Boston starter Chris Sale was sharp, too, apart from a solo homer, a single and a double by Yordan Alvarez. It was virtually as if the competition have been performed 5 lengthy years in the past — not in an October that, thus far, had solely two starters final six innings and permit three earned runs or fewer. But Valdez, 27, the de facto ace for the short-staffed Astros, threw 93 narrative-crashing pitches. He retired the primary 12 batters he confronted with no ball leaving the infield. He yielded three hits and one stroll, his line practically spotless till Rafael Devers whacked a solo homer within the seventh.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports activities/2021/10/20/astros-red-sox-alcs-game-5-framber-valdez/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_homepage | ALCS Recreation 5: Framber Valdez provides Astros 3-2 lead over Purple Sox