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Jim Monaghan
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Short rest. Low expectations given his history. A fan base expecting the worst.

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David Price happily flipped the script on all of it Thursday night, pitching the Red Sox to a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros and a trip to the World Series where they will face either the Dodgers or Brewers.

Price was masterful, tossing six shutout innings while his Houston counterpart Justin Verlander was tossing home run balls. Price scattered three hits and didn't walk a batter while striking out nine to pick up his first career postseason win as a starter.

J.D. Martinez put Boston up 1-0 in the top of the third inning with a solo home run. Rafael Devers made it 4-0 with a three-run shot in the sixth.

Houston's lone run came in the seventh on a home run by Marwin Gonzalez off Boston reliever Matt Barnes.

Craig Kimbrel struck out two in the ninth to get the save, his third in the playoffs.

The World Series begins Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

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Jim Monaghan 10/19/2018 10:42:00 AM Edit
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