"Boston is a flawless 5-0 in road games this postseason, with two wins in NY in the ALDS and three in Houston in the ALCS", notes CBSSports.com's Katherine Acquavella.
The collective howls can be heard throughout Red Sox Nation every time Cora walks to the mound and signals to the Red Sox bullpen. The diving, game-saving catch that same night by Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi, when a miss might have given the Astros the win.
Game 1 of the World Series is Tuesday night at Fenway Park against the Los Angeles Dodgers or Milwaukee Brewers. In Game 3 with his team in need of insurance runs, he drilled a grand slam in the eighth inning to give Boston a decisive victory and a 2-1 series lead.
"To win 108 games in a season, you've got to have a complete team and I think that was on display this series".
On just three days of rest, Price was completely dominant for the Sox on the road.
Verlander, who starred for Houston last postseason after being acquired on August 31, yielded seven hits and four runs in six innings for his second playoff loss with the Astros.
Price had been 0-9 with a 6.16 ERA in 11 career postseason starts before holding Houston to three hits in six shutout innings, striking out nine.
It was his first scoreless outing in 12 postseason starts. An Astros fan hit Betts' glove in the stands.
"I said it a year ago: To win the World Series, so much has to go your way", Astros pitcher Lance McCullers said.
Bradley Jr.'s monumental home runs deserve the attention, but fans also can't forget the three-run double in Game 2 that turned a two-run deficit into a one-run lead.
Price pulled him back onto his lap, repeating the words: "This is big, dude". And before that, Martinez was a part of the Astros organization before they released him in March 2014.
That meant Devers' home run was more than enough to give Boston the win.
Devers joined an exclusive club with his third postseason home run before turning 22. "I don't have to prepare myself for it in spring training on February 20 or September when I've still got five regular-season starts". It's safe to say, he was feeling it.
No matter how dire the situation at hand, however, Red Sox manager Alex Cora never pulled Kimbrel from the game. It was a postseason that included the growing legend of playoff George Springer, one-legged Jose Altuve and the return of Mar-win Gonzales.
Price was warming in the bullpen as Game 4 ended, perhaps jeopardizing his readiness for Thursday.
The Red Sox's 4-1 win Thursday night was a departure for this year's ALCS; no other game had seen fewer than nine runs. Verlander was unstoppable in his first game of the series and looks to provide a spark for the Astros tonight.
Try it, you'll like it. Regardless of who entered the game in the late innings - Joe Kelly, Ryan Brasier, Matt Barnes, Brandon Workman - no lead was safe.
Well if it helps the team come back from deficits, especially in October, then by all means flick away, Brock.