Astros blow lead, lose to Red Sox


The Houston Astros will gave to wait one more day to clinch a win in the ALDS over the Red Sox.

Despite taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning after a two-run homer from Carlos Correa; despite knocking out Boston starter Doug Fister early in the game, the Astros fell apart and lost to the Sox at Fenway 10-3.

The Red Sox took a 4-3 lead in the fourth inning and then broke the game open by tacking on Sox runs in the 7th to cruise to a win in a game that the Astros were hoping would end in a sweep and a berth in the ALCS.

Astros starter Brad Peacock was knocked out of the game by the Red Sox in the third inning. Francisco Liriano came in and gave up the go ahead run.

Lance McCullers Jr. was solid in relief but got into trouble in the 7th inning. Neither Chris Devenski or Joe Musgrove could stop the damage from being done.

On the flip side, David Price, who signed a big free agent contract with Boston before the 2016 season, pitched four innings out of the bullpen and shut the Astros down completely.

The Astros will try to close the series out on Monday. Charlie Morton is expected to get the start for the Astros, who will keep Justin Verlander out of action until a possible Game Five. 


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