"We just needed to stay healthy and go out and execute", Bradley said.
In assessing some of those failures, the Astros justifiably gave credit to the Red Sox's lineup. "Whether that means the team [for whom] it goes their way is better, or whether they got lucky, just got the bounces - baseball's so amusing, man".
"I don't listen too much to what's going on outside, but that one got me", said Cora, who worked in the media as an ESPN analyst from 2013-16. He had a grand slam in Game 3 and go-ahead homer in Game 4 and finished with nine RBI in the series.
"I don't think they need any", said the Patriots' coach.
That did not sit well with Astros fan Kate Upton and she took to Twitter to take Major League Baseball and West to task from her seat behind home plate at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Pakistan begin day three with eight-wickets in hand against Australia
Marsh nicked an Abbas ball to Haris Sohail in the slips on three to continue a lean run which now extends to 11 innings. Then, he followed it up with the wicket of Travis Head (14) and left Australia 56/4.
The only real problem the Red Sox have had in this postseason is Craig Kimbrel, their normally dominant closer. Both the Astros and Red Sox were outstanding road teams during the season and that carried over into the playoffs. Once he got on base, the Red Sox would retire the hitters behind him.
"We'll learn from it and everyone in here will have a little bit of an edge to play with it (will) be a chip on their shoulder knowing that we believe we should have been back-to-back champions", third baseman Alex Bregman said. "He felt like he made a big difference for the series, like it could be negative for the Astros".
Altuve went 1 for 4 in the finale. "They don't concede any at-bats", Manager A.J. Hinch said. Boston leads Houston 3-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Price became the first Boston pitcher to strike out as many as nine batters without issuing a walk in a playoff start, picking up his first career postseason victory. Ian Kinsler singled, sending Moreland to third.
Devers, who turns 22 on Wednesday, has 12 RBIs in 10 postseason games.
Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa watches as the Boston Red Sox celebrate after winning the baseball American League Championship Series on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Houston.