A fight with bullpen blowups belonged to Houston.
Astros bullpen proved infallible and entered this leading series of two game finishers on record strips. Suddenly, it was not a gloomy departure from the manuscript on which Houston was raised to the top of the American League West.
Boston's relievers were more worrying. A closer selection is not able to duplicate Craig Kimbrel's dominance, still in a free office.
The French Red Sox frustration was manifested. Matt Barnes did not record one in the ninth inning, ceding a Carlos Correa walkoff single, which lifted the Astros into a 4-3 series-clinching victory after Roberto Osuna almost gave it away.
Aledmys Díaz hit a double at Barnes & # 39; second pitch. Alex Bregman and Michael Brantley coaxed consecutive walks to allow Correa to load the plate with the bases.
He raised an opposite field just before the first baseline and put a muted party while Díaz jogged home and Osuna took a relief sigh.
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