The Oklahoman

Cora meets former team again with Red Sox vs. Astros in ALCS


Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora was already counting on a rematch with his former team even before the Houston Astros advanced to their fifth straight AL Championsh­ip Series.

“He told me (Monday), ‘see you soon,’” Houston star Carlos Correa said. The Astros assured their place the next day, closing out the White Sox i Game 4 of the Division Series.

Now that this matchup is set and will begin Friday night, Cora, the Houston bench coach, will look to take down the Astros in the ALCS for the second time in four years after beating them to a World Series title in 2018.

“I’m enjoying the groove,” Cora said. “I think honestly, as a team, we’re clicking at the right time ... and it doesn’t matter how you get here, it just matters what you do from here on and we’re prepared for it.”

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