October 22-ALCS GAME 6
In a desperate attempt to stave off elimination, the Red Sox play Game 6 in Houston. García pitches for Houston against Eovaldi. A runner is at second with one out in the top of the first. He moves to third on a fly out before a groundout ends the inning. With a runner at first and two out in the bottom of the inning, Alvarez doubles in Bregman to get the scoring started at 1-0 Astros. This is why the Sox should have gotten on the board in the top of the inning. A fly out ends the inning. They have 24 two-out runs in the series, but that was one they didn’t deserve. That ties their own record for most in any postseason all-time, which was originally set in the 2004 NLDS. Verdugo makes a sliding catch in left-center to end the second. With a runner at first and nobody out in the bottom of the fourth, Alvarez doubles to the left-field corner to put two men in scoring position. An intentional walk loads the bases with two out before Eovaldi gets a huge strikeout of McCormick to keep it close. Valdez, meanwhile, no-hits the Sox through the first five innings.
Kiké Hernández breaks up the no-hitter with two out in the top of the sixth with a triple to left-center. Garcia is done after that, and he leaves to a huge ovation. A pop out ends the inning. Alvarez leads off the bottom of the inning with a triple to right. Correa is hit by the pitch to put runners at the corners before a double play brings home Alvarez and makes it 2-0. The Sox put runners at the corners with one out in the top of the seventh, but a strike-him-out, throw-him-out double play gets the Astros out of it. The Astros put two on with one out in the bottom of the eighth, resulting in a pitching change. A force at third gets the second out before Tucker blows it open with a homer to left to make it 5-0. Gurriel takes second on defensive indifference later before a fly out ends the inning. Astros go to the World Series with a 5-0 win. It’s the first time ever the Sox have been shut out in an elimination game.