BOSTON – The Red Sox evened up the American League Championship Series at one game a piece with a 7-5 win over the Astros in Game 2 Sunday night at Fenway Park.
David Price took a no decision, tossing 4 2/3 innings while allowing four runs on five hits. He struck out four and walked four.
Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, and Rick Porcello combined for 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.
Craig Kimbrel gave up a run in the ninth, but picked up the save.
Houston starter Gerrit Cole gave up five runs, four earned, over six innings of work.
Jackie Bradley Jr. had the big hit of the night, a three-RBI double.
Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a run driven in. Rafael Devers went 2-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored.
How it happened:
The Red Sox opened the scoring with a two-run first inning. Betts led off with a double off the wall in center and scored on an Andrew Benintendi single. Devers singled in Benintendi later in the inning, but the Sox left the bases loaded after Ian Kinsler struck out and Bradley grounded out.
The Astros bounced back in the second. Carlos Correa reached on an infield single after Xander Bogaerts didn’t field and throw fast enough. Martin Maldonado doubled to left and George Springer fisted a double down the right field line to tie the game 2-2.
Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the third.
With the bases loaded and two-out in the bottom of the third, Bradley. doubled off the Green Monster, scoring all three runners to give Boston a 5-4 lead.
Boston added an insurance run in the seventh inning after Betts walked, advanced to second and third on two wild pitches, and then scored on a passed ball.
Betts extended the lead to 7-4 with a RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Jose Altuve drove in a run in the ninth inning.
The Sox and Astros play Game 3 in Houston Tuesday night. Nathan Eovaldi and Dallas Keuchel is the expected pitching matchup.