com-
plete the sweep.
“We had some long rallies,” Dyck said. “A
month ago, that wouldn’t have happened.”
Daisy Maddox led the Bulldogs with six kills,
while Dowdy added five kills, 11 assists and three
blocks. Stubbs chipped in with 21 digs, while Rea-
gan had 10 digs and Streeter three kills and three
Brooklyn Ford handed out 23 assists for Kami-
akin, which also got 13 digs from Graysen Banta.
AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer
Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, center, shoots between Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, and
center Jusuf Nurkic, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland on Thursday.
Blazers win opener
Trail Blazers spoil
James’ debut with
128-119 win over
By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer
ORTLAND — LeB-
ron James opened with
two thunderous dunks
and had 26 points and 12
rebounds in his first game
with the Los Angeles Lakers,
but the Portland Trail Blazers
prevailed 128-119 Thursday
night in the season opener for
Damian Lillard had 28
points and Nik Stauskas
came off the bench to score
24 for Portland, which won
its 18th straight home opener
to extend an NBA record.
It was the Blazers’ 16th
straight victory over the
The opening festivities
were tempered by the death
this week of Trail Blazers
owner Paul Allen. A “Rip
City” baseball cap rested in
Allen’s courtside seat with a
AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer
The seat for Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen, who passed
away on Oct. 15, had a rose and a hat placed on it.
The enigmatic co-founder
of Microsoft died Monday
in Seattle from complica-
tions of non-Hodgkin’s lym-
phoma. He was 65. There
was moment of silence
before the game and tributes
to Allen throughout the night.
On the court, the focus
was all on James. His mon-
ster dunks to start stunned the
Moda Center crowd while
Nike co-founder Phil Knight
looked on from courtside
James signed a four-year,
$153 million deal with the
Lakers as a free agent in
the offseason after winning
three NBA championship
rings and taking his teams —
Miami and Cleveland — to
the NBA Finals for each of
the last eight seasons.
The four-time league
MVP joined a revamped
group that includes veter-
ans Rajon Rondo, JaVale
McGee, Lance Stephenson
and Michael Beasley, as well
as a young core of Brandon
Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle
Kuzma, Josh Hart and rookie
While the Lakers made
big changes in the offseason,
the Trail Blazers returned all
five starters from a team that
finished third in the Western
Conference last season —
including the nucleus of Lil-
lard, CJ McCollum and Jusuf
James’ putback gave Los
Angeles an early 25-15 lead.
He played just under nine
minutes in the opening quar-
ter and led all scorers with 13
Portland closed the gap
and pulled in front 46-40 on
Stauskas’ 3-pointer. Staus-
kas, who signed with the
Blazers as a free agent this
past summer, led all Blazers
THIS DATE IN SPORTS
Stanford beats Arizona State 20-13
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — K.J. Costello
threw for 231 yards and a touchdown, and
Stanford remained in the thick of the Pac-
12 North Division race with a 20-13 win
over Arizona State on Thursday night.
Stanford (5-2, 3-1) needed a half to get
its offense fully rolling off a bye week,
held to a pair of field goals in the first half.
The Cardinal put together a pair of impres-
sive drives in the third quarter and had a
16-minute advantage in time of possession
to tie No. 14 Washington atop the Pac-12
Arizona State (3-4, 1-3) was held to a
field goal in the first half before Manny
Wilkins scrambled for a 10-yard touch-
down run in the fourth quarter to pull the
Sun Devils within 20-13.
Arizona State got the ball back at its own
16 -yard line with 2:20 left, but couldn’t
get off a final play from Stanford’s 20 after
a short gain.
Wilkins threw for 353 yards, but the Sun
Devils turned it over three times, including
one on a failed trick play, to lose for the
fourth time in five games.
AP Photo/Darryl Webb
Stanford’s Sean Barton intercepts a pass in-
tended for Arizona State’s Kyle Williams.
1940 — Alabama ends Tennes-
see’s defensive scoreless streak of
71 quarters, but still loses 27-12.
Tennessee hadn’t allowed a point
since Oct. 29, 1938, when it beat
1960 — After 13 years in Min-
neapolis, the Lakers opened their
inaugural season in Los Angeles
with a 140-123 loss at Cincinnati.
1985 — Robbie Bosco of
Brigham Young passes for 585
yards in a 45-23 victory over New
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