video: Red Sox Avoid Elimination, Beat Astros 10-3 in Game 3

Monday, October 09, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Rafael Devers' home run gave Red Sox a 4-3 lead
The Boston Red Sox avoided elimination on Sunday, beating the Houston Astros 10-3 at Fenway Park in game three of the ALDS on Sunday.

Boston now trails the series 2-1 with game four set to take place on Monday.

Boston’s Offense Comes Alive

The Red Sox trailed the Astros 3-0 after the first inning, before their offense came alive.

Boston got one run back in the bottom of the second and then Hanley Ramirez hit an RBI single in the bottom of the third to score Mitch Moreland, cutting the Astros lead to 3-2.

One batter later, Rafael Devers hit a two-run home run to right field to give the Red Sox a 4-3 lead, their first lead of the series.

Boston would add to their lead in the bottom of the seventh when Ramirez hit a bases loaded double to center to give the Red Sox a 6-3 lead

Devers would then single to left to score Moreland before Jackie Bradley Jr. would cap off the scoring with a three-run home run to put the Red Sox up 10-3.

Price, Red Sox Bullpen Comes Through

Red Sox starter Doug Fister was pulled after giving up three runs on four hits in 1.1 innings, shifting the pressure to the Red Sox bullpen.

After Joe Kelly came on and pitched 1.2 innings, David Price carried the Red Sox through the middle of the game.

Price pitched four innings, giving up four hits while striking out four before Boston went to Addison Reed and Carson Smith to finish the game.

As a reliever, Price has pitched 15.1 innings this season and has an ERA of 0.

Game 4

The pitching matchup is game 4 is expected to be Houston’s Charlie Morton against Boston’s Rick Porcello.

Game time will either be at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. depending on the outcome of the Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees game on Sunday night.

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