No Limitations, No Holding Back For Chris Sale In ALCS

No Limitations, No Holding Back For Chris Sale In ALCS

Gerrit Cole, who wasn't with the Astros a year ago, had 12 strikeouts and no walks in his division series start against the Indians; Tom Seaver (1973) is the only pitcher in history to have more strikeouts (13) without a walk in a postseason game.

There's only one thing stopping the Boston Red Sox from returning to the World Series: the Houston Astros. "Best of seven. They know me". After Andrew Benintendi's two-run homer put the Red Sox ahead, Sale allowed Bregman's tying home run leading off the eighth and a one-out single to Evan Gattis, who gave Houston the lead for good when he scored on Josh Reddick's single against Craig Kimbrel.

Red Sox MVP candidate J.D. Martinez is also in his first year with Boston, and his route also came via Houston, but not directly and not almost as smoothly.

After beating the 100-win Yankees, the Red Sox face the 103-victory Astros. Sale made a rare relief appearance in Game 4 at Fenway Park, replacing Rick Porcello to start the fourth inning with Boston trailing 2-1.

J.D. Martinez wants to thank the Astros - not get back at them - for releasing him when he was struggling. "What they did to the Indians, that was impressive". Whatever the reason, he turned in one of his worst performances of the season, when the team needed him most. The Red Sox's bullpen still has some issues getting the ball to closer Craig Kimbrel. "We'll talk to him and make a few adjustments, and we'll go from there".

Chris Sale starts for the Red Sox and Justin Verlander for the Astros.

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"We know who we're up against", shrugged Sale.

"It seemed like every button he's pushing is the right one".

"I think it's just staying locked in, not trying to play above your playing grade", Sale said. He understands the game. "I think he's done a good job of correcting it, but I think it would pop up from time to time".

Hinch said he is happy for his former assistant, who was a sounding board on strategy and preparation and took over when Hinch was ejected. "I shouldn't have had him out of there". "As a bench coach, you're kind of involved in everything (but) maybe master of nothing when it comes to not being in charge". "He got a couple of tough years with us in the big leagues".

The Astros saw it as well. Perhaps you'll feel a cough coming on that morning that may force you to leave work early. "Getting to spend a full season with him a year ago was pretty special". "The banter, the conversations will probably minimize a little bit over the next couple of days".

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