ALDS Astros vs. Red Sox Game 3 live stream


The Astros did Friday in Game 2 of the American League Division Series exactly what they would have hoped: They hit some more homers, beat up a number of Red Sox pitchers, got a solid start from Dallas Keuchel, turned it over the bullpen and went to the clubhouse with an 8-2 win and a 2-0 series lead.

In Games 1 and 2 of their AL Division Series against Boston, the Astros have proved why they were the AL's top offense throughout the regular season. They've played in one World Series in franchise history, losing in 2005 to the White Sox.

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As if the Red Sox needed another handicap in a series which they're already the underdog, they lost DH Eduardo Nuñez in the first inning when he appeared to aggravate a right-knee injury that had kept him off the field for most of September.

Buoyed by chants of "MVP" in each trip to the plate, the 5-foot-6 Altuve hit solo homers in the first and fifth innings off Sale. He has hit 24 home runs in each of the past two seasons. "That's why I signed here". All that Correa did on Friday was to go two-for-four, hitting a home run and a double, scoring twice and knocking in four of the Houston's eight runs. "We know getting on the board first is key to that, but we know that we have got to go out and execute".

"He had to pitch through a lot of mess", Hinch said. Nunez has been replaced on the ALDS roster by OF Chris Young and is ineligible to return for the ALCS should the Red Sox advance.

In Cleveland, the Indians beat NY 4-0 in their AL Division Series opener, with Yankees slugger Aaron Judge kept in check.

For his part, Farrell said Saturday he fully expects his Red Sox to play with a pulse after two pathetic performances.

"Obviously if he wasn't there, it was going over", Bradley said. Pomeranz surrendered four runs on five hits and one walk.

After Verlander and Sale meet in Game 1, it will be Houston lefty Dallas Keuchel, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award victor, meeting Boston's Drew Pomeranz on Friday.

A sweep looks likely the way Houston is hammering Boston, which doesn't look like a team that won 93 games this season. He entered the game having allowed two runs or fewer in 16 of his 21 starts during the regular season, including his previous seven outings.

"I told him the last time I've seen three home runs in a game was Pablo Sandoval and I gave up two of them, so I'm glad there's somebody new that's done it", winning pitcher Justin Verlander said. "It doesn't matter how it's done". "We'll come back tomorrow, clean slate and try to get it done". Ace Chris Sale got knocked around in Game 1. The total has gone over in five of the nine games. It was the bottom of the third, there was just one out and the bases were loaded.

Carson Smith faced three batters and walked two of them as the Astros took a 4-1 lead to end the third inning.

Altuve's three home runs on Thursday were the first postseason homers of his career. But the ball bounced out of his glove and landed in the bleachers for a three-run shot.