Correa slugs Astros to rout of Red Sox in Game 2

The Astros have now hit six home runs in the first two games of the series scoring seven of their 16 runs via the long ball.

Sale got rattled early as Alex Bregman and Altuve hit back-to-back homers in the first.

Nunez, who played in just one game since September 9 while dealing with an injury to the same knee, failed to make it to first base and was carried off the field by a Red Sox trainer and Boston manager John Farrell. Houston plated four runs in the frame to double its output, end the suspense, and seize control of the series.

Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and the high-powered Astros led the majors in runs, hits and batting average in the regular season.

In Game 1, of the ALDS series between the Red Sox and Astros, Houston's 5'6 second baseman Jose Altuve homered three times, propelling the team to an 8-2. After getting the nod thanks to a controversial decision by manager Terry Francona, Bauer flummoxed the Yankees with his curveball, firing 6 2/3 two-hit innings while striking out eight.

The possible AL MVP has carried his studly play over from the regular season, to say the least.

Cleveland got to Yankees starter Sonny Gray early, loading the bases and plating a run in the second, then knocking him from the game in the fourth.

Devenski returned and pitched the seventh, and Luke Gregerson the eighth, both scoreless. In the second, Bradley cut the deficit to 2-1 with an RBI sngle. He is 2-2 with a 3.69 ERA over 12 career games (seven starts) against Houston. The series will move to Boston for Game 3 on Sunday.

Tomorrow Drew Pomeranz will get the nod in a very pivotal game 2, having to go up against Dallas Keuchel.

Friday afternoon pretty well resembled Thursday afternoon in Houston's Minute Maid Park, with the Astros jumping out to a first-inning lead thanks to the longball before cruising with a blowout win. Truth be told, Red Sox stars Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia probably wouldn't object to that outcome, considering they're playing through painful left wrist and left knee injuries, respectively, that flared up at times during Game 2.

"We haven't done anything right", he said. Could this be the year Boston hoists another World Series trophy?

Heading into the series, many - myself included - thought David Price in relief could be a real X-factor for the Red Sox. "But these guys that are elite, these guys that are special, they find a way to settle in and be themselves". In three career appearances (two starts) against the Red Sox, Keuchel is 0-1 with a 9.88 ERA. Tanaka's lone Major League Baseball postseason start came in the 2015 Wild Card Game, where he went five innings and gave up two earned runs on four hits.

8, with the Game 3 of an American League Division Series.

"He was mixing his pitches well, he was using the corners extremely well", he said.

The last thing that I am going to talk about is the bullpen over the last couple of weeks. In the playoffs, there is no need for Rodriguez on the mound late in games, seeing as the Red Sox now have two strong multi-inning relievers in Joe Kelly and David Price.

  • Julie Sanders