I Red Sox hanno caricato le basi nel primo inning contro il titolare di Houston Luis Garcia. J.D. Martinez è andato al piatto e ha colpito un grande slam all'esterno destro. Kyle Schwarber, Rafael Devers and Alex Verdugo all scored on the homer to put Boston up 4-0.
With the Martinez and Devers slams, Boston became the first team in MLB postseason history to hit two grand slams in one game.
In the next inning, Devers came up against reliever Jake Odorizzi. Questa volta, it was Devers who delivered a grand slam off Odorizzi. The home run scored Kevin Plawecki, Christian Arroyo and Kiké Hernández.
Più avanti nel gioco, Hernández hit a home run, his fifth of the postseason, tying him for most by a Red Sox player in a single postseason.
Boston starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed three runs on five hits in 5 1/3 inning, but Houston couldn’t muster another comeback in this game. Pitchers Adam Ottavino, Garrett Whitlock, Darwinzon Hernandez and Ryan Brasier kept Astros at bay.
Kyle Tucker and Yuli Gurriel had RBIs in the game. Carlos Correa finished 1-for-4. Jose Altuve, Michael Brantley and Chas McCormick were held hitless.
Gurriel and Jason Castro hit home runs in the ninth inning off Hernandez.
The series is now tied at one game apiece with the series shifting to Boston. Gioco 3 is set for Monday night.