POLL: Astros take one on the chin


The Astros stole home field advantage in the American League Championship Series by earning a split in Fenway Park over the weekend. But now it’s the Red Sox are two wins away from a trip to the World Series.

Boston pulled away late to beat the Astros 8-2 in Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park last night.

Steve Pearce snapped a 2-all tie with a solo homer in the sixth and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam in a five-run eighth for Boston.  Nathan Eovaldi pitched six innings of two-run ball for the win.  Joe Smith took the loss.  Marwin Gonzalez and Alex Bregman drove in runs for the 'Stros. 

Boston leads the best-of-seven series 2-1.  Houston hosts Game Four on Wednesday. Bregman says they will put the loss in Game Three behind them.

“This team does a good job of worrying about the next pitch,” Bregman said, adding that looking back at losses is not the way this team operates.

Manager A.J. Hinch says if not for that fateful eight inning the game would have been a lot different.

“It’s a 3-2 ballgame until all hell broke loose in the eighth inning,” Hinch stated.

Charlie Morton gets the start tonight in Game Four. First pitch is after 7:30, and coverage on Sports Talk 790 starts at 5pm.


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