BOSTON – When David Price left Fenway Park Pitcher Mound on Sunday, the sold-out crowd gave him something he'd rarely heard in the postseason of his career: applause.
It was in the fifth inning of Game 2 of the American League Championship Series that the Boston Red Sox starter received ovations from appreciative fans. After 4⅔ innings of the five-hit ball, the Fenway supporter realized that although he would not include the decision, Price pitched well enough to keep his team in the ball game. About four innings later, the Red Sox earned a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros, the evening the ALCS at 1-1.
For the win, the win meant nothing but a game that helped the Red Sox get closer to an inch World Series Ring
The Boston Hitlers came through in crucial moments, the Bullpen dominated and David Price did just enough to win the ALCS to keep interesting.
Red Sox starter Chris Sale was on Sunday noon because of a stomach disease, the team said.
"This is my first team victory as a starter," Price said smiling.
That's a big deal. On Sunday's game, Price Teams – he has beaten in the playoffs with Tampa Bay, Detroit and Toronto in his 11-year career – had started 0-10 in the 10 career postseason he had made.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this was by far the most loss for a pitcher team to start a post-season career in Major League history. The teams of Vida Blue and Doyle Alexander went ahead without victory in the first six career seasons of the first season.
"If it's a baby," Price said, "it's small steps."  The 33-year-old was clearly disturbed by his shameful postseason record. He believes that it does not show how good a pitcher he is. He also does not say that he wants to be a winner.
"You can ask one of my teammates for the 10 years I've been in the big leagues – or coach or anyone who was near me I want to win," said Price. "I expect to be great in big moments, and I have not done that yet in my career.
" But I came here to win – point. I came here to win a World Series and do it several times. … I understand the stories. I understand that. I deserve these narratives. But that's bigger than David Price. This is not about me. This is about the Boston Red Sox.
Price was effective enough for Sunday's Red Sox: after allowing four runs in his first three innings, he settled for a 1-2-3 fourth.
With The Red Sox in the fifth and Fourth Round, Price got two quick outs in the fifth and then went on a few walks, and after the second walk, manager Alex Cora Price pulled out of the fans' worshiping affair.
"It's definitely appreciated," Price said about the ovation It was the line that I took but our assault, our defense, all gathered together, we did it all year, and whenever the starters had to be picked up, they picked us up and vice versa. "
Cora was generally satisfied with the trip ,
"He gave his team a chance to win," Cora said cleanly a few things, but overall his stuff was good. The command was good and he gave us the chance to win. "
Price's teammates agreed with this feeling, claiming that they still believe in the starter despite not being successful after the season.
" No matter what you say, he's a great pitcher about him "Mookie Betts said," Red Sox, real fielder . "He certainly is a competitor, he has that dominant presence on the hill, and he showed it [Sunday]."
Price mentioned before the game that his primary goal was to establish his fastball. He certainly did so by attacking Astro's hits with variations of his 80 total scores, all but nine being two-seam, four-seam or cut fastballs. The rest were change.
The first two runs allowed price came from a soft second inning line drive, the Astros Center Fielder George Springer hit just the right spot: Springer edged into the points with two outs and two runners to score a 92nd , 5 mph Four-seam fastball on the inner half. He hit him just out of reach of a diving Steve Pearce. As the ball hit the outfield, Carlos Correa and Martin Maldonado hit and laid the Astros on the board.
When Price finally landed in the fifth field, the Red Sox bullpen was asked to stop one of the most potent offenses in baseball. Apart from Springer In the ninth of Boston Altitude, RBI single from the Green Monster, Boston's Bullpen scored his job.
The Red Sox group of Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Rick Porcello and Craig Kimbrel dropped two goals in the final to 4. Innings
"They have good arms down there," Astros manager AJ Hinch said. "It's just a question of them coming in. We could only find the hits until the ninth inning, we found some walks, we had a lot of pressure on them, and it felt like a game in which you did it would have to use more opportunities due to the nature of the game. "