Boston Red Sox take 3-1 lead against Houston Astros in ALCS
Jackie Bradley Jr. #19 of the Boston Red Sox hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on Oct. 17, 2018. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON (AP / FOX 26) - A hit-by-pitch and a walk plus a wild pitch blossom into two runs after a two-out knock by Rafael Devers to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning.
A Jose Altuve drive to the wall in right field was ruled fan interference by the umpiring crew instead of a two-run homer or runners at second and third and one out.
After Josh Reddick hit a double to start the bottom of the second inning, Carlos Correa drove him in to narrow the Red Sox lead to 2-1.
Xander Bogaerts hit a double off Morton to drive in Andrew Benintendi, extending the Red Sox lead to 3-1 in the third inning.
A George Springer solo home run started the bottom of the third inning to bring the Astros closer to the Red Sox who maintained a 3-2 lead. A Josh Reddick two-out hit drove in Jose Altuve to tie the game at 3-3.
Tony Kemp hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 4th inning to give the Astros a 4-3 lead.
A Carlos Correa single brought home Yuli Gurriel to give the Astros a 5-4 lead over the Red Sox in the fifth inning.
Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a home run that also scored Christian Vazquez to give the Red Sox a 6-5 lead over the Astros in the sixth inning.
With a J.D. Martinez single in the eighth inning that scored Mookie Betts, the Red Sox extended the lead to 8-5.
An Altuve RBI groundout scored Alex Bregman in the 8th inning, cutting the Red Sox lead to 8-6 over the Astros.
Despite some last-inning heroics, The Red Sox held onto the lead to take a 3-1 ALCS lead with Game Five at Minute Maid Park on Thursday.