Sunday, October 8, 2017

Red Sox Stay Alive With Offensive Outburst, Win 10-3

Down 3-0 early, it was looking like a repeat of 2016's quick post-season exit. After Doug Fister exited in the second inning, Mookie Betts robbed ex-Sox Josh Reddick of a three-run blast—keeping the deficit at three. Then, after the Red Sox scratched out two runs to get close, Rafael 'Baby Ruth' Devers delivered a two-run HR to CF to give Boston the lead to stay. Then, David Price and the offense took over. Price—who may have forever changed his post-season narrative—tossed four scoreless innings. Boston kept the pressure on with a 6-run seventh—including a three-run HR by Jackie Bradley, Jr. in the eventual 10-3 win. Hanley Ramirez had an inspirational 4-hit game—driving in three runs. Amazingly, all 14 Boston runs in the series have been knocked in by the 6-9 hitters in the line-up. The Carmine Hose look to get the series back to Houston with another win tomorrow behind 2016 Cy Young winner Rick Porcello. (Getty Images)