Alex Cora will not be on the bench to celebrate a potential win for the Red Sox in Game 1 of the American League Championship Seriesagainst Aaron Hicks Jersey his former team in the Astros.Boston’snew manager was ejected in the fifth inning when he argued a third-strike call on Andrew Benintendi with runners on second and thirdbasewith two outs.After the Red Sox’s 7-2 lo s, Cora addre sed the incident. »It’s kind of like embarra sing that it happens in the playoffs, » he said.Cora added « you can’t argue balls and strikes, » but said he felt the need to defend his player.The pitch, which was borderline on the outside corner to Benintendi, ended a scoring threat when the Red Soxhad already scored twice in the frame to tie the score at 2-2.This is the pitch that got Alex Cora ejected. Borderline in either direction, really. Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) October 14, 2018Cora was the Astros’ bench coach in 2017 when Houston wonthe World Series over the Dodgers.Ron Roenicke took over on the bench.