After a tough few years in the postseason, which has been filled with early playoff exits and disappointment, the Boston Red Sox can finally say they are going back to the World Series. After defeating the Houston Astros in Game Five by a score of 4-1, the Red Sox will play the winner of the NLCS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers.
Starting off with a home run in the third inning by J.D. Martinez to put them ahead 1-0, Boston’s offense came out to play on Thursday night. Rafael Devers increased the lead to 4-0 with a three-run home run in the sixth inning. Houston scored a late home run in the seventh inning, but it wasn’t enough for a late comeback.
The offense had some help by an unsuspecting player in David Price, who has previously been below-average in the postseason since coming to Boston as a free agent. Price went 6 strong innings, giving up no runs, and earning 9 strikeouts. After a disappointing Game Two, this was much-needed redemption for Price.
With the Dodgers or Brewers waiting in the wings for this team in the World Series, these next few days off are going to be beneficial for the Red Sox in terms of resting up and getting healthy.
With the lethal offense Boston contains, it’s going to be a tough challenge for whoever comes out of the National League to limit them defensively. After overcoming two of the toughest franchises in the New York Yankees and Houston Astros, this could be part of a historical run for the Boston Red Sox.
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