Silverman: Series-bound Sox proving record was no fluke

Silverman: Series-bound Sox proving record was no fluke

ALCS MVP Jackie Bradley Jr., outfielder Mookie Betts and the 108-win Red Sox will try to bring Boston its fourth crown in 15 years when they open the World Series on Tuesday night at Fenway Park against the Los Angeles Dodgers or Milwaukee Brewers.

With every pitch David Price threw Thursday night, every out he collected and every inning that concluded with another helpless at-bat by another helpless batter in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series, The Narrative took another dying breath. Andrew Benintendi made a diving play in left field with the bases loaded for the final out, as Boston held on. "At that point, it was either do or die".

Troy Caldwell has been identified as the man who interfered with a potential home run ball for the Astros on Wednesday.

Coming into Thursday's game Price had a career 6-2 record with a 2.94 ERA against the Astros. "Two runs the game ended up. that make me a little bit more upset".

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On his 43rd birthday, Cora became the first manager from Puerto Rico to take a team to the World Series. "That's just a tough call right now", said Houston's George Springer, who later homered over that same wall. The replay officials may have considered the call a close one. On the very next offering, an 81 miles per hour curveball, Verlander surrendered a home run to Martinez, who sent the pitch over the left-field wall and off the Conoco Phillips sign to give Boston a 1-0 lead. A lesser athlete would have never even been in position to draw a fan interference call in Game 4, and Betts proved his athleticism by making a near-identical catch in Game 5.

After protests from Astros manager AJ Hinch, the decision went for an umpire review - but following further video analysis which lasted more than three minutes, the decision was upheld.

'I didn't reach over the wall, ' he told The Washington Post. "I thought they were going to ask me to leave and they said". Yeah, the numbers are there, I know, but he was saying this - he didn't hesitate.

They were in the second row of section 152, right behind the fan who was caught up in the play debacle. As Betts extended his arm high over the 7-foot wall, the ball bounced back onto the field of play.

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As you can imagine, Astros fans were livid over a call that potentially cost their team a two-run homer.

That did not sit well with Astros fan Kate Upton and she took to Twitter to take Major League Baseball and West to task from her seat behind home plate at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

What Caldwell says: "I promise you I didn't do anything wrong", he says, per the Houston Chronicle.

Facing elimination, the Astros turned to their ace Justin Verlander.

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