William Metzger | Crawfish Boxes: Chris Sale made it through five innings relatively unscathed before the Astros exploded for a five-run sixth. The Red Sox didn’t have an answer for Framber Valdez, and Boston ultimately fell to Houston 9-1. The Astros were two innings away from a 3-1 deficit, but 17 runs later, they’re up 3-2 with two more to play back home.
Scott Coleman | Talking Chop: Julio Urías got knocked around, and the Dodgers' offense fell flat again. Eddie Rosario hit two home runs, a triple, and a single to help beat LA 9-2. To make matters worse for the Dodgers, Justin Turner left with an apparent hamstring strain and is likely out for the remainder of the postseason.
Brendan Gawlowski | FanGraphs: Suddenly, Cody Bellinger is the only Dodger who looks alive at the plate. This season might have been over in San Francisco if Bellinger hadn’t made some adjustments to his swing. It certainly would have been over tonight if Bellinger hadn’t managed to homer off a pitch well above the strike zone in Game 3.
Eddie Rosario made sure the Dodgers weren’t coming back from the dead again with a ninth-inning, three-run homer.
Who needs a cycle when you can hit a dinger?! pic.twitter.com/lhnZOYArPy— MLB (@MLB) October 21, 2021
Framber Valdez went eight innings, gave up one run, and allowed just four baserunners.
With the bullpen needing rest, Framber Valdez took matters into his own hands. pic.twitter.com/NWwF9c3TSY— MLB (@MLB) October 21, 2021
Adam Duvall did his best impersonation of the wind and took a homer away from Gavin Lux.