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Jason Castro’s two-run single gives the Astros a 2-1 lead in ALDS Game 3

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Update (6:18 PM EDT): Carlos Gomez tacked on with an RBI single with two outs in the top of the sixth against Volquez. The Astros now enjoy a 3-1 lead.


Royals starter Edinson Volquez had been dominating the Astros through the first four innings of ALDS Game 3 at Minute Maid Park in Houston. But the Astros finally broke through with one out in the bottom of the fifth, using a Luis Valbuena walk and a Chris Carter double to left field followed by Jason Castro‘s two-run single up the middle to take a 2-1 lead.

The Royals scored their lone run when Lorenzo Cain hit a no-doubt home run to left field off of Astros starter Dallas Keuchel in the top of the fourth.

Video: Jackie Bradley Jr. climbs wall to rob Luis Urías of homer

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Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scaled the center field fence to rob Padres shortstop Luis Urías of a solo home run in the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game. Urías was trying to take advantage of a 0-1 slider from Ryan Brasier. Had Bradley not made the grab, the Padres’ lead would have been extended to 4-1.

Unfortunately for the Red Sox, they weren’t able to take advantage of Bradley’s effort, dropping Sunday’s contest 3-1. They still won the series against the Padres, however. The Sox will continue their road trip for two games against the Rockies followed by three versus the Angels.