Jose Altuve hit a game-tying house 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 evening 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.
“What we did in the ninth inning was amazing,” Altuve stated. “Jason with a really good at-bat. It’s not easy coming from the bench and getting two really good at-bats the way he did.”
All seven runs within the ninth got here after Nathan Eovaldi practically ended the inning with a strikeout of Castro. His 1-2 curveball appeared to catch the nook of the strike zone, however house plate umpire Laz Diaz known as it a ball, and Castro singled two pitches later to begin the scoring deluge.
“I’ve got to take a look,” Red Sox supervisor Alex Cora stated afterward when requested in regards to the name. “A lot of people thought it was a strike.”
“It’s a game of inches,” Castro stated. “Just try to stick with your approach up there and kind of let what happens happen.”
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 best way.
Game 5 is Wednesday in Boston.
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