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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 

Rick Porcello entering for the Red Sox. Alex Cora used this strategy in Game 1 against the Yankees as Porcello got two outs and Craig Kimbrel the final four. After Kimbrel's very shaky ninth inning in Game 4, however, let's see if Cora still considers him a four-out closer tonight.

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.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

It's an old-school Fenway Park game with nine runs and 11 hits through three innings, including a couple of Green Monster doubles. With the Red Sox back in the lead, will be interesting now to see if Nathan Eovaldi or Rick Porcello come into play the next inning or two as a relief option.

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.