It took a circus catch by Andrew Benintendi to prevent Alex Bregman from being a hero once again for the Houston Astros.
The home team had the bases load with two out in the ninth and trailing the visiting Boston Red Sox, 8-6. If the ball drops, two runs would have scored, and if it got by Benintendi, the game would have been over. As it was, the Sox took a three-games-one advantage with the victory.
Perhaps it’s because he’s been so selective at the plate (11 walks in the post-season), but the Astros moved Bergman into the lead-off spot where he went 0-for-5.
Ian Kinsler appeared as a defensive replacement for the Sox in the ninth.
The fifth game takes place tonight.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers took a 3-2 lead over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers with a 5-2 win. Joc Pederson came on as a defensive replacement in the fourth inning and was 1-for-2 over the rest of the game.
Ryan Braun was 0-for-3 with a walk for the Brewers.
Game Six will have to wait for the teams to return to Miller Park tomorrow.