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Major League Baseball playoffs: David Price helps Red Sox avoid elimination

Major League Baseball playoffs: David Price helps Red Sox avoid elimination

A full schedule of playoff baseball starts in Boston at Fenway Park on Monday afternoon, as the Houston Astros can clinch a trip to the ALCS with a Game 4 win over the Boston Red Sox.

There had been some concern about rainy weather impacting Monday's game, but the tarp came off the field around noon and the first pitch was thrown shortly after 1 p.m.

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David Price has found redemption for a disappointing 2017 season in the bullpen. Pedroia immediately turned to argue the call with Wegner before Farrell rushed out of the dugout to argue on behalf of the Sox' longest-tenured player.

The Red Sox more than doubled the four runs they scored over the course of the first two games on the road with the help of home runs from Rafael Devers and Jackie Bradley.

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Houston starter Brad Peacock was knocked out of the game by Boston during the third inning when the Red Sox plated 3 runs to take a 4-3 lead. He lasted only 1 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on four hits.

"We were in the post-season a year ago and unfortunately we couldn't do the job", added Ramirez, recalling that the Red Sox were swept in the first round last season.

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