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Houston, TX - 10/19/2018 - (9th inning) Red Sox pitchers David Price and closer Craig Kimbrel embrace as the celebration begins. ALCS Game 5 Red Sox vs. Astros at Minute Maid Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 19Red Sox-Astros, LOID: 8.4.3514594970.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff


Red Sox are World Series bound

The Red Sox beat the Astros 4-1, punching a ticket to their fourth World Series in 15 years and a chance to add a championship to the winningest season in team history.

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// The NFL, brain damage, and Aaron Hernandez

Hernandez’s most lasting legacy in football may be one of his organs: His brain. Read the final episode in the series “Gladiator,” the Globe Spotlight report about Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

// Charlie Baker tried to reshape the state Republican party. Then Donald Trump happened

Even his mea culpa after Wednesday night’s debate was far from enthusiastic: Baker did not utter Geoff Diehl’s name in any of his responses.


// Warren’s DNA test was a long-term strategy based on 2020 politics

Those who are writing off the senator’s gambit might keep this in mind: Warren’s aim this week was not to show she had any claim to join a tribe.


// Is Regina Pizzeria really the best in the country?

TripAdvisor says so, but here’s why you should take that with a grain of powdered Parmesan.