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World Series since 2013.However Roger Clemens Jersey , securing the first spot in the 2018 Fall Classic won't be easy, as Boston sends David Price to the mound in Game 5 of the ALCS to oppose Houston's Justin Verlander.Thursday's Game 5 at Minute Maid Park comes a day after an epic Game 4, which ended on a remarkable diving catch in left field by Andrew Benintendi.On paper, Houston has the edge entering Game 5 because of Verlander's postseason success and Price's playoff struggles. But while both will have an impact on the game, it will be the hitters who once again make the biggest difference in the ALCS.ALCS Game 5 InformationStart Time:8:09 p.m. ETTV:TBSLive Stream:Watch TBSTicket Info: StubHub.Game 5 PickHoustonVerlander and the clutch hitters in the Houston lineup will be the reason the ALCS shifts back to Fenway Park for Game 6 on Saturday.The experienced ace of the Houston pitching staff found a way to silence the Boston bats in Game 1, as he gave up two earned runs in six innings.Even though the Red Sox scored at least seven runs in Games 2, 3 and 4, Verlander will put a stop to their success at the plate to give his team a chance to come from behind and win the series in Boston.In his career, Verlander's made six starts in Game 5 or later in the postseason. In those outings, he's given up seven earned runs and held opposing lineups scoreless in three of those appearances.Omar Rawlings/Getty ImagesIn Game 6 of the 2017 ALCS, the 35-year-old was dominant http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-andrew-benintendi-jersey , holding the New York Yankees to five hits over seven scoreless innings.Conversely, Price started three games in Game 5 or later in a postseason series, and he's given up three earned runs in each of his past two appearances late in a series.Overall, the left-hander has struggled to match his regular-season success in the playoffs, and his 4.2-inning outing in Game 2, during which he gave up four earned runs on five hits, was deemed a success compared to his previous horrendous starts.At the plate, George Springer and Carlos Correa will be the difference-makers for the Astros like they were in Game 4.Springer, who added three hits in Game 4 to his growing total of 39 postseason base knocks, wasn't affected by the move down to the No. 2 spot in the order behind Alex Bregman.Correa shifted down the No. 7 hole and produced three hits of his own, including a two-out RBI single in the fifth inning.Lynne Sladky/Associated PressThe Houston shortstop excels with runners in scoring position and two outs Luis Tiant Jersey , as he has an average of .261 with 12 home runs and 81 RBI in that situation in his career.Price's inconsistency on the mound will allow the Houston hitters to reach base early in Game 5 to set up scoring opportunities for Springer and Correa, as well as Bregman at the top of the order.After Verlander tosses six or seven solid innings, he will hand the ball over to Ryan Pressly, Lance McCullers and Roberto Osuna. They will send the series back to Boston by continuing Verlander's dominance against the Boston bats.Follow Joe on Twitter, JTansey90. BOSTON (AP) — Thanks to a miscue by Toronto, the Boston Red Sox moved one step closer to clinching the AL East title.J.D. Martinez hit his 41st home run and the Red Sox scored the tiebreaking run on an eighth-inning error, completing a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays with a 4-3 victory Thursday night.After the Blue Jays rallied for two runs to tie it at 3 in the top of the eighth, Xander Bogaerts doubled in the bottom half and stole third. He came home when Toronto second baseman Yangervis Solarte dropped a popup in shallow right field.“That was a huge situation,” Bogaerts said. “I’ve made errors to make us lose, so I definitely know how he feels. But it’s good we’re on the good side.”Rafael Devers also went deep for the major league-leading Red Sox (101-46), who pulled 10½ games ahead of the idle New York Yankees and decreased their magic number to six for securing a third straight division crown.Boston is the only team in the majors that’s already locked up a playoff berth.Brandon Workman (5-0) faced one batter http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-mitch-moreland-jersey , ending Toronto’s eighth-inning rally with just three pitches, and got the win. Craig Kimbrel earned his 40th save.Danny Barnes (3-3) took the loss for the Blue Jays, who were down 3-1 entering the eighth.“We clawed back into it after the bullpen did a nice job,” manager John Gibbons said.Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered in the eighth for Toronto and the Blue Jays added another run after Justin Smoak walked with two outs and Kendrys Morales followed with a single. Joe Kelly hit Randal Grichuk with a pitch to load the bases, then plunked Kevin Pillar to force in the tying run.“He knows that tonight wasn’t a great night for him,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said about Kelly.Devers hit a solo homer with two outs in the sixth off Mark Leiter Jr., putting Boston up 3-1.Martinez went deep in the second, tying Oakland’s Khris Davis for the major league lead in homers.Sam Gaviglio pitched 3 1/3 innings for Toronto, allowing two earned runs and six hits.ON THE RUNBogaerts said he wanted to be aggressive after his double in the eighth and he got a great jump as Barnes was pitching to Blake Swihart.“I was just trying to get to third and make things a little bit easier,” Bogaerts said. “Trying to get a guy home from third with one out is better than trying to get a guy in from second.”Bogaerts was halfway down the third-base line and had a clear view as Solarte tried to get under the ball before it bounced off his glove.“You have to make that play. It’s not always easy when the infield is in,” Gibbons said.SOLID STARTBoston starter Eduardo Rodriguez recovered from a rough outing in a 6-3 loss to Houston last Friday Tony Conigliaro Jersey , when the Astros tagged him for five runs and six hits over 3 1/3 innings.Rodriguez struck out seven in six innings this time, retiring the last nine batters he faced. He struck out two in the sixth before the Red Sox turned it over to their bullpen in the seventh. He allowed one run on five hits and didn’t walk a batter.It was only his third start since coming off an extended stint on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle.Cora said he wasn’t about to push Rodriguez.“It was more about taking care of him,” the manager explained. “I felt that six was good. The way he threw the ball in the sixth inning was good enough for me.”TRAINER’S ROOMRed Sox: 3B Eduardo Nunez left in the fourth with soreness in his right knee after hitting a leadoff double. Nunez, who tripped and stumbled over first base while running out a fielder’s choice in the second, was replaced by Devers.UP NEXTBlue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (7-11, 5.32 ERA) starts Friday for Toronto in the first of three games at Yankee Stadium.Red Sox: RHP Hector Velazquez (7-2, 3.29) gets the ball when Boston opens a three-game series at home against the New York Mets.
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