Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

Astros rout Red Sox for 2-0 ALDS lead

Astros rout Red Sox for 2-0 ALDS lead

Correa bashed a two-run homer in the first inning and drilled a two-out, two-run double in the sixth as Houston rolled to a second consecutive 8-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday at Minute Maid Park in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.

All week Red Sox ace Chris Sale has been answering questions about what it feels like to be starting his first postseason game. Sale allowed seven runs on nine hits in five innings of work during game one.

I bet checking the stats they both saw they were 0-4 in Game 1 and didn't take that in very well, so they took their anger out on the baseball and joined in on the beatdown of the Boston Red Sox in Game 2. Gattis hit his second double of the game followed by a Reddick walk with no outs in the bottom of the sixth to end Sale's day. In 2017, Fister started 15 games for the Red Sox, going 5-9.

"Jose Altuve is the father of current Major League Baseball player Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox", read the Wikipedia bio of the Astros star second baseman on Friday morning. They roughed up Drew Pomeranz in Game 2, the two Red Sox 17-game winners totaling nearly as many homers allowed (five) as innings pitched (seven).

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Game two between the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox was pretty much a repeat of Game One.

"I couldn't believe any of my homers", said Altuve, who went 3 for 22 - all singles - when the Astros lost a division series two years ago. Joe Musgrove will be the pitcher for the Astros trying to close out this game and he does just that, retiring all three Boston batters in order. Boston will need more from Dustin Pedroia, who went 0-for-3 with a walk on Thursday and was 3-for-36 to end the regular season while hampered by a lingering knee injury. Bogaerts would pop out and the Red Sox would go down 1-2-3 in the first. Fister has a strong playoff track record, but his earned run average was 4.88 this season. He became the ninth player in history-after the likes of Albert Pujols, George Brett and Babe Ruth-to hit three home runs in a playoff game, and he did not seem remotely cowed by the stage. Dallas Keuchel takes the mound for Houston against Boston's Drew Pomeranz. He is 1-1 with an 8.53 ERA - three homers in 12 2/3 innings - at Fenway. "Honestly to the point where I'm like, OK, let's focus on what you got to do". Then it was time for Jose Altuve's first bat. Everyone counted them out in 2004 when they were down three games to none to the Yankees, but they were still able to come back. They could match the Red Sox atop the rotation and hold an advantage from two through four.

After Jackie Bradley Jr. had an RBI single in the Boston second, the Astros started to break away. Brad Peacock (13-2) starts for Houston against Doug Fister (5-9). Ray dominated the Dodgers during the regular season, going 3-0 in five starts with a 2.27 ERA and a whopping 53 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings.

Encarnacion was on crutches and wearing a boot on his sprained right ankle Saturday, but manager Terry Francona said the designated hitter hadn't been ruled out of Sunday's game at Yankee Stadium.

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