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    Boston Red Sox World Series Bound


    The Boston Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 4-1 on Thursday night in Game 5. They were up 3 games to 1 and finished out the series beating the Astros 4-1 in a 7 game series.

    Boston is a perfect 5-0 in road games this postseason, with two wins in New York in the ALDS and three in Houston in the ALCS.

    This is the Red Sox’s 14th pennant in franchise history. The last three times they were AL champions, they went on to win the World Series (2004, 2007, 2013).

    David Price was pitching last night and he was dealing to the Astros. He played his best game all season last night and it led to a great win.

    “My last thought before I went to bed was a little different,” he said as he stood in the victorious Boston Red Sox clubhouse, wiping champagne from his eyes. “Last night I envisioned myself doing this right here, going through my head what I was going to say and how happy I’d be doing it,” David Price said.

    It was the first time in his 11-year career that Price, a 33-year-old left-hander, won a postseason start. Also arguably one of the most biggest wins of his career.

    His next start will be in the World Series, against either the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Milwaukee Brewers, beginning on Tuesday at Fenway Park. Whatever happens, a new World Series winner will be crowned because the defending champion Astros were simply outplayed by the Red Sox.

    Houston won the first game at Fenway Park but the rampaging Red Sox won the next four, including the final three at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. They also won the two road games of their previous playoff series against the Yankees in the Bronx, and are 7-2 over all in the A.L. playoffs against two 100-win teams.

    “They took it to us,” Houston Manager A.J. Hinch said.

    He added, “They never stop coming at you. They are a relentless group.”

    The Red Sox will play the winner of the Brewers and Dodger series going on right now. It will be a great World Series to watch. The Red Sox are too hot to lose any games at this point. The way they are playing is showing that they are unbeatable.


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