José Altuve and Carlos Correa homered in consecutive innings and the Houston Astros held on to defeat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series in Houston on Friday evening. Correa completed the evening 3-for-4 on the plate, whereas Altuve performed a job in 4 of the staff’s 5 runs — a two-run shot, a sacrifice fly and a further run scored.
After falling behind 1-0 within the first inning, the Red Sox jumped throughout Astros starter Framber Valdez within the third to the tune of three runs, kickstarted by a 448-foot house run from Kiké Hernández. The Boston outfielder, who minimize the deficit to a single run within the ninth after hitting his second homer of the day, completed a triple shy of the cycle.
The tide turned within the backside of the sixth when Altuve despatched the followers at Minute Maid Park into an uproar after hitting his twentieth profession postseason homer to tie the sport up 3-3. An inning later, Correa saved the momentum going with a solo house run to place the Astros on prime heading into the eighth. The Astros tacked on an insurance coverage run within the backside of the eighth through Altuve’s sacrifice fly.
Chris Sale, who made a return to the rotation in mid-August for the first time since 2019, acquired the beginning nod for Boston however lasted simply 2 2/3 innings, surrendering 5 hits and an earned run within the course of. Game 2 of the seven-game collection is about for Saturday afternoon, with first pitch scheduled for two:20 p.m. ET.
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