The World Champion Houston Astros were hoping for a sweep of the first two games of the American League Championship Series. They had to settle for a split at Fenway Park instead.
The Red Sox rallied for a 7-5 win over the Astros to even the American League Championship at one game apiece. Jackie Bradley Jr.'s three-run double put Boston ahead for good 5-4 in the third. Andrew Benintendi and Rafael Devers had RBI singles in the first as the Sox jumped out early. Matt Barnes got the win and Craig Kimbrel the save.
Gerrit Cole took the loss for Houston. Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and George Springer had two doubles and two RBI in the loss. Alex Bregman, despite the loss, says the Astros are right where they need to be.
“We came in and won a game. It’s going to be a fun series. We are looking forward to going back home,” Bregman stated.
Cole says that even though the Astros lost Game Two it could have been a lot worse.
“We’re in good shape. Fortunately I got deep enough into the game to where our bullpen wasn’t abused,” Cole said.
The Astros will have the day off today and host Game Three tomorrow afternoon at Minute Maid Park. Dallas Keuchel will start for the Astros. First pitch is after 4pm. Coverage starts at 2 o’clock on Sports Talk 790.