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2018 Schedule
108-54, 1st in AL East
Price: Getting Boston to World Series 'means a lot to me' (1:39)
Martinez on winning ALCS: 'This is awesome' (0:27)
Benintendi's catch sends Red Sox to World Series (0:52)
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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The 2018 American League champions.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

David Price changed the script and tossed six dominant scoreless innings to win his first game as a starter in the postseason and send the Red Sox into the World Series with a 4-1 victory over the Astros. The Red Sox swept all three games in Houston, the 108-win team knocking off the 103-win team in the clash of titans.

Price shuts down Astros through 6 innings (0:37)
Betts leaps at warning track to deny Bregman (0:26)
Devers takes Verlander deep for 3-run homer (0:35)
Martinez hammers solo shot to left (0:27)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Rafael Devers gives the Red Sox a commanding a 4-0 lead with a three-run homer, somehow muscling a 98-mph fastball up in the zone into the Crawford Boxes in left-center. It's probably an out at any other park; in Houston, it's a home run.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

43,210 at Minute Maid Park

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

David Price is working slowly ... but effectively. His last pitch of the fourth was 1 minute, 8 seconds after the previous one, but he fanned Marwin Gonzalez and left the tying run stranded at second.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Per ESPN Stats and Info: This is the first time David Price has been scoreless through 3 IP in a postseason start since Game 2 of the 2015 ALCS. Price allowed 5 ER in that game, but none until the 7th inning (when he allowed all 5).

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

J.D. Martinez and the Red Sox strike first as he turns on a 1-2 curveball left up in the zone from Justin Verlander and deposits it over the Crawford boxes. That snaps a string of 26 consecutive scoreless innings in elimination games from Verlander.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

David Price works around a leadoff single in the second to retire the next three Astros hitters. After giving up early runs in his first two playoff starts, he's through two scoreless frames and 35 pitches.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Huge moment in Game 5. After Alex Bregman's throwing error gave the Red Sox an extra out, Boston loaded the bases with two down in the second. But Justin Verlander got Mookie Betts swinging on 98 mile-an-hour cheese. Including the playoffs, Betts is now hitting .091 lifetime (2-for-22) against Verlander.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Happy Birthday Alex Cora! The Red Sox manager turns 43 years old today, October 18th.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Massive boos for Joe West and his crew as they take the field.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Cora says he feels "very" comfortable going to Ryan Brasier and Craig Kimbrel tonight if he has to. Brasier has pitched in all four games in the series while Kimbrel threw 35 pitches in Game 4.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Cora said Game 5 of last year's World Series — that 13-12 game when he was a coach with the Astros — prepared him for last night's game. He added that he felt something crazy was going to happen in the bottom of the ninth after Josh Reddick's great catch with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8761st
Batting Average.2681st
On Base Percentage.3391st
Slugging Percentage.4531st
Earned Run Average3.758th
Quality Starts85Tied-10th
WHIP1.259th
BAA.2378th