After Gonzales hit a solo home run in the seventh, the Astros put a run on board for Josh Reddick. This is not new for the Astros at Minute Maid Park with Verlander on the mound in 2018.
The team that hits better in the postseason wins. "The last three times they were AL champions, they went on to win the World Series (2004, 2007, 2013)". Bregman's misfortune captures one big reason why Houston's season is over.
Three innings later and Boston went deep on Verlander again.
Price delivered maybe the best biggest performance of his career, throwing six shutout innings, allowing just three hits and striking out a postseason career-high eight batters.
Verlander, who starred for Houston last postseason after being acquired on August 31, yielded seven hits and four runs in six innings for his second playoff loss with the Astros. It's the Red Sox's 14th pennant in franchise history.
West blew the call and it cost Houston dearly in a pivotal game, yet Major League Baseball continues to stick by its umpires. They couldn't even get traffic on the base paths.
Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts appeared to go into the stands to catch a fly ball off the bat of José Altuve.
Fenway Park will host the first two games of the World Series on Tuesday and Wednesday. "He's got so much trust and belief in us, and it's just insane to see how when the lineup changes so much, and we just continue to succeed". After Mitch Moreland led off with a double, and Ian Kinsler followed with a single, the 22-year-old Devers jumped on a first pitch from Verlander, a 98-mph fastball, and lifted it opposite field to left, where it snuck out for a three-run homer. The next pitch, Martinez drove deep into the Crawford Boxes. Picked by many to lose to the superior team, Boston emerged victorious and is now headed to the World Series.
Martinez should have been retired on a strikeout looking for the second out of the inning.
Any fan that catches a home run from an opponent is encouraged by others in attendance to throw it back on the field in a salty act of defiance. He was being goaded into tossing it back. So, props to the young man for holding onto that souvenir. Following his team's win over the Indianapolis Colts earlier this year, Belichick finished up his postgame press conference to with the Red Sox luck in their playoff series against the Yankees.