Even I wasn’t sure the Red Sox had it in them

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Belichick, with a big grin on his face, also wished Red Sox manager Alex Cora a happy 43rd birthday.

But, for now, we focus on game five, as is so happens the final game of the season for the Astros as they fell to the Boston Red Sox 4-1, dropping four straight - three in Houston - after winning four straight games to open the playoffs.

Price tossed six innings of three-hit, shutout ball with no walks and nine strikeouts in Game 5 Thursday.

It was a pretty fun and incredible ride to get to this point. "But we want more". Mitch Moreland lifted a towering fly to left that a leaping Tony Kemp couldn't catch in front of the Crawford Boxes, a double that had just a four percent hit probability off the bat.

"We got four more wins".

After steamrolling the Indians in a sweep in the division series, the Astros went out with little more than whimper. And in Game 1, my fears were justified as the bullpen almost blew a 5-0 lead. In Verlander's starts at home it was even worse as Houston scored 3.84 runs per game. All of a sudden, everything changed. "But it's one of the things where I'm past it, and I'm here because of my struggles and because of my pain that I went through there", he said. The first came when he was a fresh-faced rookie out of Vanderbilt in 2008, and his previous outing covered a mere 14 pitches in relief.

It was like a completely new team.

And then not long after that, they were leading the defending world champion Astros three-games-to-one in the ALCS with a chance to close them out in just five games.

"This team was better than last year's team, I believe", Bregman said.

"I said it a year ago: To win the World Series, so much has to go your way", Astros pitcher Lance McCullers said.

The Houston Astros' Jose Altuve and Jake Marisnick watch Game 5 of a baseball American League Championship Series from the dugout on Thursday.

The fan "was very heartbroken and we were heartbroken for him". It was Bradley's only three hits of the series, but they all came at important moments. We see it during every broadcast.

The Boston Red Sox are going to the World Series for the first time since 2013 and one unlikely hero powered them to glory.


If Boston goes on to win the World Series, there needs to be a movie about Brasier's breakout year.