The Houston Astros hold a 4-2 lead through 4 1⁄2 innings. Back-to-back home runs from Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve put Houston out front 2-0 in the first inning. A key two-run double by Marwin Gonzalez gave the Astros lead again in the fourth inning.
ALTUVE hit his second home run of the game in the fifth inning to put Houston up 5-2.
Now...the game info.
2017 American League Division Series
Houston Astros (0-0) vs. Boston Red Sox (0-0), Oct. 5, 2017, 3:08 p.m. CDT
Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
TV: MLB Network, 790 KBME AM, ESPN Deportes 1230
Radio: stream on MLB At Bat app, 790
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RHP Justin Verlander (7-5, 3.39 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, ) vs. LHP Chris Sale (17-8, 2.90 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, .301 BABIP, 2.65 xFIP)
|BOSTON RED SOX||HOUSTON ASTROS|
|Xander Bogaerts - SS||George Springer - CF|
|Eduardo Nunez - DH||Alex Bregman - 3B|
|Andrew Benintendi - LF||Jose Altuve - 2B|
|Mookie Betts - RF||Carlos Correa - SS|
|Mitch Moreland - 1B||Evan Gattis - DH|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||Josh Reddick - RF|
|Rafael Devers - 3B||Yulieski Gurriel - 1B|
|Sandy Leon - C||Marwin Gonzalez - LF|
|Jackie Bradley - CF||Brian McCann - C|
|Chris Sale - LHP||Justin Verlander - RHP|