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2018 Schedule
103-59, 1st in AL West

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)
Hinch: 'The series can't end tomorrow' (0:34)
Hinch: 'I almost took Dallas out after 4' (0:48)
AP Photo/Elise Amendola
4h

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.

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.

5h

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.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

History isn't on the Astros' side. Teams that win the third game in a best-of-seven series after splitting the first two - like the Red Sox did on Tuesday with an 8-2 rout - go on to win 69 percent of the time. The defending champs are slated to send Charlie Morton, who's thrown just 58 pitches in the last month, to the hill in Game 4.

Bregman shows off his glove at third (0:31)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Roberto Osuna absolutely imploded in the top of the eighth. Houston's closer hit two batters and allowed three hits, including a grand slam by Jackie Bradley, Jr. The salami made it 8-2 Red Sox, and completely silenced the raucous Astros crowd - well, except for a smattering of boos that rained down on Osuna as he exited the game.

Bregman hits RBI double (0:38)

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.

Kemp makes leaping catch at the wall (0:45)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Bregman continues to roll. His chopper down the third base line goes under Rafael Devers' glove for an RBI double and ties the game in the fifth. Bregman's reached all three times today and now has a .741 OBP this postseason.

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.

Gonzalez drives in Astros first run (0:31)

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.

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.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Dallas Keuchel's first-inning blues continue. The Astros lefty, whose 26 first-inning runs allowed were second most in the AL, surrendered two runs on three hits in the opening frame of Game 3.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

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

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Marwin Gonzalez's versatility is extremely valuable -- it basically allows the roster to not carry a light-hitting backup infielder in the regular season -- and it comes into play tonight as he plays second base to allow Jose Altuve to DH and rest his ankle. He may even be a better defender than Altuve. "As far as turning the double play, range, his hands,his arm, we don't miss a beat with him in the infield," A.J. Hinch said.

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