Astros fail to close out ALDS losing 10-3 in Boston


The Red Sox still have to win two more games, but at least now they have a pulse.

In a series where veteran leadership was lacking just as much as power, consistency, and quality pitching, the Boston Red Sox manage to come through and cut the Houston Astros series lead in half with a dominant 10-run home win.

The Houston Astros looked scary in building a 2-0 lead in their ALDS with both the arms and bats on the same page.

Next Game: The first pitch of Game 4 from Fenway Park is scheduled for 12:08 PM CDT Monday and can be seen on FS1. This was one of them. Game 3 was one of Ramirez's best performances of the season. According to ESPN Stats & Info, only two other Red Sox players have ever gone 4-for-4 in a playoff game. I don't know that we necessarily felt it right there. The Red Sox beat the Astros, 10-3, to stave off elimination at Fenway Park.

Even when Price reached 42 pitches after his third inning, the Boston bullpen remained quiet.

"We're going to be fine".

Astros manager A.J. Hinch was also not shy with his praise of the pitcher. "But this is playoff baseball". If they take game four, the pressure will go on Houston big-time. Houston right-hander Charlie Morton will start against reigning AL Cy Young Award victor Rick Porcello. NY capped a 1-0 victory around 11 p.m. EDT, setting up an afternoon game.

"The 5'6" Venezuelan has burned the Red Sox to this point.

"It was like a knockout punch if that ball goes out", Correa said.

Price, who became the first Red Sox pitcher with four-plus innings pitched in relief in a postseason game since Pedro Martinez 1999, has not allowed a run in 6 1/3 innings of relief work this postseason.

Fister allowed four hits, walked one and struck out one. Price, unlikely, and I would say that Chris Sale would be available as well. "He threw a good inning down in Houston".

Price entered the game in the fourth inning.

Astros reliever Francisco Liriano (0-1) gave up the go-ahead homer to Devers and took the loss. "It doesn't matter how it's done".

"We'll get to the ballpark tomorrow, get the weather forecast, meet with the umpires, we'll do the whole weather thing here".

Devers followed with a single to left for his third RBI.

That would have turned a three-run Astros lead into a six-run lead, and likely would have been the dagger in the series. Kelly was able to get out of the jam thanks to Mookie Betts saving a would-be home run from Reddick at the right-field wall.

"It was very unfortunate for myself and the team. And that seemed to be big momentum for those guys", Reddick said. With three hits in game 3, he raised his average to.727 in the series. If it's playing center field, I'll do it.

"Go out and do his job", Farrell said of Porcello.

Las Vegas oddsmakers have installed the #Houston Astros as a slight favorite in Monday's Game 4 at -120, with the over/under run total set at 10.5. They will be essential in the case that another starter fails to perform well or the Red Sox have a small lead late in game 4 or 5.

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