Behind an amazing David Price performance the Red Sox eliminated the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 to advance to the world series.
For the first time since 2013 the Red Sox are going to the world series and now await the winner of the Dodgers and Brewers.
Price finished with nine strikeouts and no walks. He entered the game with a 6.16 ERA in the postseason as a starter, the third-worst ERA for anyone with at least 10 playoff starts.
The key to Price’s success last night was his changeup. He threw it 39 times out of 93 pitches. On those changeups he forced 12 swing and misses.
It was a different story for Astros ace Justin Verlander who entered the game with a streak of 24 consecutive scorless innings in postseasn eliminations games.
This streak was ended when JD Martinez crushed a home run over the Crawford boxes and off the ConocoPhillips sign in left field in the third inning.
On the pitch prior to the home run it looked like a strikeout but the umpire missed it and the Red Sox caught a break.
Three innings later, Rafael Devers put the nail in the coffin as he hit a three run home run off Verlander. Devers home run wouldnt have been a home run in any other park.