HOT AND COLD AND HOT AND OUT ...
 2021 ALCS, GAME #1
The Astros take advantage and
the Sox squander their opportunities

October 15, 2021 ... The Red Sox led 3-1 in the sixth inning, but they didn't take advantage of opportunities to add to their lead. They went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base, losing 5 to 4 to the Astros at Minutemaid Park.

Chris Sale lasted only 2 2/3 innings, allowing one run and seven base runners. He gave up five hits with one walk and also hit a batter.

Hernandez then led off the third inning with at homer, tying the game. The Sox then went ahead 2-1 in the third inning, when Jose Altuve let a J.D. Martinez grounder get by him, allowing Xander Bogaerts to score. Rafael Devers reached base and Hunter Renfoe looped a double down the left field line to score him, making the score 3-1.

Altuve tied the game at 3-3 with a two-run home run off Tanner Houk in the sixth inning. Carlos Correa then connected with a homer to left, giving the Astros a 4-3 lead in the seventh inning.

Kike Hernandez belted his second homer in the ninth inning, to make it a one run game after Hirokazu Sawamura gave the Astros their fifth run in the bottom of the eighth.

 
 

2021 A.L. CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

 

 

Boston Red Sox

0 Games

 

 

Houston Astros

1 Game

 

 
 

 

 
   


2021
American League Championship Series, Game 1

 

 

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BOSTON RED SOX

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0

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

   

4

10

0

 
 

HOUSTON ASTROS

1

0

0

0

0

2

1

1

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W-Ryne Stanek (Hou)
S-Ryan Pressly (Hou)
L-Hansel Robles (Bost)
Attendance 40,534

2B-Renfroe (Bost), Hernandez (Bost)
HR-Hernandez (2)(Bost), Altuve (Hou), Correa (Hou)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED SOX

 

AB

R

H

 

 

Kike Hernandez cf 5 2 4  

 

Kyle Schwarber 1b 5 0 1  

 

Xander Bogaerts ss 3 1 0  

 

Rafael Devers 3b 5 1 2  

 

J.D. Martinez dh 3 0 0  

 

Hunter Renfroe rf 3 0 1  

 

Danny Santana ph/lf 1 0 0  

 

Alex Verdugo lf/rf 3 0 1  

 

Christian Arroyo 2b 3 0 1  
  Christian Vazquez c 3 0 0  
  Travis Shaw ph 1 0 0  

 

Kevin Plawecki c 0 0 0  
             
    IP H ER SO  
  Chris Sale 2.2 5 1 2  
  Adam Ottavino 1.1 0 0 1  
  Josh Taylor 0.2 1 0 1  

 

Ryan Brasier 0.1 1 0 0  
  Tanner Houck 1 2 2 1  
  Hansel Robles 1 1 1 1  

 

Hirokazu Sawamura 0.1 1 1 0  
  Martin Perez 0.2 0 0 0  

 

         

 

             

 

ASTROS

 

AB

R

H

 

 

Jose Altuve 2b 3 2 1  

 

Michael Brantley dh 5 0 1  

 

Alex Bregman 3b 4 0 1  

 

Yordan Alvarez lf 3 0 1  

 

Carlos Correa ss 4 1 3  

 

Kyle Tucker rf 4 0 0  

 

Yuli Gurriel 1b 3 1 1  

 

Chas McCormick cf 4 1 3  

 

Martin Moldanado c 2 0 0  
             
    IP H ER SO  
  Framber Valdez 2.2 6 2 2  
  Yimi Garcia 0.1 0 0 1  
  Cristian Javier 2 1 0 4  

 

Phil Maton 1 0 0 1  
  Brooks Raley 0.2 1 0 1  
  Ryne Stanek 0.1 0 0 0  

 

Kendall Graveman 1 1 0 1  
  Ryan Pressly 1 1 1 0