Mike Axisa

CBS Sports Writer /

MLB playoffs: The Red Sox continue to rely on their starters as setup men this postseason -- here's why

For the third time in six postseason games, the Red Sox used a starter as a setup man Sunday

Red Sox vs. Astros ALCS Game 2 lineups: Rafael Devers in at third base for Boston

Eduardo Nunez had started four of the team's first five postseason games

MLB playoffs 2018: Red Sox need to bet on Rafael Devers' bat following Eduardo Nunez's defensive miscues in Game 1

Nunez made two misplays in Game 1 and doesn't have the same offensive potential as Devers

MLB playoffs: Red Sox have never needed David Price more than they need him in ALCS Game 2

David Price stands between the Astros and a 2-0 series lead

MLB playoffs 2018: Astros' Alex Bregman is quickly becoming a new October superstar

Bregman has a .737 on-base percentage this postseason

ALCS Game 1: Achy back and all, Carlos Correa comes through big for Astros vs. Red Sox

Correa's big game helped the Astros take a 1-0 lead in the ALCS

Red Sox vs. Astros ALCS: Shaky Chris Sale bends but never really breaks in Game 1

Given how he was throwing, Sale did well to limit the Astros to two runs in four innings

Red Sox vs. Astros ALCS Game 1 lineups: Brock Holt starts after hitting for cycle in ALDS

Also, Mitch Moreland remains out of the lineup for the BoSox

Red Sox vs. Astros ALCS: Why Boston may be uniquely qualified to handle Houston's pitching staff

The Astros love to elevate the fastball, and no team in baseball handled high heat better than the Red Sox this year

Dodgers vs. Brewers: Live stream, watch Game 2 online, TV channel, prediction, pick, odds

Game 1 of the NLCS was a nail-biter. Will we have more of the same in Game 2?

NLCS Game 1: Brewers reliever Brandon Woodruff stuns Dodgers with home run against Clayton Kershaw

Woodruff is the first left-handed hitting pitcher to go deep against a lefty pitcher in postseason history

Four important questions Yankees must answer during offseason after bowing out in ALDS

Ownership's willingness to approve a free agent spending spree is the big question heading into the winter

Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com, and YESNetwork.com. Mike is a native New Yorker.

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