BASEBALL

Elizabeth Warren speaks at a town hall meeting in Holyoke on September 29, 2018.
Frederick J. Gore / The Republican / Masslive.com/photos

In an effort to prove her Native American heritage, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren this week released results of a DNA test. 

Boston's pitchers held the Houston Astros to just five hits, and Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers continued his surprising postseason with a three-run home run Thursday night as the Red Sox won the American League Championship Series.

Boston will advance to the World Series, where they'll face the National League series winner. The Los Angeles Dodgers lead the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 in that series, and can wrap it up in Game 6 on Friday (Fox Sports, 8:30 p.m. ET).

A conceptual rendering of a proposed ballpark in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Beyer Blinder Belle / City of Worcester

Architectural firms competing for a contract to design a minor league baseball stadium in Worcester will pitch their proposals to city officials this week.

Alex Cora doesn’t like his Fenway Park office.

Not because it’s awkwardly shoehorned between the Red Sox clubhouse and the players’ parking lot. Not because it’s barely big enough for a desk, a couple of file cabinets, couch, locker and mini-refrigerator that hums noisily. Not because all the other trappings remind the manager that he occupies one of the most pressure-packed jobs in the city. No, Cora explains, it’s much simpler than that.

In this photo from 2014, the Red Sox hosted the Yankees at Fenway Park.
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The Red Sox open the playoffs Friday at Fenway Park against the New York Yankees in the best-of-five game American League Division Series.

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