Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. celebrates after hitting a two-run home run Wednesday night against the Houston Astros in Game 4 of t. Porcello is going to have to be flawless with his pitch locations in order to have a chance at shutting the Astros down and I think that Houston's going to break him early on in the game, enough to give them a victory and tie the series at 2-2.
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Bradley hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning, his latest huge swing for a Red Sox team that got knocked out of last year's playoffs by Houston in the Division Series. George Springer, who has had the leadoff spot for the better part of two seasons, was scheduled to bat second. In the bottom of the first, with a man on and a 2-0 deficit, hobbled Astros DH José Altuve lined a ball into the rightfield stands-almost.
The Post noted that "there was no indication of any suspicious activity during Game 3 ... but the Red Sox were careful to change their pitch-calling signs" throughout the night, something manager Alex Cora said is fairly standard.
The Astros mounted the beginnings of a comeback in the bottom half of the inning, when Bregman scored on an Altuve ground-out, and then nearly scripted a Cinderella walk-off in the ninth.
Houston cut the lead to two on an RBI groundout by Altuve in the eighth.
Red Sox starter Rick Porcello allowed seven hits and four runs in four innings. What if umpire Joe West and the mandarins at TBS hadn't assumed that Mookie Betts would have made a miraculous catch to rob Jose Altuve of a home run in the first?
This Topic is Missing Your Voice.. That call was upheld following a replay review despite the appearance that Betts reached into the stands to make his attempt. "That's why I called spectator interference". Both benches emptied after Machado clipped the back leg of Milwaukee first baseman Jesus Aguilar while running out a groundout in Game 4. "He's a player that has a history of those types of incidents", Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich said about Machado. "I was pretty sure".
Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch speaks during a news conference on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.
"It's probably the most excited I've ever been after making a catch", said Benintendi. "We were not playing offense", Jeff Luhnow, the Astros' president of baseball operations, said on Wednesday. I mean, it's happening right now during a really important series and I just think it's bigger than us, bigger than any team.
Benintendi's second double came in the fifth and he scored on a two-out single by Bogaerts to tie it at 4. He sent a hit toward the right field corner, but was thrown out by Betts trying to stretch it into a double.
Correa's run-scoring single made it 5-4 in the bottom of the inning.