Live updates of ALCS Game 5: JD Martinez puts on Red Sox, 1-0





The Red Sox will try to conquer the pennant of the American League on Thursday with a victory of Game 5 on the Astros. The game is televised on TBS.

Refresh this page for the latest news from Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Third inning: Red Sox 1, Astros 0

Bottom: David Price withdrew the team in order. His number of calculations: 47.

Superior: After Andrew Benintendi appeared in search, the J.D. Martinez fired only one homer on the left side to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead.

Second inning: Red Sox 0, Astros 0

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Bottom: Yuli Gurriel opened the innings with a single hard at the center, but Price withdrew the next three hitters to finish the innings. Counting the price of the price: 35.


Superior: After Ian Kinsler reached an error and Christian Vazquez spotted, Jackie Bradley Jr. walked to load the bases, but Mookie Betts struck and swayed to finish the innings.

First inning: Red Sox 0, Astros 0

Bottom: The Red Sox clerk David Price conceded a double in two to Jose Altuve, but then eliminated Carlos Correa trying to close the first.

Superior: The bearer of Astros, Justin Verlander, got two fast outs, then preceded J.D. Martinez before inducing the choice of a defender on the ground by Xander Bogaerts.

News of pregame

Scenes of pregame

Red Sox players Xander Bogaerts (on the ground) and J.D. Martinez had their stretching methods before Game 5.

Jim Davis // Globe Staff

Red Sox players Xander Bogaerts (on the ground) and J.D. Martinez had their stretching methods before Game 5.

Alex Cora.

Barry Chin // Globe Staff

Alex Cora.

Where we go from here

If the Red Sox win tonight, they will participate in the World Series, which will start Tuesday at Fenway Park. If the Sox loses, the ALCS returns to Fenway, where the 6th game would be Saturday. The start time of a game 6 depends on the result of the game NLCS on Friday 6. If the brewers push the series in a game 7, then a potential game 6 of Sox-Astros will be at 5:09 pm. Saturday; if the Dodgers oust the Brewers in six, then Game 6 of the ALCS will be at 8:09 in the afternoon. Saturday.

Formations and notes

LHP David Price (0-1, 9.95 ERA this postseason) and RHP Justin Verlander (2-0, 3.18 ERA) are the starters.

RED SOX (3-1) ASTROS (1-3)
Betts RF Bregman 3B
Benintendi LF RF Springer
Martinez DH Altuve DH
Bogaerts SS Correa SS
Moreland 1B Gurriel 1B
Kinsler 2B Gonzalez 2B
Devers 3B Kemp LF
Vázquez C Maldonado C
Bradley Jr. CF Marinsick CF

Price, still looking for his first career win, makes his third debut of these playoffs. In Game 2 of this series, he went 4 Inning, he gave up four runs on five shots, eliminated four and made four.

Nick Cafardo wrote about what the Sox could get from Price tonight and that it has the chance to conquer the Red Sox fan base.

Verlander, in his third start of these playoffs, won the Game 1 win on the Sox, going to six innings, renouncing two runs on two hits, eliminating six and going to four.

Pre-game reading

Chad Finn: where to classify Andrew Benintendi and other questions from the Red Sox Game 4 win.

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Like Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi, they pulled out those extraordinary interpretations last night.

All you need to know about the call to fan interference that went on the Red Sox way.

How will the Red Sox manage a Chris Sale still in trouble?

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