Red Sox vs. Astros updates and news – .

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Red Sox vs. Astros updates and news – .


Chris Sale will be on the mound for Boston and Framber Valdez for Houston, in a Game 1 rematch.

Watch on Fox Sports 1 and listen on WEEI (93.7 FM in the Boston area).

Globe writer Julian McWilliams will offer live commentary throughout the game. Follow below and click here to refresh.

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Behind the numbers on Valdez – 6:03 p.m.

With the exception of his four strikeouts, all of Valdez’s strikeouts came on the ground. The Red Sox haven’t figured it out yet.

An interesting approach from Sale – 5:53 p.m.

Small interesting tidbit: Sale only threw one fastball to Altuve in this strike to finish at the top of the third.

Sale threw him seven sliders in those nine batting shots, including five in a row.

Sox Can’t Solve Valdez’s Lead – 5:45 p.m.

Valdez’s lead is his go-to pitch, and so far the Red Sox have been unable to resolve it.

He caused three strikeouts and broke two sticks on the lead in two innings – one against Schwarber, then Devers. He plays his curve ball on the lead and asked Martinez to continue on that ground for the third strike and also froze Hunter Renfroe on it.

What Chris Sale needs to get off the Sox offensive – 5:35 p.m.

The Red Sox have only scored two runs since the first inning last night, when Xander Bogaerts hit a two-runner shot. Solo tours don’t hurt you. Sale reacted well in this round after Alvarez’s solo pop. It is now on the offensive to take the slack.

Astros strike first again – 5:25 p.m.

It wasn’t a bad throw from Sale, just a quality swing from a powerful hitter from Yordan Alvarez. This is his second home run of the playoffs. He came into play today with a .320 playoff percentage with a .480 hitting percentage.

What the Red Sox offense needs to do differently – 5:19 p.m.

The offensive must be more effective at key moments. They were 0 of 9 with runners in scoring position, leaving 11 runners on base.

RED SOX : Hernández CF, Schwarber 1B, Bogaerts SS, Devers 3B, Martinez DH, Renfroe RF, Verdugo LF, Arroyo 2B, Vázquez C.

What Sale looked like in the first one – 5:17 p.m.

Sale needed nine pitches to get out of this one, hitting 97 mph. He didn’t have his change when he last left, but he seems to have it for now. He asked Bregman to check-swing on his change before inducing a groundout.

What can we expect from Chris Sale? – 5:05 p.m.

The old man’s Sale is always a plus, but even before the injury, Sale has never really been so good in the playoffs. He’s posted a 5.76 ERA going this year in the playoffs in seven games, including four starts. The sale just needs to weather the storm and try to prevent the game from opening early.

How the Astros were against Chris Sale – 5:00 p.m.

Astros vs Vente: Jose Altuve 8-24, Michael Brantley 8-41, Alex Bregman 1-6, Carlos Correa 4-19, Aledmys Díaz 1-3, Yuli Gurriel 3-8, Martín Maldonado 2-11

What’s the good thing the Red Sox can take away from last night? – 4:55 p.m.

The team used Garrett Whitlock for two innings but stayed clear of Tanner Houck, who will likely be called upon to eat a few innings if Sale struggles.

The Sox have lost their momentum. Can they recover? – 4:45 p.m.

The momentum in baseball is as good as the starter the next day and Chris Sale hasn’t been good so you could tell the momentum is on the Astros’ side – especially with the way they swung the bats over the course. of this ninth round.

Sale lasted just 2 ⅔ of an inning in Game 1 and gave up a point before manager Alex Cora cut the hold. On the other side, the Red Sox will see Framber Valdez, who also had his share of problems when he started in Game 1. Valdez also made 2 ⅔ innings, allowing three runs.

Queues – 4:25 p.m.

ASTRO : Altuve 2B, Brantley LF, Bregman 3B, Alvarez DH, Correa SS, Tucker RF, Gurriel 1B, Siri CF, Maldonado C.

Pitch : LHP Framber Valdez (11-6, 3.14 ERA)

RED SOX : Hernández CF, Schwarber 1B, Bogaerts SS, Devers 3B, Martinez DH, Renfroe RF, Verdugo LF, Arroyo 2B, Vázquez C.

Pitch : LHP Chris Sale (5-1, 3.16 ERA)

About last night – 4:20 p.m.

Yes, the referee hurt the Red Sox in the Game 4 loss. But a lot of blame is on their plates too. Chad Finn dives.

A lucky memory – 4:05 p.m.

At least one person had a great time near Fenway last night. An Allston man was outside the park when Xander Bogaerts threw a home run at the Green Monster headquarters. He watched the ball ricochet around Lansdowne Street before picking it up.

“I said, ‘a guy is going to be lucky,’ Espinal said, before relating specifically to how this guy turned out to be him. “He knocked under a door sign across the street on Lansdowne Street and bounced all the way. It bounced high enough off the back of the green monster. I had a chance to catch it.

Read the full story here.

Today’s weather report – 3:55 p.m.

It is heating up in the Boston area as the week continues. It will be around 65 degrees at first, with troughs expected in the 1950s later.


Julian McWilliams can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on twitter @parJulianMack. Katie McInerney can be reached at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @k8tmac.



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