In postseason baseball, aces aren't just for starting anymore

Baltimore Sun
In postseason baseball, aces aren't just for starting anymore
In postseason baseball, aces aren't just for starting anymore

Chris Sale is all set to start Game 1 at Fenway Park. If the Boston Red Sox later need him for middle relief, he's ready. Or a setup spot, sure. "I mean, it's postseason baseball. You have to be prepared for anything," the All-Star lefty said. Especially when it comes to pitching, particularly after seeing the likes of Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer and other All-Star aces working in unusual roles during recent Octobers. Because as managers' moves this month have proved — some worked, some didn't — the winning strategy might be getting the best guy on the mound at the key moment, no matter when that comes. "That's what it is. You're using your team's talents the best way you

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