With the Houston Astros down 3-1 to the Boston Red Sox entering Thursday night, Houston felt good about their chances to extend the series with Justin Verlander pitching and David Price pitching for Boston. Chris Sale was supposed to start this game, but he didn’t because of an illness.
David Price (1-0) slayed his playoff demons as he pitched six strong innings and gave up three hits and struck out nine batters in a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros. The Boston Red Sox win the series 4-1 and they are off to the World Series for the first time since 2013.
J.D. Martinez hit a solo home run off of Justin Verlander in the third-inning for Boston. Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer off of Justin Verlander in the sixth-inning for the Red Sox.
Marwin Gonzales hit a solo home run for the Houston Astros off of Matt Barnes in the seventh-inning.
Justin Verlander (1-1) was the losing pitcher for the Houston Astros. He pitched six innings and gave up seven hits and four runs. Verlander walked two batters and struck out four.
Craig Kimbrel picked up his third save of the series for the Boston Red Sox. He pitched one inning and walked one batter and struck out two.
The Houston Astros season concludes. They won 103 games in the regular season, which is a franchise record. Houston will not repeat as champions and the 1998-2000 New York Yankees are the last team to repeat, but they actually three-peated. The Boston Red Sox will host the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Milwaukee Brewers for the World Series and it begins on Tuesday night.