Astros Top Red Sox In ALCS Opener


The defending World Series champion  Astros scored four runs in the ninth to defeat the Red Sox 7-2 in the opener of the ALCS in Boston.  Justin Verlander worked six innings of  two-hit ball to claim the victory.  Yuli Gurriel hit a  three-run homer and Josh Reddick a solo shot in the ninth to break the  game open.  Carlos Correa's RBI-single in the sixth put Houston up 3-2.   Red Sox starter Chris Sale allowed one hit over four innings, but  walked four.  Joe Kelly absorbed the loss.  Mitch Moreland walked with  the bases loaded and Jackie Bradley Junior scored on a wild pitch for  the Boston runs in the fifth.

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