Red Sox ace Chris Sale hospitalized with stomach illness


Boston Red Sox starter Chris Sale was released from a Boston-area hospital Monday morning and will rejoin the team Tuesday after dealing with a stomach illness, the team announced.

"No, no, he started feeling bad after the game", Cora said.

Red Sox fans can breathe a little easier.

The game, which the Astros trampled the Red Sox 7-2, averaged 5,821,000 viewers.

Price surrendered four runs off five hits and four walks, striking out four along the way.

Matt Barnes struck out Gonzalez to end the inning and then pitched a flawless sixth to earn the victory.

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel entered in the ninth and recorded two straight outs.

That threat didn't last very long, as Bregman flied out on Kimbrel's second offering to end the game.

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It's expected Sale will start Thursday's Game 5. The Astros returned the salvo in the top of the second against David Price as George Springer fisted a double that just barely stayed fair down the right field line to plate two runs to tie the game. Cole walked Devers on four pitches and struck out Ian Kinsler swinging before Bradley's big blow. As the ball bounced back toward the infield, it hopped on the padding along the side wall, just out of Gonzalez's reach.

Boston added an insurance run when Mookie Betts scored on a wild pitch in the seventh inning. This was his 10th postseason start and he had been 0-8 with one no-decision.

The team will spend the day getting ready for Game 3 against the Red Sox at Minute Maid Park.

Lo and behold in the top of the fourth, Price covered himself in glory with a shutdown inning that was his best of the evening, a 1-2-3 affair that ended with a flyout from Springer. In the fifth, he walked Bregman with one out and then, with two outs, he walked White.

Ryan Brasier came in for the seventh inning and quickly got the first two outs. Just venting? Who knows?

The win ensured that that these teams will play at least a Game 5, in Houston.

And the bullpen had leaked but mostly held against the Yankees, so there was some hope in Boston that if the starters could perform, the Astros might run out of game.

The game skidded to a halt in the sixth inning after Jackie Bradley Jr. was tagged out by catcher Martin Maldonado on a nubber in front of the plate. Coming into the game, Gonzalez was 2-for-11 in his career against Price. He allowed two runs in five innings in the Game 3 clincher against Cleveland. It is now likely Nathan Eovaldi will get that start.