Sale back with Red Sox, tells Cora he's 'good enough' to go

Annette Crawford
October 20, 2018

That's an Major League Baseball issue, ' Cora said.

Favorable close calls aside, the Red Sox are on the cusp of their first AL pennant since 2013 because of their offensive attack. Bradley was genuinely good in the second half (.827 OPS, 25 extra-base hits in 193 at-bats).

That plan was not cemented until the conclusion of Game 4, during which Price warmed up for an extended period late in the game.

The Red Sox had been warned before their series-opening game to look out for the man, the AP was told by the people. More drama yet to come. Hinch said last year's MVP Altuve could be Houston's designated hitter in Game 3 because he's still struggling with a knee he bruised in the ALDS.

"Dallas has had to handle success when the league has tried to adjust to him", Hinch said. "Changed that whole inning". However, after recording two quick outs in the sixth, James surrendered a double to Christian Vazquez before Bradley pounced on James' off-speed offering. News also has come in that Chris Sale will not pitch game 5, how will thie affect the Red Sox going forward with a 2-1 series lead in the balance? "What he's done in the second part of the season and what he's done tonight and in this series, it's incredible. And then we'll go from there", Cora said.

Houston cut the margin to two on an RBI groundout by Altuve in the eighth.

In the top of the 9th the Red Sox loaded the bases with two out when Betts smacked a line drive to the gap that was caught on a sensational backhanded diving catch by Josh Reddick.

Cora continued the argument and was ejected; he handed over his lineup card to bench coach Ron Roenicke and headed down the tunnel.

While it's yet to be proven if the Astros were doing anything illegal, the two incidents have raised further questions about the use of electronic equipment during games and whether Houston has been cheating.

Ultimately, the Astros clawed back from a 3-1 deficit via solo home runs from George Springer in the third inning and Tony Kemp in the fourth, both off Porcello.

A rusty Charlie Morton gave up three hits, three runs and two walks in just 2 1/3 innings. The 2018 postseason hasn't been kind to Kimbrel as he had given up runs in all three of his appearances.

Red Sox starter Rick Porcello allowed seven hits and four runs in four innings.

"After viewing all relevant angles, the Replay Official could not definitively determine that the spectator failed to reach out of the stands and over the playing field, clearly preventing the fielder from catching the ball". Umpire Joe West ruled spectator interference and called Altuve out.

"I don't remember what-all happened", said second baseman Brock Holt.

"It's probably the most excited I've ever been after making a catch", said Benintendi.

Like I said yesterday, this is more than us, it's about him and how he feels. "He's another Astros fan rooting for us. I think he was just trying to pump everybody up, that's all". Andrew Benintendi was 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs.

In the bottom of the second, the Astros officially scored their first run when Carlos Correa knocked home a run with a single. It's what was. And when the last out was recorded at 12:14 a.m. CT, it was the third straight ALCS victory for Boston and a season on the brink for the Astros. At that point, the game was tied at 2-2 and the crowd of 43,102 was ready to switch the momentum.

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