Jose Altuve hit a game-tying dwelling run over the Green Monster within the eighth inning, and Houston erupted for a seven-run ninth inning, main the Astros previous the Red Sox for a 9-2 victory Tuesday night time in Boston. Houston evened the American League Championship Series at 2-2.
Altuve’s homer marked the primary run because the first inning. A body later, the Astros piled on, beginning with Jason Castro‘s go-ahead RBI single and Michael Brantley‘s three-run double. Houston despatched 12 batters to the plate within the ninth, recording six hits and three walks.
All seven runs got here after Nathan Eovaldi‘s 1-2 curveball appeared to catch the nook of the strike zone for a doable inning-ending strikeout of Castro. Home plate umpire Laz Diaz referred to as it a ball, and Castro singled two pitches later to start out the scoring deluge.
The recreation’s first 4 runs all got here by way of homers to left discipline. Alex Bregman turned on Jake Pivetta‘s fastball within the prime of the primary to make it 1-0. Xander Bogaerts answered within the backside of the body with a 413-foot, two-run shot off of Zack Greinke.
Greinke confronted solely 9 batters and recorded 4 outs earlier than being pulled, as he threw 37 pitches and walked three. But 5 Astros pitchers mixed to permit simply 4 hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings the remainder of the way in which.
Game 5 is Wednesday in Boston.
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