Pitching on only three days' rest after Boston ace Chris Sale was ruled out while recovering from a stomach illness, Price struck out nine in six shutout innings of three-hit ball. "For that to be able to happen tonight, that means a lot to me". The 25-year-old pitched just four times in the regular season after July 29 as he dealt with what the team called discomfort in his right elbow. While conventional leads one to believe that Jackie Bradley Jr. would be the odd-man out in this scenario, that might not be the case. This Red Sox team is very, very good, and now they are just four wins away from winning the franchise's ninth world championship.
The only real problem the Red Sox have had in this postseason is Craig Kimbrel, their normally dominant closer.
David Price saw the big picture when he came to Boston prior to the 2016 season. "I'm pretty banged up.so that's going to be something that down the road in the next couple of days or couple of weeks we'll figure out".
The Red Sox are the first team to win four straight postseason games against a 100-win club since the 2004 Red Sox against both the Yankees and Cardinals, STATS said. Like I said, we're in the World Series.
So how many times have the Red Sox won the World Series?
"I was just thinking that I don't want to ever feel this feeling again of losing", he said. Got to do what you got to do, though.
Houston's lone run came in the seventh on a two-out solo home run to left by Gonzalez.
Sale hasn't pitched since Game 1 of the ALCS on October 13, when he went four innings and allowed two runs on one hit and four walks.
Price was nothing short of brilliant through six scoreless innings, laying the foundation for Boston's redemption after a meek four-game elimination against Houston in last year's A.L. Division Series.
Verlander, who starred for Houston last postseason after being acquired on August 31, yielded seven hits and four runs in six innings for his second playoff loss with the Astros. He only allowed one base runner, a big improvement, before getting Tony Kemp to fly out to Andrew Benintendi in left field to end the series and wrap up the AL pennant. Ian Kinsler, who was just 8-for-45 to that point in his career against Verlander, singled through the right side to put runners at the corners.