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13 Octubre 2017, 04:50 | Gerardo Tarin

Red Sox season ends with blown lead, 5-4 loss to Astros

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Fenway Park emptied out in October. They were all healthy and present at the end, and simply faltered.

"I can't begin to talk about what the offseason plans are and what changes may be realized, but I still feel like there's a lot of good things that are going on here", Farrell said.

Carlos Carrasco appears to be the perfect man to shut the door on the Yankees and give the Indians some needed days off before the start of the ALCS. But removing Ortiz from the clubhouse arguably had an even bigger impact. Eight from total perfection.

Of the hitters third through seventh in the Yankees order for Game 2, only one failed to record multiple hits.

"I mean, if you look around here and look at the names, we have a lot of guys coming back", Sale said after the 5-4 loss Monday.

Jose Altuve. Dallas Keuchel. But Morton struck out Jackie Bradley Jr. and Dustin Pedroia on borderline pitches.

Those crushed Astros never forgot.

The 33-year-old righthander will be making his first postseason start since 2014, when he was a member of the Washington Nationals.

Bogaerts's disappointing dropoff (partially due, we suspect, to a hand injury suffered in July) is emblematic of the lineup as a whole. Dombrowski remains friends with Baseball Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa, having worked with him with the Chicago White Sox in the 1980s.

Hinch's 2017 Astros started to blow it again.

The Boston Red Sox are out of the playoffs, and Boston fans are taking it as well you would expect. He was highly respected as a pitching guy. But he never captured anyone's fancy like Francona (with perhaps one exception). It's not easy finding the right guy, especially for a tough town like Boston. They were a combined 3-for-33, 3-for-30 out of the top three spots.

"Fine, I felt good", Sale said. This scored Cameron Maybin, who was running for Gattis. Six All-Stars. Best start in franchise history.

Both teams used their aces in relief - Boston's Sale, and Houston's Verlander.

This wasn't 2015 and just another collapse.

Encarnacion batted.258 with 38 home runs and 107 RBIs in his first season with the Indians this year.

The best show out of all of them is the Astros.

"We didn't meet our goals", Farrell said. There was a reason late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino used to say that then-Red Sox manager Terry Francona's job was more difficult than his. They will watch along with everybody on Wednesday night to see if the Indians - who might be out of business already if Joe Girardi had challenged that hit-by-pitch call on Lonnie Chisenhall - can figure out a way to finish off the Yankees, who clearly believe they are playing with house money right now.

Kimbrel entered and threw a wild pitch, advancing the runner to second. Houston tied the game in the 8th inning after a solo home run by Alex Bregman, and reclaimed the lead on an RBI-single by Josh Reddick later on in the inning.

Springer sprinted across the dirt, grasped onto third base and proudly pointed across the diamond at his teammate who silenced Fenway. They are a gifted player named Marwin Gonzalez, who seems capable of playing every position except replay reviewer, and George Springer. And I know it's not easy. If he does go, he leaves with a winning World Series ring from the first year in addition to the three division titles in five years (he finished last the other two years.).

Houston raised some eyebrows when it brought in Justin Verlander from the bullpen, which led to Boston being able to claim the lead. Devers is the 1977 version of Butch Hobson, enthralling and erratic at once. That this year could last forever.

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