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He's analytical, insightful and pleasant in demeanour.

Betts grounded to third baseman Alex Bregman, who threw home to force out Eduardo Nunez. Kimbrel, who was on the mound when the Yankees nearly overcame a three-run deficit in the deciding Game 4 of the division series, put another scare into Red Sox fans on Sunday night before finally recording the save.

"If you need motivation in Game 3 of the ALCS, you better check yourself", said Cora. "Then go out and back it up". That doesn't mean he shouldn't do it or couldn't succeed when doing it, it just means he's never done it before.

"And that edge, you can bring that edge to the ballpark every day. But I'm very happy that we won".

Bregman posted a video of Astros stars George Springer, Bregman and Jose Altuve hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs off Eovaldi earlier this year when he was a member of the Rays. The series is now tied, 1-1, heading to Houston on Tuesday afternoon. I get that. I deserve those narratives. "Like I said yesterday, this is more than us, it's about him, how he feels". Sometimes, however, you can look at the starting pitching matchup and figure out one team has the edge.

"And, obviously, we trust each other and have a lot of confidence in each other". He also went 2 for 3 with a walk and two runs. And in this game that appears to be the Astros. It was only a matter of time until Betts, who had been 4-for-October, broke out. The resulting 103 wins set a regular-season franchise record, while their run differential of 263 was the widest in the major leagues.

Sale picked up the win in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees when he pitched into the sixth inning. "If you guys see him throwing during the game, don't panic".

"This team finds a way and, in big moments, they show up".

The Sox desperately needed a clean inning, and Price spun a 1-2-3 fourth to keep the momentum in Boston's favor. Los Angeles fans were chanting "We want Austin!" during a 4-0 Game 3 loss Monday night, and that was before Grandal struck out on three pitches with the bases loaded in the ninth.

Down 4-2, the Sox still gave Price one last chance for a shutdown inning. "This isnt about me, this is about the Boston Red Sox".

The Astros will Defend H-Town in the ALCS against the Red Sox.

"From what I know, it's nothing serious", Cora said last night.

Cora maintained before the game that Sunday was not a must-win. I'll start. I'll come out of the 'pen.

RAFAEL DEVERS will be hard for Cora to keep out of the starting lineup.

Based on their depth and form, however, there is far less desperation in the Astros' approach. "Whether that's at the beginning of spring, into the season or entering a playoff series with all the expectations and the target is on our back".

"It's always good that people talk about the game, " Cora said, "and if that's the reason they're talking about it, so be it".

"I don't regret swinging at it", Betts said. "I think it's kind of a fad".

"I think as a starter you're trying to cover the course of a whole ballgame", Porcello said.

The Boston Red Sox were still unsure Tuesday when Chris Sale would be available to pitch again, but the lefty ace was back with the team for Game 3 of the AL Championship Series.