Astros, Peacock can close out ALDS vs. Red Sox

Red Sox Astros Craig Kimbrel

Red Sox Astros Craig Kimbrel

"Jose Altuve is the father of current Major League Baseball player Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox", read the Wikipedia bio of the Astros star second baseman on Friday morning.

The Boston Red Sox find themselves in a do or die situation heading into Sunday's ALDS Game 3 against the Houston Astros.

And whether it ends Sunday, Monday or Wednesday, the overwhelming feeling after a second straight beatdown is that it will, undoubtedly, be ending soon. But two of those comebacks - in 1999 and 2003 - have been turned in by the Red Sox, who also came back from 0-3 to win the 2004 ALCS against the New York Yankees.

It is hard for young Red Sox fans who are not of a certain age to appreciate how the 1967 team completely changed the trajectory of the franchise.

Jose Altuve and the Astros are at Fenway Park, trying to finish off a sweep of the Red Sox in the AL Division Series.

On Thursday, Altuve lit up the Red Sox with his bat, hitting three home runs in a single game. They managed just eight hits on the day. The game will begin at 2 PM on FS1.

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Carlos Correa and George Springer celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox, 8-2, in Game 2 of the ALDS at Minute Maid Park on Friday. The Red Sox tied it up by scoring a run each in the second and fourth innings before Marwin Gonzalez lined a two-run double in the fourth for a 4-2 lead.

A day after Altuve hit three home runs in the playoff opener, he got things going with a two-out single in the first inning off Drew Pomeranz. The same can be said for Dallas Keuchel. Boston failed to get a runner on base from the time there was one out in the second until there were two outs in the sixth. They now haven't won a postseason game since Game 6 of the 2013 World Series. Betts looked confused as the ball dribbled away from him and he was charged with an error, allowing a run to score. At 8-1, the game was over.

Opponents are taking off because Red Sox starters have given them a launchpad.

Red Sox vs. Astros news & notesThe lefty was everything Boston was hoping he'd be out of the bullpen in October in this game. They did slump in a big way in August and, to a certain extent, in September.

By and large, though, Farrell has had a good year.

"We haven't done anything right", he said. He used Eduardo Nunez over Hanley Ramirez as the Game 1 designated hitter, even though Nunez had two at-bats in the past month because of a sprained knee ligament.

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Altuve's power gave the Astros the lift they needed in Game 1, and he'll look to replicate that success at the plate for the rest of the series-or until Boston just chooses to intentionally walk him. This year through two games, they've been outscored 16-4.

So much has changed in just four years, especially with Boston's offense. Fans have had a while to purchase these tickets and just didn't do it this year.

For his part, Farrell said Saturday he fully expects his Red Sox to play with a pulse after two pathetic performances.

Frankly, though, he couldn't do much worse than what the Red Sox have gotten so far.

"Never really gave my team a chance to win".

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