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MLB trade rumors and news: Red Sox punch World Series ticket after knocking out Astros

Boston beats defending champs in 5 games and now awaits either Dodgers or Brewers.

MLB: ALCS-Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

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• The Red Sox are heading to the World Series after defeating the defending champion Astros, 4-1, in Game 5 to win the ALCS in five games.

• Despite having only three hits in the entire series, Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. was named MVP of the ALCS, and for good reason.

• The Red Sox will open the World Series at home on Oct. 23.

• We are tracking all of the managerial and executive openings around MLB.

• The Red Sox got a clutch defensive play from Andrew Benintendi in a fantastic back and forth game to take a 3-1 series lead in the American League Championship Series.