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MLB postseason 2018: Three takeaways from Astros' Game 1 ALCS win over Red Sox

2 monthes ago   |   By Sporting News

The Astros got a quality start from Justin Verlander and three shutout innings from their bullpen to lock up Game 1 of the ALCS.
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Astros 7, Red Sox 2 I Houston leads series, 1-0: Astros Top Red Sox in an A.L.C.S. Game 1 That Is Far From a Grand Opening

Astros 7, Red Sox 2 I Houston leads series, 1-0: Astros Top Red Sox in an A.L.C.S. Game 1 That Is Far From a Grand Opening

2 monthes ago   |   By NY Times

A four-run ninth for Houston capped a night in which the teams with the top records played a sloppy game more fit for cellar dwellers.
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Sale, Cora make early exits for Red Sox in ALCS Game 1

2 monthes ago   |   By National Post

BOSTON - Red Sox ace Chris Sale and manager Alex Cora both made early exits in Boston's 7-2 loss to the Houston Astros in Game 1 of AL Championship Series on Saturday night.
Sale lasted just four innings, giving up two runs on one hit, four walks and a hit batter.
Cora wasn't far behind the lanky left-hander going back to the clubhouse. The rookie manager was ejected in the bottom of the fifth inning with the game tied 2-2 after arguing a called third strike on Andrew Benintendi that ended Boston's first rally of the game.
Sale opened the game with an eight-pitch walk to George Springer...
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Behind crafty JV, Astros break free late for G1 W

2 monthes ago   |   By MLB

Justin Verlander escaped a fifth-inning mess, then breezed through the bottom of the sixth after the Astros took a lead en route to a 7-2 win over the Red Sox on Saturday night in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park.
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Justin Verlander, Powerful Astros Offense Win Game 1 of ALCS vs. Red Sox

2 monthes ago   |   By Bleacher Report

The Houston Astros now hold home-field advantage in the ALCS. The Astros stole Game 1 on the road, dominating the Boston Red Sox 7-2 behind Justin Verlander 's six innings of two-run ball...
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Verlander cools off Red Sox 7-2 in Game 1 of ALCS

2 monthes ago   |   By National Post

BOSTON - Justin Verlander outlasted an uncharacteristically wild Chris Sale, overcoming control problems of his own to give Houston six innings of two-hit ball on Saturday night and lead the Astros over the Boston Red Sox 7-2 in the AL Championship Series opener.
On a 48-degree night that left both aces struggling to find the plate - and rookie Red Sox manager Alex Cora struggling to control his temper - Carlos Correa fisted a single into left field to break a sixth-inning tie and give the defending World Series champions their fifth straight post-season victory.
Josh Reddick hit a solo...
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