The Astros were unable to do any damage against Red Sox pitching. In Game 5, with the Red Sox on the verge of clinching a World Series berth, Eovaldi was called on to shut down Astros again in relief and humiliated Bregman with a 102-mph fastball up and away.
Boston awaits the victor of the National League Championship Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers. In Game 3 with his team in need of insurance runs, he drilled a grand slam in the eighth inning to give Boston a decisive victory and a 2-1 series lead.
Watch full highlights from ALCS Game 5 between the Red Sox and Astros on CBS Sports HQ. On only three days of rest, Price simply dominated in the most-difficult circumstances he's faced in years.
Thursday night was different for David Price, and perhaps that all started the night before.
Kimbrel, who's had some shaky outings lately, threw a hitless ninth for his fifth save this postseason. In the postseason he had posted a career 3.17 ERA in 11 1/3 innings pitched with 10 strikeouts.
After Gonzales hit a solo home run in the seventh, the Astros put a run on board for Josh Reddick. They out-hit the Astros this series.
A tablet recorded J.D. Martinez during batting practice before a game. He's nearly a part of them, but he's not, and it's just natural for him.
That meant Devers' home run was more than enough to give Boston the win.
The 33-year-old entered Thursday with a career 5.42 ERA in the playoffs and allowed seven runs in two starts this October. "Not just to me, but this entire team". It's safe to say, he was feeling it.
Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora is sticking up for his starter.
Many around the game, even many outside their own clubhouse, believed the Astros were the most risky, most flawlessly constructed and most formidable team in baseball right up until the moment, at 11:41 Central time Thursday night, when it was proved they weren't.
Boston fell behind early in the series after Chris Sale struggled in a Game 1 loss. When Bregman launched an opposite field drive and Betts made a flying catch to prevent a home run, fans in the outfield look like they had just been ordered to surrender by police.
The Red Sox will host the victor of the Brewers-Dodgers NLCS. He got a standing ovation when he walked off the field in Fenway Park in game two.
Try it, you'll like it. The team that wins Game 1 will have the advantage.