Red Sox Take Game 5, Move Onto World Series

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By Tyler Englander 10/19/18

See you in the Fall Classic. The Red Sox beat the Astros 4-1 in Game Five of the ALCS to move onto the World Series. The Red Sox got a big start from David Price who went six scoreless innings to register his first career playoff win. It’s fitting that Price, who has struggled throughout his playoff career, pitched the Red Sox into the World Series.

The Red Sox offense came via the home run ball. In the third, J.D Martinez launched a solo home run off of Astros ace Justin Verlander. Rafael Devers added a 3-run homer into the Crawford Boxes to give the Sox a four-run cushion. That’s all Boston would need as the Sox bullpen gave up a lone run on a Marwin Gonzalez homer. The Sox advance to their fourth World Series in this century and first since 2013. The Red Sox have won every World Series they have played in this century.

The Red Sox will take on either the Dodgers or Brewers in the fall classic. Game 6 of their NLCS series is set for Friday night with LA currently up three games to two. Wade Miley starts his second consecutive game for the Brewers as he looks to save their season. If the Dodgers win, they will become the first team to go to back-to-back World Series since the Royals in 2014 and 2015. Chris Sale will get the ball for the Sox in Game One which will be Tuesday at Fenway Park.