Red Sox manager Alex Cora ejected from Game 1 of ALCS

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora argues a strike three call with umpire Joe West during the fifth inning in Game 1 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Saturday Oct. 13 2018 in Boston. (AP

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora argues a strike three call with umpire Joe West during the fifth inning in Game 1 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Saturday Oct. 13 2018 in Boston. (AP

Sale was scheduled to be kept overnight for evaluation.

"He threw the ball well", said Red Sox manager Alex Cora of Price. "But he should be fine".

So to recap: four walks, a game-tying wild pitch, a manager ejection, a possibly intentional hit by pitch, a bad error on a routine play, lots of disputed strike calls, and three runs scored across two half-innings that took close to an hour to play in full.

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It's uncertain how this will affect his availability for a potential relief appearance in Houston this week.

He seemed to be headed in the same direction falling behind 4-2 after three innings, but retired the Astros in order in the fourth on 10 pitches.

The AL West champs tied it in the second on George Springer's two-run double down the right-field line. But from the first bat on he set the tone from the very beginning. They have two of the top MVP candidates in 2018.

TBS's 2018 MLB Postseason viewership is up 41% over 2016, the last time the network televised the A.L., and 11% over past year. Then at least manage to get one win in Houston. "But it's not just me. But I came here to win, period".

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora argues a strike three call with umpire Joe West during the fifth inning in Game 1 of a baseball American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Saturday Oct. 13 2018 in Boston
Astros top Red Sox 7-2 in Game 1 of ALCS

The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead two batters into the bottom of the first when Betts doubled to deep center and scored on Benintendi's single. Price's track record has made him hard to trust, and facing an Astros lineup loaded with righthanded power, he's going to have to dance between raindrops. That was also a history-making home run for Gonzalez's squadron. "He's got to make a decision on whether or not to concede the wall and try to play it off the wall or try to make a catch", Hinch said.

Starting Chris Sale in Game 4 wouldn't be completely out of the question. Both Cora and Kelly were quick to dispel the notion that the Red Sox were throwing at any Astros hitters intentionally.

"They stayed in the zone", Cora said.

Price was spotted a two-run lead in the first inning and then fell behind 4-2 before Bradley clanged one off the left-field wall that Gonzalez chased helplessly as it bounced back toward the infield. He's hitting.095 with a.330 OPS in that span. We're not gonna hang our heads in the locker room. Like, yesterday we got to a spot like I told you guys, we're going to be aggressive. "I don't like getting hit with a baseball". Obviously he hasn't been good.

"This is bigger than David Price", he said on Sunday night. He and the Houston bullpen surrendered just two other hits.

There hadn't been a playoff team to simple walk 10 since the 2008 Tampa Bay Devil Rays walked 10 Red Sox in a 9-8 win in Game 2 of the ALCS.

"I really don't have an answer for it", Price said before Game 1 of his postseason struggles, echoing similar remarks after his disaster outing against the Yankees and, safe to say, pretty much every time he's been asked about the subject.

"No, no, none of the above", Cora said. "But we didn't throw as many strikes as we like, and moving forward I think we could be a little more aggressive". We have to establish the inside part of the plate. "That's what we've done all year". But it did, and now I've seen that happen, and if, thousands more baseball games down the road, I see it happen again, I'll be able to say, "yes, I actually have seen that one before". They do their scouting report. Devers then slapped a single to left. Charlie Morton pitched in Game 4 of the 2017 ALDS at Fenway Park and allowed seven hits and two earned runs through 4 1/3 innings.

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