The Boston Red Sox once more took an early lead towards the Houston Astros in Monday’s American League Championship Sequence Sport 3 (GameTracker). This time, Boston’s efforts had been aided by an premature error on the a part of second baseman Jose Altuve.
Altuve’s misplay got here with the bases loaded and one out within the second inning. The Crimson Sox had already plated a run when Christian Arroyo hit a possible double-play ball to Altuve. Alas, the ball ate up Altuve and evaded Houston’s second baseman, permitting the Crimson Sox to attain one other run and switch over their lineup with the bases loaded.
Astros right-hander José Urquidy then fell behind 3-0 Kyle Schwarber earlier than serving up Boston’s third grand slam of the sequence on a fastball up and away. Have a look:
Schwarber’s residence run carried 430 toes and left the bat touring at 114 mph, based on Statcast’s calculations.
The Crimson Sox hit a pair of grand slams (becoming the first team do so in playoff history) in Sport 2 to internet themselves an early 8-0 lead. By the point the second inning was over in Sport 3, the Crimson Sox led 6-0. What’s extra is that the Crimson Sox made postseason historical past by changing into the primary workforce to ever hit three grand slams in a single playoff sequence. They’re additionally simply the second workforce to hit that many over the course of a complete postseason, becoming a member of the 1998 Atlanta Braves according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
The Crimson Sox and Astros entered Sport 3 tied at 1-1 within the best-of-seven sequence. Traditionally, groups who’ve gone up 2-1 in best-of-seven sequence have gone on to win the sequence on greater than 70 % of events, making this a pivotal recreation for each groups’ aspirations of advancing to the World Sequence.
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