Published: Sun, October 14, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Red Sox vs. Astros score

Red Sox vs. Astros score

There's only one thing stopping the Boston Red Sox from returning to the World Series: the Houston Astros. Benintendi slammed down his helmet and bat down and jawed with plate umpire James Hoye before Red Sox coaches ran in to get between them. I know they play well on the road, but we'll be ready. "For me, I've always wanted to be in it".

The only game the Sox allowed inherited runners to score was in Game 1, when three of seven came home.

Verlander changed course the following season.

Count Verlander among those flummoxed by Price's well-documented October difficulties.

The Chicago Cubs have fired hitting coach Chili Davis after one season, according to several media reports, after the team's offensive production faltered in the second half of the season. The left-hander's 6.03 ERA as a starter includes just 1 2/3 innings against the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS.

He started that season with Detroit's Triple AAA team in Toledo, but after hitting 10 homers in 17 games, the Tigers purchased his contract and that was the end of his days in the minors. "He's OK. I think he slipped on that play, but then he was jumping up and down celebrating", Cora said. "Honestly, I hope the trend continues in the short term for now".

And so are the Red Sox, thanks to Cora. They started opposite each other in the opener, then both worked in relief during the middle innings of Game 4. "And that's kind of where I continued to grow until where I am today, really", Martinez said.

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"I think he just feeds off the crowd and he just feels more comfortable at home", Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts said. "He puts us in all the best positions to succeed and that's why he's getting the best out of everybody".

The Astros, who swept the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS, are seeking to become the first repeat World Series champions since the 2000 New York Yankees. Cora insisted that he had faith in Price, and he told the 2012 AL Cy Young victor as much after the Red Sox eliminated the Yankees in the previous round. "We have to wait for the workout".

By winning a club-record 108 games this season, the Red Sox ensured home-field advantage through the postseason.

Houston took advantage of another hit batter in the sixth - this one by reliever Joe Kelly - and Nunez dropping the ball for an error as he started to throw after fielding Gurriel's grounder. The quartet didn't allow an earned run in 9 2/3 innings, with Barnes and Brasier each working 1-2-3 frames in the clinching Game 4.

"He's encouraged me. I've encouraged him", Hinch said.

"Our guys know we can win and we can beat you in a lot of different ways". The last Red Sox player to reach all those figures in one season?

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