BOSTON -- Whether John Farrell is managing the Red Sox next week or next month, keep an eye on player accountability. Five years ago, Bobby Valentine was supposed to be the disciplinarian that stopped babying the clubhouse. Disaster followed, largely because Valentine was a terrible fit for this group, his approach extreme and dated. But this year’s team makes you wonder whether a distilled sense of Red Sox entitlement lingers. At Fenway Park, is the message from the veteran voices one that includes a sense of public accountability for not just the manager, but the players as well? In FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal’s piece on Farrell, Rosenthal noted “some players, but not all, believe that [Farrell]
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: A BIG FAN Red Sox ace Chris Sale can set a major league record by striking out at least 10 batters in his ninth straight game when he starts against Texas at Fenway Park. The lefty has already matched the mark of eight in a row, which he did in 2015 with the White Sox and Pedro Martinez accomplished with Boston in 1999. Sale has fanned 95 in 65 2/3 over nine starts in his first year with the Red Sox. TWIN WIN Minnesota goes for its first three-game sweep at Camden Yards since 1996 when emerging right-hander Jose Berrios pitches against Chris Tillman. The AL Central-leading Twins won the series opener 14-7, then turned to pitching as Ervin
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