Former ODU ace Justin Verlander to pitch game one of American League playoffs for Astros
Recap our complete live updates and get all the stats you need in the provided box score. Pomeranz, by contrast, now must decide how much of last week's game plan he can duplicate Friday and what adjustments he must make against an Astros lineup that got a good look at him, albeit in a Red Sox win. The late-inning shots by Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper in Washington on Saturday boosted the total to a whopping 31 homers in just nine playoff games. A loss will mean a second straight sweep in the ALDS. Houston was one of three teams to top 100 wins, giving Major League Baseball three 100-win teamsfor the first time since 2003.
When it comes to clinching the division this weekend the Red Sox and everybody within the organization knew that they had to win. Pomeranz was 17-6 with a 3.32 ERA and 174 strikeouts.
Boston's pitchers get a breather after being battered around by the Astros in the first two games of their ALDS, and almost all the arms need a rest in the Yankees-Indians series following Friday's extra-innings showdown. Changes will definitely be needed for the Red Sox to compete in the 2018 postseason.
After his third home run left the yard, Altuve took a well deserved curtain call, taking in the praise of the Houston fans. Incredible day for the MVP candidate.
In Game 1, the Astros would tally eight runs on 12 hits-slugging four home runs in the process. Christian Vazquez was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run to pace the Red Sox.
Having to contend with that mighty Houston offense is Doug Fister, starting on the mound for the Red Sox on Sunday. Joe Kelly will take over for the Red Sox in relief and he leads the bases. He surrendered an RBI single to Jackie Bradley Jr. that cut the Houston lead to 2-1 in the second before rallying to retire 13 consecutive batters.
Verlander allows a hit to Ramirez, but otherwise gets off the bump without issue. Don't give them a chance to regain any momentum in game three. Tie ballgame at 2-2.
Maria moves off, but what's next?
Hurricane Maria is expected to cause rough seas and surf throughout the east coast, but especially near the Outer Banks. The National Hurricane Center forecast is for the storm to turn to the northeast and head out to sea overnight.
President of baseball operations with the Red Sox Dave Dombrowski said recently that Pedroia's situation will have to be managed for the remainder of the second baseman's career. The Astros get a man on first but can't capitalize either. Altuve scored when Correa drilled his home run in the first inning.
In Houston, Jose Altuve had just arrived in the Astros dugout after launching his third home run of the game when George Springer grabbed his right biceps and examined it, as if searching for an explanation for his teammate's extraordinary pop. The Red Sox must play the first two games of this best of five series in Houston, and Game 3 will undoubtedly be a high-leverage game. Going up against what may be a touch-and-go Chris Sale, expect a great performance from him.
Houston, which won the AL West, brings an offense that led the majors in batting average (.282), on-base percentage (.346) and slugging percentage (.478).
The NRA's strategic ploy on bump stocks
But many conservative media outlets, which often mirror sentiments among the base and help stoke action, aren't convinced. Maybe the NRA is also motivated by genuine belief that bump stocks are a bad thing and need to be more regulated.
Google Assistant has a male voice, here are the details
Broadcast is a new feature that allows one Google Home device to broadcast a message to the other devices in the home. The voice match feature will also be launched in all seven countries where Google Assistant is live at the moment.
Amazon to test its own Delivery Service
Amazon is now experimenting with its own shipping service on the west coast, before moving to expand it nationwide. That centralized approach can create logjams, particularly during the busy holiday shopping season.
Deadpool Director Producing Sonic The Hedgehog Movie
A Sonic the Hedgehog movie was already in development at Sony Pictures , but it basically went into film limbo at some point. A hybrid CG-animated/live-action feature, the movie will be written by Patrick Casey and Josh Miller and produced by Neal H.
Prove you are Indian, Assam tribunal tells ex-Armyman
In a twitter video uploaded by Aman Wadud, Haque has expressed his grief after being served a notice to prove his citizenship. This not the first case, earlier Assam police constable Abu Taher Ahmed was asked to prove his Indian citizenship .
Labour vows to cap credit card interest to fight debt crisis
She added: "Any suggestion of kicking people out of any political party on the grounds of race or religion should be condemned". Speaking in Brighton, McDonnell will say that those in debt should not have to pay back more than double of what they borrowed.