Recap - JBJ's slams Sox to rout of Astros

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Photo courtesy of USA Today
Jackie Bradley Jr.'s two-out grand slam finished off a five-run eighth inning as the Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park.

With the victory, Boston now has a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series against Houston.

Nathan Eovaldi was the winner for Boston going six innings. He allowed two runs on six hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. He is now 2-0 in the 2018 postseason with just two earned runs in 13 innings.

The Red Sox pushed two runs across in the top of the first inning on a run-scoring J.D. Martinez double and an RBI ground out by Xander Bogaerts.

The Astros cut the lead in half in the bottom of the opening frame and then tied the score in the fifth.

Steve Pearce homered in the sixth to put Boston ahead 3-2, leading to the eighth-inning fireworks.

Roberto Osuna hit two consecutive batters with two out in the inning, one of which drove in a run. JBJ followed with the first Red Sox playoff grand slam since Shane Victorino in 2013.

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