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2018 Schedule
108-54, 1st in AL East

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mitch Moreland on being hit by Roberto Osuna's 96mph fastball with the bases loaded in the 8th inning: "Coming through in that situation and getting the run across felt a lot better than the pitch. That was a good one."

Bregman: Eovaldi pitched well today (0:59)
Pearce commends Kemp's catch despite controversy (0:56)
Bradley knew grand slam was gone off the bat (1:11)
AP Photo/Elise Amendola
2h

MLB scrutinizes Astros for shooting in-game video

Major League Baseball is looking into an incident in which an Astros employee appearing to shoot video was removed from the photographer's pit adjacent to Houston's dugout in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox.

Cora impressed with Bradley's swing improvements (1:32)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora on Chris Sale: "So with Sale, this is what he said, ‘I'm good enough.' He didn't throw a bullpen today. He'll go out there tomorrow. And then we'll go from there."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Eduardo Núñez said that he rolled his ankle and Cora took him out of the game as a precaution. Said he was checked up and that he feels fine and will be available to play.

3h

Bradley's slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.

Bradley rips a grand slam (0:45)
Pearce smashes a solo HR (0:28)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

After throwing 26 pitches in the first inning, Nathan Eovaldi has used 66 pitches to get through the next five innings -- an average of 13.2 per inning. He's gone deep enough to allow Alex Cora to bridge the gap from his starter to his top tier of relievers.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here's what Nathan Eovaldi said about playing at Minute Maid Park, having grown up in Alvin, Texas: "It definitely is very special to me. You know, growing up we watched a lot of baseball games here, and then travel ball and stuff we got to play a couple times. It's real special to me."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

I wonder if that will be it for Dallas Keuchel. Joe Smith got up last inning, he gave up a couple hard outs in the fourth and he has no strikeouts in the game with the top of the Boston lineup -- all righties except for Andrew Benintendi -- coming up.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Tony Kemp used every inch of his 5-foot-6 frame to haul in Steve Pearce's towering fly ball as he leaped up against the wall in front of the Crawford Boxes in left field. Minute Maid isn't the great hitter's park everyone believes -- but you can definitely hit some cheap home runs to left field.

Martinez cranks RBI double (0:30)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Marwin Gonzalez has a big-boy at-bat, fighting back to dump a soft liner over second base to get the Astros on the board. They made Nathan Eovaldi work that inning: 26 pitches. If Eovaldi doesn't go deep, it will be interesting to see how Alex Cora maneuvers that Boston bullpen -- and whether Rick Porcello is a possibility if the Red Sox are leading.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Smoke, sparklers and an orange carpet. This is how Houston does pregame intros for the ALCS.

MLB in a bind with pitchers using pine tar (1:24)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora made a fun comparison of the Astros-Red Sox series to the FSU-Miami rivalry: "I compare the series to those Saturdays in the late '90s when FSU and Miami played, that there were a lot of first-rounders and a lot of swag and good athletes. The same here. You've got first-rounders, best international players, and all that stuff. So it's fun. It's fun."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Alex Cora on Chris Sale's status after being released from the hospital; scheduled to be at Minute Maid Park today: "He's on his way here. When he gets here we'll go to the training room and see how he feels. If you guys see him throwing during the game, don't panic. He's throwing a bullpen –if he has to throw a bullpen today. This is more about the individual than the Red Sox. If he can't throw a bullpen today, he won't throw it. We have to take care of him first. I haven't talked to him today, so I don't know how he feels, if he feels weak or whatever. If he throws a bullpen, it's not like we're trying to reinvent the game and bring him in today."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Rick Porcello said the team is obviously relieved that Chris Sale is back with the team after his hospital stay. "Now that we know he's OK, (the issue is) when the hell is he going to pitch?"

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A.J. Hinch on Marwin González playing second base today to give José Altuve (knee) rest – (Altuve is at DH). González was banged up after colliding with the Green Monster on Sunday night: "I don't have any concerns. I don't think he's going to be limited in any capacity. Almost in its entirety, I don't think anyone is 100 percent across the board on either team. But it's October. These guys will be fine."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Cora smiled as he said Rick Porcello is still the Game 4 starter — maybe a hint that there's a non-zero chance he could appear today, or maybe a sign there's no way he pitches. "You never know what could happen today," he said. "The game could go 25 innings."

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8761st
Batting Average.2681st
On Base Percentage.3391st
Slugging Percentage.4531st
Earned Run Average3.758th
Quality Starts85Tied-10th
WHIP1.259th
BAA.2378th