video: Sale Gives up 7 Runs in Postseason Debut, Red Sox Fall 8-2 to Astros in Game 1

Friday, October 06, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

In his first-ever postseason appearance, Red Sox ace Chris Sale gave up seven runs on nine hits in just over five innings as the Boston Red Sox fell 8-2 to the Houston Astros in game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. Boston trails the series 1-0.

"Never really gave my team a chance to win. Put them in a hole early. They fought back and they fought back hard and I gave it right back to them. It happens (but a) terrible time for it to happen,” said Sale after the game. 

Red Sox manager John Farrell added, “Anytime he mislocated, particularly in the middle of the plate, they made him pay for it. And then his slider was hit and miss today. Some were flat, some had good depth, but the inconsistency to the location pitch to pitch is a difference in this one against a team that makes you pay."

Game 2 is set for Friday, October 6 at 2 p.m. 

Astros Get to Sale 

Houston’s Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning to give the Astros a 2-0 lead.

After the Red Sox came back to tie the game in the top of the fourth, Houston’s Marwin Gonzalez blasted a two-run double in the bottom of the inning to give Houston the lead back at 4-2. 

Houston would extend the lead in the fifth when Altuve would hit his second home run of the game off Sale to put the Astros up 5-2. 

The Astros would get two more runs in the sixth and another Altuve home run in the seventh to cruise to the 8-2 win. 

Game 2 

Game 2 of the ALDS is set for Friday, October 6 at 2 p.m. 

The pitching matchup is Boston’s Drew Pomeranz against Houston’s Dallas Keuchel. 

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