Red Sox infielder carried off the field by manager John Farrell
08:42, Oct 6, 2017
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Game 1 of the American League Division Series went to the heavy favorites, who toppled the Sox in an 8-2 game that will test the mettle of John Farrell's team. Recap our complete live updates and get all the stats you need in the provided box score.
Friday's matchup between Pomeranz and Keuchel features two men who would likely be the staff ace on most other teams (and Keuchel, a former Cy Young victor, was the Astros ace until Verlander arrived). Joe Musgrove will be the pitcher for the Astros trying to close out this game and he does just that, retiring all three Boston batters in order.
It is easy to worry about Sale after that outing, but the Red Sox must be able to stick with him.
Let's take a look at the Astros 25-man roster via Jake Kaplan. Houston's bullpen is one of the best in baseball, as Chris Devenski and Luke Gregorson shut down the Sox in the seventh and eighth innings.
The rotation survived the loss of Price and the regression of Porcello with standout performances from Pomeranz, a slow worker who didn't even average six innings a start, and retread Doug Fister, who still ended up losing two starts for every one that he won. He gets the Astros in order, 1-2-3.
Boston's ace had an incredible season, but his playoff inexperience was obvious Thursday afternoon in Houston. THE PICK: Red Sox in 4.
Being a Red Sox manager isn't easy. Alex Bregman, after the All-Star Break, hit.318 with a.367 on-base percentage and 18 doubles while hitting 19 homers on the season with 71 RBI and 88 runs scored.
"I couldn't believe any of my homers", Altuve said. The game also marked the first three-homer game in the postseason since Pablo Sandoval in 2012.
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Albrecht added back-to-back kills for match point, and the Huskers clinched the sweep on her 19th and final kill of the night. Thanks to this Iowa win, however, Penn State could potentially split those games and still keep their playoff hopes alive.
Among the shortest players in the majors, Altuve couldn't be a bigger leader for the Astros.
Now that we've covered the best pitchers for the day, what about the bats?
According to Sports Illustrated, as dominant as Sale has been this year, he enters Game 1 looking to rebound from what has not been a great ending to the regular season, especially by his standards. The Red Sox starting pitching is much better and their lineup is much more playoff tested, so I'm going with the upset here. He gave up two runs in one, and one run in the other three. Houston is set with many All-Stars, as well as Boston.
Verlander allows a hit to Ramirez, but otherwise gets off the bump without issue. Tie ballgame at 2-2.
Mookie Betts (.803 OPS, 24 HRs, 103 RBIs, 26 SB), Andrew Benintendi (.776 OPS, 20 HRs, 90 RBIs, 20 SBs) and Xander Bogaerts (.746 OPS, 10 HRs, 62 RBIs, 15 SB) lead the Red Sox offense into action.
It started early, with Boston DH Eduardo Nunez re-injuring his right knee on the second out of the inning. After all, we won it in 2016 and we still got trounced by the Cleveland Indians in the first round, without making a whimper of resistance. If you like runs, this will be the game for you, as the Red Sox will emerge victorious in an 8-7 slugfest.
But he was also sacked four times as pass protection broke down under the pressure of Khalil Mack and Mario Edwards . If he is out all five games and the Raiders win three of the five, they will be 5-4 and still in the wild card mix.
The guest list included Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, Brexit leader Nigel Farage and Fox News host Sean Hannity. It would also cause more headaches for McConnell in the next two years. "That guy Roy Moore is way, way out there".
Green Bay would go on to complete their excellent comeback 27-24 in overtime. "We didn't wrap him up", Griffen said. While safeties Glover Quin and Tavon Wilson each forced a fumble. "They are showing up week-in and week-out".
In the 1990s, the pitch was tied to a "flat tax" - one tax rate for all income and, yes, a postcard-sized tax return. And yet, the 1986 tax reform was largely revenue neutral, and indeed, raised the amount that corporations paid .
He also urged the NFL to create a rule that would "not allow people" to kneel during the playing of the national anthem . A number of fans booed their players, with some even calling for them to "stand up", the Boston Herald reports .
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said that the government of Canada also strongly disagrees with the USA tariff ruling. She tweeted this morning: " Bitterly disappointed by initial Bombardier ruling". ( Bombardier builds the C Series in Montreal).
A copy of the plan to be released later Wednesday says, "Too many in our country are shut out of the dynamism of the USA economy". Most of the money that members of the middle class would gain from the tax cut will be taken away due to eliminated deductions.
Prescott earlier had a 10-yard scoring run that ended with a flip at the goal line as he tried to dive past three defenders. In a game where the Dallas dominated the first half, 30 points weren't enough as the Cowboys fell to the Rams 35-30 Sunday.
You might think it's silly or wrong-headed, but it's not offensive and disrespectful the way kneeling during the anthem is. All joking aside, this leaves some of the people singing the anthem in an awkward position.
The revised plan would make it easier for states to waive some federal insurance regulations. "I want to do my own research". Even after Hatch reconvened the hearing, some of the demonstrators could still be heard shouting in the hallway.
Gray To Start Game 1 Against Indians, Sabathia For Game 2
With a rotation featuring Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer and likely Cy Young victor Corey Kluber , the Indians don't have to be. They were unstoppable down the stretch, reeling off an AL-record 22 consecutive wins, baseball's longest streak in 101 years.
Altuve wins batting title, Astros beat Red Sox
Moreland has been here before; Ramirez has been terrific in the postseason; Devers could be what Xander Bogaerts was in 2013. They need to assume Game 3 in Boston is a lost cause, and hope the baseball gods smile on them when it comes to pass.
Aaron Judge scalds line drive homer in AL Wild Card Game
The Rockies clinched their ticket to the postseason on the final day of the season, holding off the Milwaukee Brewers by one game. Once the Yankees take the ball from Luis Severino , they'll hand the ball to several pitchers that have been lights out of late.
New York Jets running back Bilal Powell scores 75-yard TD
We just make decisions based on, 'Hey, listen , he just went three in a row pretty hard.' His running, it's all hard running. The man in front of McGuire at the moment, Bilal Powell , has been predominantly a receiving back throughout his career.
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Although he didn't get the President's endorsement, Roy Moore did get the endorsements of Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Iowa Rep. The two faced off in an odd-year special election runoff where turnout was low and few voters were engaged.
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Another map based on the second vote share for the AfD shows that most of the party's support was in the east of Germany. The AfD won 12.6% of the vote and 94 seats - and with those seats will come financial resources and greater visibility.
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That version will also sport improved audio and even come with one Philips Hue bulb, which users can control with voice commands. Available in blue and red colours, the buzzers can be connected to Amazon Echo and serve as inputs for Alexa-powered games.
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Amazon also showed off a new Fire TV device capable of streaming ultra-high definition 4K video from the internet to televisions. But it's also no secret that Google is pushing its Google Home smart speaker as a major competitor to Amazon Echo devices.