The Astros advanced to the ALCS with a 5-4 win over the Red Sox yesterday, but it sure wasn’t easy.
Down by two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Houston Astros, down two games to one, the Boston Red Sox needed a boost. They got it in the form of a rare inside the park home run, courtesy of Rafael Devers to lead off the inning and pull the BoSox to within one run.
And here’s what you need to realize: Devers is so fast, he could’ve made it safely to first base a second time and been the tying run.
Something to look into at the next winter meetings.
This made it a one-run game with no outs. Suddenly, Boston had a pulse again. However, Ken Giles rebounded quickly to mow down the final three batters of the game and push the Astros to the American League Championship Series.