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Nick Cafardo

Cafardo covers the Red Sox and Major League Baseball for the Sports section. He writes the Sunday baseball notes and has a Red Sox column. He also contributes to the NESN Red Sox pre-game show and has authored books on the Patriots and Atlanta Braves.

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Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

Was it really necessary to let Chris Sale pitch the 8th inning?

By , Globe Staff

With a 9-0 victory well in hand, the Red Sox shouldn’t have allowed their ace to strain into the eighth for his 300th strikeout.

NICK CAFARDO I ON BASEBALL

Working overtime is paying off for Red Sox

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But the question remains, will the 18 extra-inning games takes its toll in the playoffs?

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

This pen may write the fate of the Red Sox

By , Globe Staff

Craig Kimbrel. Addison Reed. David Price? The postseason hopes of John Farrell’s team could rest on the arms of its relievers.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Keeping Yankees at bay is extra special

By , Globe Staff

John Farrell watches the scoreboard all the time and knows exactly what’s at stake.