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Easy as 1-2-3 for the Astros in topping the Red Sox

Easy as 1-2-3 for the Astros in topping the Red Sox

The Indians lead that best-of-five series, 2-1, and they meet again in Game 4 at 7:08 p.m. Eastern on Monday.

Bogaerts got a 3-1 95 mph down the middle from Charlie Morton, and crushed it to the Red Sox bullpen for his first post-season home run. This year's team, wearing "Houston Strong" patches to support the city that was flooded in Hurricane Harvey, is hoping to finish the job.

In the second, the Red Sox loaded the bases with no outs - singles by Hanley Ramirez and Devers, and a walk to Christian Vazquez.

The Red Sox forced a Game 4 after losing the first two games in Houston, and then took a 3-2 lead in the fifth on Benintendi's homer.

Josh Reddick drove in the go-ahead run on a two-out single to left field in the eighth inning off Boston's Craig Kimbrel, who relieved starter-turned-reliever Chris Sale (0-2) in the eighth after Houston tied it. "Hinch said. "... I have my hands full preparing for the Red Sox.

The Houston Astros got clutch hits off both, scoring two runs in the eighth inning, and a needed insurance run in the ninth, to beat the Red Sox 5-4 Monday afternoon at Fenway Park, to win their American League Division Series, 3 games to 1. Anthony Rizzo had the game winning hit, breaking a 1-1 tie when he blooped a single in the eighth inning, and if you no longer see the Cubs as the lovable losers they were for more than a century after winning the World Series last year, your opinion won't change after hearing how Rizzo yelled "respect me" at the top of his lungs after the hit, apparently feeling slighted that Nats manager Dusty Baker elected to pitch to him with first base open and a man on second rather than face Wilson Contreras. "We wanted to redeem ourselves", McCullers said as beer and champagne sprayed around him and the Astros rampaged inside Fenway's cramped visitors' clubhouse. "We worked hard. came down to the wire, it was a close game. this one definitely sucks".

The 33-year-old righthander will be making his first postseason start since 2014, when he was a member of the Washington Nationals.

"This is what we show up to spring training for".

Boston's season is over, and fans will now spend the winter months wondering what-if. The reigning AL Cy Young winner, who led the AL with 22 wins last year and the majors with 17 losses in 2017, gave up two runs in three innings, walking three and striking out four while allowing five hits. A lot of people likely had the same reaction, but finding a fan that's so emblematic of a playoff loss is always entertaining. "Take a little time off, get back to the drawing board and make another run at it next year".

Meanwhile, the NY Yankees aren't ready to make plans for next season just yet.

Then there were some of the forgotten hitters in the Astros lineup. Cleveland leads its ALDS series against New York 2-1 with Game 4 scheduled for Tuesday night.

The game was played in an off-and-on drizzle, with the expected downpour holding off.

Devers or Benintendi could be the players that draw the most interest, but there's little reason to definitively believe that either of them couldn't eventually be part of a championship team. The manager ran out to come to the defense of Dustin Pedroia, who was arguing with Wegner.

The top of the Astros lineup hit.440/.509/.800 in the series.

The Houston Astros may not win the World Series this season. Yeah, they very well might be in the end.

The righthander hurler also went 5-0 in September with a 1.48 ERA, which was a nice step forward after recording a 4.50 ERA in August with a 3-2 record. We know we can do this and keep it rolling.

Boston squandered chances in the second and third inning.