Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Makes MLB History With This Record After Win Over Tampa Bay Rays

Published 10/12/2021, 5:03 AM EDT
Oct 11, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora (13) celebrates after their win over the Tampa Bay Rays in game four of the 2021 ALDS at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox won 6-5. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports


It was party time at Fenway Park last night as the Boston Red Sox clinched the ALDS series. They successfully paved their way to the ALCS, with fans bringing to light the commendable work of their manager, Alex Cora.

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In the ALDS series, Red Sox defeated the Tampa Rays by a 3-1 lead. Notably, they had a rough start, but since Game 2 of the series they astonishingly turned the tables, and Alex Cora deserves the credit for it.

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Alex Cora’s record

Earlier, the Boston Red Sox missed out on the playoffs by a whisker. Hence, they had to compete in the AL Wild Card match against the New York Yankees for a second shot at the playoffs. Remarkably, the Red Sox leveled up their game and clinched the wild card ticket.

In what was one of the best comebacks of the year, they have now triumphed over the Rays. Notably, the Rays had clinched the first game of the ALDS series, giving Red Sox a disappointing start by 5-0. However, the Red Sox made a strong comeback by clinching the next three games and booking their place in the ALCS.

Oct 11, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora (13) takes out starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (57) during the sixth inning of their game against the Tampa Bay Rays during game four of the 2021 ALDS at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Undoubtedly, their manager, Alex Cora, has played a significant role in this victory. Notably, Cora himself has added a few outstanding records to this resume with that win.

Alex has won all the four playoff series that he has guided as a manager, which also includes winning the 2018 World Series. Moreover, he remains undefeated in potential series-clinching games as a manager with an impressive record of 5-0, a feat no other manager has ever reached.

While players are the ones who perform, Alex is the one who made the right strategies. It was his decisions that had helped the Red Sox sail to the next level.

Journey of Alex Cora as a manager

Former baseball player, Alex started his journey as a coach in 2016. While he had his fair share of bumps on the road, albeit it has been rewarding. He first became the bench coach for the Houston Astros in 2016. In 2017, he joined the Boston Red Sox team and has been part of the team since then.

Oct 10, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Kyle Schwarber (18) celebrates with manager Alex Cora after hitting a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning in game three of the 2021 ALDS at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

With the Boston Red Sox at the peak of their performance, do you think they can win the World Series 2021 with Alex Cora?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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