“Give Everything We Have” – José Altuve Wants to Finish off Boston Red Sox

Published 10/21/2021, 9:45 AM EDT
Oct 16, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) reacts after flying out against the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning in game two of the 2021 ALCS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


The Houston Astros produced another stunning performance on the road to score a crucial victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 5 of the ALCS yesterday. While Game 4 saw a ninth inning flourish from the AL West champions, Game 5 looked a more dominant win for the Astros.

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Following a massive 9-1 victory over the Red Sox, Astros second baseman José Altuve spoke about the team’s mindset for Game 6.

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José Altuve reveals Houston Astros are keen on Game 6 win over the Boston Red Sox

Both teams fielded left-handed starting pitchers for this game. While the Red Sox went ahead with Chris Sale, Framber Valdez shouldered this responsibility for the Astros. They started off with a 1-2-3 inning each to leave their opposing teams scoreless after the first inning.

In the top of the second inning, the Astros took the lead through Yordan Álvarez’s solo home run. The 24-year-old smashed a 94mph pitch off Sale straight into the stands above ‘The Green Monster’ to give them a 1-0 lead.

Oct 20, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) hits a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning in game five of the 2021 ALCS at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

In the top of the sixth inning, the Astros added five runs to extend their lead to 6-0. Once again, the Red Sox recorded two outs before conceding these runs, with Altuve scoring two out of those five. Although Kyle Schwarber hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning for the Red Sox, the Astros never looked in deep trouble.

After winning this year’s last ALCS game in Boston, Altuve joined Fox reporter Ken Rosenthal. During their interaction, he admitted the Astros look to end the series in Game 6 itself.

He said“We’re not trying to play 7 games. We’re going to go out there and try to win the next one. Obviously, they’ve got a really good team over there, but we’ve got one over here too. We’re going to give everything we have and hopefully we’re going to make it happen.”

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Game 6 to take place at the Minute Maid Park this Friday

Despite playing three games away from home, the Astros succeeded in taking a 3-2 series lead. Heading back to Houston for the last games of this year’s ALCS, they will be high on confidence.

Oct 20, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) and second baseman Jose Altuve (27) high-five after defeating the Boston Red Sox in game five of the 2021 ALCS at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

This Friday, fans could see the culmination of the ALCS should the Astros produce more magic across the board. However, a do-or-die situation for the Red Sox makes them a more dangerous team to play, which the Astros need to be wary of.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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