After Gonzales hit a solo home run in the seventh, the Astros put a run on board for Josh Reddick. "And tomorrow we can turn the page and move on to the World Series with David Price". That was a real thing, until Price went out and dominated the Houston Astros in the clinching game of the American League Championship Series on Thursday night.
"They beat us. We ran out of wins", Astros manager AJ Hinch said.
Whether it's because he drove the Astros' lineup all season, or because he drove their media coverage, or because he was never afraid to say what the rest of his team was thinking, Bregman was conspicuous in the disappearance of Houston's offense over the series' final three games, during which the Astros scored just nine runs. Based on the camera angle, it was about to be 4-3 and Reddick just crushed an upper deck homer.
"That was very, very special, absolutely", Price said after the game. The Astros were unable to do any damage against Red Sox pitching. "So it's just something that kind of stuck with me". Before Game 5, Price was 0-9 with a 6.16 ERA in 11 postseason starts.
Kimbrel, the Sox' closer, notched a save in each of his five outings this postseason, but the typically reliable All-Star didn't look like his regular-season self.
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After the bad call in game four that robbed Altuve and the Astros of a two-run home run, fans didn't take any chances in game five.
The umpires ruled it a home run for Jeter, tying Game 1. They posed for a team picture on the mound a couple of minutes later as members of Houston's pitching staff slowly walked by, glancing at the revelry on their way back from the bullpen.
Once a long shot to make the roster out of spring training, Brasier is now the most trusted reliever for a team heading to the World Series. But despite their "inferior" regular season record, Houston remains the World Series favorite and is an absolute buzzsaw right now.
All of the game's scoring came off home runs, with J.D. Martinez opening the scoring with a home run in the third, followed by Rafael Devers three-run homer in the sixth inning. They lose Game 2, then three straight in Houston to a better, buzzsaw Astros team. And then they started getting more outs. But he did plenty of damage with a grand slam, two-run homer and a three-run double. Regardless of who entered the game in the late innings - Joe Kelly, Ryan Brasier, Matt Barnes, Brandon Workman - no lead was safe.
Although Boston outfielder Mookie Betts did not come down with the ball, he was close to catching it and possibly would have had a fan not interfered with his glove.