The Red Sox, who will get their first crack at eliminating the defending champions on Thursday, are trying to win their 14th AL pennant and fourth this century.
Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch speaks during a news conference on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.
Pitcher simply may get in some bullpen work during Game 3.
The Red Sox were caught stealing signs last season using a Fitbit product to communicate between a member of the organization in video replay room to the athletic trainer in the dugout.
"I think the competitive edges nowadays are so narrow", Hinch said. However, after recording two quick outs in the sixth, he surrendered a double to Christian Vazquez before Bradley pounced on James' off-speed offering. The Red Sox are hosting Games 6 and 7, so even if the Astros pulled off two-straight wins at home to take a 3-2 lead, it's going to be tough to beat a team that was 57-24 at home this regular-season. "What he's done in the second part of the season and what he's done tonight and in this series, it's wonderful. It's fantastic", Cora said about Bradley.
The Red Sox had a run of right-handed hitters stretching from J.D. Martinez in the third spot to Vazquez batting eighth.
Houston cut the lead to two on an RBI groundout by Altuve in the eighth. Right fielder Josh Reddick made a diving catch of Betts' liner with the bases loaded to end the top of the ninth.
But after an infield hit and a fielder's choice grounder for the second out, Rafael Devers singled. Bradley only has three hits in the series, but they've all been game-changers.
After being approached by security, the man left without incident but a second person attempted to replace him several innings later and was denied access to the field area, the AP was told. Kimbrel scuffled, allowing a run on two hits and three walks over two innings but held fast and sealed the 8-6 victory that gave Boston a commanding series lead. He didn't quite dominate the Astros like he did the Yankees in the ALDS, but he was very good, and clearly unbothered by any social media gamesmanship. The MLB rulebook is clear: If a player goes into the stands attempting to catch a ball, fan interference can not be called - unless a fan reached over the fence or clearly, intentionally obstructed the play.
"I'm aware of something going on, but I haven't been briefed", Hinch said. "I jumped and went over, reached my hand up, I felt like somebody was kind of pushing my glove out of the way or something".
"Depending on who's playing, with him hitting in front of Christian we can put pressure with a hit-and-run against a righty", Cora said. Umpire Joe West ruled spectator interference and called Altuve out.
'Somebody mentioned (it) to me right now. "That's all. He said I have nothing that can change it". "Actually, he's been great against lefties and righties and he's really been great at first base".
"That's the pitch I always get him out with", Osuna said.
Altuve was disappointed with the call but not mad at the fan.
It's a good thing that Nathan Eovaldi doesn't have Instagram. "He's another Astros fan rooting for us".
In the bottom of the second, the Astros officially scored their first run when Carlos Correa knocked home a run with a single.
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