Published: Sat, October 20, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Red Sox beat Astros to reach World Series

Red Sox beat Astros to reach World Series

But on the next pitch, he crushed Verlander's hanging curveball, and it stayed fair down the left-field line to give the Sox a 1-0 lead. "They don't care what they have to do to win".

"This year's team is better than last year's team", third baseman Alex Bregman said. Instead he ends up accounting for the first run of the game. Lance McCullers Jr., a 10-game victor, said he was pitching through some stuff like others while focused on trying to win a World Series, and indicated without being specific that his injury might require surgery. Both the Astros and Red Sox were outstanding road teams during the season and that carried over into the playoffs. It's his fault for giving up four runs in this game. Clearly, home field advantage is overrated. The Red Sox were last in the World Series when they won it all in 2013. Bregman's misfortune captures one big reason why Houston's season is over. It was a huge chess move that backfired big time. Their only run came on a home run by Marwin Gonzalez in the seventh off Matt Barnes. Gotta do better than that, camera guy. But, he only won 16 games in a year he probably should have won more than 20, thanks to abysmal run support.

West blew the call and it cost Houston dearly in a pivotal game, yet Major League Baseball continues to stick by its umpires. That bullpen locked down another Red Sox victory, though not without some help from the rotation and not without a bit of drama. Once he got on base, the Red Sox would retire the hitters behind him.

Three innings later and Boston went deep on Verlander again.

Fenway Park will host the first two games of the World Series on Tuesday and Wednesday. But the manager said that David Price - brilliant in Thursday night's ALCS-clinching Game 5 against the Houston Astros - would "probably" start Game 2.

Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros couldn't soar into another World Series. Boston slugger J.D. Martinez homered and star outfielders Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi made running catches in the clincher. If they feel that way about us, we might as well push the envelope and keep doing a lot of things that are going to make them uncomfortable and you saw it. The next pitch, Martinez drove deep into the Crawford Boxes. Altuve's potential two-run homer was wiped out.

Price tossed six innings of three-hit, shutout ball with no walks and nine strikeouts in Game 5 Thursday. He was being goaded into tossing it back.

So Xavier let it be known that he wanted get off dad's lap. So, props to the young man for holding onto that souvenir.

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