Red Sox will try to clinch AL East title once again

Posted October 01, 2017

The Boston Red Sox once again failed to clinch the American League East title, losing to the Houston Astros 3-2 Friday night as Alex Bregman homered and drove in three runs. Had the Yankees lost earlier in the day, Boston would have been celebrating before last night's contest, the team's magic number having been reduced to 1. Rafael Devers went 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI while Dustin Pedroia contributed an RBI of his own despite going 0 for 3 at the dish.

It's just the sixth time in Major League Baseball history that three teams have won at least 100 games in the same season.

Tanaka delivered the best start of his four-year tenure with the Yankees, who stayed alive in the American League East race. Boston leads the Yankees by two games — both teams have two games left and already are assured playoff spots.

Houston comes in with a 100-60 on the season and is 52-27 on the road, while Boston is 92-68 and 47-32 at home.

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Iowa State falls to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in conference action, while Texas improves to 2-2 overall and 1-0 in league play. Plus, the last three foes have been held below the offensive numbers they were averaging coming into the game.

CLEVELAND - Jose Ramirez had three hits, including his 54th and 55th doubles of the season, and Trevor Bauer pitched six strong innings as Cleveland routed Chicago. The current Red Sox roster only has 43 at-bats against McCullers, with 13 hits, for a.302 average. Pomeranz was lit up for five runs in just two innings in his last start, and I just have this weird feeling when I watch him pitch that there's something wrong, though I can't put my finger on it. In order to create a tie and force a one-game playoff, the Yankees would need to win three straight games and have the Red Sox lose three straight games. They trusted no one other than Aroldis Chapman and his arm almost fell off against the Cleveland Indians as the Cubs made him throw 15.2 innings in 13 appearances over 17 games. Four relievers combined to blank Boston on one hit. The Brewers only hope is to win their final two games in St. Louis and hope that the rest-and-stay-healthy Dodgers beat the Rockies on Saturday and Sunday. He surrendered five earned on seven hits with no strikeouts and one walk in two innings during a 6-4 home loss to the Blue Jays his last outing.

A one-out walk loaded the bases, but Robertson retired Josh Donaldson on a sacrifice fly and struck out Justin Smoak to end the inning.

"It's just go win one game", the star outfielder said. Bregman, who had three hits, had a two-run homer in the fifth.

MINNEAPOLIS - Eduardo Escobar had three hits and was a triple shy of the cycle, Brian Dozier reached base four times and Minnesota came from behind to beat Detroit.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Whit Merrifield hit a go-ahead home run and Ian Kennedy ended a franchise-record home winless streak in Kansas City's victory over Arizona.

ARLINGTON, Texas - Left-hander Martin Perez carried a shutout into the seventh inning as Texas snapped its longest losing streak of the season by beating Oakland Athletics. Houston is 6-14 in the last 20 meetings between these two teams in Boston.

Mackanin, like his Mets counterpart Terry Collins, will finish out the season as manager and could possibly have won his final game in a Phillies uniform on Friday.

Angels 6, Mariners 5: Luis Valbuena's two-out, two-run pinch-hit double capped a four-run eighth inning to help Los Angeles rally past Seattle at Angels Stadium.

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