Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros 10/18, Prediction & Odds

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros 10/18, Prediction & Odds

This year, they need to rip off three in a row, including two in Boston.

On a 48-degree night that left both aces struggling to find the plate - and rookie Red Sox manager Alex Cora struggling to control his temper - Carlos Correa fisted a single into left field to break a sixth-inning tie and give the defending World Series champions their fifth straight postseason victory. The Red Sox' offense had plenty of chances to back Eovaldi early and often, running away with the game and the momentum in the best-of-five series.

The Red Sox, now up three games to one in the ALCS, will try to close it out on Thursday night in Houston.

"I really wanted him to get one more at-bat against Dallas, because that's why he was in the lineup", Cora said.

Milwaukee is expected to add a new arm for the rest of the NLCS after starter Gio Gonzalez left Game 4 in the second inning when he twisted his ankle trying to field Yasiel Puig's infield single. He now has nine RBIs through four games.

With Chris Sale not at full strength after being hospitalized with a stomach ailment over the weekend, the Red Sox will turn to David Price in Game 5.

The middle 3: Tuesday marked the start of what could be a pair of three-game stretches in the postseason for the Red Sox.

"There's a lot of technology in ballparks these days", Luhnow said in the Astros dugout hours before first pitch.

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A's players noticed Astros players clapping in the dugout before pitches and believed they were relaying stolen signs to pitchers in the batter's box, sources said.

The home run was Bradley's second in as many games and his third game-altering extra-base hit in the series. His pinch runner the second time was slow-footed catcher Sandy Leon, a change that Cora joked stung Moreland a bit. Even in an elimination game, he should have a fairly long leash.

NHL, Michael Frolik scored twice to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 win over the Boston Bruins in western Canada, and the Montreal Canadiens got a pair of goals from Brendan Gallagher, including the game victor with just 11 seconds left to deliver the Habs a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.

For Houston, the X-factor to watch is Yuli Gurriel. The Astros are now officially in win or go home mode. He's just 3 for 17 in the series.

I'm sure Alex Cora and the Red Sox do not want to see a Game 6 in Boston on Saturday, but the Houston Astros will do anything they can to make that happen. Before the series, Gurriel was 3 for 9 with a double in his career against Price, so he's a good candidate to be the one who steps up. The presence of Betts in that spot might limit Sipp to just one hitter if summoned to face Bradley, sparing Andrew Benintendi a left-left matchup in a potentially big spot.

A separate report from Yahoo Sports identified the man as Kyle McLaughlin and says he aimed a cell phone into the Indians' dugout during their Game 3 loss to the Astros in the AL Division Series.

However, that doesn't mean the Red Sox aren't taking precautions to ensure their signs stay safe. Boston tacked on insurance runs in the seventh and eighth to set the stage for a series clincher against Astros ace Justin Verlander.

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