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2018 Schedule
103-59, 1st in AL West
Starting pitching will be the key for Game 3 (1:57)
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7hEddie Matz

Eovaldi, Cora shrug off Bregman Instagram video

A video posted to Alex Bregman's Instagram account, which showed the Astros hitting three straight home runs off Nathan Eovaldi, didn't draw much of a reaction from the Red Sox's ALCS Game 3 starter or manager Alex Cora.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora on Chris Sale's health: "He's out of the hospital. He'll be here with us tomorrow. Everything's fine. So we'll see how he feels physically, and then after that we'll decide what we're going to do. We need him to get here first and then see how he feels. It's more than the Red Sox; it's about the individual. So everything I heard, he should be fine and it's a matter of him to show up and we'll talk to him and see how he feels physically and go from there."

1:11

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Red Sox manager Alex Cora on Alex Bregman's Instagram post, which showed video from earlier this season when the Astros hit back-to-back-to-back homers off Boston's Game 3 starter Nathan Eovaldi. "It's always good that people talk about the game. If that's the reason they're talking about it, so be it.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

With the Red Sox going with a righty starter in Game 3 in Nathan Eovaldi, A.J. Hinch will get a couple more lefty bats in the lineup. Brian McCann will catch Dallas Keuchel once again and Tony Kemp will be in left field or at DH (Jose Altuve may DH to rest an ankle injury).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora on Chris Sale, who the Red Sox announced was admitted to the hospital due to a stomach illness: "I know they sent a memo or talked about it; actually I was walking into the batting cage and on the TV I saw the tweet by the organization. And he was feeling bad and he's at the hospital. From what I know, it's nothing serious, but obviously whenever you have to go to the hospital you gotta be, quote/unquote, worried. But he should be fine. Hopefully we get news in the upcoming hours and he'll join us in Houston."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

For the first time since the 2013 ALCS between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox, the ALCS is tied at one game apiece after two games.

Hinch believes Cole's performance got stronger throughout outing (0:44)
Red Sox bullpen was good enough in Game 2 (1:59)
Bradley says 'it feels good' to come up big in playoffs (1:12)
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Price, Red Sox bounce back, beat Astros 7-5, tie ALCS 1-1

David Price was good enough, the Red Sox bullpen was even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster on Sunday night to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros and tie the AL Championship...

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

It's never easy in postseason baseball. Alex Bregman nearly ties the game in the ninth inning with a home run off Craig Kimbrel, but Andrew Benintendi hauls in his towering fly ball while standing with his back at the Green Monster. The Red Sox hold on for the 7-5 victory and we head to Houston with the series locked up.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

After throwing 30 pitches in the third inning, Gerrit Cole finally settled into a groove and retired all six batters he faced in the fourth and fifth innings while throwing just 17 pitches. With 81 in the game, he might go one more inning, bridging the gap to Houston's top relievers if A.J. Hinch so desires -- Ryan Pressly, Lance McCullers Jr. and Roberto Osuna.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

David Price gets a nice hand from the Fenway faithful as he exits leaving 2 men on base with 2 outs in the 5th inning. Price will not win his first postseason game as a starter tonight.

Gonzalez sends it over Green Monster for 2-run homer (0:35)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Marwin González back out in the bottom of the 4th inning after a rough crash against the Green Monster in the 3rd. González was down for a while as he was checked by the Astros training staff.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Marwin Gonzalez crashes into the Green Monster in left-center trying to catch Steve Pearce's double that glances off his glove and off the wall. The trainer and manager A.J. Hinch took a long look as Gonzalez hit his back pretty hard. He looks a little woozy but stays in the game.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

And Marwin Gonzalez stuns the Fenway crowd, hitting a 3-2 fastball up in the zone over the Green Monster for a two-out, two-run homer. Price has now allowed 14 home runs in 62.2 innings as a starter in the postseason.

Springer goes the other way to score 2 (0:29)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora on his lineup changes, including Ian Kinsler, Rafael Devers and Christian Vázquez: "Ian is a good defender. He's been putting up good at-bats in the last two days in New York. Raphi, we know the upside. And everybody saw what happened last year in the playoff series against the Astros. There's always a chance of him getting a fastball and hitting it off the monster or getting a hanging breaking ball and hitting it out of the ballpark. He put good at-bats against Severino the last time in New York. So we went with him. Christian, he's been good offensively with that group down there -- the seventh, eighth, ninth hitter. We can be creative and put pressure on them get, guys running and put the ball in play and hopefully it's a first and third and set the table for Mookie, Andrew and J.D."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

It will be fascinating to see how David Price and the Boston relievers approach Alex Bregman tonight. He's batted 19 times in the postseason and reached base 14 times -- including seven walks and two hit-by-pitches. If he gets on four times again, it's probably bad news for the Red Sox.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.111st
Quality Starts1051st
WHIP1.101st
BAA.2171st
Runs7976th
Batting Average.2557th
On Base Percentage.3297th
Slugging Percentage.4258th