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Astros' Valdez goes 8, beats Red Sox 9-1 for 3-2 ALCS lead

Oct. 20, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez lost his perfect game in the fifth inning and then bounced the next pitch off the batter's leg. Astros manager Dusty Baker headed for the mound. “It was surprising more than anything," Valdez said, noting that a visit...

Astros awaken for 7 in 9th, beat Boston 9-2 to tie ALCS 2-2

Oct. 20, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Six outs from falling behind 3-1 in the AL Championship Series and facing elimination in Game 5 in Boston — where the Red Sox had yet to lose this postseason — the Houston Astros offense awakened. After tying it in the eighth inning on Jose Altuve's...

Eovaldi just misses, Red Sox fall, Astros tie ALCS 2-all

Oct. 20, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Once again, in a key spot in October, the Boston Red Sox summoned Nathan Eovaldi from the bullpen in a tight game. And why not? Time and time again, win or lose, the do-everything right-hander had done the job for manager Alex Cora's club. ...

Grand game: Boston's 2 slams lead 9-5 ALCS win over Astros

Oct. 16, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers helped the Red Sox have a grand old time in Houston. Boston became the first team to slug two grand slams in a postseason game, with Martinez and Devers connecting in the first two innings of a 9-5 win over the Astros on...

Correa's time: Late HR helps Astros top Bosox in ALCS opener

Oct. 16, 2021 01:35 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa paused a few seconds at the plate and tapped the spot on his wrist where a watch would be. “It’s my time!” the Houston Astros star screamed. That it is. And if his time with the Astros runs out...

A capsule look at the Red Sox-Astros playoff series

Oct. 15, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 8:07 p.m. (Fox); Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, 4:20 p.m. (Fox and FS1);...

A capsule look at the Red Sox-Astros playoff series

Oct. 14, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 8:07 p.m. (Fox); Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, 4:20 p.m. (Fox and FS1);...

A capsule look at the Red Sox-Astros playoff series

Oct. 13, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 8:07 p.m. (Fox); Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, TBD (Fox or FS1); Game 3,...

Altuve, Astros going back to ALCS after routing White Sox

Oct. 12, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — It was Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman once again. The Houston Astros are going to the AL Championship Series for the fifth straight year. Their October-tested stars led the way. Altuve hit a three-run homer and scored...

Astros CF Meyers leaves ALDS Game 4 after crashing into wall

Oct. 12, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Houston Astros center fielder Jake Meyers left Game 4 of the AL Division Series against the Chicago White Sox after he crashed into the wall chasing a home run. The Astros said Meyers exited with discomfort in his left shoulder after he was hurt in the...