Alex Cora ejected during Game 1 of ALCS

FOXBORO MA- OCTOBER 12 Boston Red Sox teammates Xander Bogaerts left J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts watch as Mitch Moreland takes batting practice prior to Game 1 of Major League Baseball's American League Championship Series at Fenway Park

He left Game 2 having limited enough damage for the Red Sox to win 7-5 and salvage a split of the first two games.

With Porcello pitching in relief on Sunday, the Red Sox are expected to start Nathan Eovaldi on Tuesday. That, indeed, was Boston's own beleaguered bullpen procuring those last precious outs, mostly without incident. After allowing four runs in his first three innings, he settled down for a 1-2-3 fourth. Very important. The Sox need to win this game badly. The offensive numbers that Boston put up are no fluke, they will do damage. He departed in the fifth with a one-run lead.

The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead two batters into the bottom of the first when Betts doubled to deep center and scored on Benintendi's single. They did not surrender a hit and Ryan Brasier allowed the only base runner when he walked Alex Bregman with two outs in the seventh.

"We came here and won a game, and they played well tonight", Houston third baseman Alex Bregman said. Offensively, I love our at-bats, keeping pressure on them. It was only a matter of time until Betts, who had been 4-for-October, broke out.

Even in victory, the Red Sox were weakened, though the degree to which is still unknown. If the Sox cannot manage to salvage this series by splitting the first two games, they face a tough three game stay in Houston where a return to Boston could be doubtful.

Josh Reddick and Yuli Gurriel added insurance in the ninth with home runs off Brandon Workman.

"That was big - going back to the second inning when I had an opportunity to have a shut-down inning and wasn't able to do that, giving up the two-out double to Springer, that stung", said Price. "When Mookie's smiling, good things are happening". We're just happy when Price doesn't bury his team in the first two innings.

Both pitchers settled down a bit. Both pitched in nearly constant danger early on. He allowed four runs, including a two-run homer by Marwin Gonzalez to break a 2-2 tie in the third. David Price can't pitch in the postseason.

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Verlander was charged with two runs and four walks while striking out six.

Matt Barnes followed Price by getting the next four outs.

"You can ask any of my teammates, for the 10 years I've been in the big leagues or coaches or anybody that's been around me, all I want to do is win", said Price, who got the no-decision. The Red Sox, conversely, are trying to return to the World Series for the first time in five years.

Cora continued to yell from the dugout and was tossed by Hoye.

"It's definitely appreciated", he said of the fan support Sunday night. "But our offense, our defense, everybody rallied together". "That's what we've done all year".

Cole, meanwhile, righted himself after his early troubles and retired 10 straight Boston batters to end his night, but he still departed after the sixth inning trailing by a run.

Bregman launched a high fly to left that Andrew Benintendi caught a step in front of the Monster.

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