Correa, Altuve, Astros rout Red Sox 8-2, take 2-0 ALDS lead

HOUSTON (AP) Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve and the high-powered Astros led the majors in runs, hits and batting average in the regular season.

Now that it's playoff time, Houston is still hammering away.

Correa homered , doubled and drove in four runs, Altuve got two more hits and the Astros battered the Boston Red Sox 8-2 Friday to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series.

George Springer also homered to back Dallas Keuchel in Houston's second straight romp by the exact same score.

''One through nine, everybody can do damage, everybody can go deep,'' Correa said. ''That's the good thing about our lineup, there's no holes in our lineup, and we feel very confident no matter if we went 0 for 4 the day before or if we went 4 for 4.''

The Astros will go for a sweep in the best-of-five matchup Sunday at Fenway Park, a year after Boston was swept in the ALDS by Cleveland. Brad Peacock (13-2) starts for Houston against Doug Fister (5-9).

''We couldn't really script it any better,'' Keuchel said.

A day after Altuve hit three home runs in the playoff opener, he got things going with a two-out single in the first inning off Drew Pomeranz. Correa, who went 0 for 4 on Thursday, made it 2-0 when he launched a towering shot onto the train tracks atop left field.

''For me if he's not No. 1, he's No. 2 in the league,'' Altuve said of Correa, often referring to him as his little brother. ''One of the best players, I'm really happy to have him on my team. Believe it or not I have learned from him.''

Keuchel pitched into the sixth, allowing one run and three hits while striking out seven to improve to 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA in three career postseason starts.

After Jackie Bradley Jr. had an RBI single in the Boston second, the Astros started to break away.

Springer hit his first postseason homer when he sent the second pitch of the third inning into the front row of the seats in right field.

So is Red Sox manager John Farrell surprised that the series has been this lopsided so far?

''They're very good, they're deep, and they have got a number of ways to beat you,'' he said. ''So we fully respect and understood the opponent, and they're playing like that.''

A double by Alex Bregman set up an RBI single by Altuve later in the third, making it 4-1 and ending Pomeranz's first career postseason start after two relief appearances. The lefty kept his head down as he trudged toward the dugout after being lifted.

''Any mistake that we've made these past two games, they've made us pay for them,'' Pomeranz said. ''It's playoff baseball, and these guys have come out swinging.''

David Price, the starter-turned-reliever with the $217 million contract, pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings for the Red Sox. Following his exit, Houston tacked on four runs in the sixth.

A two-out intentional walk to Altuve, the major league batting champion this season, led to a two-run double by Correa . The top overall pick in the 2012 draft and crown jewel of Houston's yearslong rebuilding project raised his hands in delight and motioned for the crowd to get louder as he stopped at second base.

Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts had an error that looked like it was pulled from a blooper reel earlier in the sixth when he caught a fly ball by Bregman then simply lost the ball as he tried to throw it back in. Betts looked confused as the ball dribbled away from him and he was charged with an error, allowing a run to score.

''I'm not even sure how it happened,'' Betts said. ''I messed up.''

Keuchel, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner, known as much for his beard as his devastating sinker, was cheered on by Houston's other famous bearded superstar as Rockets guard James Harden watched from a front-row seat behind home plate.

Keuchel's father, Dennis, also was in attendance and multiple television shots showed him looking a mixture of excited and nervous as he gazed at his son's work.

The left-hander had trouble settling in early and after needing 30 pitches to get through the second inning, it looked like this start might be a short one. But he struck out the last two batters of that inning as the first of 13 straight he retired.

Keuchel exited to a standing ovation after walking Hanley Ramirez with two outs in the sixth inning.

Altuve, who hit .346 this year, kept punishing pitchers. After singling in his first two trips to the plate, giving him five hits in the series, the Red Sox had seen enough and intentionally walked him in the fourth. That drew a loud chorus of boos from the home crowd, which greeted Altuve with a standing ovation in his first at-bat.

Farrell was asked if the fourth inning was too early to intentionally walk Altuve.

''No, he's been dynamite,'' he said. ''You pick your poison. He's an extremely hot, extremely good hitter. Felt like we were going to move on and go to the next guy.''

Many fans held signs saying that Altuve should be this season's MVP and one behind home plate proclaimed in sparkly multi-colored letters: ''Altuve, He's Pretty Good.''

Boston also gave him a free pass in the sixth inning, but had to pitch to him in the seventh with the bases loaded and two outs. Austin Maddox, who gave up Altuve's third homer on Thursday, jumped into the air and pumped his fist after striking him out.

It didn't matter much. Even with the strikeout, his average in the series is .714.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Betts said his wrist flared up on a swing in the eighth inning but that he's OK.

''It's going to take some time to heal, but we don't have that kind of time right now,'' he said.

HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF

Correa, who is from Puerto Rico, has partnered with Astros owner Jim Crane to charter a plane filled with water, food and other supplies to deliver to the island on Sunday to help those affected by Hurricane Maria.

''Obviously a lot of people are suffering from hunger and they're going through tough times right now, so I just want to bring a little bit of help over there,'' Correa said.

UP NEXT

Fister (5-9, 4.88 ERA), who pitched for the Astros last season, will start for Boston in Game 3 on Sunday against Peacock (13-2, 3.00 ERA), who will be making his postseason debut.

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Red SoxBOS0-2
010000010271
AstrosHOU2-0
20200400X8120
  • W: D. Keuchel (1-0)L: D. Pomeranz (0-1)
  • HR: HOU - G. Springer (1), C. Correa (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
X. Bogaerts SS50000024.000.000.000.000-1.0
D. Pedroia 2B30100112.167.375.167.5421.5
B. Holt 2B00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Benintendi LF40000012.125.125.125.250-0.5
M. Betts RF40100011.375.375.6251.0001.5
R. Davis RF00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
H. Ramirez 1B30000123.333.429.500.9290.0
C. Young DH21100000.500.5001.0001.5005.0
a- M. Moreland DH20000001.200.333.200.5330.0
C. Vazquez C31200110.667.750.6671.4173.5
D. Marrero 3B20000022.000.000.000.000-1.0
b- R. Devers 3B20000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Bradley CF40220001.286.286.286.5714.0
  • a-popped out for Young in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Marrero in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Springer RF42211102.250.333.7501.08310.0
A. Bregman 3B51100005.333.333.7781.1113.0
J. Altuve 2B32210213.714.7782.0002.7786.5
C. Correa SS42241102.250.333.7501.08313.0
E. Gattis DH30110110.500.625.8331.4582.5
a- C. Beltran PH101000001.0001.0001.0002.0001.0
D. Fisher DH00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Reddick RF40000014.286.375.286.661-0.5
b- C. Maybin CF10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Gurriel 1B40100114.250.333.250.5831.5
M. Gonzalez LF41100015.250.250.375.6251.5
B. McCann C30100001.286.375.286.6612.0
  • a-singled for Gattis in the 8th
  • b-lined out for Reddick in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Betts (2), C. Young
  • RBI - J. Bradley 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Bradley
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Springer, A. Bregman, C. Correa
  • HR - G. Springer, C. Correa
  • RBI - G. Springer, J. Altuve (4), C. Correa 4 (4), E. Gattis
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Correa 4 (4), E. Gattis
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Young
FIELDING
  • E - M. Betts
  • PB - C. Vazquez
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Pomeranz (L, 0-1)2.054411218.003.00-8.5
C. Smith0.10002000.006.00-2.0
D. Price2.21001200.000.755.0
E. Rodriguez0.01220000.000.00-3.0
A. Reed1.022210018.003.00-2.0
A. Maddox1.02001104.502.500.5
C. Kimbrel1.01000100.001.002.5
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Keuchel (W, 1-0)5.23113701.591.0618.5
C. Devenski (H, 1)1.11000100.000.432.5
L. Gregerson1.01000200.001.003.0
K. Giles1.02110109.002.000.5
PITCHERSIP
D. Keuchel (W, 1-0)5.2
C. Devenski (H, 1)1.1
L. Gregerson1.0
K. Giles1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Price, A. Reed
  • HBP - E. Rodriguez
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 47-30, C. Smith 12-3, D. Price 38-24, E. Rodriguez 4-2, A. Reed 11-9, A. Maddox 31-20, C. Kimbrel 16-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 1-4, D. Price 3-3, A. Reed 2-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 12, C. Smith 3, D. Price 10, E. Rodriguez 2, A. Reed 6, A. Maddox 6, C. Kimbrel 4
PITCHING
  • WP - K. Giles
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Keuchel 96-59, C. Devenski 19-12, L. Gregerson 22-14, K. Giles 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Keuchel 7-3, C. Devenski 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Keuchel 23, C. Devenski 5, L. Gregerson 4, K. Giles 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Red SoxBOS0-2
010000010271
AstrosHOU2-0
20200400X8120
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
X. Bogaerts SS50000024.000.000.000.000-1.0
D. Pedroia 2B30100112.167.375.167.5421.5
B. Holt 2B00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Benintendi LF40000012.125.125.125.250-0.5
M. Betts RF40100011.375.375.6251.0001.5
R. Davis RF00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
H. Ramirez 1B30000123.333.429.500.9290.0
C. Young DH21100000.500.5001.0001.5005.0
a- M. Moreland DH20000001.200.333.200.5330.0
C. Vazquez C31200110.667.750.6671.4173.5
D. Marrero 3B20000022.000.000.000.000-1.0
b- R. Devers 3B20000012.000.000.000.000-0.5
J. Bradley CF40220001.286.286.286.5714.0
Total34272031118-----
  • a-popped out for Young in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Marrero in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
G. Springer RF42211102.250.333.7501.08310.0
A. Bregman 3B51100005.333.333.7781.1113.0
J. Altuve 2B32210213.714.7782.0002.7786.5
C. Correa SS42241102.250.333.7501.08313.0
E. Gattis DH30110110.500.625.8331.4582.5
a- C. Beltran PH101000001.0001.0001.0002.0001.0
D. Fisher DH00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Reddick RF40000014.286.375.286.661-0.5
b- C. Maybin CF10000001.000.000.000.0000.0
Y. Gurriel 1B40100114.250.333.250.5831.5
M. Gonzalez LF41100015.250.250.375.6251.5
B. McCann C30100001.286.375.286.6612.0
Total36812726527-----
  • a-singled for Gattis in the 8th
  • b-lined out for Reddick in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Betts (2), C. Young
  • RBI - J. Bradley 2 (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Bradley
BATTING
  • 2B - G. Springer, A. Bregman, C. Correa
  • HR - G. Springer, C. Correa
  • RBI - G. Springer, J. Altuve (4), C. Correa 4 (4), E. Gattis
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Correa 4 (4), E. Gattis
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Young
FIELDING
  • E - M. Betts
  • PB - C. Vazquez
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Pomeranz (L, 0-1)2.054411218.003.00-8.5
C. Smith0.10002000.006.00-2.0
D. Price2.21001200.000.755.0
E. Rodriguez0.01220000.000.00-3.0
A. Reed1.022210018.003.00-2.0
A. Maddox1.02001104.502.500.5
C. Kimbrel1.01000100.001.002.5
Total8.01288652---
PITCHERSIP
D. Pomeranz (L, 0-1)2.0
C. Smith0.1
D. Price2.2
E. Rodriguez0.0
A. Reed1.0
A. Maddox1.0
C. Kimbrel1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Keuchel (W, 1-0)5.23113701.591.0618.5
C. Devenski (H, 1)1.11000100.000.432.5
L. Gregerson1.01000200.001.003.0
K. Giles1.02110109.002.000.5
Total9.07223110---
PITCHERSIP
D. Keuchel (W, 1-0)5.2
C. Devenski (H, 1)1.1
L. Gregerson1.0
K. Giles1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Price, A. Reed
  • HBP - E. Rodriguez
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 47-30, C. Smith 12-3, D. Price 38-24, E. Rodriguez 4-2, A. Reed 11-9, A. Maddox 31-20, C. Kimbrel 16-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 1-4, D. Price 3-3, A. Reed 2-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 12, C. Smith 3, D. Price 10, E. Rodriguez 2, A. Reed 6, A. Maddox 6, C. Kimbrel 4
PITCHING
  • WP - K. Giles
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Keuchel 96-59, C. Devenski 19-12, L. Gregerson 22-14, K. Giles 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Keuchel 7-3, C. Devenski 1-2
  • Batters Faced - D. Keuchel 23, C. Devenski 5, L. Gregerson 4, K. Giles 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Bradley singled to left, Vazquez scored28
  • 6TH INNING
    Gattis singled to deep left, Correa scored18
    Correa doubled to left, Springer and Altuve scored17
    Bregman flied out to shallow right, Gonzalez scored, Springer to second on right fielder Betts fielding error15
  • 3RD INNING
    Altuve singled to left, Bregman scored14
    Springer homered to right13
  • 2ND INNING
    Bradley singled to shallow center, Young scored, Vazquez to second12
  • 1ST INNING
    Correa homered to left, Altuve scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Ken Giles relieved Luke Gregerson
    • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Foul, Moreland lined out to left
    • C. Vazquez: Ball, Vazquez singled to shallow left
    • R. Devers: Devers fouled out to third
    • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Vazquez to second on wild pitch, Ball, Bradley singled to left, Vazquez scored
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Luke Gregerson relieved Chris Devenski
    • D. Pedroia: Pedroia reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Brock Holt ran for Dustin Pedroia
    • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
    • M. Betts: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Betts flied out to left
    • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Rajai Davis in right
    • Craig Kimbrel relieved Austin Maddox
    • C. Correa: Foul, Strike looking, Correa lined out to left
    • Carlos Beltran hit for Evan Gattis
    • C. Beltran: Strike looking, Foul, Beltran singled to right
    • Cameron Maybin hit for Josh Reddick
    • Derek Fisher ran for Carlos Beltran
    • C. Maybin: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Maybin lined out to center
    • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Gurriel struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • C. Devenski Pitching:
    • C. Vazquez: Ball, Vazquez singled to shallow center
    • Rafael Devers hit for Deven Marrero
    • R. Devers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Devers struck out looking
    • J. Bradley: Foul, Ball, Ball, Bradley lined out to center
    • X. Bogaerts: Bogaerts grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Austin Maddox relieved Addison Reed
    • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gurriel reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • M. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez flied out to right
    • B. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, McCann singled to deep right, Gurriel to third
    • G. Springer: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Springer walked, McCann to second
    • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Bregman fouled out to first
    • J. Altuve: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Altuve struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Benintendi grounded out to first
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
    • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez walked
    • Chris Devenski relieved Dallas Keuchel
    • Mitch Moreland hit for Chris Young
    • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Moreland popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Eduardo Rodriguez relieved David Price
    • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez singled to left
    • B. McCann: Ball, McCann hit by pitch, Gonzalez to second
    • Addison Reed relieved Eduardo Rodriguez
    • G. Springer: Strike looking, Springer reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Gonzalez to third, McCann out at second
    • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bregman flied out to shallow right, Gonzalez scored, Springer to second on right fielder Betts fielding error
    • J. Altuve: Altuve intentionally walked
    • C. Correa: Correa doubled to left, Springer and Altuve scored
    • E. Gattis: Gattis singled to deep left, Correa scored
    • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Reddick grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • J. Bradley: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Bradley grounded out to pitcher
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts flied out to center
    • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pedroia grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Price Pitching:
    • E. Gattis: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gattis struck out looking
    • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Reddick struck out swinging
    • Y. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • C. Young: Ball, Foul, Young lined out to shortstop
    • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Vazquez struck out on foul tip
    • D. Marrero: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marrero struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Price Pitching:
    • B. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, McCann grounded out to second
    • G. Springer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Springer doubled to left
    • A. Bregman: Bregman grounded out to second, Springer to third
    • J. Altuve: Altuve intentionally walked
    • C. Correa: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Correa popped out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi flied out to deep center
    • M. Betts: Strike looking, Betts grounded out to second
    • H. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • G. Springer: Strike looking, Springer homered to right
    • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bregman doubled to left center
    • J. Altuve: Ball, Altuve singled to left, Bregman scored
    • Carson Smith relieved Drew Pomeranz
    • C. Correa: Ball, Altuve to second on passed ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Correa walked
    • E. Gattis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gattis walked, Altuve to third, Correa to second
    • J. Reddick: Ball, Reddick lined out to third
    • David Price relieved Carson Smith
    • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gurriel popped out to shortstop
    • M. Gonzalez: Gonzalez fouled out to catcher
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • C. Young: Young doubled to left center
    • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Young stole third, Ball, Vazquez walked
    • D. Marrero: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Marrero struck out swinging
    • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bradley singled to shallow center, Young scored, Vazquez to second
    • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
    • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pedroia struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • J. Reddick: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reddick flied out to left
    • Y. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gurriel walked
    • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • B. McCann: Ball, Strike looking, McCann popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Keuchel Pitching:
    • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts grounded out to third
    • D. Pedroia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pedroia walked
    • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Benintendi reached on fielder's choice to second, Pedroia out at second
    • M. Betts: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Betts doubled to shallow right, Benintendi to third
    • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ramirez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
    • G. Springer: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Springer grounded out to second
    • A. Bregman: Ball, Strike swinging, Bregman flied out to deep right
    • J. Altuve: Altuve singled to left
    • C. Correa: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Correa homered to left, Altuve scored
    • E. Gattis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gattis flied out to center
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)