Sale just the later Red Sox starter to falter in October

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The Houston Astros, leading 2-0 in the best of five series, meet the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of Major League Baseball's American League Division Series at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, on Sunday, October 8, 2017 (10/8/17). Drew Pomeranz couldn't get out of the third. He had been great against the Astros this season, allowing just two runs in 12 1/3 innings, but Houston jumped on him early with a two-run homer by Carlos Correa and then knocked him out in third after he allowed three consecutive hits to start the frame.

However, four of those games came at the end of the season when the Astros went on the road to Boston and dominated their opponents. The Astros hitters need to have patience at the plate, while being ready to pounce on pitches that catch too much of the plate - not an easy balance.

"They're very good, they're deep, and they have got a number of ways to beat you", he said. Confidence in Chris Devenski and Joe Musgrove is extremely high and their performances yesterday showed why. They're now down 2-0 in a best-of-five ALDS against the Houston Astros.

If the Yankees can take any positives away from the disastrous Game 2, it is their ability to tag Indians starting pitchers from the start and force Terry Francona to stretch his bullpen.

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So is Red Sox manager John Farrell surprised that the series has been this lopsided so far?

It's not often you see fireworks before nightfall, but there were plenty exploding in the Red Sox dugout on a Saturday afternoon in Oakland.

Fister has had quite the journey to get to this moment and said, "We have been backed into a corner before, it's nothing that we haven't been able to overcome and It comes down to execution now".

Coming into this series, Doug Fister was the only pitcher on the Red Sox with a postseason victory. Verlander allowed two runs in six innings in his first playoff start since 2014 and his first win since the 2013 ALDS against Oakland. And now the Astros find themselves with a 2-0 advantage heading back to Boston. Nunez was a key component for the Red Sox, hitting.321/.353/.539 with eight home runs in 38 games after joining Boston from San Francisco.

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The Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox start off a four-game slate of Division Series matchups Friday in the 2017 Major League Baseball playoffs. The Red Sox scored their first run on Sale Day in the 2nd inning. They were outscored 11-4 in those two games, returning home to lose a tight Game 3 by a score of 4-3. The good thing about Chris Sale never getting the chance to pitch in the playoffs is that he will have the chance to prove himself as a postseason pitcher.

In the seventh inning, Altuve blasted his third solo home run of the game, this time off of Austin Maddox, to make it an 8-2 game. He gave up three earned runs on five hits with five strikeouts and one walk in 5 1/3 innings during a 3-2 home loss to Houston his last regular season start.

Yes indeed, Altuve continued his postseason magic today as he went 2-for-3 with two hits and one RBI. The Red Sox offense wasn't up to the task for a comeback (and a ton of credit goes to Keuchel for this, of course) but Price gave them every opportunity to do so.

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