Red Sox pull even with Astros in ALCS

Red Sox pull even with Astros in ALCS

On Sunday, Mookie Betts gave David Price the best gift he could have imagined: a night off from the narrative. The Red Sox, who have spent a lot of bullpen energy in the first two games, will have some decisions to make on who will start and how they will manage the pen going forward.

The acclaim was not a salute for a brilliant performance by Price, for it was not that at all. After being one-hit in a 1-0 loss to the Tigers in Game 1, the Sox were trailing 5-1 as they came to bat in the eighth inning of Game 2.

Price was fine. He wasn't Madison Bumgarner, but he gave the Sox a chance.

Price was not eligible for the victory because he did not last the five innings required by baseballs rules.

"We won. That's my first team win as a starter". "Thats my first team win as a starter".

So it was Sunday night in Boston, with the Sox down one game to none to the defending champion Houston Astros. Marwin Gonzalez homered for the Astros, who had won five straight postseason games dating to Game 7 of the 2017 Series.

For the Red Sox on Sunday, Price was effective enough.

"I was just saving all my postseason wins for the Red Sox", Price said at the time, reportedly punctuated with a grin. Ryan Brasier retired Yuli Gurriel with tying run on base to end a scoreless seventh, and Rick Porcello struck out two in a ideal eighth. His middling, 4⅔ -inning stint, which started poorly and ended tenuously, didn't gain him the first win in a postseason start in his career, but it put the Red Sox in position to win, which is more than he can usually say. He allowed two runs with four walks and a hit batter in four innings despite giving up just one hit. He then allowed a double to George Springer and a single to Jose Altuve, which cut the Astros deficit to two.

All four of those runs he allowed came with two outs.

Red Sox pull even with Astros in ALCS

Though a one-run game for much of the night, the Red Sox added insurance runs in the seventh and eighth to give some breathing room. Bregman only just missed getting all of a pitch from Kimbrel, as the ball he hit died in the shadow of the Green Monster to become the third and final out of the ninth.

Some excited Astros fans may have thought Bregman had gotten all of it, but he knew better.

Sunday's was a unusual game that featured nine runs and all sorts of drives launched off, over and beyond the classic green fences at Fenway in the first three innings, but not so much as another hit on either side until the bottom of the eighth. Matt Barnes replaced Price in the fifth, and got Gonzalez swinging to end the threat.

Price said he appreciated the standing ovation, and said his only concern was that the Red Sox win the game. That's what I'm about; I put myself aside. "This isnt about me". I understand the narratives. But this is bigger than David Price.

Clouds form over the grandstand before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on September 26, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. As Price left the field, the crowd rose to applaud the pitcher they booed off the mound in Game 2 of the Division Series, and he tapped the brim of his cap. A little bit of both. He retired the first two batters he faced, but Springer kept Houston's hopes alive with a two-out double.

The fastball stayed up in the zone, and Gonzalez crushed it.

Cole was of course outstanding during the regular season, but he wasn't entirely unfamiliar with first-inning fits and starts.

His winless streak as a postseason starter continues.

So who wins every playoff game? The jinx, perhaps, is starting to crumble. "It wasn't the line I dreamed up to have tonight". "But our offense, our defense, everybody rallied together".

Trump says he 'didn't really make fun' of Ford at rally
Trump told 60 Minutes Kavanaugh wouldn't have been confirmed otherwise. Lying under oath to the Congress is a classic impeachable offense.

Related News:

  • Rescued Thai boys speak to talk show star Ellen

    Rescued Thai boys speak to talk show star Ellen

    Amid excited smiles from the Thai team, Ibrahimovic high-fived all the players before complimenting them on their bravery. They said they realised how many days had passed because one of the boys had a watch which stated the time and date.
    Saudi Arabia told to investigate disappearance of missing journalist

    Saudi Arabia told to investigate disappearance of missing journalist

    Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is still missing, almost two weeks after he entered the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul. In recent days global business leaders have announced that they are pulling out of the kingdom's upcoming investment forum.
    Albert Wilson's game-tying 75-yarder in Miami Dolphins comeback win

    Albert Wilson's game-tying 75-yarder in Miami Dolphins comeback win

    Unlike their game against the Bucs, the Bears' offense wasn't quick to start, finishing the first half scoreless. In the photo gallery above, take a look at what we learned during the Dolphins' victory over the Bears.
  • Western Canadian crude prices continue to fall

    Western Canadian crude prices continue to fall

    As of Friday morning, nine platforms were still unoccupied, BSEE said in a daily update, down from 89 platforms on Wednesday. Iranian oil exports in September fell to 1.63 million bpd, down 800,000 bpd from recent 2Q18 peaks, the agency estimated.
    Four men killed in shooting at child's birthday party in Texas

    Four men killed in shooting at child's birthday party in Texas

    Brandley said police are on the hunt for two suspects believed to be connected to the shooting. Nathan Brandley, the spokesman for the Texas Department of Safety, told reporters.
    India thrash West Indies by 10 wickets in second Test

    India thrash West Indies by 10 wickets in second Test

    Holder, however, helped restrict India's first-innings lead as the hosts lost their last six wickets for 53 runs. Young Prithvi Shaw also jumped on to the stats bandwagon when he hit the winning runs off Devendra Bishoo.
  • Stormy Daniels loses libel lawsuit over Trump’s ‘con job’ tweet

    Stormy Daniels loses libel lawsuit over Trump’s ‘con job’ tweet

    Harder argued that Trump's statement ought to be considered protected speech, and that Daniels did not identify specific damages. James Otero issued the order Monday , allowing President Trump to seek money to cover attorneys' fees if he so chooses.
    The Real Photoshop Is Finally Coming to iPad Next Year

    The Real Photoshop Is Finally Coming to iPad Next Year

    Project Gemini is said to pair smoother raster and vector drawing with classic and dynamic Photoshop brushes. The company will also preview Gemini, a new drawing app that's slated to be available on the iPad in 2019.
    Bolt offered two-year deal by European club, says agent

    Bolt offered two-year deal by European club, says agent

    For the latest news, download our app at http://bit.ly/GetALoopJM for Android; and at http://bit.ly/GetiLoopJM for IoS. It's no secret that Usain Bolt has been trying to make it as a footballer since retiring from Athletics in 2017.
  • Turner homers as Dodgers beat Brewers 4-3 in NLCS Game 2

    Turner homers as Dodgers beat Brewers 4-3 in NLCS Game 2

    As long as we have outs left, we know we're in the game", Turner told Fox Sports postgame. "The errors affected the game". Braun's clutch swing closed the book on Kershaw , who was charged with five runs, four earned, and six hits.
    Sears, the Amazon of its day, files for bankruptcy

    Sears, the Amazon of its day, files for bankruptcy

    Since past year alone, Sears has closed more than 380 of its 894 stores, down from 2,200 stores in the USA and Canada in 2005. Lampert partially spun off the company from its parent in 2012 and was Sears Canada's biggest shareholder.
    Hurricane Michael: Dozens still missing on Florida coast

    Hurricane Michael: Dozens still missing on Florida coast

    The utility has brought in thousands of utility workers from around the country to help with the restoration effort. Bill Nelson said Tyndall Air Force Base on the Panhandle was heavily damaged, but he promised it would be rebuilt.


Most liked

49ers apologize for omitting Kaepernick from gallery celebrating history
As a part of the team website's lead-up to that game, they compiled dozens of photos from previous matchups against the Packers. Starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and running back Jerick McKinnon are both done for the year with knee injuries.

Love Eurovision? Literally Anyone Can Now Apply To Represent Australia
SBS has announced a new format to select Australia's representing artist and song for the Eurovision Song Contest. EUROVISION wannabes, listen up.

Real-Time Translation On Its Way To The Google Assistant Headphones
Google has not been very clear in their update when exactly the feature will start rolling out to individual headphones though. There is an in-line controller as well with a button in the middle to trigger Google Assistant .

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry are expecting, says Kensington Palace
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have kicked off their 16-day-tour of Australia and received a toy kangaroo for their unborn child. As for how far along the expectant royal is, she reportedly had her 12-week scan recently, putting her at the three month mark.

Saudis said ready to concede writer was slain in botched interrogation
Saudi Arabia dismissed threats of sanctions the following day and vowed the oil-rich kingdom would retaliate against such action. Britain, France and Germany have urged Saudi authorities to investigate the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi .

Russian Orthodox Church cuts all links with Constantinople
The Belarusian Orthodox Church, which is by far the biggest religious denomination in the nation of almost 10 million, is under the direct jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Kanye West wants to build hospitality school in Uganda
He then went into a long speech about different dimensions and universes that quickly went off the rails. "I did not", he said. Just days before his visit with Museveni, West met in the Oval Office with U.S.

'It's OK to be white' bill defeated in Australian Senate
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it is "regrettable" government senators voted in favour of a motion declaring "it's OK to be white".

Saudi Arabia show under fire from HBO host
WWE's relationship with Saudi Arabia was skewered in a segment on " Last Week Tonight " on Sunday. Watch Oliver's report on "the situation" above.

American student denied entry to Israel
Last year, Israel passed legislation barring entry for anyone who "knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel ". American Lara Alqasem, sits in a courtroom prior to a hearing at the district court in Tel Aviv, Israel , Oct. 11, 2018.

#MeToo: Film-maker Nishtha Jain accuses Vinod Dua of sexual harassment
Before I could settle down he began telling a lewd sexual joke in that soft voice, barely opening his mouth", wrote Jain. However, she lashed out at the filmmaker for dragging her name into the matter and said "it was in a awful taste".

Six dead as heavy storms hit southwestern France
The Aude river reached levels not seen in more than 100 years, the French agency responsible for monitoring, Vigicrues, said. Floodwaters were in some cases too powerful for emergency services to get through, even on boats, he said.

LEADING OFF: Red Sox seek to clean things up vs Astros
But Price ran into trouble again in the fifth, and Cora pulled the plug after a two-out walk to Tyler White on four pitches. The series will now shift back to Houston for the next three contests, beginning Tuesday with Game 3.

Khabib Nurmagomedov's father has predicted his punishment for UFC 229 brawl
Subscribe to my podcast In This Corner with Brian Campbell where I break down everything you need to know in the Octagon . McGregor and Nurmagomedov are now under investigation by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Patriots fans spray Tyreek Hill with beer after touchdown
Brady admitted after the game that the late Hill touchdown, the receiver's third of the second half, actually helped the Pats . Despite the lack of intimidation of the Patriots' stadium, Kelce did express a healthy respect for Brady after Sunday's game.