A Grand Slam by Cuban JD Martínez and another by Dominican Rafael Devers, as well as another solo homer by Puerto Rican Kike Hernández, gave the Boston Red Sox the victory this Saturday over the Houston Astros by 9 × 5 to equalize 1-1 the Championship Series in the American League.
It is the first time in postseason history of more than 100 years that a club has fired two Grand Slams in one game. The Red Sox did it in back-to-back innings (first and second innings).
The Best-of-Seven Series now moves to Boston, where Games 3 (Monday), 4 (Mars) and 5 (Wednesday) will take place.
Mexico’s José Urquidy (8-3) will be Houston’s pitcher for Game 3 next Monday, while the Red Sox have not announced their starter for that challenge.
The Red Sox came into this game after knocking out the Tampa Bay Rays in the Division Series, while the Astros dispatched the Chicago White Sox. AP (HN)