Bradley, Red Sox bash Astros for 3-1 ALCS lead


"He just said that there was fan interference on the field, and my argument was more about the fact that the ball was leaving the yard, the trajectory was there", Astros manager AJ Hinch said during an in-game interview with TBS.

Favorable close calls aside, the Red Sox are on the cusp of their first AL pennant since 2013 because of their offensive attack.

Major League Baseball also says it is aware of a report by Metro Boston that a man claiming to be an Astros employee was removed from a credentialed area near the Boston Red Sox dugout during the AL Championship Series opener at Fenway Park.

The decision paid off, and now the Red Sox hold a 3-1 series lead with a guarantee that the only way they don't go back to Boston with a series lead is if they take the ALCS on Thursday in Houston during Game 5.

"Somebody mentioned it to me right now", Cora said during postgame interviews. He beat the Yankees in the Division Series opener and pitched one inning of relief in Game 4 as the Red Sox won the best-of-five series. Springer and Tony Kemp each hit a solo homer for the Astros, who left 13 runners on base.

Hinch picked up on it all the way back in spring training during over the course of a pair of Grapefruit League games. Price struck out four while walking four in his 80 pitch outing. He allowed two runs, four walks and hit a batter in four innings. Mookie Betts was closing in on making a spectacular catch when - he says - a fan in the stands pushed and closed his glove.

In his first ALCS appearance for the Astros, Osuna came on with Houston trailing 3-2 and retired J.D. Martinez on a deep fly to start the eighth before an infield single by Xander Bogaerts. So the Astros have that going for them.

Since it was a boundary call, the play automatically triggered a replay review. The only break we got was the minute it seemed to take 65-year-old West to shuffle from his position down the rightfield line over to the third-base dugout, where the replay kit resides.

"I don't think that person was per se stealing signs", he said. Whatever I need to do to help us do that, I'm fine with.

Benintendi was understandably fired up the second he was up from the ground. In the Houston half, Correa singled home Yuli Gurriel, putting Houston up 5-4, but that only set the stage for Bradley's homer in the sixth.

Bradley joined Nomar Garciaparra (1998) as the only Red Sox players to have at least three RBIs in three straight postseason games.

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