Fan Interference Call Riles Baseball Playoffs


After tweeting her frustration about the "bulls**t" call that cost the Astros a two run homer, the 26-year-old, who is married to Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, apparently received degrading replies from quite a few fans. Sale was hospitalized in Boston with a stomach issue after Game 1 but is here with the team and threw off of flat ground on Wednesday ... "Everyone in here will have a little bit of an edge to play with next year, a little bit of a chip on their shoulder, knowing that we believe we should have been back-to-back champions".

The Narrative never allowed for the possibility Price could outpitch Verlander so decisively, and it would have had a hard time foreseeing the Red Sox taking down the Astros so swiftly and surgically - with their bullpen doing much of the carving. Heading into Thursday's games, the Red Sox were 4-0 on the road these playoffs outscoring the Yankees and Red Sox by a com pined 36-12 away from Fenway Park.

Boston will advance to the World Series, where they'll face the National League series victor.

Boston Red Sox players celebrate on the field after defeating the Houston Astros in game five of the 2018 ALCS playoff baseball series at Minute Maid Park.

Altuve then launched a 2-1 pitch out to right field for what looked as if it would be a game-tying homer.

The answer would depend on how well Price pitched, and by the middle of the game, the Red Sox had it: This was a night to go for the kill.

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"It sucks", said Houston manager A.J. Hinch.

Although the Astros' 103 wins during the regular season were three more than New York's total, they finished with the second-best record in the majors behind the Red Sox, who won 108 games.

Then, Red Sox manager Alex Cora turned to his closer Craig Kimbrel for the final three outs.

Martinez reached the World Series by beating the team that released him during spring training four years ago.

You know The Narrative, right? "[He said Game 5] was a bad matchup - one of the greatest [Justin Verlander] against the worst and all that".

The ace right-hander had pitched 24 scoreless innings over his previous three starts with his team facing postseason elimination, and he came in 4-1 with a 1.21 ERA in five potential elimination games during his career. The Astros did not score in the inning.

Had the ball gotten past him, the Astros likely would have cleared the bases and won.