It was fitting that Jose Altuve would have a hand in recording the final out of the Astros’ 5-4 series-clinching win over the Red Sox in Game 4 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan on Monday at Fenway Park.
Watching the Astros play hardball is like watching the Golden State Warriors play basketball. They’re fun to watch and one of the best shows in sports.
It was a busy day for playoff action with four games on the schedule Monday. The Astros opened the slate by becoming the first team to punch their ticket to the Championship round by completing their sweep of the Red Sox in a 5-4 win at Fenway Park.
A deep and talented Astros team that began the year with October expectations didn’t advance to its first American League Championship Series presented by Camping World without being tested in ways few teams have been before.
The Astros told us this time would be different. That they were better prepared for a moment like this one when the stakes would again be large, the spotlight again bright.
The Astros’ team colors are bright orange and blue, so it’s not hard to pick fans out when they’re in enemy territory, as they were Monday at Fenway Park.
About the only thing the Astros know as they prepare to for the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World is that left-hander Dallas Keuchel is likely to get the ball for Game 1 on Friday.
The celebration on the middle of the diamond of rainy Fenway Park on Monday afternoon was partly an exercise in tension release for the Astros. The Astros had battled the Red Sox for more than four hours of drama-filled October baseball before second baseman Jose Altuve fielded a grounder off the bat of Dustin Pedroia […]
The Red Sox beat the Astros, 10-3, in Game 3 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan on Sunday to reduce Houston’s series lead to 2-1. We were on the scene in and around Fenway Park.
All eyes now turn to the sky. Not long after the Red Sox beat the Astros, 10-3, in Game 3 of the American League Division Series presented by Doosan on Sunday, the grounds crew pulled the tarp over the Fenway Park infield in anticipation of rain that’s expected in the area Monday.
In many ways, Josh Reddick has been an unsung hero for the Astros, and his box score line on Sunday suggested another strong performance: 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. But that barely tells the story of his day, as Houston’s right fielder was right in the middle of two game-changing moments in […]