- Bullpen's stumble puts Astros in 2-1 ALCS hole
- Highlights from Red Sox' 8-2 ALCS Game 3 win over Astros
- ALCS Game 3: Red Sox at Astros lineups and notes
- Red Sox vs. Astros: ALCS Game 3 Time, TV Info, Live Stream and More
Bullpen's stumble puts Astros in 2-1 ALCS hole
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His unbelievable grab most likely saved two runs after Dallas Keuchel's back-to-back walks put runners at first and second. ALCS pic. Kemp's outstanding grab of Boston's Steve Pearce's fly ball left plenty of players in shock. Tony Kemp needed every inch of his 5'6" frame to make that leaping catch at the wall on Steve Pearce's fly. Saved two runs on the play. The amazed look on Justin Verlander's face in the dugout was fantastic. Steve Pearce pulls off his helmet in disbelief at 2B after Tony Kemp saves two runs with a leaping catch against the LF fence.
Two teams that have helped themselves in the National League playoff picture with impressive runs of late will take nearly identical records into a three-game showdown beginning Friday afternoon when the Washington Nationals visit the Chicago Cubs. The first 0 versus 0 matchup in MLB history. Four times as many 99s this young century as in the last. Why the weird digits? It's all part of a cultural shift in the sport. Two of baseball's most iconic franchises are looking not just to win a World Series but to cap a decade of success with an elusive title.
Highlights from Red Sox' 8-2 ALCS Game 3 win over Astros
ALCS Game 3: Red Sox at Astros lineups and notes
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Steve Pearce chimed in with a homer of his own. Boston takes a lead in the series. ALCS pic. Another one for the IG story. Welcome to The Steve Pearce Experience. DoDamage pic.
Houston rode a strong outing from Justin Verlander to a victory in Game 1, while Boston's bats came alive in their win in Game 2. Although each team scored seven runs in their respective victories, neither side is hitting the ball well, which is something both franchises will hope to change as the series shifts venues to Minute Maid Park. The Red Sox are expecting a similar performance out of the year-old in his second-career postseason start in order to take a series advantage on the road, similar to the one Milwaukee gained in the NLCS Monday. In order to hand his team the series lead, Eovaldi has to pitch much better than he did against the Astros in June, when he allowed back-to-back-to-back home runs to George Springer, Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve. Although the June 30 game between the Rays and Astros could serve as a sign of things to come Tuesday, it's worth noting that was the fifth start Eovaldi made after returning from an injury. In his final five starts with Tampa Bay, he gave up two runs or fewer in four of them, which spurred a trade to Boston. Throughout his time with the Red Sox, Eovaldi has proved he is more than capable of putting together quality starts, as he conceded zero earned runs in five starts for Boston.
Red Sox vs. Astros: ALCS Game 3 Time, TV Info, Live Stream and More
An offense which had been so potent at home in the postseason the last two years scuffled. And now the Astros find themselves two losses away from elimination. The Red Sox wrestled control of the American League Championship Series away from the defending champs, getting a tiebreaking homer from Steve Pearce in the sixth inning and a grand slam from Jackie Bradley Jr. In the history of best-of-seven series with the format, teams that win Game 3 on the road to grab a advantage have gone on to take the series 27 of 36 times 75 percent. Pearce, who played 21 games for the rebuilding Astros in before going on to play for every team in the AL East, clocked a pitch from Houston reliever Joe Smith in the sixth and sailed it high over the left-field wall for a one-out homer to break a tie.