But with the Red Sox already trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the first of Game 4, Bogaerts, who was moved down from the leadoff spot to the two-hole, slammed a solo homer to center to tie the game.
David Price pitched four scoreless innings of relief.
Houston outscored Boston 16-4 in Games 1 and 2, and arrived in Boston thinking about a sweep. He allowed base runners during each of the four innings but did not allowed the Astros to score and Boston added six runs during the sixth-inning to blow the game wide open. Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts made a home-run saving catch at the wall; Astros right fielder Josh Reddick knocked a ball over the tricky curving wall near the foul pole, giving Jackie Bradley Jr. a three-run home run.More news: Dianne Feinstein, oldest United States senator, announces reelection bid
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However, Houston did not add any more runs the entire game as Boston rallied to take a one-run lead and then routed the Astros with a 6-run seventh.
The win was a surprising turn of events for Price and for the Red Sox.
"We were in the post-season a year ago and unfortunately we couldn't do the job", added Ramirez, recalling that the Red Sox were swept in the first round last season.