Red Sox Fall 8-2 to Houston in Game 2, Trail Series 2-0

Saturday, October 07, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Jose Altuve
The Boston Red Sox were blown out by the Houston Astros for the second straight game in the ALDS, falling 8-2 on Friday afternoon in Houston.

Boston now trails the series 2-0 and are endangered of being swept for the second straight season.

"They're very good, they're deep, and they have got a number of ways to beat you. So we fully respect and understood the opponent, and they're playing like that,” said Red Sox manager John Farrell after the game.

Through two games, Boston has been outscored 16-4. Boston has no home runs in the series compared to six for the Astros. 

Astros Cruise to Win

Houston got to Pomeranz in the first inning.

Jose Altuve led off the inning with a single before Carlos Correa hit a two-run home run to give the Astros a 2-0 lead.

After a Jackie Bradley Jr. hit an RBI single in the second to cut the Red Sox deficit to 2-1, Houston pulled away.

George Springer hit his first postseason home run to make it 3-1 before Altuve made it 4-1 with an RBI single later in the inning.

Houston would add four runs in the sixth inning and cruise to the 8-2 win.

Game 3

Houston will go for the sweep of the Red Sox on Sunday at Fenway Park.

The pitching matchup is Boston’s Doug Fister against Houston’s Brad Peacock.

Game time is set for 2:38 p.m.

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